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<p>So. Anybody got any good tips for me?</p>
<p>I've been doing yoga, which I hear is great for turning that babe...as well as getting my DH to talk to her from down low. I've also been putting headphones on my belly...playing Bruce Springsteen mostly (HA! Devils and Dust) hoping to lure her down.</p>
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<p>The accupuncturist I went to go see before I got pregnant said I could come if by 35 weeks she hadn't turned...but she said too that they are still quite the acrobats in there... but I can't help but feel anxious and a bit nervous. I have to have her turn so I can have my HBAC, if she doesn't, they'll send me to have a repeat. And I can't bare the thought...</p>
<p>I'm trying to think positively...but...still nervous!</p>
 

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<p>Mine has been what feels like head up and transverse forever! I know your anxiety. I am trying for a VBAC. At my last appt which was 30 weeks Hannah was transverse with what appeared to be her head toward the right side of my body. My midwife didn't seem concerned at all. She sent me home with a hand out of exercises (tailor sitting, pelvic rocking, etc). Everyone recommends spinningbabies.com. </p>
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<p>I think when I am 36+ weeks I will start to worry more. I am going to be 33 weeks on Saturday and just from feeling her movements and judging what is foot movement and hand fluttering she is still turning around in there like crazy. </p>
 

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<p>Have you checked out the info at Spinning Babies?</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.spinningbabies.com/techniques/in-pregnancy" target="_blank">http://www.spinningbabies.com/techniques/in-pregnancy</a></p>
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<p>A potentially breech baby is the one thing that has me super paranoid about this pregnancy, so I've been doing a lot of their inversion techniques. Mine is head down most of the time, and my midwife said not to really worry about it until 34-36 weeks.</p>
 

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<p>Most babies will turn head down on their own if you do nothing.  I don't remember the exact statistics, but about half of babies who are still breech at full term will turn head down before labor.</p>
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<p>I might also help ease your mind if you found the closest provider who will deliver breech babies vaginally - just in case.  They are out there, though it might involve some travel.</p>
 

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<p>I checked out the Spinning Babies page. Interesting. I do some of those things already...so maybe my little one will EVENTUALLY do it.  I hope so. </p>
<p>In terms of the delievering breech vaginally...I don't think anyone in the state will do it. Especially considering I'm a VBAC. Chances look slim on that one...I will just keep my fingers crossed and my hips elevated...</p>
 

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<p>another recommendation for spinning babies</p>
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<p>adding the suggestion of finding a Chiropractor who does the "Webster" technique.  I can't explain how it's different but it IS.  DS was transverse until 37 weeks and on the LAST possible day before risking out of my midwife's practice he turned head down.  We did the webster adjustments weekly or twice weekly for a couple of weeks beforehand. </p>
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<p>You've still got a GOOD amount of time for the baby to turn.</p>
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<p>Other suggestion I read once was a lady who got up in the middle of the night to pee, she grabbed a flashlight and put it near her pelvis and the baby went head down to check out the light. Then she did a bunch of lunges/squats and baby stayed head down.</p>
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<p>This is probably my biggest fear right now too, and I am kinda glad that it seems pretty normal at this point in the pregnancy!! LO has been head down the last couple times, but I get kicks all over so I know he must still be flipping around in there!</p>
 

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<p>Don't forget about visualization.  That is what got my DD to turn eventually the last pregnancy.  I was seeing her turn in my mind after trying almost everything, and I nodded off, and when I woke up I felt her flip, it was pretty cool.  I tried music, frozen peas & warm water, ironing board laying, pelvic rocking, and tailor sitting. </p>
 

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<p>Mine just flipped at 32 weeks. . .I was freaking out :)  Did a LOT of research. . .Webster technique has NOTHING valid outside of the chiro community. . .ECV (external cephalic version) has only a 50% success rate. . .acupuncture has some good data but not a lot. . .but at 28 weeks, 14% of babies are still breech, that drops by 50% by 37 weeks and another 50% by EDD.  You can also safely have a breech depending on the breech position.</p>
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<p>Relax miha. . .the odds are GREAT that it will happen naturally.</p>
 

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<p>I feel your pain, it's so hard to worry something will deprive you of that HBAC!</p>
<p>I had a GREAT HBAC last time (3 years ago) with a 10 lb son, and this time am planning another homebirth, but this one carries a lot like my DD, who was frank breech before I knew that that is not a good reason to have a cesarean... this time, if this one doesn't go head-down by labor, I think we will still have the homebirth and save transferring for if it's really needed.</p>
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<p>But in your case, if you are concerned about legalities, do check out <a href="http://www.ican-online.org" target="_blank">www.ican-online.org</a> and ask for what can be done in your state. There are travelling midwives, and other options.</p>
<p>Frank breech at least, is recognized to be the safest breech for vaginal delivery, and you may have more options than you realize. If anyone knows, ICAN does, and then you can make contingency plans for what-ifs with a full array of choices in front of you.</p>
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<p>I do sympathize. It's my second vaginal birth, and I am trying not to worry too much about the very faint possibility that this one won't be head-down in labor.</p>
<p>But I will be relieved when the baby does go head-down and stay there, as most likely will happen. It's so hard not to freak out. I was the same way with my 1st HBAC, so happy and confident, yet the thought of anything messing up the plan was a terrible one.</p>
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<p>Hugs to you, and know that chances are good your baby will indeed go head-down, but there are indeed options besides a swift execution of the appointed rounds of an OB, if the baby doesn't. Depending on where you are, they may not be as easily accessed as for women who live elsewhere, but there are always options.</p>
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I have no idea why you would be sorry to bring back an old thread?<br>
Specially to give us an update and even better that it was such good news!<br><br>
Congrats on the head down baby, now just let her know how happy and comfortable she gets to be right where she is!
 

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<p>I can imagine the anxiousness you must feel anticipating a HBAC and this being one of the givens for a rcs in our birth world today....but it IS true that it's early yet. It can certainly help to have good posture/positioning yourself, and see a webster chiropractor.  The baby could go head down, then back up again, then back down before the end of your pregnancy.</p>
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<p>ETA: I saw your update, that is fantastic! WHAT a relief.</p>
 
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