Breeched babies

Monika - posted on 06/21/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Im sorta concerned since my son is breeched right now and im almost 36 weeks...my first son was already head down by this time. Has or is anyone else dealing with this? I had to have a c-section with my first and if this one does not turn head down before 39 weeks they are going to do another c-section. We would REALLY like to have a natural birth should i be worried about our baby not being head down yet?

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Cheran - posted on 07/13/2011

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When I was around 35-36wks my 2nd son was still in a breech position but by my next appointment (1wk) later he had turned so I wouldn't really worry too much!

Rebecca - posted on 06/28/2011

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I was actually given an exercise from the moment we were told our "son to be" was in breech. I had been doing them every night and he turned, so it worked for me. Now, I don't know that this is a method that can still be used since you are that far along, but ask your dr.

the exercise was at night before you are about to go to sleep: lying on your back you use your legs to push up your pelvis towards the ceiling while you supported your weight with your hands/arms/elbows, you hold it for 30 seconds and then back to supine position & off to bed ya go.

be sure to ask your dr., as this was the first time I had a breech situation and the first time I had heard of the exercise. hope your little one turns too! ;)
Becky

Crystal - posted on 06/27/2011

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spinningbabies.com. I had breeched babies with my last two. The first was turned through a version, while the second turned on her own. You may want to look into a chiropractor who also specializes in breeched position. I had got adjustments with my second...which significantly helps as it prepares the pelvis for positioning of the baby. Also, note....most doctors will perform c-section because they are uncomfortable with breeched babies. But sometimes a breeched baby means that the mother's body type will deliver best this way. Most mid-wives will deliver breeched if the bum is first (not legs) as this can still be a very safe deilvery with an experienced doctor. It's sad that so many doctors have no experience in this area so they automatically choose c-section. also proper body mechanics will help as well. don't cross legs as this causes pinching at pelvis, lay on your side while sleeping (not back) and its best to lay on the side in the way the baby should go so gravity can help head move into place. Dress while sitting down and try sitting up straight while sitting. best wishes to you.

Yolanda - posted on 06/26/2011

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If it's your second baby, you should have a better chance with ECV. Good luck to both of you!

Monica - posted on 06/26/2011

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im in the same situtation my doc wants to do the ecv pn tuesday and im hoping this helps my first was turned around by now

Yolanda - posted on 06/26/2011

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My baby is still breech and I'm now 38 weeks and 1 day. My doctor said that the later it is, the less likely a baby would turn by themselves. I was quoted 5%. I tried the ECV and it didn't work. Now i'm swimming, and just talking to the baby everyday and hoping she'll turn.

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