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Anyone with reassuring stories about a baby in an oblique lie in late pg please?

(23 Posts)
alittleteapot Fri 04-Sep-09 22:04:12

I posted earlier in pregnancy about what i could be doing to help move the baby back to ceph, but have since been doing too much googling and it's all feeling a bit more worrying. the baby was ceph but has been oblique for a couple of weeks now and i'm nearly 36 weeks (35 + 3)

They didn't seem worried at the hosp today but google has fuelled my imagination (will I never learn!) so just hoping some of you ladies have some positive experiences to share!

thisisyesterday Fri 04-Sep-09 22:06:17

yes, with my first he was all over the place right up to about 38 weeks iirc
head down, sideways, diagonal, back to head down, then diagonal again.

he did get head down properly in the end though and all was well

alittleteapot Sat 05-Sep-09 07:47:34

Thanks thisisyesterday, just the sort of thing I need to hear!

KristinaM Sat 05-Sep-09 07:54:31

my second was breech ( transverse) at about 38 weeks ( had scan) and he turned himself

alittleteapot Sat 05-Sep-09 08:48:38

Thanks Kristina - did you do anything to help? yoga? acupucncture etc?

KristinaM Sat 05-Sep-09 12:45:08

i did yoga anyway throughout my pg, but have no idea why he decided to turn smile

next baby was also breech and he was turned by ecv at about 38 weeks

Highlander Sat 05-Sep-09 13:56:45

DS1 was TS then oblique from 30 weeks. I had already opted for an elec CS, but it was still tricky to get him out and he needed a ventouse. The OB said after the birth, 'just thank god you didn't try and push him out.'

DS2 was all over the place (mostly breech). Breech at 8am on the morning of the section but wioerdly had turned by the time of the section!! (10am)

On a more positive note, I was breech but turned naturally the night before my mum's induction.

Highlander Sat 05-Sep-09 13:57:17

I had low anterior placentas both times - don't know if that influences the baby's position

Portofino Sat 05-Sep-09 14:05:02

DD was transverse for a while, changed position daily then went head down just in time for my planned section. They then sent me home!

alittleteapot Sun 06-Sep-09 09:55:05

thanks all. feels to me today as though the head has swapped to other side of pelvis, so still not straight down but good that it's moving ie not wedged or anything. I'd competely forgotten all that stuff about not sitting with your knees higher than your hips etc so hope that by implementing some proper positioning in the final weeks that everything will be ok...

rubyslippers Sun 06-Sep-09 10:14:04

i have an oblique baby - had a scan yesterday to confirm (am 36 weeks)

have been told to sit the wrong way round on a chair

lean forward to get baby to drop

sitting on birth ball and leaning into something

am desperate to avoid a section ...

alittleteapot Sun 06-Sep-09 10:53:27

thanks rubyslippers. have you also been told the thing to keep your knees lower than your hips? what are you leaning into on the birth ball?

Good luck to you - I'll be 36 weeks on Wednesday. Have MW appt on Tuesday - will see how that goes - where the baby is and how worried they seem.

Feeling annoyed i haven't paid more attention to this earlier. dd was always cephalic so I think I've taken it for granted this one would be do.

like you, REALLY don't want a section...

rubyslippers Sun 06-Sep-09 10:58:41

am leaning into the side of the sofa which helps my knees to drop lower

it is also weirdly comfortable

also, am getting down on my hands and knees - am avoiding scrubbing the floors whilst I am down there grin

ohmeohmy Sun 06-Sep-09 11:24:56

have you seen spinningbabies here ?

alittleteapot Sun 06-Sep-09 12:14:55

I'm typing this sitting backwards on a chair.

found spinning babies difficult to navigate and no mention of oblique babies but will have another more thorough look.

rubyslippers Tue 08-Sep-09 17:47:58


just had a scan and baby now breech

having a ECV tomorrow

how are you doing?

alittleteapot Tue 08-Sep-09 19:37:22

sorry to hear that - although breech seems to be less dangerous in terms of waters breaking - one positive? good luck tomorrow. as of today my baby still oblique. obstetrician not worried but if still the case in ten days we'll have to come up with a plan which I assume (judging by my internet research) means c section or hospitalisation. As I have a two year old I think I'd go for the former with great regret as I just don't want to be away from home for long. but still time for it to sort itself out, fingers crossed. feel like i want to get all prep finished this week in case the whole thing is brought forward...

by the way have you tried acupuncture? loads of people really reckon it works to turn breech babies so might be worth a go if doesn't work tomorrow.

rubyslippers Tue 08-Sep-09 19:58:32

you are right - breech is better in terms of waters breaking

if ECV doesn't work am going to try accupuncture and/or reflexology ...

fingers crossed for you too

LissyGlitter Tue 08-Sep-09 20:07:12

eek-just went for a midwife apt today and the baby is oblique (30 weeks) I wasn't bothered till I read this thread-DD was an undiagnosed breech at 36 weeks leading to an emergency section leading to much trauma, so I am petrified of it happening again. I would rather go for an elective section than try for a VBAC if there is a high risk of it happening again. When is a second baby meant to settle into position?

whelk Tue 08-Sep-09 20:10:32

dd2 was oblique and basically bobbing around everywhere until 40 weeks. Did lots of exercises astride birth ball, rotating pelvis etc. DD2 did evetually get cephalic at 41 weeks and all was well. Good luck!

alittleteapot Tue 08-Sep-09 21:20:13

whelk, did they hospitalise you while you waited?

lissy don't worry too much - you've got a good few weeks to go. I'd get yourself to a good yoga class though and do everything you can to get it down. I've heard second babies can bob around a lot till quite late, it's just that once you get to term oblique becomes a bit more risky.

alittleteapot Tue 08-Sep-09 22:22:50

just read an interesting article that said good to do yoga exercises such as cat stretch when you can feel that the baby is awake (ie moving) as it's more likely to respond and work with you...

alittleteapot Thu 17-Sep-09 21:30:00

rubyslippers - how's it going?

I had acupuncture this week, midwife appt in morning

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