My sister just phoned me from Maryland in tears. She's just back from her midwife appointment (CNM in an OB office, very doctor like, but covered on insurance). Her baby is sitting "indian style" or "squaw" style with her feet under her, back towards her right side, head up. She is 35 weeks along. The midwife matter of factly informed her of the position (we knew she was breech already) & flipped open a calender to schedule a c-section. Her due date is August 16th & the midwife wanted to schedule her for August 2nd. She refused & went home. The midwife told her to call as soon as possible so they could get her scheduled.
I read this thread: http://www.havingababytoday.com/foru...?TOPIC_ID=3311
& wrote down the Breech tilt position (which I think she's been doing already, though I'm not sure how frequently), the Pulsatilla, visualizations, accupuncture, light & music therapy suggestions.
When her husband gets home from work, they are going to phone other doctors & midwives for second opinions in the hopes of finding someone who is willing to try some of these things. Her current midwife & doctor simply told her that incomplete breech babys "never turn" & they didn't even want to try to manually turn her.
My mother had 4 unneccessary cesearan births & we're well aware of how they've affected her over the years. My sister would like to avoid one if at all possible. This is her first birth.
Any other suggestions? Links? Anyone in the Maryland area that could refer us to someone who has delivered breech babies, or would at least be willing to try & wait to see if the baby turns rather than booking her for the first c-section slot?
Any help would be gratefully appreciated.