Babys posterior position may matter in labor. With a posterior presentation, labor may or may not be significantly affected. There is a spectrum of possibilities with a posterior baby. Some women will not know they had a posterior baby because no one mentions it. Either the providers didnt know, or didnt notice. When your baby is in a posterior position, it means that he is facing the wrong way for labor and delivery.
About one in ten babies start labor this way, with the back of his head against your spine. This can lead to a much more difficult labor, as you will probably have intense back pain and labor will take longer. When a baby is headdown but facing your abdomen, she's said to be in the occiput posterior (OP) position or posterior position, for short. The term refers to the fact that the back of your baby's skull (the occipital bone) is Pictured above is an excellent view of a posterior baby.
Note the indentation at her belly button. This is caused by the gap between the babies arms, the bump below her belly button, and his knees and feet above her belly button. This baby is posterior and asynclitic (his head is crooked as he tried to negotiate her pelvis). Feeling constant pressure on your rectum or bowel can be another posterior baby sign.
Alternatively if you need to pee all the time your babys head is pressing on your bladder and this is a normal sign that he is in a good position sorry! A baby that is anterior is usually entering the birth canal with the crown of hisher head, while a baby that is posterior comes with the very top of his head.
The crown molds more easily and requires less space to come through, How can the answer be improved? Usually after a csection there is a surprised: oh, the babys head was posterior! (Admittedly there are cases, Signs posterior baby as a recent posterior along with an Android pelvis, where the best option is a cesarean.
But not every posterior labor! ) Signs of the Classic Posterior Labor: A normal, healthy, inshape (even athletic) woman.