My baby has been flipping back and forth since 20 weeks. I thought she would stay head down when we found her that way at 34 weeks, but just before 36 weeks she was breech again. I started doing the usual flip-the-breech-baby methods at that point. Webster Technique, cold pack at baby's head and warm compress at crotch, flashlight down low, husband talking to baby down low... hypnobirthing scripts, hanging out on all fours, moxibustion. At 37 weeks she was vertex, then flipped back to breech... yesterday she was vertex but today she flipped again.
I am continuing to do moxibustion, etc etc etc, but I'm wondering if I should be concerned that she is flipping this late in the game? Today I'm 38 weeks.
Also, what do I need to know if she is still breech when I go into labor?
I am planning a hospital birth with an OB. My doctor's practice does do vaginal breech deliveries, but from what I understand, an epidural is required as is delivering in the OR. I understand that babies can flip even during labor, but I would prefer to avoid the epidural. They do perform ECV. Wondering if this would be an option during labor, prior to an epidural... I don't know, I guess I'm just looking for insight, for reassurance, for BTDT stories. I like to think through all possible scenarios. Ideally baby would flip before I go into labor and I'd be able to have a natural hospital birth, most of the laboring done at home. Guess I'm also just wondering if she has a good reason for wanting to be breech, if that's something I should consider, and what it might be / how to tell?
I did put in a call to my OB's office this afternoon after I realized she was breech, to talk through some of this, but no one called back before end of day despite the receptionist saying they would.
Thanks in advance for your kind words!