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How late will a transverse baby turn?

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HeadFairy Thu 05-Nov-09 14:30:19

On the baby spinning website it says that transverse babies are less likely to turn the later you progress in to pregancy as the uterus gets shaped for a transverse lie (or something like that). I'm 33 weeks and my baby is still transverse... what are the chances of her turning?

Bleatblurt Thu 05-Nov-09 14:38:05

My DS2 was transverse at 35+4 weeks and managed to turn a few days later. He was also mahoosive so didn't have a lot of room but still managed to turn.

cakeywakeywhizzbangmakey Thu 05-Nov-09 14:39:59

My DD was transverse right up until 36 weeks - made me a very odd shape smile

HeadFairy Thu 05-Nov-09 14:43:47

butterball and cakeywakey.. were your babies movers before they turned? DD hasn't moved since 25 weeks or thereabouts. DS was the same, as soon as I could feel where he was he didn't shift the entire time. I just wondered if some babies just get themselves comfy and don't move much. All the MWs I've seen don't seem very optimistic that she'll turn.

cakeywakeywhizzbangmakey Thu 05-Nov-09 14:52:46

My DD was a proper mover, especially when there were loud noises going on. She really didn't like me going to the cinema smile

She was only 7lbs though and I'm not exactly dainty, so I think there was room for her to shift about. My MW thought that at 37 weeks she still felt transverse, but at a scan in wk 38 she was head down and ready to go (and appeared the next day).

I think that you still have time for her to turn. There some advice about how to encourage your baby to turn here: www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/labourandbirth/planningyourbabysbirth/babyinpositionforbirth/

Bleatblurt Thu 05-Nov-09 14:58:01

My DS2 wasn't much of a mover in a turning about kind of way (he was big on kicking and punching though!) He was breech for a long time then decided he had the energy to turn sideways one day. grin I'm only 4ft 11in and DS was 8lb 6oz at exactly 36 weeks so there must have been <...> this much room to maneuver but he managed it.

HeadFairy Thu 05-Nov-09 15:03:19

Thanks! DD is not much of a kicker but is really wriggly. I think she's done a 180 degree move, she was battering the hell out of my left ovary for about four weeks, but now I'm getting lots of movement the otherside that feels like feet. Maybe that means she will turn another 90 degrees to head down. I'm booked for a scan at 36 weeks to see what she's up to.

cakeywakeywhizzbangmakey Thu 05-Nov-09 15:19:33

Good luck, and try not to worry. You've got a while to go smile

HeadFairy Thu 05-Nov-09 15:25:28

That's what everyone keeps saying.. thanks, I will try to keep positive.

Comma2 Thu 05-Nov-09 15:42:28

39 weeks, dd flipped into transverse for a few days then back the day before the csec.
Good luck!

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