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post #21 of 65

Mine is all over the place.  Sometimes I feel definite kicking (stomping) on my cervix, other times I feel kicks up top.  He was breech at the u/s, but continues to move and turn all around.

post #22 of 65

Mine's transverse at 24 weeks too.

post #23 of 65

Well I am not for sure but I think this baby is vertex.   I feel lots of little movements down low and some large movements like baby is turning side to side up top.  Hiccups I also feel down low.  That is just what I think though; I can't really feel a back or butt/head from the outside yet.  I'm 25 weeks.

post #24 of 65
What's the concern about baby being breech at 20-something weeks? There's plenty of time for baby to turn. Baby can turn head-down, then breech, then back again in the very last days of pg.
post #25 of 65

I wouldn't be concerned at all.   Plenty of time for baby to turn, I agree.  I thought we were just sharing for fun ;) 

 

 

post #26 of 65
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I wouldn't be concerned at all.   Plenty of time for baby to turn, I agree.  I thought we were just sharing for fun wink1.gif 

 

 


Me, too. But then there seemed to be a few people saying they hoped baby was head down soon or at next u/s or whatever and it got me wondering. Even if baby is head down now, s/he could and probably will flip and turn several times before settling back into head down for birth.
post #27 of 65
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Definitely no reason for concern at this point - just sharing for fun and curiosity. By 28 weeks, you definitely want the baby to be vertical, though, one way or the other. Breech is much preferable to transverse during the 3rd trimester, because it's easier for the baby to turn from breech to head-down than from transverse to head-down. If the baby grows too large while staying transverse, the uterus can stretch too much in a horizontal direction and not enough in a vertical direction, making it more difficult for the baby to turn. It's also more difficult to get into positions that make the baby turn if it is transverse as opposed to breech (i.e., there is no "transverse tilt" like there is a breech tilt). Plus, you can often give birth to a breech baby without a problem, but not a transverse baby.

 

I just had a prenatal check-up yesterday and my doctor said my baby was still transverse (which I knew). He said we would check again at 28 weeks and then take action to try to get it to turn if it's still transverse at that point.

post #28 of 65
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Definitely no reason for concern at this point - just sharing for fun and curiosity. By 28 weeks, you definitely want the baby to be vertical, though, one way or the other. Breech is much preferable to transverse during the 3rd trimester, because it's easier for the baby to turn from breech to head-down than from transverse to head-down. If the baby grows too large while staying transverse, the uterus can stretch too much in a horizontal direction and not enough in a vertical direction, making it more difficult for the baby to turn. It's also more difficult to get into positions that make the baby turn if it is transverse as opposed to breech (i.e., there is no "transverse tilt" like there is a breech tilt). Plus, you can often give birth to a breech baby without a problem, but not a transverse baby.


Interesting. I was reading about breech babies on Babycenter today and it said the opposite. It's better for baby to be transverse near term than breech because it's more easy to turn baby. That was using ECV, though. Maybe it's different when talking about baby turning on his/her own. I definitely can see how it would be better for baby to be breech rather than transverse during labor because then you'd at least have a chance of a vaginal birth.
post #29 of 65
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Interesting. I was reading about breech babies on Babycenter today and it said the opposite. It's better for baby to be transverse near term than breech because it's more easy to turn baby. That was using ECV, though. Maybe it's different when talking about baby turning on his/her own. I definitely can see how it would be better for baby to be breech rather than transverse during labor because then you'd at least have a chance of a vaginal birth.

 

That's true if the baby has been vertical one way or the other and has just recently turned transverse - in that case, the uterus has been stretched out in all directions and it can be more easily turned by ECV (although it's not easier to turn it with other methods, such as positioning your own body to try to make it turn, and ECV is not always successful). However, if the baby is near term, still transverse, and has not recently been vertical, one way or the other, then you have a serious problem, worse than breech. But hopefully that won't happen to any of us. :)

post #30 of 65
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That's true if the baby has been vertical one way or the other and has just recently turned transverse - in that case, the uterus has been stretched out in all directions and it can be more easily turned by ECV (although it's not easier to turn it with other methods, such as positioning your own body to try to make it turn, and ECV is not always successful). However, if the baby is near term, still transverse, and has not recently been vertical, one way or the other, then you have a serious problem, worse than breech. But hopefully that won't happen to any of us. :)


Ah, gotcha. Babycenter did say it's more likely that baby will turn if it's not mom's first.

