Due May 1st...Baby is breeched

Darlena - posted on 02/13/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Iam 28 weeks and Doc says I might need C-section because the baby is in a bad position, does the baby have time to turn around?? I dont want a C-secion iam scared.

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Darlena - posted on 02/16/2009

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Well ladies went to my 29 week check up, and baby is still breeched and actually got into a worst position the umbilical cord is right infront of her face which is scary to me because i dont want her to get tangled up. I really did not want C-section its scary to think about it and i heard the recovery is 6 weeks and i was hoping i would be out for 4 weeks since iam a contractor for chevron and I wont get paid, so its a tough one....but anything for take care of my self and baby...i really hope that she turns if not i will be positive about having a c-section its the way to go.

Darci - posted on 02/16/2009

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My first child was breech at about 38 weeks, and the doctor tried to turn her, while being monitored by ultrasound, a couple days later.  The attempt was unsuccessful.   There was also the chance they would have turned her, and she would have turned back into the breech position as well.  I had many people giving me advice about how to turn her... including crawling around on my hands & knees (which I tried a little).  Evidently, that technique worked for a friend of mine when she delivered one of her three children.  She was in labor (about 20 years ago) and at the hospital, and the doctor had her crawl up and down the hallway at the hospital until the baby turned.  And, it did!



I delivered my daughter via c-seciton 4 days before her due date.  I had the option for a VBAC when I delivered my son 15 1/2 months later, but I opted for the c-section for various reasons.  This one (my third) will be delivered via c-section as well; after 2 c-sections most hospitals/doctors will not allow a VBAC.  My goal has always been a healthy baby, and the c-section was the best option for my first baby.  I understand your nervousness about a c-seciton, but it wasn't so bad for me.  Recovery is longer, but the baby makes that a little more bearable.



Following the birth of my daughter, we both started seeing a chiropractor who is passionate about children & pregnant women.  My chiropractor had mentioned that she wished that I'd had been one of her patients when I was pregnant with my daugther because Harper probably wouldn't have been breech if I'd had regular chirpractic adjustments.  Seeing a chiropractor might be one option for you... as it is still early  - relatively speaking.  It might be worth looking into... we'll pray for your baby to turn on its own and stays there!

Tracy - posted on 02/16/2009

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Same thing happened to me in my 1st pregnancy. Yea my son never turned around so I had to have a c-section. The doctor decided at 28 weeks that I was going to have a c-section. It's ok a c-section isn't as scary as it seems. I'm 28 weeks pregnant with my 2nd son and I'm having another c-section. I am scared, but I know I'm going to be fine. Who knows your baby might turn at the last minute. If you really don't want a c-section I think there is a way for them to turn your baby, but I'm not sure if it's safe.

Keela - posted on 02/15/2009

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Quoting Brittany:

i'm 29 weeks, i just moved so i haven't been to the doc here yet. I didn't know the baby turns around so early.



Baby moves everywhere.   The further along you get the less room the baby has to navigate around, but it still turns every drection.  From what I understand it is only important the position  baby is in around delivery time ( I could be wrong). Early on in my pregnancy on my ultrasound the baby was literally spinning circles, fast rotations.   It was really cool to watch. 

Brittany - posted on 02/15/2009

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i'm 29 weeks, i just moved so i haven't been to the doc here yet. I didn't know the baby turns around so early.

Keela - posted on 02/15/2009

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I am due May 2nd and at my appointment last week I was told my baby was also breach. She also said not to worry as babies move around alot.

Brenda - posted on 02/13/2009

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Baby's got plenty time to turn.  I agree with others, 28 weeks is WAY too early to worry.  I've felt my little boy turn from head up to head down and back at least three times in the last week and a half.  There's really no need to worry until you reach about 37-38 weeks, if I not mistaken, that's when the doctor officially checks, or at least when my last doctor checked and was actually concerned when he first thought he was breech.  Truthfully, baby can indeed flip up until labor begins.  When my mother in law was preg with my husband, he was head down and ready to go until she went in for her 40 week check and he suddenly flipped into a butt down, legs by his ears position right before she went into active labor.

Darlena - posted on 02/13/2009

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Thank you so much Allison I will definently check the link below. My husband and I are a little concern, but I know iam still early and the baby should have time to turn !



Thanks a bunch!

Allison - posted on 02/13/2009

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Take a look at http://www.spinningbabies.com/ as there is really good information about breech and what you can do to get baby to turn. Right now, 28 weeks is *way* early to be considering a c-section as many babies turn during labor as well as before. Definitely do your research as there is a lot that can be done to get a baby to turn.



My 2nd was breech and I was not able to get him to turn at all. So I did have a c/s - BUT, I waited until I was in labor and labored for about 18 hours before we did the c/s so we both had the benefit of labor hormones as well as the contractions.

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