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How to encourage the baby to turn as it is olique and breech

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TruffleTasha Tue 21-Jun-11 14:57:40

I am 34 weeks and went to see my midwife this morning and our baby is oblique and breech and i have been told that at my next check up (@36 weeks) if baby has not turned then i will have to see a consultant for a scan...
Does anyone have any techniques that i could use to encourage the baby to turn? Thanks! smile

Piglet28 Tue 21-Jun-11 15:05:18

A friend of mine was told to bounce on one of those large birthing balls and the other option was to kneel on all fours which is supposed to allow the baby more room to move and hopefully turn the right way around!

Good luck x

vicloumic Tue 21-Jun-11 17:01:36

as piglet said being on all fours is a way that can help. Spend as much time in this position as possible... you can rest over a chair, coffee table, pillows, birthing ball etc to make yourself as comfy as you can and keep your pelvis nice and wide. Good luck.x

TruffleTasha Wed 22-Jun-11 14:54:05

thank you ladies, i will be trying this and hopefully it will work wink


mummy22gorgeousboys Wed 22-Jun-11 19:48:09

Loving the name TruffleTasha!

I'm feeling your worry - I'm 40 weeks today and baby still back to back sad
The thought of forceps or ventrouse actually make me cross my legs.

My midwife suggested walks and going up and down stairs to me!! Anythings worth a try!!

Good luck

msbuggywinkle Wed 22-Jun-11 20:28:30 has lots and lots of information

ShowOfHands Wed 22-Jun-11 20:34:55

mummy22, you shouldn't worry too much about back to back babies as many of them turn very late, some during labour itself and many, many women have normal, straightforward labours with back to back babies.

The spinningbabies website is excellent though if you want some ideas. But if your baby is back to back, it's probably comfortable there. Often they settle that way in utero if you have an anterior placenta. It's not necessarily anything to worry about.

buttonmoon78 Wed 22-Jun-11 20:53:56

Mummy my last one was back to back through labour and delivery. The labour wasn't great - it was the first of 3 in which I#d asked for an epidural, but the point is that I got him out myself, no ventouse, no forceps, small tear. And it wasn't particularly a long labour either.

Mind you, he also had his arm and hand up by his face so the tear was wholly eclipsed by the grazes he made with his nails on the way out grin

Try to lean forward when you sit (if your bump will allow) and scrub your kitchen floor whether it needs it r not! I couldn't do many of these things due to spd but they are anecdotally meant to work.

Good luck. It's not an automatic thing that it will stay that way or that even if it does you'll need intervention.

scaryfairy28 Wed 22-Jun-11 22:30:38

Try acupuncture I had dd 6 weeks ago she was well and truly stuck by the time I tried it but it did make her try and turn.

scaryfairy28 Wed 22-Jun-11 22:31:41

Also lying in a warm bath with an ice pack where the back of her head was got her half way round but she went straight back.

Hormoneoverload Wed 22-Jun-11 23:05:59

Have nothing really to add except that I was admitted for five days at 39 weeks due to unstable lie (oblique to transverse and back again). Sharp prod from consultant seemed to get things moving. The best thing I googled during those days was doing headstands in a pool of warm water. Unfortunately none was forthcoming when I mentioned it. grin The point is, it could well turn-mine now head down and 2/5 engaged at 40 weeks tomorrow. Good luck.

NorthLondonDoulas Thu 23-Jun-11 00:16:39

Two of my labours were back to back and i had no complications or intervention, I just found that the labours were more painful as i felt the contractions full pelt in my back instead of across the tummy. I am also a birth Doula and none of the back to back labours that i was a part of ended up with intervention :0) some babies can also turn whilst in labour, so dont worry too much... i hope this puts your mind at ease a bit more. Good luck.x

Withwoman Thu 23-Jun-11 20:59:53

Not a concern until about 36/7 weeks, baby will move lots between then and now.

Slumping on chairs and sofa's is really bad for positioning though, sitting on a birthing ball, or back to front on a dining room chair is good!

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