My baby is flipping all over the place. At my NT scan at 12w he was transverse with his head on the right but at my Level II scan at 19w he was transverse with his head on the other side. I'm pretty sure he has flipped from transverse to vertical and probably breech because I've been feeling a lot of harder movement lower down. Last night I felt a very hard, large lump up near my belly button and could follow his back down toward my pelvis. I'm guessing that larger lump was the head, although I'm certainly no expert. This is my 4th pregnancy that has progressed this far so my uterus is pretty well stretched out.
post #31 of 65

I just had a midwife appointment last night and she said s/he is transverse.  Head on my right, feet on my left.  She said it was nothing to worry about and the babe will probably move a ton before it find a place to settle in.  So I guess I won't worry until she tells me too!  I am trying to do all my spinning baby inversions and stuff to encourage the little bugger to find a good spot!

post #32 of 65
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I am trying to do all my spinning baby inversions and stuff to encourage the little bugger to find a good spot!


I think I read somewhere that it doesn't do much good (and may not be a good idea) to do any of that stuff too soon. I can't remember specifically since I read so much. Anyway, you might want to read up on that a little more, if for no other reason than to not waste your time and energy on something that won't make a difference at this point.
post #33 of 65

My baby likes to hang out transverse, low in my uterus, posterior, and diagonal. Haven't felt around enough to tell if it's breech or vertex when it's hanging out diagonally in there...

My midwife says she doesn't start worrying about fetal positioning until at least 28 or 32 weeks. Sometimes I will get on hands & knees and do pelvic rocks to get baby into a better position, just because it's more comfortable for me...

post #34 of 65

At 20w he as breech and I don't think he's changed yet. I still feel the feet kicking at the bottom, and knees. I know there is plenty of time, but you still hope he doesn't get too comfortable.

 

post #35 of 65

I thought most babies were left occiput transverse until they entered the pelvis, and then left occiput anterior as they engaged. shrug.gif

post #36 of 65
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I thought most babies were left occiput transverse until they entered the pelvis, and then left occiput anterior as they engaged. shrug.gif


I'm not an expert but I believe that only applies to the position of the head during labor. Left occiput transverse means baby's occiput is transverse and toward the left of the mother's body. Baby's head usually rotates during labor to left occiput anterior, the occiput directed toward the anterior of the mother's body.
post #37 of 65

Well interestingly enough at my midwife appt, baby was breech.  apparently all that movement was the feet :lol

Not worried though, baby is plenty active and I am sure he/she will turn at some point. 

post #38 of 65

At my appt last week (27 weeks) he was laying oblique. I have an additional sono on Thurs to check for the CPC and also because of the LGA (which doesn't concern me - my last one was 3 weeks ahead. I was just hoping for a smaller one this time!) I still have some time for him to turn, so I'm not too worried. Plus, I've read that with later pregnancies your uterus is just a bit roomy and it may take longer to turn.

post #39 of 65

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Originally Posted by Mama Metis View Post

I thought most babies were left occiput transverse until they entered the pelvis, and then left occiput anterior as they engaged. shrug.gif




I'm not an expert but I believe that only applies to the position of the head during labor. Left occiput transverse means baby's occiput is transverse and toward the left of the mother's body. Baby's head usually rotates during labor to left occiput anterior, the occiput directed toward the anterior of the mother's body.

 

Yes, you are totally right. Thanks for clearing that up. It was confusing me. 
 

 

post #40 of 65

At my last appt at 25 wks (2 wks ago) baby was breech which explained all the movement I was feeling down low... but since then I've seen a punch in the middle of  my belly. Yet small movements & flutters seem low still. I don't know.. I'm new to this!  My midwife had my partner feel for the head during our appt (which was actually baby butt) and that was super exciting. I haven't had any ultrasounds and am not planning on it unless MW recommends, otherwise direction has been determined by feel and where the heartbeat is. I assume baby'll straighten out when the time comes but in the meantime seems to be enjoying whatever position feels right in there! :)


 

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