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post #21 of 89

 Is it safe to assume that if you find the heartbeat directly under the navel a few inches that baby is tranverse?  That is where i found his heartbeat yesterday.

post #22 of 89

My lil man was transverse last night, when I was feeling around. His head was on the left side and his legs and butt curled up on the right side. Now that I could kinda feel where he was at, I'm kind of worried about him going head down too. I really want a guaranteed chance of birthing at home unassisted.

post #23 of 89

I'm pretty sure that your midwives will deliver a breech baby in a birth center.  It is legal in OR to deliver a breech baby.  My homebirth midwives will certainly do it, so I don't really worry too much about it..

 

In Canada they've out-lawed mandetory c-sections for breech babies.  The studies show that it's just as safe to vaginally deliver a breech baby as it is to get a c-section.  So long as the baby is butt-first, it's fine, legal and the option that I would personally take.
 

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From what I can tell based on where I feel kicks (down in my pelvis or in my sides, NEVER toward the top of my uterus or ribcage) this baby is definitely breech and transverse at times.  I can sometimes feel movement on both sides of my abdomen, as if he is kicking and punching at the same time.  Otherwise I feel fluttery kicks down on my bladder.  I am glad you asked this question Meesh993 because I have honestly been getting worried about it.  I'm at almost 27 weeks and I know there's time but I also know that based on the 20wk u/s this baby is measuring larger- about a week and a half ahead based on their estimations.  My husband was a breech baby, and while I know that it isn't genetic I also get worried about it.  I WANT MY OUT-OF-HOSPITAL BIRTH!  haha!  I keep trying positions and sending baby vibes to move head-down goodvibes.gif

 

I know I'm jumping the gun and baby will probably flip, but it's hard not to worry when a c-section would be devastating.  Absolutely devastating.  I mean, I know a section, if necessary, would yield a healthy baby and that's what matters but I think everyone here can understand that when I've been planning a beautiful out-of-hospital birth for this (my last) child, that a c-section would be the LAST thing I'd want.  Sigh.

 

Anyway, I've done pelvic rocks, I've been practicing good posture when sitting and standing, and I sleep in a position that is supposedly helpful for getting baby to turn (though I usually wake up on my back.  Bah.)

 

My DS1 was head down for as long as I could tell.  I hope this baby turns soon.... 

 



 



 

post #24 of 89
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I'm pretty sure that your midwives will deliver a breech baby in a birth center.  It is legal in OR to deliver a breech baby.  My homebirth midwives will certainly do it, so I don't really worry too much about it..
 



 


I'm with Andaluz and they say that they have to attend breech and twin births at home because legally they can't do it at the birth centers.  I don't think it's legal to do it at free-standing birth centers in OR, but you can do it at home.

 

post #25 of 89

Ahh, okay.  Well, I'd certainly attempt a home-birth breech before I'd go to a hospital and have a planned c-section..  From everything I've read it's just as safe to deliver a breech baby and I prefer to do things as naturally as possible.  Does your midwife office also do homebirths?  Maybe that's an options for jbk21 as well (if her baby didn't actually turn).

 


 

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I'm with Andaluz and they say that they have to attend breech and twin births at home because legally they can't do it at the birth centers.  I don't think it's legal to do it at free-standing birth centers in OR, but you can do it at home.

 



 

post #26 of 89

Yeah I knew they'd risk me out (unless i chose homebirth, of course) if he stayed breech (I'm assuming he won't but it's hard not to worry!)  I'd definitely prefer a homebirth over c-section, but I'm also wondering (just out of curiosity) if there are CNMs in hospitals that deliver breech babies.  I know it's up to hospital policy but I also have more faith in the Portland hospitals than in other cities (mostly because of my experience in the midwest).  I only wonder because I know an amazing, experienced homebirth midwife who also practices part-time at OHSU.  I wonder if she's been able to do any work on the rigid hospital policies over the years :-)

 

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Ahh, okay.  Well, I'd certainly attempt a home-birth breech before I'd go to a hospital and have a planned c-section..  From everything I've read it's just as safe to deliver a breech baby and I prefer to do things as naturally as possible.  Does your midwife office also do homebirths?  Maybe that's an options for jbk21 as well (if her baby didn't actually turn).

