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Breech at 31+4, when did your baby turn?

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Anna2006 Thu 07-Dec-17 18:28:07

Midwife today said she believes baby is breech still. When did your babies turn head down from?

Going to try encourage it to turn as I know I have time for it to.

Stats says only 25% are still breech at this point but by 37 weeks only 3% will still be breech. So I’m hoping it does a spin.

mindutopia Thu 07-Dec-17 19:37:15

You have plenty of time, so no need to worry, but definitely do all the right things now to encourage a turn. No reclining or slouching, sit up straight with good posture, sit on a birth ball or backless chair, go swimming (which helps baby to turn because of how you position yourself in the water), look at the breech exercises on the Spinning Babies website, and if you have any low back/pelvic pain/SPD, I would also have an appt with a chiropractor or cranial osteopath who specialises in pregnancy. Often pain is caused by your pelvis being misaligned and fixing the misalignment can open things up so baby can turn.

But yes, it's still very normal at this point. My 1st turned at 34 weeks (I did all of the above, which I think helped). I'm pretty sure this baby is breech as well or at least has been. I'm about to be 31 weeks now. I know there's still plenty of time to turn, but I'm keeping an eye on it again and trying to be as proactive as I can be. Most do turn though.

RuskBaby Thu 07-Dec-17 19:40:31

Mine flipped just before 36 weeks, it was really uncomfortable so I knew she had. Good luck getting them head down.

Anna2006 Thu 07-Dec-17 20:10:21

@mindutopia thanks! I’m gonna try sit on my birth ball a lot and get down in all fours like suggested every day. The midwife did say she wasn’t really sure but felt it was breech from her experience. But often they got bum and head mixed up 🤣

Fingers crossed it will just decide to turn naturally on its own. These babies have a mind of their own. An guess only time will tell.

WasDoingFine Thu 07-Dec-17 20:12:09

37 weeks. The night before l was going in to have him manually turned.

Expectingbsbunumber2 Thu 07-Dec-17 22:34:59

Mine was breech 2 weeks ago but turned last weekend oh it was so uncomfortable that's how I knew. I'm 37+5. Hope baby turns for you

Anna2006 Fri 08-Dec-17 10:43:33

Okay so seems quite common for them to turn a bit later then. Get worried when they say they won’t have space but if they want to do it I expect they manage some how!

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