Transverse baby- how to move?

(12 Posts)
SicknSpan Fri 18-Apr-14 10:24:00

Dc3 due in 6 weeks and is currently transverse, its head downish lying diagonally from top right to bottom left.

I know there is still time for it to shift, but would like to assist! Midwife advised the usual shoulders lower than bottom/ scrubbing floors pisition- but everything I've seen suggests this for breech or back to back babies but doesnt mention transverse. Is there anything else I could be trying?

cece Fri 18-Apr-14 10:28:36

Two of mine were traverse. One at about 36 weeks, one at 40 weeks. Both turned of their own accord. I didn't do anything to assist them at all!

quietlysuggests Fri 18-Apr-14 10:31:14

manual work work for me!
Painting the new house and dragging furniture around did the trick.

ThefutureMrsTatum Fri 18-Apr-14 10:31:55

My DC3 was transverse up until 37 weeks. Midwife said it was not a major concern as there was more room in the uterus for baby to lie transverse as it was third baby. Apparently it was quite commmon in subsequent pregnancies for baby to be this way until a week or so before delivery. I bought a birthing ball and used that from 37 weeks as I got a bit worried myself, he was born at 38 weeks, headfirst!

SicknSpan Fri 18-Apr-14 10:49:32

Oh bugger quietly, manual work? Boo!

I will dig out the gym ball though and visualise the manual work whilst bouncing!

quietlysuggests Fri 18-Apr-14 12:11:40

With both babies I had a manic surge of "I cannot bring my precious baby back to this house unless the sofa is over against that wall which must be freshly painted" and both times DH was out of the country so I went crazy by myself.
The following day my bump was rock hard and baby was very quiet, and when I went in for a check baby had turned!

SicknSpan Fri 18-Apr-14 18:14:41

Hmm we're in the middle of building an extension so maybe I should offer to do a days labouring for the builders....

ReallyTired Fri 18-Apr-14 18:25:43

spinningbabies.com/

With the cavet that prehaps you should seek professional advice first before trying any positions.

Seriously there is still time left for the baby to turn into a sensible position.

Cariad007 Sat 19-Apr-14 20:40:55

The forward leaning inversion on Spinning Babies, along with a lot of time on all fours leaning on a ball helped turn my baby head down.

3littlefrogs Sat 19-Apr-14 20:51:56

Presumably you have had a placental localisation scan?

If all is well, there is time for baby to move. I don't think there is any evidence that there is much you can do TBH.

Inglori0us Sun 20-Apr-14 14:31:26

My baby was transverse from 28 weeks. I went to 37+4 consultant appt and started feeling contractions so was sent straight to labour ward for EMCS. Baby turned head down on the 20 minutes it took to drive to the other hospital so EMCS cancelled.
The Dr told a me around 75% turn on their own so don't despair. I did try all the postures and bouncing abs had given up hope as I knew the baby was really big.
Good luck!!

SophiePickle Fri 25-Apr-14 23:28:44

My baby is also transverse. I'm 32+1. I've started watching the telly on all fours to give baby space. At my 28 week appointment baby's head was on the left, at my 31 week appointment baby's head is now on the right! So at least I kind of know it can move.
Looking to get a birthing ball to bounce baby around to get the head engaged.

Let us know what happens!

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