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#1 of 6 Old 07-07-2006, 05:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This baby has been head down in all my MW appts and at the ultrasound, but I woke up this morning to her hiccups -- right under my ribs : . Does anyone know if the location of the hiccups is a good indication of where the head is? I am worried that the baby has flipped to breech. I can also feel something that could be a head (I wish I was better at telling baby's position!) up near my ribs. I am 33 weeks today, and don't go to the midwife again for another 2 weeks. Does anyone think I should start doing some baby-turning exercises now, or wait and see if she flips back on her own (if she is indeed head-up)?
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LOL, I'm trying not to worry either.
But FWIW, my second baby (who was 9lbs5oz at birth) turned breech at what we thought was 35 weeks, but in retrospect was more like 39 weeks. I did the "lay head down/slant board" thing for a day (every few hours for 10 minutes at a time) and within 36 hours he turned back to vertex. So even big term babies can move a lot if so "inclined", tee hee.

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BonanzaJellybean, I know this is way easier said than done, but I wouldn't worry @ 33 weeks. Baby still has lots of flipping time
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Mine will do that too. Most days hiccups are low right by my pelvic bone. Then all of a sudden I'll have a day where they're right under my ribs. Luckily they have always ended up low again. I don't know if he's turning all the way around or what?!

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Mine will do that too. Most days hiccups are low right by my pelvic bone. Then all of a sudden I'll have a day where they're right under my ribs. Luckily they have always ended up low again. I don't know if he's turning all the way around or what?!
Mine's doing the same thing right now, though more often than not the hiccups are by my ribs or on my side, especially when I wake up in the morning. Later in the day they're more likely to be down low. At least one benefit to my babies always hiccuping a lot is that it's no mystery which way they're headed!

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Thanks everyone! Sorry if I am a bit neurotic about this head-down thing , but we are hoping to do a homebirth so I want all my ducks in order, if you know what I mean. I think baby has turned back head-down now, I think I'dd do some squats to get her nice a comfy that way!
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