Optimal fetal positioning is a theory developed by midwife Jean Sutton who found that a mother’s movement and position can influence the position of her baby in the womb in the later stages of pregnancy.
This information is for pregnant women and their partners. This advice may help to encourage your baby to get into an ideal position to be born, before labour starts. If your baby is coming head first and you are having one baby (not twins or more), you can try these ideas any time from 34 weeks, when your baby’s head may be beginning to descend in your pelvis. We are hoping to encourage your baby to lie in the optimal position, with it’s back to your front or left side, this will allow birth to be as straightforward as possible.