34+ 2 weeks and baby is in breech

Kristy - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Ok so here's the deal I'm 34 + 2 weeks pregnant and just found out that baby is breech this is baby number 2. Baby number 1 was born at 37 +5 and I'm worried that they'll book me in for a c-section at 38 weeks and i wont make it my hospital nly dose breech births if it's via c-section so i'll end up with an emerganancy c-section they are giving me a ultra-sound at 36 weeks should i stand my ground and demand that they d the c-section that week or wait till 38 weeks and risk compilcations. espically if like my 1st baby the cord is around the neck ??? help

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Chelsea Cleo - posted on 04/16/2010

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Its very common for babies to be breech at this stage. Dont worry to much about it, the majority of babies will turn when they know its time to be born, they can turn during labour and sometimes a day or two before! My daughter was upside down the whole pregnancy and my friends son was breech her whole pregnancy and she also had the ultra sound at 36 weeks, they do this just to be safe.

Kristy - posted on 04/15/2010

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Jacob's dates were taken at 24 weeks when i lost the other 2 and the needed to find out if there was any problems and if he was sharing anything with the twins which luckly he wasn't and than they reduced my due date back to been 19 weeks. when we tried to concieve with him i was only getting a period every 3 or so months and ovulating up to 6 eggs when i did ovulate.

the ob's dr at gosford hospital has decided i should not go to far past 37 weeks due to my condition which put me on bed rest. I went to see my GP today at 36.2 weeks and found out I'm already 1 to 2 cms dilated

Shai - posted on 04/13/2010

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Im at 33 weeks pregnant today and I had my hospital appointment monday just gone and the midwife said my baby is breech and that she has been since 29 weeks which of course that wasnt such at big problem at 29 weeks cause they still have heaps of time to turn. In a fortnight I have to go back and see the big lady in the womens clients to see if my little girl has turn. Im just hoping that she will and it is the last thing she might do as it is my first baby and I dont want to have a c-section!

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In a lot of second pregnancies, the baby won't flip until right before or during labour! :) Hope that helped a bit

Kristin - posted on 04/09/2010

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First, have either you or your doctor considered turning the baby? I would do just about anything to avoid a C-section and did this with my second and now have to do it again with my third and final child. At 36 weeks is a really good time to try it. It is not the most comfortable thing, but it's nothing compared to labor.

As for the C-section, the longer that child spends in you the better. You should have a very frank conversation with your doctor about what it entails, the risks to you and the baby, and so on. This is big surgery, no matter how common it is. Recovery is hard in the first place, now throw in another child.

Just a couple of thoughts. Look at all your option and do what's going to get you and your baby through this safely.

Kyleen - posted on 04/09/2010

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I'm carring baby #2 as well and at 37 wekks +2 I found out he was breech. I'm also slightly low on fluid so the doctor suggested we try to flip the baby. At 37 +5 the doctor filpped the baby from the outside. It was painful and there is a chance the baby could flip back but so far all is well. Maybe that's something you could talk with you doctor about?

Donna - posted on 04/09/2010

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They should be able to tell from an ultrasound if the cord is around the neck. Also the midwife or dr should have given u exercises 2 do 2 help reposition the baby. If they didn't I'd b asking them cause there are plenty of safe options 2 consider.

User - posted on 04/08/2010

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I would wait till at least 37 weeks, that's when they are considered full term, and their organs are developed enough to survive (and unless medically necessary or I went into labour naturally, I would avoid any intervention till 38 weeks). And second or subsequent babies are very likely to turn around in the last couple of weeks so you don't want to rush into a C-Section that might not be needed a week later!
Was the due date by size (for Jacob) given in the first few weeks of pregnancy, or towards the end? After about 9 weeks dating ultrasounds lose a bit of reliability, and after about 12 weeks they won't use those dates anymore but use your menstrual dates as the variability in baby's growth is just too big. Either way if you opt for the C-Section make sure you research the risks as it's definitely not the "easy" option out - ask anyone who's had one! Just make sure you make the right choice for you and your baby

Krysta - posted on 04/08/2010

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they could with a 3-4d ultrasound.
did you decide to get a c-section or you have to do it because the baby is breech?

Kristy - posted on 04/08/2010

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Jacob was over due according to menstral dates but on time according to size and weight and came out blue due to how tight the cord was around his neck (mum couldn't even look at him ). The other thing that scares the crap out of me is that Kylie (on my side ) and Michelle's kids were all born at 36 to 37 weeks with their cords around their necks. But they should be able to tell on the ultra sound where the cord is ( I hope) shouldn't they ???

Donna - posted on 04/07/2010

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I had an emergency C section and no complications what so ever and I was 6 days over due, it's about what's best for the baby and the longer organs can develop the better, and wasn't Jacob overdue???

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