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Anyone got any experience of baby getting head down after 37 weeks?

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elseIlltellyourfather Mon 30-May-11 13:02:43

Baby has gone from transverse to oblique and is now thought (by MW) to be oblique but opposite from what it was - I felt he/she had turned head down so very disapointed. Having a scan later this week but will be a CS at 39 weeks if not turned (ECV not offered to oblique babies). Anyone's baby sorted itself out this late? Really desperate to avoid CS if I can. Off for a sleep now, will check back later! Thanks.

frida75 Mon 30-May-11 17:18:59

Try acupuncture!

I had my baby turned from breach at 33 weeks (It would still have had plenty of time but the acupuncturist offered to turn it and I thought I'd give it a go) I wasn't really expecting it to work but 5 hours after my appointment baby did 3 MASSIVE lurches that nearly threw me off the bed and has been head down ever since.

It may be a bit late in the day but it's worth a try. Maybe ask whether the practitioner thinks it would be possible before you book an appointment.
Good luck smile

IhateSunday Mon 30-May-11 17:21:39

Well mine has just moved from transverse to head down at 36 weeks, have no idea if she is still there or not.. but anyway, I know it's not 37 weeks but close, there is hope x Good luck.

hugeleyoutnumbered Mon 30-May-11 18:26:48

get on all fours, or sit on an exercise ball both worked for me, or the combination of the two did good luck grin

GetDownYouWillFall Mon 30-May-11 18:42:20

I agree to getting down on all fours. My midwife said it also helps to waggle your bottom like a dog wagging its tail! Oh the dignity!

hollyw Sun 05-Jun-11 23:28:08

Try accupuncture. Scrub floors (get on your hands and knees) and check out


Cutiecat Mon 06-Jun-11 00:09:58

Elbows and knees on the floor bum in the air. Don't sit back on the sofa try to keep really upright at all other times. I would try to see if you could have the baby turned. Good luck.

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