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February 2011 > Who knows their baby is head down?
mommytoallh's Avatar mommytoallh 01:00 PM 12-12-2010

At my last mw appointment last week she confirmed what I already thought, that my baby is head down. I feel so relieved not to have that worry in the back of my mind. Anyone else know for sure?

kitkat5505's Avatar kitkat5505 01:07 PM 12-12-2010

I know Baby A is and has been for a few months. I think he's too smooshed to go anywhere lol. I think Baby B might be as well but not sure. He was head down for a long time then turned breech last month and then the last week or so has moved again and I think he keeps going from transverse to head down and back.

mauraa629's Avatar mauraa629 01:18 PM 12-12-2010

mine is also head down, had an u/s at 28 weeks and showed him head down and a midwife appt at 30 weeks where she also said he was head down, 32 weeks now and i'm pretty sure he is still in the same position

pixiekisses's Avatar pixiekisses 01:40 PM 12-12-2010

He is at the moment. Who knows about tomorrow. Only a few days ago he was transverse. I can feel it myself, on the outside, I can locate his head and his body. (And I feel where he kicks of course, but he's so strong, so sometimes it's easier to just feel for his head and find out where he is, instead of guessing about kicks vs. pokes.)

Chula13's Avatar Chula13 02:56 PM 12-12-2010

baby a is for sure head down and has been for  a while.

carriebft's Avatar carriebft 04:06 PM 12-12-2010

we are head down as well! She isn't descended all that low yet so I know things can change, but she has been head down for about 2 weeks now.

hollytheteacher's Avatar hollytheteacher 05:01 PM 12-12-2010

Yep...was head down at the 20 week u/s and every apt since then the baby has remained head down.

laerhk's Avatar laerhk 06:49 PM 12-12-2010

Found out on Friday.  Thrilled, because the midwife's assistant got me worried about it at my last appt the 2 weeks prior.  Looking back at the first two didn't help, because they both noticably went upright to vertex at 30 weeks.  (This one was breech/transverse, never upright, since day one.)  Midwife said it's also started to settle a bit, and I'm not feeling as much movement due to the size (I'm 33/34 weeks) so I doubt s/he will be moving back to transverse anytime soon. 

ashleybrook's Avatar ashleybrook 08:34 PM 12-12-2010

we're head down...i thought that was the case because i'd been feeling the babe having hiccups down to the right below my belly button...and sure enough the midwife confirmed on friday...


having said that a few weeks ago i know he was transverse at one point, but he's been this way at least a couple weeks...we'll see if he shifts again, or if he's settled in! :)




mcs's Avatar mcs 01:34 AM 12-13-2010

my little girl is still flipping around a lot- i wish she would make the dive so that i could have some peace of mind. i am pretty sure that she has been head down a few times, but she moves so much, it still confuses me.

finnegansmom's Avatar finnegansmom 06:20 AM 12-13-2010

I has been head down since at least 28 weeks or so.  He/she is in the same position my son was, with his back up against my right side.

But a good friend of mine IRL just had a baby a few few months who was head down until 35 weeks and somehow managed to flip, and she ended up with a c section so

I know things can change.  I'm hoping since I've been told (warned) that the baby is bigger that there won't be a ton of room for a position change.

thankful85's Avatar thankful85 06:47 AM 12-13-2010

My mw said he was head down at my 28w appt.  He's usually in the same position, as far as I can tell, with his back against my left side and the bigger kicks going to my right.   I feel the hiccups a couple times a day and they're way down low so I'm assuming he's still head down. 

echospiritwarrior's Avatar echospiritwarrior 06:59 AM 12-13-2010

I feel hiccups only down low so yes, head down.

rainbow_mandala's Avatar rainbow_mandala 08:18 AM 12-13-2010

Started feeling hiccups yesterday very low, so head down thumb.gif

lyterae's Avatar lyterae 08:44 AM 12-13-2010

Baby is head down and has been since early on, baby is also really low. I didn't expect walking to be such a chore already.


