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'Unstable lie'

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wowiesis111 Wed 03-Jun-15 17:08:36

Been told at almost 37 weeks baby is not head down and is In fact in an unstable lie position. Basically still moving around freely.
Anyone had this and baby actually engaged in time?
I'm getting closer to my due date and praying baby moves to being head down but just not feeling likely as he's is so wriggly. Even the midwives couldn't believe how much he was moving about. I'm only slight too so they can't understand how he has so much room. ( although I did have a tiny baby last time)

I'm really getting worried about a possible section and / or the thought of going into labour when he's in this position. First labour was only 3 hours and all a bit of an emergency so I'm starting to panic that it may all be a little manic.


wowiesis111 Thu 04-Jun-15 07:55:38


weelamb123 Thu 04-Jun-15 12:23:14

Sorry, no experience but wanted to bump ur post back up to top and say good luck. Xx

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Thu 04-Jun-15 12:27:22

You could have as long as 5 weeks for it to right itself. Lots of babies dont' engage until close to labour, especially when its not your first. I wouldn't be worrying about it for a while yet.

wowiesis111 Thu 04-Jun-15 13:32:55

Winter they seem to think they won't let me go to full term if he's not turned as won't let me go into labour with this positioning.

So looking at potentially a couple of weeks... Scan Thursday to check and then they will schedule c section in told!
Can't help but worry.
He's so active but just not moving to the correct position. Last night he was kicking me in the bladder till the early hours!! shock

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Thu 04-Jun-15 13:48:10

Really? Thats surprising, but there might be more to it? My third was all over the shop until labour started, and was a very straightforward labour and birth.
Obviously I have no knowledge of your medical details so have no way of knowing for you though. You can ask for a second opinion if you're not convinced?

Hophop987 Thu 04-Jun-15 14:02:39

Have you tried doing any of the excercises that could help baby move into the right position? They don't always help but it's worth a try. Fingers crossed he will be head down next week.

wowiesis111 Thu 04-Jun-15 22:42:27

I've been swimming, on the gym ball, upside down, on all four etc bit nothing. My first was transverse until last minute but this one has been breech and transverse all the time.
He moved into three different positions during my midwife appointment on Tuesday! Mine of them head down though.

Pagerty Mon 08-Jun-15 22:01:01

I was admitted to hospital at 37+4 with an unstable lie. He used to flip from transverse to breech while the midwife was examining me. I was told I would be there until 39 weeks when they would deliver by section but he turned a week later and stayed head down so I was discharged. They did scan me when I was in labour just to double check he hadn't moved (he hadn't).

Good luck.

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