Patience and Dedication to Birth Baby in an Occiput Posterior {OP} Position

by Mrs. BWF on December 12, 2012

From Spinning Babies, “The OP position (occiput posterior fetal position) is when the back of baby’s head is against the mother’s back. Here are drawings of an Anterior presentation and a posterior presentation.”

“This was the first birth for an incredibly strong mama. It was a 30 hour OP labor, and surely would have been a c-section in the hospital, because she had to push for an hour, and let his head mold for an hour, push for an hour, and let his head mold for an hour. It took a total of 6 hours of this, with the last hour extremely hard pushing, but she did it with no drugs at the birth center.” ~Melissa Cate Photography

Mom’s hands are reaching for her baby. She worked hard to get him here!

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