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#1 of 2 Old 12-14-2005, 06:12 PM - Thread Starter
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To be brief 32 week U/S showed Frank Breech which had been a worry of mine since early in this pregnancy(instinct who knows?)

I went into the 32 week U/S(which was to check on a kidney issue which resolved itself)armed with all the ways to turn a breech baby and had been sitting on my birth ball since 29 weeks.

Local midwives are not allowed to deliver a breech baby and there are only two hospitals that allow Mother's to attempt a Breech vaginal birth and only under perfect conditions...really hoping to avoid this issue altogether.

Started doing body tilts etc and at 34 week visit with midwife it seemed head was down but high so still a chance for baby to flip back to breech(my son had always been very high and I think it was a contriubing factor as to why I never started labour on my own).
So I made an appt with a Chrio to preform the Webster's Tech several days later and hopefully move that head down into the pelvic area or enourage it to flip to head down if it was still moving about.

That evening I felt lots of movement like the feet were in my ribcage and the hands were tickling me way low. Since then the baby's movements are not the same as before...they are still there but not as erratic or defined as before. Like its stuck in one place and can only move certain parts so it does not make as much as a impression on me. I can not for the life of me tell what part is what.(We are now at 36 weeks) Its not less just more confined feeling and no baby did not gain that much weight at least I hope not as it happened overnight.

Is this typical of baby dropping? I can't tell by looks if the baby has dropped unlike other Mothers who seem to be able to.
The belly just looks rounder to me.

Yeah I see my midwife's tomorrow and they will be able to have a feel and tell me what is going on but my inquiring mind want's to know now
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#2 of 2 Old 12-14-2005, 11:45 PM
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Have you tried belly mapping. I think the spinning babies website has the instructions. I think it is fun and since you see your mw tomorrow, you can just have fun and see what you find out.

My baby is head down and I feel most of the larger movements upper right hand side. I feel some smaller ones a bit lower. If you lay down and press your belly right above your pelvis you may feel a hard part -- for me that is the head. If your baby has dropped, you might not feel it because it could be behind the pelvic bone. If you ID the head, you may be able to run your hand up his/her back and then find the butt. There are MANY positions for baby so I hope yours at least picks one that m/w can do even if it isn't first choice.


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