dakotablue's Avatar dakotablue 09:58 AM 12-13-2010

Mine was flipping a lot, but now I think he/she is stuck head down because I noticed last night the rolls were side to side rather top to bottom as they had been a few weeks ago....Also beanie keeps stretching and burying a foot into my right ribs.nut.gif

Monkey pants's Avatar Monkey pants 10:46 AM 12-13-2010

Wish my boy would go head down. He is transverse or kind of head down. Has not made the commitment... I keep getting kicked on the right and his head is on the left... Im 32 weeks. Do I need to worry??



bluebirdmama's Avatar bluebirdmama 11:00 AM 12-13-2010

Baby was hiding head down during our 20 week ultrasound and I'm pretty sure has stayed that way ever since (based on kicks and hiccups). My midwife confirmed this last week at my appt. and said that baby was very low. I'm 30 weeks tomorrow.This is great but...


...she also confirmed what I was feeling that baby is also posterior. I'm pretty worried about that. Baby feels as though he/she is very comfy in there and doesn't seem to intend to turn and with being so low, I'm getting worried that he/she is getting to a place where turning will take quite a bit of work.


Both of my other kids were pretty much ROA (head down, anterior and back on my right side) from before now and to the end.

homemademom's Avatar homemademom 01:26 PM 12-13-2010

Head down as of 30ish weeks when I had the Webster technique done. If I lie on my back, I can located the babies head right above my pubic bone and feel on either side of it.  Also, kicks and hiccups are right where they should be.

mcs's Avatar mcs 02:30 PM 12-14-2010

wait! count me in! i had an appointment today and she IS head down afterall! i was imagining the body parts all wrong- she is so much bigger than i had let my imagination run. lol- i think they call that denial.....

i hope she stays!

3xMama's Avatar 3xMama 08:03 AM 12-15-2010

My lo is head down, too! I'm pretty sure s/he's been that way for some time now. I could feel him/her move back and forth between transverse and head down about six wks or so ago and at my last appt 30wks, my mw confirmed head down. Definately glad to not have that owrry, even though it wasn't a huge worry for me!

pregnant@40's Avatar pregnant@40 10:34 PM 12-17-2010

Mine has now stayed head down since last week, when 32 weeks. Second child. I think my first was consistently head down much later, but can't really remember.

nia82 08:24 AM 12-18-2010

She's been head down forever. For a while I wasn't sure, but now I am, plus my midwives confirmed my guess... Her head has been down since 22 weeks (DS did the same), she is curled up in a ball, her back is always on my left side (I feel the hiccups there), her limbs all on my right side, that's the only place I get kicking and punching action. She rarely puts her feet up to my chest/stomach... That's nice though. DS had his feet in my stomach and it hurt a lot!!!

pixiekisses's Avatar pixiekisses 12:58 PM 12-18-2010

He's still head down. Maybe he actually decided to settle there!

Janette712's Avatar Janette712 09:29 PM 12-18-2010

Head down here.  I had a feeling this big lump pushing up at my ribs was a butt.  Doctor confirmed that baby is head down.  I know things can change but its a nice sign. 

ChristineEileen's Avatar ChristineEileen 11:57 AM 12-19-2010

Yep, had an appointment on Thursday evening and the MW confirmed what i'd been hoping--he's definitely head-down!  I'm so relieved, and tickled to death at his little bottom pushing up against my ribs orngbiggrin.gif

Cujobunny's Avatar Cujobunny 06:40 AM 12-29-2010

I had an appt yesterday @ 33w 2d and midwife said he is head down! I thought so, based on the movements I was feeling & thought I could feel his back.  2 wks ago when I went in he was breech so I'm relieved!

Twinklefae's Avatar Twinklefae 07:02 AM 12-29-2010

Mine was head down yesterday, so fingers crossed it stays there!

thankful85's Avatar thankful85 11:15 AM 12-29-2010

Mine is still spinning in circles.  My next appt is on Tuesday so I'm hoping he will settle down by then so I can stop worrying.

chrfath's Avatar chrfath 12:56 PM 12-29-2010

Still transverse no change from 2 weeks ago.  Wasn't worried until went to spinning babies.

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