Originally Posted by dsb76
When you say it was obvious when he turned - do you mean that you felt him turn or that it was obvious when you felt your belly?
Both my babies were frank breech on my ultrasound on Monday (at almost 31wks) and since then I've been doing spinning babies, cool/hot compresses, chiro etc to get them to turn and I don't think they have yet. Those of you that have had success flipping breech babies - did you feel them flip during an activity (ie while doing an inversion? or at the chiro? or while getting moxibuxion?) or was it more subtle then that?
Well, I'm not sure if it would harder with twins, but I could feel it for sure. He was over 36 weeks when he was confirmed breech (and had been for at least a month). I tried everything on spinning babies from about 35 weeks on. I could eat chocolate ice cream, do all the "tricks" and the stinker wouldn't even wiggle! Anyway, about 24 hours after my first chiro appt I was sitting in the car and he started to move. My DH was driving and could barely watch the road. He flipped all the way right then. I was sore- like lightly bruised feeling- for the rest of the day and could feel the difference since I had gotten really used to what breech felt like. (MW confirmed next day) Then, I felt him turn back breech a few days later- I was sore again and totally different shaped. I went to the chiro again, felt him move vertex within hours, then went to the mw the next day and he was vertex again. I didn't tell her he had done a full turn between appts because I didn't want her to have to document that and risk getting in trouble if he ended up being born breech- although in the end he was born vertex and so fast (at 38+5) that it wouldn't have mattered anyway because there wouldn't have been time to transfer me.
So, really, while I'd prefer vertex for obvious reasons I'm okay with a frank breech homebirth. He just needs to be head down at my appts and if he's breech when he's born he needs to come fast. LOL. My mw is experienced, it's just dumb laws. There are situations where I wouldn't recommend breech at home, but being #4 for me with 3 fast, uncomplicated deliveries and the fact that frank breech is the safest I feel very comfortable with it myself and would never have a c/s for just breech alone. I did a lot of research last time. I did finally get to the Chiro last week. We're not trying to get him to turn yet, but my hip pain is reduced by about 95% and we're ready to try to persuade him to move closer to 35 weeks if he stays breech.
Oh, and BTW, I'm small 5'1" and under 120 when I'm not pregnant. He still turned at 37 weeks. Granted, he was my smallest at 6 lb 8 oz (my others were 7/1 and 7/11) but it's possible!