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  • Writer's pictureKirstie Broughton

Optimum Foetal Positioning

Today I’m sharing a video with you about optimum foetal positioning (OFP). I chose this subject as it’s something I get asked about on a a weekly basis!

In a nut shell OFP is when your baby is head down, engaged and the baby’s spine is facing your tummy/or forwards, with their face towards your spine.

You might be told your baby is back to back or occipital posterior, this means they are facing outwards and their spine is to the back, towards your spine. If you’re told this, don’t panic. People give birth to babies in the back to back position every day, it’s really not the end of the world. However there are things you can do to encourage OFP and this may help your birth to go a little more smoothly. These tips on OFP can help with breech and transverse presentations as well.

There is so much I could say regarding OFP, this is just a tiny over view, so if you have any questions please do let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

Please do remember I’m not medically trained in any way, but I do have a lot of experience with OFP through my work as a birth doula and with my pregnancy yoga clients. If there is anything worrying you please do speak to a medical professional.

To read more about me and my work please take a look at my Instagram or Facebook page, both are Breathe Birth Yoga

Thanks for reading xxx

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