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MissBax · 20/06/2017 05:33

Had a 4D scan last week - AMAZING by the way!
They said baby was breach at that point, but I do still have 10 weeks left. I was just wondering at what point babies move into position? And how will the midwives know? Do they scan to check, as I didn't think I'd have another scan on the NHS now?
And if baby DID stay breach, at what point would they decide to do a section? Presumably earlier that due date?
Thanks :)

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ButterflyFree · 20/06/2017 05:41

Hi @MissBax - 4D scans are incredible aren't they?! I've had 2 and loved them.

Usually they don't worry at all about baby's position until around 36 weeks, so don't panic about it. Even after that, the baby can just turn at any moment to get into position. Mine was transverse until last week and suddenly he flipped head down - I'm now 34+4. The midwives can tell the baby's position just by feeling, so there should be no need for any further scans to determine which way he/she is facing.

If you are concerned or interested in researching ways to make baby move naturally, search for the Spinning Babies website and they have a number of techniques to try :)

MissBax · 20/06/2017 05:45

Butterfly - it was just amazing to see that little face and to know she's right there inside me! ♥
Ahh so they just feel? Wow, that's impressive! Thanks for the spinning babies recommendation - I'll have a look!

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newbian · 20/06/2017 05:46

Never Sad due to the shape of my uterus. DD was born via c-section. You will be offered an ECV around 36/37 weeks if baby hasn't moved, which is an attempt to turn the baby manually.

ButterflyFree · 20/06/2017 05:52

@MissBax Magical isn't it ❤️ we saw our little one smiling, yawning, hiccuping, touching his face... incredible to think they're developing all these little mannerisms already while they're in our tummies!

I was impressed when my midwife pressed firmly on my belly last week and was able to tell me where his little bum and head were - didn't know they'd be able to tell just from feeling, but apparently they can :) Anyway fingers crossed yours gets herself into position by around the 36-week mark, but if not there are plenty of natural ways to encourage her to do so.

user1494786770 · 20/06/2017 05:54

My baby was a possible breach and when I went for my 36 week check the midwife couldn't tell which way my baby was she thought baby was possibly breach so she requested with the hospital that I had a scan which I did at 37 weeks pregnant to determine if baby were or not thankfully baby wasn't but baby was back to back with me and that was done on the NHS I didn't have to pay for a scan.
All the best to op with the rest of your pregnancy enjoy every moment cause it soon flies by can't believe my DS is now 2 month old Smile

MerlinsBeard87 · 20/06/2017 07:33

My first was breech at my 36 week appointment so I was also scanned at 37 and had changed to head down

Bluebellwoods123 · 20/06/2017 07:59

34 weeks, decided to turn in the middle of the night.

arbrighton · 20/06/2017 08:31

Sometime between growth scans at 24 and 28 weeks.

No 'nasty surprises' on that front at 37 weeks

ighinici · 20/06/2017 13:40

ours at the 26w ultrasound was still breech, while at 32w he was head down. have no idea when he turned.

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