Can I Tell My Baby’s Position Based On His/Her Movements?
Can I tell my baby’s position based on his/her movements?
Though ultrasound scan is the sure-shot way to know the baby’s position, you can get some clues about which side your baby is lying, based on its movements.
Babies lying with their head down (cephalic position) will kick more strongly towards the top of the bump. Later in the pregnancy, you will feel like something is sticking out on both sides of your bump as babies stretch their legs quite often. Babies with their feet at the bottom (breech position) will kick in the lower part of the bump (26).
Your practitioner can tell you about the exact position of your baby during your routine antenatal checkups. If the baby is in a breech position, you may be asked to follow some natural methods to turn the baby into the right birthing position. In some cases, you may have to undergo a procedure called external cephalic version (ECV) where the obstetrician will try turning the baby from outside the bump