MOMS! How did you get your breech baby to turn???

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Hey everyone! I am 33 weeks and I know baby still has time, but I am getting nervous. I have heard about the Webster technique, and I know about inversion done in the OR at 37 weeks. I am trying to avoid them. I have heard standing on your head, and other kind of wacky things. BUT, the best people to ask is the moms themselves what has worked for them, so PLEASE help me out! I am actually hoping to deliver a little early so it cuts my time even more so anyone who has success turning there baby at home, please let me know what you did, for how long or how many times, etc!!! Thank You in advance!

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Danielle - posted on 05/05/2009

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Okay so this is going to sound crazy but my dr. told me this last time. Get a bag of ice and lay down and put it up near your ribs. It took me about a week but she turned. We did it every night for about an hour.

Ayse - posted on 07/22/2014

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I had a breech baby and had at that time ECV and etc etc..It is not worth it - that is my personal view. Now looking behing, I regret I had all that...Sometimes it is better not to push for things. It was just extra stress - and I blamed myself for some slight developmental delays my boy had when he was infant. Thanks God he did catch up with his peers and we/his DR have no concerns anymore but I had tough times when things were unknown.. I strongly think that normal birth is too much overrated and put extra extra pressure on mums-to-be. The most important thing is to have the baby in the best way he wants - I would never ever try to change that path if I have again a breech baby...

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Ayse - posted on 07/22/2014

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ı had a breech baby and did ECV and many other things. My personal view is that - do not work on it... If the baby is breech, have a C-section rather than disturbing the baby... It is not worth it!

Ashley - posted on 05/12/2014

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Wow! I am 35.2 weeks pregnant and my son has not changed from the breeched position, not to metion he has the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck 2 times. I really hope he turns in time because I don't want a C-section and even though the umbilical cord is wrapped my Doctor says that its very common and as long as he turns....I can have a safe normal vaginal birth, like I did with my 2 girls. Thank you all for your advice and I am calling my doctor first thing tomorrow to make sure I can try these suggestions because he has the cord wrapped...His safety come 1st! Thanks again!

Jenny - posted on 05/18/2009

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I just had my son. I was induced on my due date. The doctor checked to see if he was in the right position. He was but when I deliveered him he was face up!! My doctor had used an ultra sound to make sure but My little guy decided he wanted to change positons!! I was told I was lucky as he weighed 9 pounds 3 ounces and if he'd been my first I'd never have delivered him vaginaly let alone with no drugs!! They did turn me on my side at the end and that worked wonders. I wish I would have been in that position for my daughter as well!! But babies have a mind of their own mine was in the perfect position until hours before his birth!! S oyou never know where your bundle will lay!!

Kristin - posted on 05/14/2009

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I forgot to mention...I was at 38 weeks when it worked to turn her...so definitely give it a shot if your baby hasn't turned yet!

Jamie - posted on 03/25/2009

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I am 34 weeks and they plan on inducing me between 37-38 weeks, she is breech. I have been looking all over the place about ways to make her move. She is very active, just not going the way she needs to! Thanks for putting the question out there. I am will do try anything safe at this point. My doctor tells me that we have time still, but I am getting nervous. Thanks for the suggestions too!

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My son was breech until 35.5w. I was preparing to do acupuncture and the Webster technique, but didn't have to. What I did was sit often throughout the day, for a good 20 mins. at a time on a large exercise ball and would rock my hips back and forth and from side to side and in a circle. Then I also would put pillows on the floor and go down on my hands and knees, doggy style and just let my belly hang. I could only do this for about 5 mins at a time as my wrists would hurt, but I did that a few times a day. I also had a prenatal massage by a lady that specialized in prenatal massages. It was WONDERFUL... to lay flat and have my belly hang in the netted hole. I did a lot of visualization too. Not sure what if anything worked, but he was head down and sunny side down by almost 36 weeks. Best wishes!

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