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Anyone had 2 breech babies?

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papooshka Tue 29-Jul-08 03:30:44

My DD was breech and I had a planned CS at 39 weeks, tried ECV but it didn't work.

Now I am pregnant again and the baby is breech again - think it could be because I have a slightly twisted pelvis so the baby can't get its head down (but it could be total coincidence!)

Has anyone else had 2 breech babies?

snookie28 Tue 29-Jul-08 07:42:10

will follow this thread with interest. DD was born by cs at 39 weeks due to being breech. they couldn't do ecv as dd was stuck. in theatre they found out she was transverse.

am now prg with no2 and at 26 weeks the baby is transverse. I know it is early days but dd spent her whole pregnancy lying across me as this one is doing. Am keen to avoid cs2 but i believe they can't do an ecv after a previous section.

Totally anecdoctal but my mum said that i was breech until turned by an ecv. she then went on to have my 2 brother who were head down.

How many weeks pregnant are you papooshka? there still may be time for babe to turn itself

debliz5 Tue 29-Jul-08 14:11:30

I had 2 breech babies. And therefore, 2 c-sections. I was never told why this was, apart from the fact that that is how my uterus is - too narrow or something.
Well, now I'm pregnant (35 weeks) with baby 3, and she's head down. Am actually looking into the possibility of a VBAC. Will see what they tell me on Friday.

Good luck to you both!

boobat Tue 29-Jul-08 19:37:54

Yes both my sons were breech, one diagnosed throughout the pregnancy he was breech at 20 weeks and never budged had an elective section at 38+4 2nd son was undiagnosed breech at 40 weeks pregnant so had to have an elective section at 40+4.

Am currently 21 weeks pregnant with #3 and so hope this one is head down because I really really want to try for a VBA2C this time.

I do have a bi-cornuate uterus so more likely to be breech I believe.

Springflower Tue 29-Jul-08 19:39:52

Not sure how relevant it is but in my three pregnancies I was transverse, transverse and then breech but in each case they turned (one at 40 weeks) and I had normal deliveries. I have a bicorneate uterus so it is more likely as there is more space across the way. Good luck!

WinkyWinkola Tue 29-Jul-08 19:40:56

I'm curious - why does breech automatically mean C-section? Historically, have babies who are breech not been able to be born?

papooshka Wed 30-Jul-08 01:05:35

I'm only 20 weeks so I know theres loads of time for baby to turn, just got a feeling baby will be breech again!

Interesting to hear its quite common to have more than 1 breech baby though.

Breech doesn't necessarily mean cs - but its more likely as mw's don't have the experience to deliver breech babies any more - because of all the cs's.

KristinaM Wed 30-Jul-08 01:23:00

yes i've had 2

one turned himself at about 38-39 weeks and was a ventouse delivery

one was turned by ECv but i ended up with an emergency section anyway

I only got teh ECv just in time after insisting to dr that baby was breech and begging to be sent to hospital for a scan to confirm it. I was damn sure that i didnt want to labour and THEN have a Cs for an undiagnosed breech. one or teh other was bad enough!

However in the end we both recovered better from the section than the instrumental delivery

laweaselmys Sun 03-Aug-08 22:21:33

My mother's 2 kids were both breech (feet first position), and it turned out all four of her mother's kids had been breech as well (all though some of them could be turned) didn't work on me and my sis but we were both born naturally with no probs.

Consequently am expecting this grumpalump to a least start out breech.

mumfor1standmaybe2ndtime Tue 05-Aug-08 08:36:37

Ds was undiagnosed breech, went into labour and ended up with em c section as he was in distress and I had high blood pressure.
Now pg with number 2 so will be watching this thread!
I was infact a breech baby, if that counts!

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