Thanks for the thoughts on this. Yeah, my labors have been very straightforward as well. With my first, I was seeing an OB, and I was dilating steadily over the last month. When I was 40 weeks I was 5 cm. Nothing unsual with pushing except that he had the cord around his neck once. I did notice that in the first months, we had to kind of prop his head with blankets because he always wanted to tip it to one side, so I wonder if maybe his head was a little cockeyed in those last weeks and while he was being born.
With my third, he came out with a hand next to his litte face/head, so I suppose his head could have been at an odd angle while he was descending. I have to tell you, I've never had so much pain with pushing. I was having searing pubic bone pain as I pushed him out. So I wonder if he did scrape my bones. That would kind of explain his bump.
In general, my uterus is pretty strong. I get loads of BH throughout pregnancy, so by the time I'm near term, they're really strong, and quite frequent, and I wonder what kind of pressure that exerts on my babies.
Oh, don't worry, I didn't think you're insinuating anything is wrong. And I don't believe anything is wrong at all either. I think my body does what it needs to do and I don't need to tinker.
I think I'm going to seek out some chiropractic care, and in the last weeks focus on the optimal fetal positioning principles. I need some TLC right now anyway. I'm starting to get hip pains at night which are waking me up. Good old relaxin is going to work already. :-)
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