Originally Posted by farmes94
Im due July 30 and have a breech baby myself. Tried all the hanging upside down poses which haven't been working...will probably have a version next week. Had a chiropractor appt yesterday and today-she said she was making room for him to be head down.
Are they not asking to induce you after the procedure? I'm going in for a full US today to check my fluid levels and cord position to see if I can go ahead w the version on Monday or Tuesday.
I'm really hoping everything is all good, I can get the version and then not induce labor and try it naturally. Doc is suggesting induction but would really like to stick with my midwife at home...
What is a cast?
My due date is August 4, so we're right in the same boat, it sounds like.
I get my care through a CNM practice, and they are very conservative about induction and such. They don't induce before 41 weeks without a strong medical reason. Personally, all of my babies have been born at 39 weeks or a bit earlier, and I'd really like to avoid a c-section, so if my version at 38.1 works, I would like them to induce. It's not that I want to rush the baby, but if it's just a matter of a few days and that choice could keep me from surgery, I think it's a good option. What she did say is that if the baby is showing to have an "unstable lie," meaning they have documented that he's flipping back and forth, they will try a version again at 39 weeks before the c-section and, if it works, induce then. If he doesn't show an unstable lie, they will do the version, and if it works, wait for me to go into labor on my own. All things being equal, I'd definitely prefer to go into labor on my own, I just don't want to miss our chance with the baby head-down and end up with an avoidable c-section, particularly since I don't seem to bake babies longer than 39 weeks.
I'm not sure what you mean by cast -- are you talking about the binder I mentioned? If so, it is an elastic wrap that goes around your belly to hold things in. They have people wear them after some surgeries. If the version is successful, they would want me to wear one to try to keep baby from flipping back around. It makes sense, but I tried to wear a belly belt/support earlier in my pregnancy for back fatigue, and it was just really uncomfortable and painful for me. The end of pregnancy is so achey as it is; I can't imagine doing that with a binder on.
I imagine that, if the version is successful, you could decline the induction and just see how it goes, if that feels like a better choice for you. If your version is successful, you may have a better chance of it "sticking" if you don't have a ton of extra fluid, and if your abdominal muscles are a bit tighter than mine. I don't think there's any medical reason for inducing at that point other than trying to deliver before the baby has a chance to flip back.
Let me know how your U/s goes and how your version goes! I'd be interested in hearing from someone who's experienced it!