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If any of you follow my threads or my blog you will know that I am very worried about my baby being breech. At 32 weeks the doctor told me that the baby was breech but still had time to move. Since my first baby was breech I decided to take action to correct the problem. I have been doing TONS of stuff (chiro, moxibustion, inversion, etc). Today was my 34 week appointment and I was dying to know if my baby is still breech. However, I had doubts because I have been reading up on how to feel the baby and I just can't feel a head (or anything really) in my pelvis. I thought the baby was either breech or transverse. However, the nurse practitioner I saw said the baby felt head-down. I said, "Really, can you show me where the head is?" She showed me, but I HONESTLY felt NOTHING. I know what a lump, ball, orange, apple, etc feels like and I felt none of those things. I just felt an empty area where my pelvis is. I said, "You honestly feel something there". She said, "Absolutely!" I feel like she is just paying me lip service because they she said, "Well, the baby can still move at any time."<br><br>
Anyway, I guess my question is: Is it always obvious if the head is in the pelvic area? How large is the head supposed to be at this stage? Maybe that's my problem.<br><br>
I do hear a stronger heartbeat below my belly button and feel hiccups way low, but WHERE is the head? My baby is headless!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Can someone relate? Seriously, I feel every other part of the baby accept where the nurse practitioner says the head is. What do you think?<br><br>
Edited Update: I confirmed with my doula that I am not crazy. The NP was just paying me lip service. My VERY qualified and experienced doula also felt nothing in my pelvis and also believes this baby is transverse. I am not crazy!
 

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LOL I'm sure she's right, if only by process of elimination, because if you can't find the head it means it's way down in your pelvis where YOU can't get a good angle on feeling it. If s/he were breech you'd be able to find the head, no problem. It's weird though, eh? I remember with ds my MW trying to show me where his head was and I just couldn't get my fingers "deep enough" to find it so i just had to take her word for it that he had one... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
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my son wasn't breech, but i've heard from friends that if you feel fluttering in your pelvis, it's probably the feet.... maybe that helps????<br><br>
good luck!!!
 

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where do you feel movements? My daughter has been head down and her butt has been on my side for weeks now......the MW was able to attest to that with a heart thingy.....she got better heart tones at the bottom of my belly than on top....so she was able to tell that the butt was not a head...<br><br>
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I don't know what a head-down baby feels like! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But like Robinna said, I could definitely feel his head up under my ribs (even when one midwife said he was head-down after doing a VE - he wasn't) - so if you can't feel his head anywhere, maybe it's in the pelvis. (We seem to always be posting on the same threads, Robinna. Even when I'm just lurking in the VBAC forum. Heh.)<br><br>
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