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34 weeks transverse baby

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bluewisteria Sun 03-Jan-16 14:04:23

Having felt pretty ill over most of Christmas, turns out my bp was very high. But PE has been ruled out for now but being closely monitored.
As part of this I have had an extra growth scan, and baby is resolutely transverse with legs out straight. So if it stays in this position then an ECV isn't possible, though frankly after researching I'm not sure I would opt for one.

Has anyone had any joy with alternative methods like heat/cold, moxibustion?? Any recommendations?

Not sure how long I have till baby can potentially move? 36 weeks?
I have had 2 previous straightforward fast vaginal births.

I'm not adverse to vaginal breach delivery if anyone has any experience? It's just transverse is an absolute no as far as I'm aware.

Dancer20 Sun 03-Jan-16 14:13:17

My baby was transverse at 35 weeks and then flipped head down. I then was induced at 37 weeks and baby had turned breech and I then had an emergency c section. From 31 weeks onwards my baby constantly flipped positions there is still time for baby to move. Have you tried rocking on all fours or a birthing ball ?

bluewisteria Sun 03-Jan-16 14:19:36

Wow that sounds like it must have been pretty unsettling for you, hard to make any kind of birth plan I guess. Not that I have one other than give birth vaginally if possible.

I haven't tried anything yet, wasn't sure where to start. My first two were engaged from this point and never moved.
The sonographer said something about tricking their sense of gravity. All well and good but not sure how other than hanging upside down! Presumably all fours with bum in air/shoulders on the floor?! Do I need to do some hip rocking action too?!

GastonsPomPomWrath Sun 03-Jan-16 14:29:22

This website was recommended to me when my second baby was breech. Fortunately, she turned. I was in a supermarket at the time and I nearly fell over her flip was so monumental!

spinningbabies.com/

My last baby was transverse at 34 weeks but even though the midwife started going on about an ECV, I wasn't worried. She was 10lb 5oz and still managed to flip round!

NotSpeaking Sun 03-Jan-16 14:32:52

My baby is transverse. Felt really unwell with it this week and making Braxton hicks a total nightmare. This is also my third and last two were born normally. I'm currently 36 weeks pregnant. Having scan soon to confirm then seeing if I get c section booked etc. Been sick this week and emptying my bowels lots - 4 times already today. I feel in a right state.

StrictlyMumDancing Sun 03-Jan-16 14:42:58

My DS was transverse but because I was already going down the ecs route they said they'd wait and see what he did. He flipped to head down at around 38 weeks. Having said that though, it's best to have the plan of baby staying transverse just in case. Good luck thanks

Flossiesmummy Sun 03-Jan-16 14:45:03

I was told to go swimming a lot as it takes all the pressure off your bump and allows the baby more freedom to move. It did work in the end!

prettyflowers111 Sun 03-Jan-16 17:36:34

I was transverse at 34 weeks with dd, scan confirmed but at 37 weeks I was stood doing ironing and baby just flipped in one big movement.... It was a horrible feeling and made me come out in a cold sweat, I called my midwife to say baby had turned at again was confirmed by a scan.

oneconfusedchick Sun 03-Jan-16 20:41:53

My baby was Oblique (baby lying diagnal - with head pointing towards hip rather than down) this was shown to me at a 35 week growth scan. I went to the midwife for a regular appointment about 10 days later and baby is now head down - i didnt do anything different baby just moved itself.

annaitaliana Sun 03-Jan-16 20:55:11

DC1 was transverse breech and by 36 weeks I was scheduled in for an ECS. Such an uncomfortable position amd i was moaning all the time. Someone had recommended one of those Flotation tank treatments which sounds weird but actually really nice. I had a lovely time floating for an hour and then on the way home he turned! Sounds a bit crazy but maybe I just gave him a bit more room to turn - i had been working a lot and spending lots of time hunched at a desk. But they can definitely turn late in the game!

bluewisteria Tue 05-Jan-16 20:49:13

Thank you all so much!

It's so reassuring to hear so many positive stories. I saw my midwife today and she was really supportive to allow me to go to term rather than schedule a 38/39 week c section if baby doesn't turn. She said third babies often only turn at the very last minute or in labour. The only thing it might mean is having to birth in hospital rather than an offsite low risk birth centre, in case I go into labour and baby is still transverse due to cord prolapse risk.

But that is still far away, so hopefully it will turn!

ChicaMomma Wed 06-Jan-16 10:23:32

I'm in the exact same position!
have been told that if he doesnt move by 37 weeks, it's mandatory hospitalisation to monitor..(that's the HSE policy in Ireland, not sure about NHS) then section by 39 weeks if no change.. Transverse is apparently worse than breech- much riskier- and here i was thinking it was better as the baby was 'half way there'!

It's my second baby- it tends to happen more on 2/3rd pregnancies as there's more room in the womb for them to just lie flat and not bother their asses moving..

I'd be gutted if i had to have a CS, but what can you do.. In the meantime i'm throwing everything at it- accupuncture, moxi, swimming, inversions on the stairs (www.spinningbabies.com). I wont go down without a fight!

Newby32 Tue 05-Apr-16 19:11:27

Hello ladies! I know I'm a bit late to the board, but wondered how you all went? I'm transverse at 34 weeks, first pregnancy, and wondering if there is much hope?!

Shanster Wed 06-Apr-16 02:42:16

Fear not! Both my kids were transverse - the first turned at 37 weeks, the second turned at 39 weeks (the day before a scheduled c-section). Since he turned, I avoided the section. He was born at 41 weeks and weighed 9lb 10oz...I'm petite so no idea how he found room to turn.
I was advised not to try EVC as it can be painful/doesn't always work. I didn't do anything special to get them to turn, they just figured out where the exit was I suppose.

Newby32 Wed 06-Apr-16 08:57:25

Thanks Shanster for your response.. So there is still time! I'm guessing if no turn by 36 weeks they book u a c-section for 38/39 weeks, and not 40? Is there a reason why?

DeepFriedFlamingo Thu 07-Apr-16 09:45:57

My DD was transverse all the way and was still transverse at 36 weeks, I went for her to be turned manually but she was having none of it.

Booked for c-section at 39 weeks, had scan to confirm on the day of c-section and the little bugger had turned...told to prepare for natural labour and had water popped...just having the drip put in and felt her turn back to transverse, had scan which confirmed transverse so had c-section which turned into emergency one as the risk of cord prolapse had increased as I had no water holding everything in.

My DD was a massive pain in the bum as I had a home water birth planned, she had other ideas!

Newby32 Thu 07-Apr-16 12:00:52

Haha she couldn't make up her mind!! At least she arrived safely in the end, which is the main thing. Guess it's just a waiting game now. Must be hard to be mentally prepared for a c-section only to be told that's changed at the last minute!

Everythinggettingbigger Thu 07-Apr-16 13:37:50

also curious as to why they book in for sections at 38/39 weeks? Baby was breech at 31 weeks, have a midwife app on Monday which will be 34 weeks, not sure if hes turned now.

ChatEnOeuf Thu 07-Apr-16 18:38:55

My two were both transverse at this stage. DD turned head down at 35, normal del at 37; DS was a vaginal breech at 36.

They book sections a little before 40w to reduce the likelihood of you going into labour and needing the op as an emergency.

DeepFriedFlamingo Thu 07-Apr-16 20:08:31

They book the sections early cause if you go into labour naturally there's more chance of cord prolapse and that's where the danger lies apparently

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