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Ashley - posted on 04/13/2011

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my first one was breech and the morning i was sceduled to try and have him turned i went into labor. (he came 3 weeks early btw) by the time the dr. showed up for the scheduled appointemnt i was to far along and they had to due an emergeny c-section. i'm pregnant again and pray this one isn't breech too,the process after my c-section was long, painful, and uncomfortable. if i had a choice i'd try the turning first, they wouldn't offer it if it wasn't safe for you and baby.

Jessica - posted on 02/09/2011

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Both my boys were breech, 2 c-sections. My 2nd came a month early aswell due to fluid leakage. Thank god for medical science otherwise I'm not sure I'd be here today & I know my little guy wouldn't be.

Pauli - posted on 02/04/2011

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well, I don't know if you had a C section before. I know that it is increasingly trendy now but IT IS major surgery and there are a handful of more risks compared to the short lower risk procedure. For the C section ,You will have a huge needle stuck in your spine to numb you and you lose the bond of natural birth and bonding after. Also it is said that babies with mom's who have the 'drugs', epidural, pitocin and such have a much more difficult time breastfeeding because the babies come out all drugged out and it is hard for them to latch on. The other procedure is way more simple and easy , it literally took 5 minutes, if that. .maybe 2 minutes!. . .



But you need to do what you feel! I have many friends and mom's who had successful C-sections and what not. I'm not condemning it. .I just think you should have options and maybe look into it more. But I say if it's unnecessary, why bother.

Pinky - posted on 02/02/2011

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hi..i had a breech baby( she just turned 1yr old on 21st jan)...i had a c-section...she was in a sitting position..i tried many ways of turning her round including exercises but everything failed....but am happy now though my back still kills me..

Katherine - posted on 01/31/2011

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yeah I dont think so. those 2 procedures sounds like cruel and unusual treatment to me and my unborn baby. I dont do well with needles and certainly dont do well sitting for 15 minutes being uncomfortable and in pain. The thought of a doctor manually turning my baby, turns my stomach. I want a healthy unharmed baby. and I certainly do not want to go through any procedure like these after my last pregnancy. C section is how I decided to go if my baby decideds to stay in the breeched postion. which I was not worried about to begin with considering technology has changed and my baby and I will be fine. but thank you for your thoughts woth out them i would of got myself into situations i would not ever want to be in.

Pauli - posted on 01/30/2011

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Try not to worry too much around 15% of babies are still breech by 32 weeks but around 10-12% of these babies manage to turn themselves to vertex position (head down) by 36 weeks.Try this website for 17 ways to turn a breech baby:
http://pregnancychildbirth.suite101.com/...
If the baby hasnt moved then doctor can do a procedure called an external cephalic version. This is usually done at 37 weeks. We will then go to the delivery suite
where we will use an injection just under the skin
in your arm to relax the womb during the procedure.The doctor will then try to bring the baby’s bottom out of the pelvis and massage the baby around to a headfirst position, by encouraging the baby to do a forward somersault. This may take up to 15 minutes. I have heard mums discribe this procedure as "uncomfortable but not overly painful". About 50% of the time the baby is sucessfully moved into a vertex position and c-section is not required.

I , myself had just had the E.C.V procedure. . it is not surgery or anything, All they do is manually press down on your stomach and flip your baby over with their hands. .while watching him through an ultrasound, My ECV was successful and fast, it took less than 5 minutes to do. I did not want a C-section either , I say you try it out and look up other little ways online if it does not work. .I think it's worth it. I am now 38 weeks and by babyboy is positioned correctky now. but you are barely 16 weeks so you have alot of time till your baby flips. goood luuuck!

Katherine - posted on 01/29/2011

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i am 16 weeks pregnant and found out my baby decided to be in a breeched position. we have our options an have not decided on what to do. I am against C sections however I will not sacrifice my babys well being.

Naomi - posted on 01/13/2011

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my little girl was breech i had a c-section they offered 2 turn her but i had developed gestational diabetes and because i was big and at risk of dvt and injecting insulin and clexane i decided against it i just wanted her out lol

Cynthia - posted on 01/12/2011

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I had a breech with my son (now 5). I was had to have a c-section due to medical reasons, however , my doctor told me afterwards that there was no way I could have delivered him anyway b/c he was bottom first!

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