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#1 of 7 Old 08-28-2011, 10:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My baby turned transverse last night at 40 weeks and is still in that position. I've been looking at spinningbabies.com for ideas on what to do, but some I can't on my own. DH should be home soon & I'll ask him to help me.
Have any of you experienced baby turning breech or transverse near baby's arrival?
Also, I'm trying for a VBA2C, so not sure if they can try external version.
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Here they wouldn't do versions after 39 weeks. If they really just turned, they should be able to move again, though! And transverse is at least halfway there. Had the head engaged before?


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Baby was head down for two weeks until last night. On Friday the OB said the baby wasn't engaged yet. I think my uterus must still be roomy.
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Baby was head down for two weeks until last night. On Friday the OB said the baby wasn't engaged yet. I think my uterus must still be roomy.


Then you have hope! :) Moxa, inversions, Bradley Method chiropractic, talking to the baby, gentle massage (circles on your belly, clockwise), acupuncture, crying! :) Swimming and doing handstands if you can!

I really hope you can make it work! I tried like mad myself :)

 


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My son was fully transverse at 38.5 weeks, and gradually turned himself - mostly during labour - and was born one day before his due date.

 

DD was breech, transverse & occasionally head down, changing daily (or hourly!) right up until the day before she was born. Due to a fluid leak/high water break, I had her flipped by external version & then was induced, and she was born at 38 1/2 weeks. I didn't make it to 40 weeks this time, but I'm sure if I had, she would have still been flipping around!

 

Pulsatilla (the homeopathic remedy for good birth positioning) did work 2x to get her to a good position during weeks 35 & 37 (or some time around there), but she flipped back after a couple days. I didn't try anything else, as we were supposed to sort out all the options at my 38wk appt that I didn't make it to! An ECV was on the table as an option at 39 weeks, so I know they will do them that late here.


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We think baby is mostly head down again. I went on elbows & knees a lot yesterday & rubbed the right side downwards a lot & talked to baby. The baby moved a lot before & after that. I cried a lot lastnight too.
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Great news. Let's hope baby will not scare you again!


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