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post #61 of 80

When my baby is transverse I can feel the hard back across the top of my belly, a hard round thing on one side and empty space underneath the body. My baby faces down while transverse so all the movements are directed at my cervix, hands and feet. I also find the heartbeat in the top center of my belly. So it's totally different than what nicole experiences but it sounds like her baby lies right across the middle facing outward. 
When my baby is head down (usually LOA) I feel a hard thing on one top side with a hard body extending down from it. The feet push out on the opposite side and there are fluttery hands and a rolling head right on my bladder/cervix area. I find the heartbeat on the lower left side.
When my baby is facing forward it is impossible to makes sense of anything. There are nubs everywhere, movement is crazy and the heartbeat is sometimes impossible to hear. 

When my baby went breech there were huge blows to the bladder from the feet and it freaking sucked and I didn't like it at all lol. The heartbeat was found above my belly button on the front. 
Those are the positions my baby seems to be rotating between and I still don't feel the position changes at all. After being transverse all day I noticed while walking down the steps a little while ago that my belly looked narrower. Sure enough the baby had gone back to head down and I hadn't felt a thing. 

post #62 of 80

i am pretty sure my baby is head down again. for awhile i thought he was going in circles. his body had been on the other side of my belly and now i can feel it on the right side. he could be head up. i just cant tell. the movements are hard to tell if they are hands or feet. they are the same type of movement. and i feel like i have an octopus in there. i have movement all over the place. i keep trying to feel around to see where baby is. i keep feeling for a head. sometimes i find a ball like thing at the top of my belly but it feels too small to be a head. could it be the knee? i have an appt with the midwife today. i am gonna ask her what she thinks. so i can figure this out. lol. if his head is way down in my pelvis then i wont be able to feel the head myself. pretty sure that is where he is though. 

post #63 of 80

The baby's bottom also feels sort of like a ball. I think you are right, if his head is in your pelvis you won't really be able to feel it with your hands. My baby had her head just to the side of my pelvis and I could feel it, then she straightened herself out and moved head down and now I can't feel it. My pelvis can tell the difference though. lol.gif  And my whole belly seems lower.

post #64 of 80

I'm now just over 31 weeks and the baby moved to being straight in front.  I'm assuming her back is up against the front of my belly based on the way it feels and I'm hoping it's her butt up in my rib cage and not her head!  It's directly in the front though - and quite uncomfortable for me....I'm getting way more heartburn and just have a general "ugh" feeling going on today in my gut.

post #65 of 80

My baby has been head down since about 28 weeks (I have been going to a chiropractor and I hear that helps) and tends to spend most of the time with his/her back along one side of my belly... usually along my right side. I can feel a little knee trying to make more room above my belly button haha. I can sometimes feel a big movement and a baby bum goes across my belly when baby switches sides. This tends to happen after I've been walking a lot. I can always tell what side the baby is on because I CANNOT sleep on the opposite side of baby's back, it does not feel good!

post #66 of 80

I just went to the midwife/massage therapist here and she thinks my baby will come right on time--in a month! Yikes! This was talking about position and exercise, etc.

 

I'm 33 weeks tomorrow according to my last period, but somehow my birth center has me at 33 weeks thursday--doesn't really matter unless i go into labor before that thurs!!!!

post #67 of 80

Sraplayas - that is exciting!  Why do they think that babe will come at 37 weeks?  The time is drawing near for all of us, isn't it!?!  Wow.  Finally.  So so so so incredibly excited.  I just hit 32 weeks yesterday and wouldn't mind being a few weeks closer to birth day, but I can wait.  Want baby to stay in there as long as possible!  Can't believe it is May!!

post #68 of 80
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Originally Posted by livelovelaugh View Post

Sraplayas - that is exciting!  Why do they think that babe will come at 37 weeks?  The time is drawing near for all of us, isn't it!?!  Wow.  Finally.  So so so so incredibly excited.  I just hit 32 weeks yesterday and wouldn't mind being a few weeks closer to birth day, but I can wait.  Want baby to stay in there as long as possible!  Can't believe it is May!!

Thanks for the excitement b/c I kind of freaked out. I still have alot to do, DH is graduating this wknd, etc.! I wanted to finish my "list" and have sort of a buffer of a few weeks to rest as much as I can. So we'll see!

 

Also, it is kind of interesting b/c this midwife is a traditional Mexican midwife who is not giving me prenatal care but massage for opening the pelvis, etc. I just started this a week ago with her. She is very cautious in everything she does and is admonishing me not to lift anything heavy, do any intense exercise, etc. b/c I'm "so close" to delivery! My midwives at the birth center would never say anything like this (liability?) but it may also be a cultural difference...

post #69 of 80

At my 32+2 week midwife visit today, babe was LOA, and has been for at least a few weeks now.. I wonder if it's too early to get my hopes up that the head will stay down (it seems quite low in my pelvis too)...

 

Do you ladies reckon this is a good sign or should I not get my hopes up that babe will stay put for the rest of the time?

post #70 of 80

I had my last tri ultrasound today (34 weeks tomorrow) and he was perfectly positioned and head down! We couldn't get a pic of his face, which I am glad to trade for being in the right position! Estimated at 5 lbs 3 oz currently.

post #71 of 80

Just had an appt w/ my midwife yesterday and she confirmed what I thought - baby is posterior. argh! I'll be 34 weeks this Friday, so I think I still have time to get her to turn. Anyone have tips for turning a posterior baby that worked for them? 

post #72 of 80

35 weeks here- baby is head down/ LOT.

post #73 of 80
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Originally Posted by thegoodearth View Post

Just had an appt w/ my midwife yesterday and she confirmed what I thought - baby is posterior. argh! I'll be 34 weeks this Friday, so I think I still have time to get her to turn. Anyone have tips for turning a posterior baby that worked for them? 

I've had 2 posterior babies and this time I'm doing alot to loosen the ligaments and muscles (hamstrings, glutes, periformis, etc.). I hold alot of tension there and some believe that it can squeeze the baby into a posterior position. A good chiropractor, massage therapist, etc. may be able to help with that in these last weeks. :) HTH!

post #74 of 80

I'm thinking a chiro might be something worth a try. Thanks for the suggestion.

post #75 of 80
My stubborn girl is still frank breech at 34 weeks. She has been in the EXACT same position for the last 6 weeks, I can tell from body parts/movement. She moved to transverse one time last week but very quickly moved back to breech and has felt positioned exactly the same way she was before since then. She is very comfortable like that, apparently. She does move some, but not nearly as much as my other babies, and she is quite content to keep her head just to the right of my belly button at all times.
post #76 of 80

im sure my baby is head down, but it turns around a lot. when DP gets it going, he can chase baby all over my belly lol. im 34 weeks.

post #77 of 80

My baby is head down at 36 weeks and so far as I know has been head down for the last couple minutes.  Guess he is comfortable like this.

 

The waiting game has begun.  I had two friends who were due 14 days and 10 days before me and they both had their babies over the weekend.  My first was late so I'm not expecting he will follow so soon, but it is exciting!

post #78 of 80

Baby is head down!!!!  Woohoo!  I'm 36+1 so it's a go for our HBAC.  Just before the u/s today I realized I was a ball of anxiety, and when we saw the head down low, I couldn't believe the relief I felt... I cried in joy the whole drive home.  The breech experience and resulting c-section last time traumatized me more than I thought I guess.  Happy day :)

post #79 of 80

I'm so glad to hear that, mudhugger! Congrats. :)

post #80 of 80

Congrats mudhugger! That is GREAT news :) 

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