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Anyone else playing 'head or bum'?

(13 Posts)
HavingALittleFaithBaby Thu 21-Mar-13 20:23:31

I'm 35+2, when I saw my MW at my 34 week appointment she was feeling for position and I pointed out a big lump near my belly button. At my 31 week appointment she was certain baby was head down but this lump has been there for a while.

So I said Do you think it's a bottom? and she thought it might be a head. Basically if its still there at my 36 week appointment on Tuesday I'll be off for a scan. In the mean time I'm rocking on this gym ball (yup right now!) to try to turn it round!

Anyone else in the same position or have wisdom of experience?

BearsLikeMarmalade Thu 21-Mar-13 20:39:04

Not sure that this counts as wisdom but from 37 weeks with DD I kept saying I thought she was breech. From then until she was born at 40 +2 two midwives, my GP and DH (a paediatrician) all said her head was down. I got to the hospital just in time to push and she was indeed breech (midwife realised when DD poo'd at her grin), so I was right all along. We were lucky. A consultant obs was on that night who was very experienced in breech delivery. She was also tiny (5lb 12) and she is my second so that made a difference and she flew out in 2 pushes. DH was bloody glad he didn't end up delivering her in the car (he was quite relaxed about a cephalic presentation but would have panicked if he'd seen bum!). Had we known we would have gone for a c section.

Ironically a midwife did get concerned about presentation when I had DS (my first) and sent me for an extra scan to check but his head was well and truly down!

I was permanently on the ball/on all fours playing with DS in the weeks leading up to birth but clearly none of that made a bit of difference.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Thu 21-Mar-13 20:43:38

Yeah I'm not convinced its making any difference but I'll keep trying!

At least I've recognised it and my MW has taken it seriously..how awful that they didn't realise you were breach til you were in labour! Glad it was a positive outcome smile

PseudoBadger Thu 21-Mar-13 20:46:40

Not yet but I remember the game!

AmandinePoulain Thu 21-Mar-13 20:50:19

Well...I was told by several different mws and 2 doctors that dd2 was breech. I wasn't scanned because I was booked for an ELCS anyway so there wasn't any point...until I went into labour at 37 weeks. I was scanned...and she wasn't breech at all! She just had (and 7 months later still has) a very bony bum grin

carrielou2007 Thu 21-Mar-13 21:02:38

Same here!! Dc3 has been on the 'diagonal' as both other dc were but they both settled head down. I know this one is not head down as u get a weird 'pouchy' bit of skin where a head should be smile

28 and 32 weeks midwife had student do both facing a good old feel both agreed transverse/on diagonal, had consultant spot at 34 weeks with scan then beech and today midwife 'no I am certain he is head down' just as he had hiccups just under my ribs grin so she put 'unstable lie' on my notes!!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Thu 21-Mar-13 21:31:28

Yes, on the diagonal! There's another lump on the other side below my belly button. I do suspect that's the bottom because its not so big but then baby could just be sticking its bottom out far? Ah well, it might mean I get an extra scan and chance to see the baby one more time before I have it!

VisualiseAHorse Thu 21-Mar-13 21:32:27

I had a late scan (38+3 days) because MW couldn't figure out what the lump was at the top. It was the size of an orange.

Went in for the scan, very very very nervous! We discovered that baby was head-down, and the mystery lump was actually his heels - he had his ankles crossed, pushing his heels out. When he was really small, he used to bring his feet up into that position when he fell asleep.

VisualiseAHorse Thu 21-Mar-13 21:33:28

Oh, and baby was born 4 days later, at 39 weeks exactly.

sleepyhead Fri 22-Mar-13 00:43:57

This baby has at least 4 legs, 4 arms, 4 heads and 4 bums hmm (and it's definitely just one in there). I've got no end of lumps and bumps poking out of me - it's been quite alarming tonight!

My last appt (36 wks), the midwife wasn't 100% that he was head down, although he had been definitely at 34wks. I think he probably is because most of the moving lumps are at the top of my bump so I think it's all elbows & knees. He's not engaged though - second baby, could be anything right up to labour apparently.

The doctor thought I was twins at one point when my mum was pregnant because of my bony bum!

StuckOnARollercoaster Fri 22-Mar-13 11:51:10

Only 29 weeks and playing the game!
Gut feeling it that its a bum/legs on my right side fairly high up, seem to be stronger kicks on that side.
Bottom left also some gentler movements - could it be hands? and that baby is on a diagonal? Who knows but its fun prodding my belly to see what I can feel!

Snowflakepie Fri 22-Mar-13 12:02:55

Only 28 weeks but all the movement I can feel is downwards, really not enjoying the kicks to the fanjo lol! I know it can all change but he's been like this for all scans and appointments so far. Plus I have the weird double bump thing going on. DD was head down the whole way through and all the kicks were under my ribs. At least I know to be persistent if I'm not happy with what they say, he's not going to be a small chap and I have no faith in the high level of care you need tbh.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Wed 27-Mar-13 11:48:04

Well it was still there yesterday so MW sent me for a scan. In my case, baby is definitely head down! The lump appears to be bum and legs smile

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