How Can I Tell How My Baby Is Positioned?

What does it feel like when your baby turns head down?

When the baby’s head is up, you’re more likely to experience discomfort under the ribs and to feel kicking in the lower belly.

When the baby is head down, you’ll probably be feeling kicking higher up in the belly, and discomfort or pressure in the pelvis rather than the upper belly..

How can the doctor tell what position the baby is in?

Your doctor can check your baby’s position by feeling your abdomen for identifiable body parts such as the head and the rump. He or she may also perform a vaginal exam to feel for your baby’s head just above your pubic bone.

Can I hurt my baby by sleeping on my right side?

Sleeping on your right side ‘could put your unborn baby at risk’ Women who sleep on their right side or back during the late stages of pregnancy could be at higher risk of stillbirth. The risk doubles in the last three months compared with those sleeping on the left side, a study suggests.

Do babies feel when you rub your belly?

By now, you have probably already experienced the sensation of your baby kicking and turning inside you. He or she can feel you as well. As you rub your belly, you may be able to identify parts of your baby. A long smooth area is likely to be the fetus’s back.