My dear little kid is breech. That explains my bigger measurements (always at the limit of "normal"), my finding the heartbeat at the top of the uterus, the big baby movements at the top of the uterus, and why I keep getting so short of breath. There is a head pushing into my diaphragm instead of legs or a butt LOL! I talked to a midwife today, and had her do a fundal height measurement and listen to baby with a fetoscope. Coincedentally, the midwife's very first delivery was a breech, and she has no issues delivering breeches. I have no problems with having a breech. I am almost 32 weeks and the little kid may well flip around to vertex at some point. I am terrified of a c-section. I would rather have a breechie any day. But.............................
I don't know that I would want to do a UC with a breech. I know ladies on here have done that. I know that Laura Shanley had a footling breech UC with her second child. The midwife today confided that 3 of her kids were UCs and that many of her clients have gone on to do them. She isn't adamantly against UC, but she said that she grew uneasy with the idea of it because of the responsibility it entailed, to monitor yourself and your baby simultaneously, and I can understand that. She also brought up the possibility of head entrapment in case the baby is footling breech instead of butt first...not to scare me, but to inform me.
So, I am wondering what you might do. Would you do a UC with a known breech baby? Like I said, my kid may flip, and I am not against doing an assisted breech birth. Even an assisted footling breech. Also, what if the midwife doesn't get there in time and my husband or I would have to catch a breechie? Anyone have any tips? Or ideal positions? The midwife said her breech positions are kneeling or leaning forward, or sitting upright at the edge of a bed, with your feet flat on the bed, and the baby's body emerging in front of but not on the bed, basically hanging out of the vagina, in midair, supported by someone but letting gravity help pull it out.
Thanks in advance, everyone. I am just looking for ideas/feedback. And, please, pray for me or send good vibes my way. I am going to have an ultrasound done tonight as I have had two painless, mild spotting episodes, and my husband, midwife, and I want to find out what it is. Anyone who has ever had this experience, please tell me about it if you are comfortable sharing. Thanks again!