32 weeks and baby is breech

Stacy - posted on 12/01/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I am 32 weeks along and at my appointment today my doctor found the baby's heartbeat up near my ribs. She said the baby is breech right now but there is nothing to be too concerned about since he has 8 more weeks to turn around. Has anyone else experienced this? Did the baby turn naturally? He is very active so I have hope that he will find his way, but I guess I'm a little paranoid. This is my first and I really don't know what is natural.

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Stacy - posted on 12/12/2009

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I had a sort of emergency visit with my doctor the other day, and she found his heartbeat low in my belly so I think he has flipped again and is head down. I know I've been getting some good jabs in the ribs and my hips, which were aching and then stopped, have started being extremely painful again so I imagine my son's fat little head is on a nerve. Will check again on Tuesday at my real appointment and see what's what. Thanks for the advice.

Ashley - posted on 12/11/2009

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breech sounds so terrifying and its truly on eof those things that fixes itself most of the time, my step mother has 3 children and they were all breech later into the pregnancy but it corrected its self. dont stress out over it!

ME - posted on 12/11/2009

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My youngest sister is also expecting right now, and was breech up until a couple of days ago. Her due date is 12/21!!! She was very concerned and so was her Doc...but, we just found out on Thursday that her (aprox.) 8.2 lb. girl turned all on her own, and her head is now engaged. She kept ice packs on her ribs as often as she could stand them, and walked a lot...I don't know if it helped, but it clearly didn't hurt.

Justine - posted on 12/11/2009

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My baby was breech up until 34 weeks and I had my 36 week appointment on Monday and she told me that my baby has flipped and he has dropped way low. So there is still hope for you! They dont start worrying about a baby being breech until 36 weeks because by that time there isnt enough room for them to move on their own, I do know someone though whose baby flipped at 40 weeks.
Good luck!

Camisha - posted on 12/11/2009

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My first baby was breech and never turned around. I went to the hospital not feeling well and they told me the feet were coming out!! totally sucked had to have a c section. Hope your baby turns

Jessica - posted on 12/10/2009

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My baby is currently breech at 29 weeks, I felt him flip when having dinner on Monday evening as I was having braxton hicks contractions because of it, he stopped moving on Tuesday and that is how we found out he's breech and he's fine now, still breech and I'm freaking because my first was head down from 22 weeks never moved and I loved my birth. I have plenty of time and my midwife keeps saying there is plenty of room especially as it's my second baby. Accupuncture can help too which is what I'll have from 35 weeks if he still hasn't turned. Good luck :)

Emma - posted on 12/10/2009

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dont stress yet my baby was still breech at 38weeks i found some stretches in a bay book that say they help turn the baby i did the every day i cant say weather thats wot did it or weather he turned on his own but he was the right was by 39weeks 6days he was just pushing my stress levels to the max it seems but he didnt come for another 2 weeks after his due date so hes good at that good luck but

Stacie - posted on 12/09/2009

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hi there,
my midwife hadnt picked up that my son was breech then the day after my waters broke and i was in labour nothing happened so i had to go in to the hospital the nex day to get brought on and when that was happening she could feel his eyes i had to have a c section and my son was born at 36 weeks.
but my first son was like that to they turned his head and made me have him it was painful.
im preg again but im getting a c section when i go in to labour just in case baby is breech.hopefully he will turn.

Amy - posted on 12/08/2009

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It didn't happen to me, my baby was in the position for months before, he'd move around but always go back to head down. My dr actually told me that if the baby did turn to breach that he could help turn the baby and has done it successfully before. I don't think you have anything to worry about, being your first you still have time! Also, if at your next apt he/she's still breach you may want to ask if your dr can help turn the baby if need be.

Stacy - posted on 12/07/2009

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Even before they are born they have minds of their own. It amazes me. Thanks for the advice.

Mandy - posted on 12/06/2009

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my first was head down no prob..my second was breech until 39 1/2 weeks!! it was painful when she turned but she was also almost 9 lbs...and this one at 30 wks is still breech... but yeah it seems like they can turn when ever they feel like it lol

D - posted on 12/06/2009

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You might check spinningbabies.com too....just be careful...my was sideways one week on ultrasound and when we went for the external version this week he was breech. They flipped him and he is still doing cartwheels in there at 38 weeks, but I have extra fluid.

Stacy - posted on 12/02/2009

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Thanks for the encouragement. My doctor didn't seem overly concerned so I guess I should wait and see. Hopefully he does this on his own, but as long as he is born safe and healthy, I guess that's all that matters. We'll see what happens at my next appointment on the 15th.

Chelle - posted on 12/02/2009

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my daughter turned from breech to the right way at 36weeks. i didnt even feel it she must have done it in my sleep....then by my 38week appointment she was 4/5 engaged....good luck

Jacinta - posted on 12/01/2009

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Some babies keep changing positions even after week 37. In unstable lie situations, labor may be induced when baby has his head down.



Things you can try to help baby get into the best position for labor:



• Sit with your knees lower than your hips



• Lean over slightly as much as you can when standing



• Regular swimming on your front - breaststroke is the best



• Kneel and lean over a beanbag when watching TV



EVC or external cephalic version may be offered to the mother at week 37 if she is carrying a breech baby. EVC will involve the obstetrician manipulating the mother's womb to turn the baby around.



Just some info i found...dont worry though as bubs will probably turn still early days =)

Jacinta - posted on 12/01/2009

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hey, although this hasn't happened to me, its happened to someone i know. With their son, he was breech and at the last minute he fliped around. At the moment im 33wks and my son always seems to be head down at the appt. but he flips so much at home and stick out of my side that im not sure most of the time, and also dont be paranoid if your hoping for a natural birth because many babys can still be born naturally breech.

be strong and think positive

jacinta

p.s sorry to blab on but i have also heard that mums can do tummy time(dont actually lay on your tummy!) and this is suppose to be VERY helpfull. i think you just spend time leaning over things like exercise balls and stuff but look it up and im sure youll fine something.

take care

Jacinta

Jacinta - posted on 12/01/2009

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hey, although this hasn't happened to me, its happened to someone i know. With their son, he was breech and at the last minute he fliped around. At the moment im 33wks and my son always seems to be head down at the appt. but he flips so much at home and stick out of my side that im not sure most of the time, and also dont be paranoid if your hoping for a natural birth because many babys can still be born naturally breech.

be strong and think positive

jacinta

p.s sorry to blab on but i have also heard that mums can do tummy time(dont actually lay on your tummy!) and this is suppose to be VERY helpfull. i think you just spend time leaning over things like exercise balls and stuff but look it up and im sure youll fine something.

take care

Jacinta

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