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Breech at 30 weeks

At my last OB appt, my doctor said he doesn't check the position of the baby until 36 weeks, because it doesn't really matter before then. 


But today, at an elective 3D Ultrasound, we found out that the baby is breech.  The ultrasound tech said that it's important to try to get the baby to flip before 36 weeks, bc once it gets that late, she might not turn at all.


My next OB appt is in 2.5 weeks, so I'll be able to discuss this with my doctor then....


Have any of you had a breech baby who flipped on his/her own?  The tech showed me some stretches to help to get the baby to turn.  If she doesn't turn, I won't let my OB do a version, because I am scared of what could happen to her.  I'd actually rather have a C/S. 


 

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm
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andreajs3
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No advice to offer?? But thankfully it's early enough that she still has time to flip, so hopefully she does it on her own :) I've also heard going to a chiropractor could help with having her flip in the right position as well

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm
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The only thing that my FSIL (midwife) has ever mentioned to me is getting down on all fours and rocking slowly back and forth - literally shaking the baby around I guess!!
Posted on May 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm
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I am 31 weeks and my LO was head down all last week and then decided to turn transverse yesterday.  I asked my doctor and she said that they can still move quite a bit at this stage, but once they go head down they would most likely stay that way.  I know that my LO still has room to move though, since it's not super uncomfortable for me if he turns.  Most doctors don't worry about position until a bit later on, like your doctor said.  But if I were you I would still continue to do your exercises to try and get the baby head down, because the earlier they turn, the better!


Not sure what exercises they showed you, but I've been told to try pelvis rocking on all fours, tailor sitting whenever possible and squatting several times a day. Also swimming is supposed to help too.  If by chance your LO doesn't turn by then, there are still a lot of other options out there like acupuncture which is super effective in turning babies.  I wouldn't worry too much about it yet!

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 4:20 am
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Sounds like a good idea to try the exercises they suggested and my midwife also said they check at 36 weeks. At my last appointment (which was 34 weeks) she said she was pretty certain she was head down and that they still can move even though they have less space at 36 weeks and beyond. Like your OB, they said prior to 36 weeks it doesn't matter so much because they still have time and room to turn. I know a couple girls who said their babies turned on their own at 38 or 39 weeks so it seems like it's not impossible! Try not to worry too much!

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 4:30 am
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I wouldn't worry about it just yet. I got myself all worked up when Jane was still breech later than I hoped, but she turned in plenty of time.

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 8:05 am
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Don't worry about it yet. My dr. wasn't concerned until 36 weeks. My little guy was transverse for my whole pregnancy. And at 37 weeks she sent me for an ultrasound to check because I just had this feeling he was still in that position. Needless to say I was right. Mother's intution? I think so. She suggested a version and I went to a consultation about it. I decided against a version for many reasons. Althought some people have success with versions. I was told there was on;y about a 50% chance it would work on first time pregnancies and sometimes they flip back. I ended up chosing a scheduled c section. And I am very happy with my decision. But don't worry about it yet. You still have time. If you need someone to talk to about it thought let me know. Best of luck!

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm

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