 


 



 



 

post #27 of 89

Aaannnndddd I just found this very recent article http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2011/07/ohsu_effort_aims_to_reduce_the.html


Gosh I love Portland!   joy.gif

post #28 of 89

Awww! How wonderful! If only the rest of the US could be this way. My uncle lives in Portland, OR, and I loved it when I visited for 2 weeks. So beautiful and I love the moist feeling, even in the summer.

post #29 of 89

Seriously, after having lived in Ohio my entire life it is SO refreshing to live here in Portland.  The lifestyle is so different, people are so wonderful and kind, the weather is phenomenal (I don't mind the rainy season).  Anyway, I think I pulled the thread off-topic.  Apologies!  Back to baby positioning... I think I may have felt a kick toward the top of my uterus yesterday (could have been a punch).  Today he's back transverse.... 
 

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Awww! How wonderful! If only the rest of the US could be this way. My uncle lives in Portland, OR, and I loved it when I visited for 2 weeks. So beautiful and I love the moist feeling, even in the summer.



 

post #30 of 89

It's hard for me to tell unless I'm laying down and poking around, which makes him really mad at me. lol

post #31 of 89

My babe has been breech, but now is all over the place. I think he flips around at least once every few days. I have bigger babes too. Not concerned yet. I'm 25 weeks. I'll be more concerned around 33 weeks if babe is not headdown.

post #32 of 89

I'm doing a home birth with Vivante, so I would have a vaginal breech birth at OHSU. Not as nice as home, but I had my first there and was awesome.  My midwives don't do home breech births, because they don't have the experience.  I wish every place could be as cool as Portland. : )

 

Last night and today baby was head down again, so I think there's just lots of room for her to wiggle and turn around at this point.

post #33 of 89

26 weeks here and baby is transverse.  I wasn't worried about it and am trying not to be, but this thread makes me a little nervous...

post #34 of 89

Ooh we interviewed Vivante and loved it.  If we had been set in a homebirth we would have gone with them.  Linda Glenn is the MW there that also delivers at OHSU.  If I had to go to a hospital for any reason (GD, breech, etc.) I'd go to OHSU because I trust her experience.  She's caught thousands of babies!

 

 

 

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I'm doing a home birth with Vivante, so I would have a vaginal breech birth at OHSU. Not as nice as home, but I had my first there and was awesome.  My midwives don't do home breech births, because they don't have the experience.  I wish every place could be as cool as Portland. : )

 

Last night and today baby was head down again, so I think there's just lots of room for her to wiggle and turn around at this point.



 

post #35 of 89

Yup, this is my second birth with Vivante.  Linda Glenn is how I talked my DH into a homebirth the first time around. : )

post #36 of 89

My baby is SO active that she goes from transverse to breech to vertex in a day easily. Today at my appointment, she was transverse (she's usually vertex for appointments).

post #37 of 89

Well, he seemed to settle into a head down position all day today. Hopefully he STAYS there until it's time to come out. lol

post #38 of 89

Mine did too!  And I hope for the same thing...because so far this baby has been measuring freakishly giant.  And I would hate to have to tell a doctor I would like to vaginally deliver a freakishly giant breech baby thumb.gif

post #39 of 89

HAHA Ashley, I would love to hear some rants about how you want to vaginally deliver a big baby, but your doctor is adament for c-section. lol

post #40 of 89

I think my baby is head down. I never have a clue what I am feeling, though! At the midwife on Tuesday, she said she "thought" he was head down. "I think this must be a butt and knees I'm feeling up here." It made me a little nervous cause I kinda thought she should *know* not *think*!!  Ha! All I know is he doesn't move enough to change positions anymore. He stays in pretty much the same place now. 

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