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post #61 of 77
Thread Starter 

We've determined daddy is anti-ro magnetic. I can be getting tons of kicks, he touches my tummy and they stop. he goes away and they start back up again. 

Darn child!

post #62 of 77

I'm pretty sure babies usually turn to be head down somewhere towards the middle to end of the third trimester. It's definitely way too early to be worried about positioning. The babies will probably move a ton between now and then.

post #63 of 77



 

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Originally Posted by GoofyInOK View Post

About when should we get worried about breech babies staying that way?  I know it's too early, but I'm already a little worried!


My breech baby was breech at 30 weeks and everyone told me she had plenty of time to turn. I believe she remained breech due to entanglement and placenta location issues.

 

However, I know people whose babies turned at 35-39 weeks. (on their own, without all of the deliberate trying I did! not just a little bitter, am I?)
 

 

post #64 of 77

Yeah, I wouldn't start getting worried about it until I was in the 32 week range.  And even then they can still turn, but I'd start thinking about it more. 

post #65 of 77

Dumb question... how do you know if the baby is "oriented" head down or breech? As I've mentioned, I'm fat and have an anterior placenta, so maybe I won't be able to tell as much which way she is turned.

post #66 of 77

I think right now it's way too early to tell. My baby seems to be mostly transverse, judging by where I feel most movement (on the sides), but who really knows. Feeling kicks at your cervix instead of in your ribs is one indicator of a breech baby, but there is some skill/experience to doing "belly mapping": your MW should be able to tell, even if you can't!

 

http://spinningbabies.com/baby-positions/belly-mapping

post #67 of 77
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Originally Posted by scowgirl View Post

Dumb question... how do you know if the baby is "oriented" head down or breech? As I've mentioned, I'm fat and have an anterior placenta, so maybe I won't be able to tell as much which way she is turned.


Kind of at this point, from a sonogram. Practioners can tell by feel or where they hear the heartbeat. However, sometimes it's hard to tell the head from a firm butt (for certain) even at the end. I had numerous checks on my breech baby because they were hearing the hb in places where you would expect a head-down baby.

 

I think once you get an idea of what the kicks feel like you can imagine where the parts are, but I'm not so good at that.

 

Here are tips for toward the end of your pregnancy: http://spinningbabies.com/baby-positions/belly-mapping.
 

 

post #68 of 77
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Originally Posted by XanaduMama View Post

I think right now it's way too early to tell. My baby seems to be mostly transverse, judging by where I feel most movement (on the sides), but who really knows. Feeling kicks at your cervix instead of in your ribs is one indicator of a breech baby, but there is some skill/experience to doing "belly mapping": your MW should be able to tell, even if you can't!

 

http://spinningbabies.com/baby-positions/belly-mapping


Ha ha! Nice link!
 

 

post #69 of 77

Thanks, guys.  I'm going to try not to worry about the baby's positioning, because like everyone said, it could change easily.  I for some reason have this feeling that the baby has a short umbilical cord and that I might end up with a breechling...  But I will hope that I am way wrong!
 

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Originally Posted by scowgirl View Post

Dumb question... how do you know if the baby is "oriented" head down or breech? As I've mentioned, I'm fat and have an anterior placenta, so maybe I won't be able to tell as much which way she is turned.



I had an ultrasound that confirmed baby's positioning, but I could mostly tell beforehand by the placement of the kicks I was feeling.  They were really low and close to my cervix, and I really didn't think that was punches hitting me that way.  Strangely, I think baby did a complete flip while I was at work today.  I keep feeling these huge, whole body baby movements and oh goodness are they uncomfortable sometimes.  I can only imagine how much more intense those feelings will get in the coming months!

post #70 of 77
The movements get stronger, but baby also runs out of room, so there won't be as many complete body flips! More like kicks, punches and squirms!

Why do you think you've got a short cord? Dd's cord was surprisingly short, ftr, and she came out head-first smile.gif
post #71 of 77

Mine's been flipping too.  In fact, she flipped from head-up to head-down during the sonogram.  Pretty sure she's done quite a bit more flipping since then.  She's getting stronger - sometimes it feels like she's trying to punch her way out!

post #72 of 77
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Originally Posted by XanaduMama View Post

The movements get stronger, but baby also runs out of room, so there won't be as many complete body flips! More like kicks, punches and squirms!
Why do you think you've got a short cord? Dd's cord was surprisingly short, ftr, and she came out head-first smile.gif

My cousin's 9lb12oz baby flipped to breech at 39+ weeks. They thought something might be wrong so they sectioned her right away (22 yrs ago).
post #73 of 77
Thread Starter 
Ive had several somersaults in the past hour alone (i splurged and got some thin mint ice cream... Ro looooved that lol)
post #74 of 77

Somersaults!!  If I have ever felt one of those I didn't know it!  Mine has been moving a lot all of this day, too, though.  About belly mapping- I have always had a hard time knowing what's what (is that a knee? heel? foot? elbow? I was very confused until birth with my last one!) about baby's body parts.  But the other day, I felt sure I was being bumped back and forth by shoulders (down low) and I am thinking my baby has gone from hanging out transverse to being head down most of the time now.  My DH impressed and surprised me the other night when I put his hand on him to feel him move.  DH was totally sure his hand was along baby's back and he mapped out on my belly how he thought he was lying (like halfway between transverse and head down, at an angle).

Everybody says babes still have lots of room to turn if they are breech or whatever, so is it too early to think that babe is head down, back facing and expect him to stay that way?

post #75 of 77
My daughter's cord was pretty short too, she couldn't reach my breast. She was head first.
post #76 of 77

Funny this topic should come up... I don't remember it ever happening with my other pregnancies but in the last couple of days I definitely felt some big, strange movements and wondered if that's what was going on, and sure enough- I'm getting the kicks more on the top now than I was before. My bladder is oh-so-thankful for that move :) However, she seems to definitely be a mover, too- she was also flipping all over the place during our ultrasound so we'll see if she's willing to stay there for good or not. 

 

For some reason, I'm having a really hard time visualizing what the babe looks like at this stage. It was easier, somehow, to reconcile in my mind up through the first few months and obviously in the last few, but right now should be about the size of a banana and for some reason that concept seems so strange for me! I wish I could just get a nice little peek in there for a few hours while she's awake and just sit and watch. 

post #77 of 77
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Originally Posted by XanaduMama View Post

Why do you think you've got a short cord? Dd's cord was surprisingly short, ftr, and she came out head-first :)


You know, I don't know why I think that exactly.  I saw the cord during the ultrasound, it was all coiled up and looked fine, but it seemed shorter at the time than what I thought it would be.  And ever since then I can't shake that thought.  I guess we'll see, it's comforting to hear that even babies with short cords can get into the proper position!  orngtongue.gif

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