I went and saw a Chinese Medicine Doctor today, who came very highly recommended and was indeed awesome. He uses something called Moxie (god knows the spelling) sticks which can have up to 70% effectiveness in turning babies. He gave me a set and a board to use at home - with strict instructions to nap after (she won't move while I am doing it, but relaxing after apparently). She moved a lot this afternoon after the session, so I am sure a few more goes will HOPEFULLY put her in the right place. I just haven't napped yet, but I need to. Dr also said mum and bub were very healthy and baby would be very smart. I hope so, she can take after her super-brainy dad in that way.
Other hot tips from the Dr:
1. use a heat lamp after the birth to shrink the uterus and promote healing
2. drinking any soup made with pig trotters (as a stock, I had clarified, I won't be munching on piggy toes) will bring the milk in abundance
3. He also talked about a tea he would give me that helps with the healing stuff after the birth, which I won't go into any detail here for those who don't need to know at this point in their lives, but instead of 6 weeks it makes it 1 week. Much more convenient.
I of course asked what the hot tip was for a quicker and less painful labour and he said to come in for acupuncture a week before I am due. For $50, yes, I can certainly make that investment.
Two tiny Vietnamese ladies there both made the comment "OH MY GOD YOU'RE HUGE!" which was empowering, uplifting and delightful. I honestly didn't think my belly was THAT big, but even my mother who saw it yesterday questioned whether they had possibly dated me wrong. THANKS LADIES, I DIDN'T THINK I COULD POSSIBLY FEEL ANY HOTTER THAN I ALREADY DID. Turns out I was wrong.
Love to you all,
The Massive Waddling Caucasian Belly-Beast with Swollen Hands and Feet