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A silly 37 weeks and the baby is breech.......heads not engaged but....

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biglips Fri 22-Aug-08 12:37:21

what would happen if i have a nookie with my Dp.....would it be nothing? hmm

lulumama Fri 22-Aug-08 12:38:36

what do you mean, what would happen?

head cannot engage if the baby is breech. the head is up at the top of your uterus

do you mean would it make the baby turn or set you off into labour?

have you tried anything to encourage baby to turn?

biglips Fri 22-Aug-08 12:41:29

yes ive been on my hands and knees this week but ive laid off the gym ball this week as just incase its bottom may get engaged into my pelvis! im unsure if i do just carry on with the gym ball.

i just dont want to do anything wrong apart from getting on hands and knees iykwim?

bethoo Fri 22-Aug-08 12:41:54

having sex would not do anything. though doing doggy style with your bum in the air may help move the baby! grin

bethoo Fri 22-Aug-08 12:42:36

of course i am 33 weeks and prefer to spoon! smile

lulumama Fri 22-Aug-08 12:43:25

have you tried moxibustion to get baby to turn.. it is a herb..mugwort, that you burn near your little toe.. an acupuncturist can also do it for you

biglips Fri 22-Aug-08 12:48:46

actually i went in to see a acupuncturist today and she said that she is not confident to do anything on pg women hmm

biglips Fri 22-Aug-08 12:49:10

moxibustion - do u buy them online?

lulumama Fri 22-Aug-08 13:06:19

find a different acupuncturist or someone who specialises in pregnant women!

biglips Fri 22-Aug-08 13:06:55

righto ok

ill ring round for one.

Tangle Fri 22-Aug-08 14:18:15

You could also look for a chiropractor skilled in the Webster technique. This starts with the premise that the baby can't turn because of an asymetry with the mother's pelvis or spine, or a muscle spasm caused by an asymetry with the mother's pelvis or spine - so if you remove the asymetry and release any spasm, the muscles in the mother's abdomen should relax and the baby will be able to turn.
If you can't find a chiro (or you're not a chiro fan), a physio or osteopath (specialising in pregnant women wink) might also be able to help.

I'm no expert, but aren't there hormones (?) in semen that can help ripen a near-term cervix?

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