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2nd breech baby

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Billynoname Fri 30-Dec-16 08:02:55


Bit of a brain dump ahead:

My first baby was breech, discovered at 37 weeks and I had an elcs. All pretty straightforward. I am 36 weeks and found out last week (what I was already certain of) that this baby is also breech. I was offered a c section at my consultant appointment at 12 weeks and hadn't decided at all- I don't need to decide until next week. All pregnancy I have veered between vbac or elcs. There are pros and cons with both.

However, now that I know I am in the same boat again, I can't help but feel sad that I may never experience a normal pregnancy or birth. I don't remember anyone picking up on any physiological reason for me having a second breech presentation but I keep being told how unusual it is and am worried that there is something wrong with me or something is wrong with baby as breech can indicate birth defects.

I am just feeling a bit worried about the prospect of recovery from section with a toddler at home, a bit cheated out of my choice and worried that something could be wrong with either baby or me.

I feel a bit isolated as I don't know anyone else who has been in this position twice.

ECV is not an option.


Billynoname Fri 30-Dec-16 15:01:31

Anyone? I knew it was rare but surely I am not the only person out there in this position! X

Sharpscratchcoming Sat 31-Dec-16 15:33:52

Hello! I was not in quite the same position as it was only my second baby who was breech but don't want to read and run. I went for a home vaginal breech birth which went very well. I've just put a very long post on the other breech thread with all my reasons for choosing to do it.

If you're feeling isolated I'd really recommend joining the Breech Birth UK Facebook group, there are women on there who've had sections, ECV and vaginal birth in and out of hospital so there is no judgement just support and information to help you make the decision that's right for you. I've certainly seen posts from women who've had multiple breech presentation.

Good luck, you're definitely not alone.

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