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I am 35 weeks today and I have been wearing a support belt for the
last several weeks because I was having intense abdominal stretching and
pain. The support belt is really the only way I can be up and walking
around for any extended period of time. This week I was laid up with a
cold and spent a few days on the couch without it and noticed the baby
turned head down (finally!) for a few days. However, since I have gone
back to work and started wearing the support belt again, the babe has
gone back to hanging out in the transverse (sideways) or oblique
position. He/she is still really all over the place and isn't settling
into any particular position yet.
I read somewhere that women
with malpositioned babies shouldn't wear a support belt, however my
midwife was the one who told me to wear it. She didn't seem super
concerned 2 weeks ago when the baby was laying sideways at my
appointment but I'm starting to get worried that I'm causing the baby to
lay in the wrong position. Does anyone have any experience or advice
using a support belt or with a malpositioned baby?
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