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Tell me about your babies who turned late!

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
This would really cheer me up. Who among you had babies who turned after 34.5 weeks? I know it's not that uncommon, but my baby is breech and it's hard not to worry.

P.S. there aren't any midwives in my area who have experience delivering breech babies, and I already know all the tips and tricks, thanks!
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 
Didn't anybody's baby turn vertex after 36 weeks?? Anyone?
post #3 of 9
My ds Noah was breech until 2 days before he was born. I was 37 weeks when he delivered at 7lbs. It was the wierdest (is that a word?) sensation I have ever felt to this day! My midwives were very comfortable with breech, they had delivered a total of 12 between the two of them. I was content with the fact that I would deliver breech when he turned. I didn't do anything to encourage turning just thought positively about the upcoming birth.

When my oldest sister was born in 1962 they diagnosed breech. The doc was surprised when my sis was born head first, she had turned at some point during my moms labor.

Best Wishes!
Sarah
post #4 of 9
IMHO-
You mean tips and tricks to actually turn the baby right? Why not breech just being another varation of normal?
My adivce would be whether the baby turns or not to think warmly and positively about the beautiful birth that awaits you.
I think (Im full of opinions I know ) that the biggest dangers to breech are attendants who try to actually manage them actively. Any midwife worth her salt would know never to pull or yank at any time on the baby, anc actually not touching the baby at all until he is born is probably even better (providing baby has a good landing spot lol) Hearing a mw say she won't attend a breech (fear of liability) to me means she doesn't trust birth in general.
My general feelings are that if a baby is breech, it is for a darn good reason!! Some like to say baby can hear momma's heartbeat better (I like that) Some wonder if it is due to a shorter than usual cord.
On a practical note....I have heard many times that gravity is best for breech.
Either way I trust that you will be fine good luck w/ the midwife aspect of it. (I'm gathering you have a mw who won't attend you if you aer still breech by suchysuch a date or just is uncomfortable because she hasn't attended one before? I guess I was unclear on that)

edited because I am way too tired to be outta bed LOL.
post #5 of 9
My babe was head down and engaged at 28w the first time, but this time is still floating around at 31w4d (very common for second or more pg).

I wouldn't worry about it... do any of the exercises you're comfortable with and try not to worry. : I know, easier said than done!

I believe I asked my midwife at the beginning of my care if she would deliver breech and she said yes (I think). I'm going to verify that with her when I see her tomorrow.

The hospital I was at with my first gives you the big C if your baby is breech, whether it's your first or not! I would prefer to see how babe does with laboring.
post #6 of 9
Both of mine were breech until the end. It's illegal here for midwives to deliver breeches (don't know why). I opted both times for an external version and went on to have a wonderful delivery at home.
My doc would have delivered a breech at the hospital, but he was on vacation for a month when ds2 was due.
post #7 of 9
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Originally posted by busybusymomma
My babe was head down and engaged at 28w the first time, but this time is still floating around at 31w4d (very common for second or more pg).
BBMomma - I didn't know that a baby could already be engaged by 28 weeks! I suspect this happened to me a couple of days ago (on 30 weeks exactly). All of a sudden, I had *tremendous* pressure on my vagina, and I have an extreme urge to urinate. Prior to that, I never felt anything like this pressure. Could that be what it is? (lightening) I just never imagined (or thought to ask whether) it could happen so early.

Does that mean anything?


Jean
post #8 of 9
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Originally posted by jeanvanzyl
BBMomma - I didn't know that a baby could already be engaged by 28 weeks! I suspect this happened to me a couple of days ago (on 30 weeks exactly). All of a sudden, I had *tremendous* pressure on my vagina, and I have an extreme urge to urinate. Prior to that, I never felt anything like this pressure. Could that be what it is? (lightening) I just never imagined (or thought to ask whether) it could happen so early.

Does that mean anything?


Jean
Could be Jean! I'm only 5'2" and I assume that can have something to do with it... after all if you don't have a long torso there's just only so many places to go! inky

When is your next appt? I'm curious to know if the babe dropped or not, sounds like it might have!
post #9 of 9
After I had my external version a friend of mine told me that she had one also, with her second son. Driving home afterward she felt him turn back to breech! Then, while she was in labor, he turned again. I myself was convex ( hands and feet presenting) about ten minutes before I was born... then I just turned and was born head first. (Mom said I had the nurses in a total panic!)
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