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30 weeks, which way up?

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RetroHippy Sun 16-Nov-14 20:29:50

MW said at last appt (28weeks) that she would be able to tell where baby was at the next appt.

My next appt is on Tuesday, I'll be 30+4, I have no idea which way up this baby is! I get prods and pokes all over, but can't identify any limbs. If I gently push, the whole bump just feels hard, nothing stands out.

Is she going to really go for it to see what's what, and leave me squished and bruised, or does she have magic techniques?

luckynumbereleven Sun 16-Nov-14 20:33:20

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purplemurple1 Sun 16-Nov-14 20:34:07

Magic techniques! I can't tell at all but my mw knows straight away, no bruises so far.

OhMjh Sun 16-Nov-14 20:34:31

Where do you feel most of the movement/where are hiccups felt?
Where does she usually find the heartbeat?

She won't hurt you, I assure you, they're used to tender tummies and have a magic touch in most cases smile

RetroHippy Sun 16-Nov-14 20:42:55

I have a high anterior placenta, so not sure if that makes things more difficult. Had what I think was a foot in the right ribs this afternoon, also getting wiggles low down which may be hands, but it does seem to move. Maybe still getting comfy?

I'm excited to find out!

RetroHippy Sun 16-Nov-14 20:43:41

Hiccups I usually feel in the middle/all over <helpful>

cheesecakemom Sun 16-Nov-14 21:18:42

Lol no bruising involved - there's a way to examine. It may be slightly uncomfortable but you can tell her that.

RetroHippy Mon 17-Nov-14 17:27:32

Gutted, appt cancelled and next week is fully booked, so I get my 31 week check at 32+4 hmm

Off to have a look at the spinning babies site! I can totally figure this out myself.

BilboTheAlmighty Tue 18-Nov-14 04:46:06

My MW is also one with the magic touch grin She probed my belly a bit but it wasn't uncomfortable at all. I think it's because they know all the positions baby can be in, whereas we sometimes struggle to imagine them all squished up in there.

Incidentally, mine was transverse at 30 weeks. Now 32 weeks and she is finally head down, on my left side!

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