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on how to tell your bubs position yourself :) this is aimed for mostly third trimesters but hey:) found a great site and this is what it says ...

If your belly and navel pop out and/or you feel kicks under your ribs, chances are your baby is in the anterior position, with his or her back facing your front.
If your belly appears slightly flatter and/or you feel your baby’s kicks at the very front of your tummy, your baby is probably in the posterior position, with his or her back next to your back.

If you feel a lump near the top of your belly (usually on one side or the other) push lightly on it. Then:
If you feel the whole baby move, he or she is most likely head down, meaning you pushed on the baby’s bottom.
If the lump you feel moves by itself, without the rest of the baby’s body re-situating inside your belly, then that lump is probably the baby’s head, which moves independently of the rest of the baby’s body.

If you feel your baby’s hiccups lower in your belly, then the baby is head down.
If the baby’s hiccups are higher up in your belly, or even above your belly button, then your baby is most likely head up.

If the baby is kicking above your belly button, he or she is head down and in a good position for labor and birth.
If you’re feeling extreme abdominal and rib pain, and you’re in the later stages of pregnancy, then your baby is probably head up with his or her head close to or under your ribs. If you don’t have this pain, your baby is probably head down, not breech.

Using a fetal stethoscope (or even a toilet paper roll), have your partner listen for your baby’s heartbeat. Then:
If the baby’s heartbeat is low in your belly, the baby is head down.
If the baby’s heartbeat is either level with or above your belly button, the baby is head up.

Hope it helps anyone
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Avatar universal
Bump... really helpful info!!
3197728 tn?1377281500
The part about the rib pain is false cuz ive had rib pain since i was around 26 weeks n my son has always been head dwn .. his feet are hurting my ribs not his head.. so not true for me :)
4194487 tn?1370049744
Ohh thats true, lol i suppose nothing can be 100% accurate but its still pretty useful:)
im a bit worried my baby isnt head down and im 31 weeks tomorrow! Hope he turns ..
Avatar universal
Thanks for your advice sweety, helped me alot:)
4194487 tn?1370049744
Thats okay :):)
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