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I *KNOW* this baby is breech, but midwives are adamant they can feel a head in my pelvis.

(14 Posts)
DisappointedHorse Sun 06-Jan-13 16:59:20

I had this. I knew DD was breech as I was under consultant care for diabetes so lots of scans.

I'd had a scan the week before but went for a midwife appointment. She was adamant the baby was head down, I knew she wasn't.

She didnt try to persuade me to go for a natural delivery but did look at me very sceptically when I told her. Her words were "Riiiiight, ok. It'll just be a very bony bum and a very bottom shaped head then, yes?" Feck off. Yes.

PeshwariNaan Sun 06-Jan-13 16:52:38

OP: The treatment by your midwives is shocking. 32-week scans are standard in my area and baby was breech then - midwives put a question mark next to 'cephalic' from 30 weeks, and at 37 weeks one sent me for a scan. Sure enough - still breech and I am having an ELCS in two days' time. You MUST insist on a scan, especially with your experience!! Please be proactive, and come back and update us!

Hermionewastherealhero Wed 02-Jan-13 21:29:23

I knew my DS was still breech so went in when more waters had broken and when the midwife checked how dilated I was she confirmed she could feel baby's bum, I then had a scan to confirm (which I can hardly remember because of all the pain of contractions!). So when you go into labour ring and tell them you are coming in and baby was breech on last scan- they tell you to come straight down.
The head in the ribs really hurts doesn't it?!?

littleducks Wed 02-Jan-13 21:23:34

I would go with SoYo's advice, sounds sensible to me.

SoYo Wed 02-Jan-13 21:19:06

Don't worry nananaps, I'm on obstetric registrar and if you go in in labour (make sure you go in early, first sign of anything and when you ring them tell the, last scan said breech) and your last scan was breech and you think baby is breech then they'll do a portable scan on LW to check. I definitely would. Don't worry about what the community MWs think, if you were convinced, had a breech before and last scan was breech you just need to say that when you get there and they'll scan you. No amount of scanning between now and then would matter as you're definitely not someone we'd want to have another undiagnosed breech!

redwellybluewelly Fri 21-Dec-12 21:18:24

Ask for a scan, if they continue to decline then speak to PALS.

Midwives need to listen more

Eglantyne Fri 21-Dec-12 18:10:40

I knew dd was breech, even though she was my first. Head under my right ribs. Everyone ignored me until 37 weeks, when finally a mw, not even mine, believed me and insisted on a scan. I had the scan at 38 weeks and an elcs at 39 weeks. Insist on a scan. Good luck.

prepashi Fri 21-Dec-12 18:06:30

Hi there am 30 weeks pregnant with second baby having a girlllllll.....!! First had baby boy his 4yrs old now had him after 8yrs of 1st marriage,then got married again in feb 2012 got preggy 4months after new marriage....miricalesss...hey!

bellechristmas Fri 21-Dec-12 15:43:58

Demand a scan, I did and yes, baby hadn't moved and was breech. Also had the cord round her neck and could have died during delivery.
Be a pain, don't worry about it and demand a scan.

mawbroon Fri 21-Dec-12 15:41:30

DS1 was breech and I had umpteen scans leading up to my due date to confirm he was still in breech position. Which he was.

Stamp your feet and insist on another scan

GinGirl Fri 21-Dec-12 15:41:20

Couple of ideas...
Would second paying for a private scan if you can afford it (Christmas present?!) alternatively, ask to speak to the Supervisor of Midwives at your hospital and explain your concerns, you may find they offer to scan you for reassurance - especially if it is really upsetting you.
Hope you get some help before anything happens!

tomatoplantproject Fri 21-Dec-12 15:40:59

Kick up a fuss. I wish I'd listened to my instinct and done so rather than believing the 5 midwives who missed my breeched baby (diagnosed at 5cm by the dr).

Next baby I'll be extra vigilant...

Good luck!!

Fairylea Fri 21-Dec-12 15:37:09

Just an idea but as your last birth was traumtic I would use that as part of the reason you must have a section. (I had a traumatic first birth and had a section for my second for that reason alone). Then if you do go into labour early when you reach the hospital tell them you are booked in for a section for mental healthreasons and you will be done as an emergency c section ... this is what I was advised to do.

As an alternative option, could you request another scan or pay for one privately to prove the baby is breech?

nananaps Fri 21-Dec-12 15:22:25

Scan at 32 weeks showed baby is breech. (Now 34 weeks)
I feel a hard head up in my ribs on the right hand side.
Lots of flutters in my pelvis, feet probably.

My DS was breech and felt exsactly the same, they let me get to 10cms dilated before they realised and i ended up having a general anasthetic to deliver him.
He was bottom presenting and to this day has scars from when they slashed his lower back attempting over and over again to break my membranes. (He is 9 years old)

I feel like an arse disagreeing with them, but i know they are wrong about this.
Its every single midwife that has examined me, they are insistant that they feel a head down there. Its a bum, i know it is.

Im worried that if i go into labour early, the same thing will happen. Im having lots of weird tightenings and pressure down below so have a funny feeling that this child will come early.
I am booked for a section aat the end of Jan, but what if?

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