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When does a breech baby become a problem? Bet this has been asked already, sorry..

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fastasleep Wed 29-Jun-05 12:27:59

I'm 23 weeks... Sophia the bean's been breech and not moved (as in flipped over!) since my 19 week scan... I've had a few scans since then (for kidney probs), and I can tell now because her feet poke out at the bottom of my belly every few hours or so when she has a good kick... at what gestational age does it become a worry?

Just don't want another thing to worry about lol, thanks!

Nemo1977 Wed 29-Jun-05 12:31:56

I think it is only a problem from around 32/34 weeks and if still breech they will send u for another scan and discuss options..but i have been told second babies take longer to turn as they have more room or something like that..so ask mw not a lot of help really..pmsl

fastasleep Wed 29-Jun-05 12:33:24

That's good, no point worrying now then.. I have a scan at 30 weeks I guess they'll start bugging me then!

BROWNY Wed 29-Jun-05 12:34:31

Hi Fast, my dd2 was breach until we flew to Tenerife (dd1 was 15 months old at the time), I was 20 weeks pregnant then, but after eating a huge steak, she did an almighty flip (I screamed - it was so strong!), the local doc. was having his lunch at the next table and rushed over to see what was wrong - I was really shaken . At my next midwife appointment, she told me that she'd turned - hurray!!

So, you could either try flying somewhere , or eat a big steak as I couldn't tell you what turned her -lol.

With Joe, they thought he was breach and I was told that they don't worry about it until week 38!!!!

You could always close the curtains and put your elbows on the floor and your bum in the air

fastasleep Wed 29-Jun-05 12:36:25

Think I'll try the steak first

throckenholt Wed 29-Jun-05 12:40:29

very early days yet - still lots of time to turn round. Probably no need to worry until the mid 30's weeks.

You might like to get into the habit of leaning forward more, and spending some time on hands and knees. Gravity means the heaviest bits (back and head) will tend to be arranged at the lowest point - so if you spend time slumped in the settee, or with your feet up then they will most likely be towards your back, and also not easy to turn round. If your spine is straight then your stomach falls forward, giving more room to turn round and more likely the head will go down.

Nemo1977 Wed 29-Jun-05 12:43:07

I was told to spend lot of time on all fours with ds which i did religiously every night to hollyoaks ..lol

pupuce Wed 29-Jun-05 12:43:28

It's not a problem until 37 weeks, they can somersault everyday until then.
To turn it I would say past 36 weeks, try moxi bustion or pulsatilla 200 (www.helios.co.uk) or get the doctors to do an ECV (where they manually turn the baby).
At 23 weeks is it not an issue at all.

fastasleep Wed 29-Jun-05 13:50:26

Thanks for the reassurance ...I just wish she'd sumersault... she must be lazy like her mum.

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