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is anyone else irrationally worried that their baby will be breech?

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hayesgirl Fri 10-Jun-11 14:02:21

i am 31 weeks pregnant, due to see the MW in a few days. I have absolutely no idea what position my baby is in at the present although there is alot of movement under my ribs and in my lower abdomen....however I have this worry that he will be breech.

I absolutely have my heart set on a natural home birth and if he is breech it may mean that I cant have this. NOt worried about anything else at all except this and its completely irrational as for all i know he could already be head down!!!!

Someone said that using a birthing ball can help to encourage the baby into the correct position - how do you do this???

Wombat33 Fri 10-Jun-11 15:05:58

Watching with interest as my baby is currently transverse hmm

IamMrsJones Fri 10-Jun-11 15:16:44

I'm 30 weeks tomorrow and mine is breech. I was also hoping to have a home birth, but if he doesn't turn soon, I think that wont happen.

Tangle Fri 10-Jun-11 15:21:30

If its any consolation, DD1 was stubbornly breech and she was a very natural home birth (at least until we decided that the tear I acquired didn't seem to want to stop bleeding and, if it didn't, then hospital was a good place to be). I did have to use IMs to ensure I would get MWs with strong breech skills and experience but having experienced the different level of care we felt it was money very well spent.

That said, it wasn't a decision that we took lightly and nor was it a decision that we didn't question quite a bit! Head down babies definitely make life easier. www.spinningbabies.com has some suggestions on how to get babies to change position, and "Breech Birth" by Benna Waites has a chapter looking at different methods (it was also a very informative book when we were trying to decide what to do).

Good luck to you both smile

hayesgirl Fri 10-Jun-11 15:29:24

Thanks for the link. I will check it out! x

nannyl Fri 10-Jun-11 15:32:31

I am not worried about it being breech
(but am just slightly, worried about transverse)

I am planning a home birth too, and having a breech baby will not change my decision to home birth (while a transverse baby will change my choice)

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