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Breech baby, anyone managed to get a late turn and what did you do?

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So 35wks and breech baby, for weeks I have been trying swimming, handstands, breech tilt on an ironing board, hot and cold therapy, torches and just stepped it up to try moxibustion !! As you can tell I'm desperate!
Anyone managed to turn one and did you do anything special? Could you feel them move?

suntodayplease Sun 15-Sep-13 09:47:21

Rock and hard place of course!

suntodayplease Sun 15-Sep-13 09:46:41

Not quite the same but I've a transverse bump, a stubborn one! Now over 36 weeks, its been like this since 27/8 weeks. Tried it all. Off to see mw on Wednesday. Am slightly concerned about the stories of women being admitted until baby turns or section date. Child care nightmare! Appreciate the huge risks involved in going into labour though so stuck between road and hard place. Just like bump!

Babyonway3 Sun 15-Sep-13 08:02:08

I've been trying everything for the last 3 weeks, swimming, walking around on all fours, knee chest (all 4s and bottom in the air), inversion (lift up the sofa onto a table and lie on it backwards), icepack (don't like doing that one), music into abdomen, even moxibustion for the last 3 days and now the house smells like a pot-den.....all to no avail. 37 weeks yesterday can feel baby's head below the ribs and now just feel guilty for hassling her so much to turn! I am really nervous because I had an ECV with my first baby (14 years ago) and it was agony and didn't work, but the obst has persuaded me to try again this time - set for Friday. If not it will be a C-section, I gave birth naturally breech with my first but the consultant was an expert in breech birth and this time they haven't even offered it...in 14 years there are less and less professionals who are confident in vaginal breech birth and it is considered higher risk. Worried about the recovery of a C-section but of course want the lowest risk option.

stopgap Thu 13-Jun-13 13:15:17

Mine turned at 36 weeks and stayed put until I went into labour (40+5).

Monka Thu 13-Jun-13 12:33:01

Bejeena you have plenty of time for the baby to turn. Mine was breech from 24 weeks to 31 weeks and turned by itself. I felt this very strange rippling and shaking in my womb and at my 32 week scan yesterday this was confirmed. Also drink lots of water so you have lots of fluid for the baby to turn. I am under CLC which is why I had the scan. If you get to 36 weeks and the baby hasn't budged its less likely to turn but still can at the last moment.

Teaandflapjacks Wed 12-Jun-13 10:31:00

I've got the same problem - she is footling breech and I am currently 31/32 weeks. I have a meeting with my Gyn at 36 weeks to see if she has turned and then if not to make plans. If they are footling breech and remain so you only have a c-section as an option, VBAC would not be allowed. I know she hasn't turned yet, but sometimes I feel her head moving from left to right under my ribs like a little worm! I will have a look at this spinning babies site to see about their tips!

Good luck!

Bejeena Wed 12-Jun-13 10:15:13

NumberTwoDue thanks I have been googling like mad and am now a bit more assured that there is plenty of time for him to turn and going to stop worrying about it.

NumberTwoDue Wed 12-Jun-13 07:35:15

PS there's lots of time for your baby to turn. I was very upset at the prospect of a section too so really feel for you. (But now know lots of people with very lovely, positive cs birthing stories - probably not helpful now, but wanted to mention it.

Good luck OP!

NumberTwoDue Wed 12-Jun-13 07:32:41

Lived and bounced on the birthing ball and a lot of pregnancy yoga positions suggested by my teacher (really sorry, but can't remember which ones now... Maybe child's pose?!) - she turned at 37 weeks. Just loaned a friend the ball and she reckons it's done the job for her too.

I felt her turn, by the way (my DD not my mate!) - a massive tumble like sensation.

