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transverse position 32 weeks

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weeonion Thu 28-Aug-14 21:37:40

Hi folks - 32 weeks with DC2 with anterior placenta. I am planning a homebirth and really excited about it.
From 28 weeks I have been told baby is transverse and have been working on positions to get it moved - following spinning babies advise and doing inversions etc.

I have been paying heed to the advice that there is plenty of time yet to get baby moving but have been trying to allow time each day for hanging upside down and trying not to pay too much heed to any negativity.

Today i had an antenatal appt and feel gutted.
I have been told that i have 4 weeks to get baby shifted. They wont do an external manouvere due to placenta and will be booking me in for a c-section at 37 weeks to ensure my waters dont go / cord collapse.

if this baby is still transverse by next scan at 36 weeks- I will be removed from homebirth care pathway and into consultant led. I asked what would happen if it moved just before planned c -section - would i still be allowed to go back to homebirth plans and they said no - as too high a risk??

i asked for advise as to how i could move it into vertical lie and they didnt really have any. A few thin lipped sympathetic shrugs.

i feel really low tonight. Sure I know there is 4 weeks to get it shifted but i feel under so much pressure.

Any ideas as to what more i can do?
Has anyone experience of this and how did you manage to move your baby ( and keep it in a vertical position)?

weeonion Thu 28-Aug-14 22:40:10


Mashedupbanana Thu 28-Aug-14 22:52:00

Hi there, just a note to say mine was transverse at 32 weeks but head down by 36 (I'm 38 now).
I only did the exercises twice but seemed to move on its own anyway so don't worry too much.
Another trick is to crawl on hands and knees when you can feel baby is awake.
Good luck

MuscatBouschet Thu 28-Aug-14 22:59:31

I also had a transverse at 32 weeks that moved head down shortly after. Scrubbing the floors and doing long walks might help, but don't beat yourself up about it since there might be a very good reason why your baby isn't moving, e.g. Cord.

I guess this is your first since you are excited about the birthing process! Nobody cares about how the baby got out once it arrives, provided you are both safe and undamaged. Everyone I know who has had a planned c-section has been happy with the experience.

weeonion Thu 28-Aug-14 23:10:11

thanks mashedup - i am spending alot of time on hands and knees at the moment.

muscat - nope this is my 2nd. had a great 1st labour / birth with no pain relief and all v straightforward. grin

weeonion Fri 29-Aug-14 08:41:43


littlejohnnydory Fri 29-Aug-14 21:36:32

Just to say, that nobody can refuse you a home birth. Obviously if baby doesn't turn then you won't be having a transverse baby at home but if baby turns last minute then nobody can tell you that you must give birth in hospital.

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