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Oh bugger, bugger, bugger. Think baby is breech

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Ceolas Sat 30-Jun-07 13:24:08



32 weeks, 4th pregnancy. This is not what we want for the home birth.

Last 2 midwives (28 and 32 weeks) have been suspicious but not 100%. I have nearly all kicks low down and at the front but am rubbish at feeling baby's position myself.

I have to get a scan at 36 weeks to be sure.

Please, please let it turn. I want this baby at home so badly

Nettee Sat 30-Jun-07 13:28:26

good luck - still has lots of time to turn and they should offer you an external cephalic version if not. No point worrying about it until 36 weeks - much easier said than done I know. I am only 28 weeks but keep feeling a head at the top of the bump and worrying. feels hard like a ball and bounces back when you push on it.

Ceolas Sat 30-Jun-07 14:53:10

I wonder if the positions for turning a breech baby are the same as for a posterior?

mmelody Sat 30-Jun-07 15:44:06

My baby was breech at 30 weeks. My midwife told me to lean forwards a lot a and avoid reclining positions (especially on the sofa!!) I also got one of those huge exercise ball thingies and sat leaning forward on it with my knees back.Hands and knees on the floor is recomended too!

After a week of this he had a HUGE movement which made me feel quite sick...but it did the trick and he is now head down, engaged and ready to rock!!!

Ceolas Sat 30-Jun-07 17:49:17

Oh that sounds promising mmelody

Will have to work hard for next few weeks

LadyVictoriaOfCake Sat 30-Jun-07 17:50:12

get on your hands and knees and scrub the floors.

Ceolas Sun 01-Jul-07 09:42:36

Am doing hands and knees, forward leaning, hip swinging.

My head is running away with all the what ifs? and it's not pleasant.

People deliver breech babies vaginally, don't they?

ara Sun 01-Jul-07 10:00:15

http://londonbirthpractice.co.uk/joomla/educational/breech/home-breech-birth-photo-series_2.html

Hi Ceolas - have a look at this link...apparently there are some midwives who specialise in vaginal breech births - i came across it yesterday.

Good luck!

ara Sun 01-Jul-07 10:00:57

sorry don't know how to do the proper linkage but you could cut and paste into your browser!

lulumama Sun 01-Jul-07 10:02:50

moxibustion and pulsatilla

ask baby to turn

\link{http://www.gentlebirth.org/tips on here}

and in Janet Balaskas Active birth book

search archives here too

still plenty of time for baby to turn x

evenhope Sun 01-Jul-07 10:06:19

This is what happened to me. Planned home birth then midwife realised baby was breech. Tried kneeling with bum in air for hours, tried ECV. Ended up with CS. I was really upset but the actual birth was very calm and a positive experience. I found out afterwards that my mw's sister had a vaginal breech and the baby died. That would explain why she freaked when she realised.

Annie75 Sun 01-Jul-07 10:12:36

Hey Ceolas - don't panic. I found out the same when I was 32 weeks, but as everyone says, still plenty of time for baby to turn. I've been doing all the exercises and positions (including the one where you lie with your legs up an ironing board in an attempt to 'tip' the baby out of the pelvis!). To be honest, I've no idea whether it has turned or not - still feels pretty much the same - and I'm now 34 weeks. I've got a scan tomorrow so will know and seek some advice. Will keep you posted as I really want a home birth too. Will also try the moxibustion thing next week if baby in same position - I shall be your guinea pig! x

MrsMar Sun 01-Jul-07 14:29:37

Hi ceolas, I hope you manage to get the baby turned. I've got a sneaky suspicion my baby is breech too, I've never had any movement above a point about 2inches below my belly button, all the kicking is around my bikini line. Mind you I've got aaaages yet (I'm 29 weeks) I hope things work out for you and you get your home birth.

lulumamasmentee Sun 01-Jul-07 14:34:43

Hi Ceolas

I was in your position a few weeks ago (32wk appointment and he was footling breech) and he has turned now. I'm a home birth too so was very worried about c/section.

I was taking the pulsatilla, hands and knees for up to 1hr a night sometimes, sleeping on my left hand side and trying not to slouch at all.

I really hope baby turns for you, let us know what happens.

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