I've mostly been a lurker in our DDC during this pregnancy, but I need some like-minded women to talk to about my baby who decided to flip breech sometime in the past two days!!
I'm 36 weeks + 4 days today, and my midwife came for my HB home visit today. LO has been head down every other time she's checked, but today she couldn't find his head. She did a VE to see if she could feel it that way and no dice. So, she sent me in for a u/s to find out his exact position. Sure enough, he's breech! I know this is a new development, because he has hiccups constantly, and I definitely felt them by my cervix yesterday. I think he flipped last night while I was lying in bed. Anyway, my midwife will not attend a breech birth at home, and her back-up doctor won't attend one in the hospital either. (We're in IL, and she doesn't know of anyone who will attend a breech HB - I'm sure there are some, but I haven't started searching yet.)
Anyway, my MW recommends moving fast - breech tilt and warm bath w/ ice pack near baby's head tonight (plus anything else from Spinning Babies I want to try.) and then tomorrow try to see a chiro who can perform Webster technique and an acupuncturist for moxibustion. Also, she gave me a huge list of doctors who perform versions and/or "say" they deliver breech in the hospital. She said she thinks I should get in for a version on Friday! This all seem so stinkin' fast to me. I mean, if we do a version, do we really have to do it this soon?? If he was able to flip head up this late in the game, shouldn't he be able to flip back on his own? Dealing with a breech was so far off of my radar for this pregnancy, the worst I was worried about was a posterior baby, now I'm really overwhelmed by having to switch gears this late in the game! I still haven't given up on my HB, but I'm nervous about baby not flipping and then being stuck with my only option being a c-section.
Oh, and irony of all, I'm a brand-new provisional Bradley teacher/doula - you'd think I'd be able to take something like this in stride and be totally prepared, but I'm not!! Studying about a scenario in a book or teaching about it in class is a lot different than dealing with it when it's your own family/baby at stake.
Anyone BTDT or have any advice?