Ways to help baby turn in utero

Ana Paula Markel, Doula, explains a few home methods that can help pregnant women to turn their baby in utero
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Ways to help baby turn in utero

If the baby is not head down in the last trimester of pregnancy, there are some common old wives tales that some women try. They can be helpful, such as, diving in the swimming pool, doing handstands in the swimming pool. There is a trick with an ironing board, sometimes using heat and cold. If you place warmth on the bottom and cold on the top, usually the baby's head will follow the heat. There are also therapies and treatments that women can do to encourage the baby to turn. Some of the most efficient that I see in my practice are, acupuncture, with moxibustion, chiropractic care, and hypnosis. If everything fails, she can go to an external version, where she can go into the hospital and the doctor will try to rotate the baby by touching her belly.

Ana Paula Markel, Doula, explains a few home methods that can help pregnant women to turn their baby in utero


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Ana Paula Markel is the mother of four children. Having experienced two cesarean births, a medicated vaginal birth and a natural birth (in that order,) Ana Paula discovered a passionate interest in the childbirth process. Her goal is to assist mothers and families to explore the many options available in childbirth and to take responsibility for their choices.

Ana Paula has been teaching a very fun and active childbirth preparation workshop in Los Angeles for the past nine years and has supported hundreds of families during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Ana is also a doula trainer for DONA International and has been mentoring new doulas for the past six years. Ana Paula is honored to serve as Director of International Development for DONA International and to be on the advisory board for PAM (Pregnancy Awareness month.) In 2008 Ana founded BINI Birth, a center in Los Angeles dedicated to the childbirth education field, doula training and green pregnancy retail. BINI offers a variety of classes for pregnant couples and new parents. BINI offers yoga, Hypnobirthing, breastfeeding classes and support groups for new mothers and Ana’s very popular workshops. BINI Birth is also the premiere doula referral service in Los Angeles. Ana Paula is passionate about connecting families of all backgrounds with their ideal birth support.

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