Anybody worried yet about babies position?

Alisha - posted on 06/06/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I went in for my 30 week appt. and my doctor said she was pretty sure baby was laying head down but said she will order an U/S around 35 weeks to make sure. I think I feel baby still flipping occasionally. This is my third and my Doctor told me that the uterus is more relaxed so baby moves around much easier. I had my other two vaginally but daughter wasn't head down until around 34-35 weeks. I don't want to stress about this instead of enjoying the last few weeks being pregnant! Is this a normal thing to worry about??

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√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 06/09/2011

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Normal to worry about, yes. I wouldn't though, as like you said, your last one wasn't down until the very last weeks and well, it is easy for them to flip around so they could just be spinning away in there...... The bottom line is.... no matter what happens, worrying isn't going to help. Your precious will either be ready when your body is or they will not :( we have no choice in this matter. I hear they can try to encourage the baby to flip by pushing around on your tummy if it's necessary. Otherwise, there's just nothing we can do. Even though my son was head down, they checked it with a simple U/S that was in a side room near all the main rooms weekly near the end of my pregnancy. So they are usually really on top of it. Just not great about calming nerves, I swear!

How low are you carrying with your 3rd? I'm on my 2nd and feel like a foot might pop out my woowoo sometimes. It's reaaaaaaally awkward. I don't like it.

Jamie - posted on 06/08/2011

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I have been having an u/s two times a week because I am high risk and my baby is head down one week and breech the next. I am 28 weeks pregnant but not worried because I will have a csection on the 22nd of August. I hope your baby goes head down for sure before your 35 week u/s and that helps to ease your worries. God Bless!

Alisha - posted on 06/07/2011

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Thanks ladies =) I am going to just stay positive that baby will turn when she is supposed to =)

Alison - posted on 06/07/2011

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I think it's fairly normal.. :) My son flipped twice between 35wks and delivery with my first pregnancy, and luckily ended up head down. I watched 'A Baby Story' the other day and a woman had to invert the baby, by pushing them into 'head down' only moments before birth :/. I stress that baby girl this time around won't be head down when she's supposed to, but I know most of the time baby is in place in time.

Anna - posted on 06/06/2011

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Totally normal and perfectly ok! Just try to remember that baby can move at any time. Both of my first two were head down for quite some time but then my mother-in-law's little guy didn't go head down until a week before she had him. She was worried the last few weeks of her pregnancy because of it too, but he moved. They can also manually try to move baby. I've heard its painful and doesn't always work but it's something to ask about if you're still concerned later on.

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