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#1 of 13 Old 06-29-2011, 04:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So we went for another, unsuccessful US today. (unsuccessful, becase they really want a profile picture of the baby, and so far sea monkey hasn't cooperated at all. Either too wiggly, or in the wrong position.)

The only thing we DID find out was that it's a GIRL! Intelligender was wrong.haha

 

Any tips on getting her head down? At what point do I need to start to worry? The midwife said that seeing as this is my third, she isn't worried about the actual delivery-but I won't be able to deliver at home if she's still breech when push comes to shove. (oye. No pun intended.)


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Um...how far along are you? I would start to be proacvtive at about 32 weeks - chiro, moxybustion, yoga....Usually, they turn on their own by 36 weeks.

 

This is my little story.

My first was breech at term and nothing prior had worked, so, because it was my first it was off to the OR. I wish I had had more notice to turn him -( even an external version did not work).

 

A vaginal birth of a breech baby is more possible after prior births, but you need to find someone willing to do them. Here in the lower rmainland of BC I know of one Dr in Maple Ridge and maybe women's hospital that will do them. My Aunt had a few breech kids and saw a number of complications from that. 

 

 

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DDDC, Spinningbabies.com is a great resource. I tried everything, but wound up having a successful version at 37 weeks. Good luck!

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My little one is sitting breech right now as well but I'm not going to worry about it at all for a few weeks more - there is still lots of room for her to turn.


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I wasn't that worried, because i'm only 25 weeks. The ultrasound tech though said frank breech babies rarely turn on their own?!

My midwife already said that she's fine with doing a vaginal breech delivery-just not at home. (which is understandable.)

 

never heard of moxybustion...i'll have to look into that, and the spinning babies site. 

My first two were head down from the beginning, so this is new to me!


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You can also look into chiropractors certified in the Webster technique, for turning babies.  I've never used it myself, but I've heard it come up lots of times in the past with other mommies who were trying to get their babies to turn.

 

My baby's basically hanging out transverse these days, which might concern me a *little* bit, if it weren't for my midwife and her assistant basically laughing at how they had to chase him around the womb to try and get a heartbeat this week.  There's just still so much room for them to move right now!  I agree that it's definitely something I'd be more worried about after 30+ weeks.  Also, I've never heard anything about one type of breech being less likely to turn than others.  shrug.gif


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I don't worry about breech til 34 weeks - not at all!
Transverse with a not-first baby? Not concerned until 36 weeks.

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I love having a midwife in our DDC!  orngbiggrin.gif


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no kidding!



 

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That's a relief.  Ours is sitting breech as well right now and I know DD was head down before this point, and stayed that way.  Unfortunately my midwives do not do vaginal breech :(.  I think I will be looking for a good hypnotist if she hasn't turned by 32 weeks or so.

 

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How do you all know how baby is sitting? I feel like Sunburst moves constantly, so even if he's head down one day I'm not sure he'd be head down the next day (or even the next hour lol.gif). At my 20 week ultrasound I believe he was head down, but that really doesn't mean much since I know he's moved since then!


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Frank breeches don't turn? I have never heard that before. FWIW my frank breech baby turned at 36 weeks. Wound up with a section, but for totally unrelated reasons. If she'd stayed breech past that, then yeah, I would've had to think version or section.


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There have been some very positive results from sifting, which basically is just being wrapped in a rebozo  and having someone pull it back and forth to gently shake your body.  I don't know too much about it, and I don't think it's well known, but worth looking into.


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