Rhubarb78 Wed 12-Jun-13 07:25:17

My baby was breech at 34 weeks, by 36 weeks she was head down. I didnt do anything and didnt notice that she had turned at all but then she is a wriggly little thing anyway. Good luck, there is still time

legallyblond Tue 11-Jun-13 16:38:51

Not exactly the same but DD was transverse at 34 weeks. I spent AGES on all fours and bouncing on birthing ball... She had turned by 36 weeks.

Bejeena Tue 11-Jun-13 14:15:51

Well ladies reading this thread has given me some hope I can say.

This morning the scan told me that my baby is breech. I am 30 weeks and pretty much burst into tears as I am so scared of having a c section. But from what I can gather there is still ever chance that the baby will turn - do you all also believe this is correct and that I should not worry for a couple more weeks (like the doctor said)?

rosiedays Wed 24-Apr-13 09:05:13

my best friend was told by a very old MW to throw lots of little bits of paper on the floor and bend over to pick them up.... (she really did not want C section) she did this over and over for days and it worked!! baby turned and she had lovely 3 hour delivery at 40 weeks

Mixxy Wed 24-Apr-13 04:51:43

My baby turned without me doing anything at 39 weeks. He didnt want to move after 41 and 3 days so I ended up with a c- section anyways : (

Flojobunny Tue 23-Apr-13 19:33:26

Mine turned from head down to breech and back again. I felt it...A LOT....both times.

rufusnine Tue 23-Apr-13 19:28:54

My breech at 34 weeks turned by 36 weeks without me even being aware she had. We had been pressing/twiddling the reflexology point on the little toe thing which is supposed to work (try google for info) - whether it was this that caused the turn or simply she decided to do it herself I don't know - worth a look and a try! My OH had to do the twiddling as obviously I could hardly see my feet never mind reach my little toe!! Good luck!

BadTemperedLadybird Tue 23-Apr-13 19:02:17

My stubbornly breech DD turned at 37 weeks, the day before I was going for the ECV. I was on my feet all morning Christmas shopping and felt a very strange sensation!

Good luck.

Areyoumadorisitme Tue 23-Apr-13 18:21:28

Ds2 went breech at 36 weeks then turned back again by 38 weeks. I did have moxibustion once but can't say whether the helped or not.

I didn't feel him either turn breech or turn back and he was a big baby (10lbs 2 at birth) so must have been about 8lbs when he was turning.

I even had to go for a scan at 41 weeks as the mw thought he'd gone breech again but he hadn't.

Good luck! Plenty of time for the baby to turn if it wants to.

mamalovebird Tue 23-Apr-13 18:19:26

My ds was breech until 38 weeks and turned after I spent the day on all fours painting the bathroom floor. Do you have any floors the need scrubbing? Am currently 33 weeks with dc2 and have been doing some movements on all fours circling in a clockwise direction to keep baby in the right position. Good luck.

Thanks going its good to know it isn't impossible!
Really not pro c section as I have a 19 month dd and having had a sucsessful vb before it upsets me to think that might be the option, I also worry as I know they would only book it for 39wks and I went into labour last time at 37 so there's every chance it would then be an emergency situation hmm

I sympathise, it's so frustrating.

I had an unsuccessful ECV at 36 weeks then at 37 weeks the baby went into a transverse position. My bump felt strange, but I didn't feel her turning as it was quite gradual. I stayed in hospital for 3 or 4 days as there was a risk of cord prolapse if I went into labour like that, but was discharged as she continued to turn head down slowly over that time.

Went on to have a normal vaginal delivery (albeit 15 days overdue!)

ilovepicnmix Tue 23-Apr-13 17:24:40

Im afraid I tried everything you tried but with no joy. I ended up with a c section. it's still quite early days at 35 weeks so your baby may still turn.

NotSoNervous Tue 23-Apr-13 17:23:21

My DD was breech at this stage and didn't turn so I had to have ELCS

Pascha Tue 23-Apr-13 17:22:20

I got DS1 manually turned via ecv in the end.

Yeah that's where I got the handstands and tilts from, she's not moved since 28wks though hmm

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