A woman who works at U of MD emailed me this post:
<<How many weeks along is this mom? Has she entertained the possibility of having someone use a rebozo to flip the baby? Moxibustion? Tilting exercises and/or doing flips in the swimming pool?
I work at UMD and (as far as I am aware of) they do not offer vaginal breech delivery for singleton gestations. They will deliver a breech twin if the first is vertex. There is an experienced OB named Dr.Alger who I've heard knows how to deliver breech...maybe she'd make an exception for this mom? Idk...maybe worth a shot calling to ask. >>
She's been swimming away, in the middle of acupuncture/moxibustion. Hasn't tried the rebozo but are the outcomes much greater than ECV when we're talking about physically trying to get baby to move? (She tried ECV with 2 different practitioners.) Excess amniotic fluid is what is preventing the baby from settling in a good position. It's more of an unstable lie than a stubborn breech baby that is engaged butt first.
Thanks for the name of Dr. Alger. It can't hurt for her to call. (I am not sure at what point I'm nagging her by all my suggestions! I feel so bad for her. I just wish the baby would turn! She does feel like the acupuncture with moxibustion is helping as she feels the baby moving when she goes.)