In Celebration of the OP Baby

How many times have you heard “I had to have an epidural/c-section/ventouse/etc. because my baby was facing the wrong way”?

An occipito posterior (OP) position occurs when the baby enters the pelvis facing forward with his back towards his mothers back.

This post will discuss whether an OP position is actually a problem, or if the problem lies in our beliefs about, and management of this common position.

An OP position is associated with medical intervention during labour:

  • syntocinon infusion;
  • epidural;
  • forceps;
  • ventouse;
  • c-section.

Read all of Rachel Reed’s “In Celebration of the OP Baby”