Don't have a happy c-section story, but did want to say there is still time for baby to turn. On a side note, I would have been really frustrated if they waited until 36 weeks to tell me....we talk about baby's position at each of my appointments.
There have been several other threads on getting baby's to turn (search this form or MDC forums in general), but here's some info to get you started....I would definitely try some of these before having a version.Spinning Babieshttp://www.spinningbabies.com/Webster Techniquehttp://www.icpa4kids.com/webster_technique.htm
(go here to do a zipcode search for a chriopractor in your area certified to do the Webster Technique http://www.icpa4kids.com/find_pediat...iropractor.htm
)Addt'l Info About Webster Technique:
"The late Larry Webster, D.C., of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, developed a technique which enabled chiropractors to release stress on the pregnant woman's pelvis and cause relaxation to the uterus and surrounding ligaments. The relaxed uterus would make it easier for a breech baby to turn naturally. The technique is known as the Webster Breech Technique. "
"The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue that 82% of doctors using the Webster Technique reported success. Further, the results from the study suggest that it may be beneficial to perform the Webster Technique in the 8th month of pregnancy."One Midwife's Collection of Breech Turning Techniques:http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/breechcl.htmlOther Natural Techniques for Encouraging Breech Babies to Turn:
"The following two techniques often suggested by Physical Therapist, Penny Simkin, are things you can try at home for free, with no risks involved.
The Breech Tilt: Raise hips 12' or 30cm off the floor using large, solid pillows three times daily for 10-15 minutes each time. This is best done on an empty stomach,and at a time when your baby is active. Concentrate on your baby and not tensing your body, especially in the abdomen area."Using Music:
"We know that babies can hear sounds outside the womb, so many women have used music or taped recordings of their voice to try to get their baby to move towards the "noise!" Headphones placed on the lower part of your abdomen, playing either music or your voice, has encouraged babies to move towards the sounds and out of the breech position."
"There are also homeopathic remedies that women have found to very successful in breech situations. Contact your local holistic practitioner about the use of Moxibustion (acupuncture treatment using moxa/charcoal, no needles) or Pulsatilla in turning breech babies naturally."