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Hey, all. Just looking for some good vibes. Baby Girl is still transverse. This week includes more chiro for Webster technique, acupuncture, daily moxibustion by DH, breech tilts 3x/day and other exercises. I took pulsatilla last night - she fell asleep! If she doesn't turn by Fri, we have the external cephalic version scheduled.<br><br>
I've been booted out of the birth center (even for prenatals) until we can prove that the baby has turned. I cried and cried when they told me that. I had been told all along that we had until labor for the baby to turn. So we decided to throw everything at it that we could and then go ahead with the version for Fri.<br><br>
I'm trying not to dwell on the negative, so any good happy positive baby turning or version stories would be welcome!<br><br>
I had to be induced with DS (water broke - no labor). I'm 42 and this is my last chance for a natural labor. I already feel a bit like the version and is already making it not quite natural, especially with the pharmaceuticals involved (which upset me, but increase the likelihood of success).<br><br>
I'm so jealous of all you ladies experiencing prodromal/pre-labor, although I know it's disappointing. What I wouldn't give to be in your shoes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Fingers crossed that if nothing works before the version, that it takes and you can have the natural birth you are hoping for!! My last DD was breech until very late as well, then turned the day before her scheduled version. Please keep us updated on how it goes.
 

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i am so inspired by all that you are doing to have the best birth possible for you and your db! i would def not plan to csec until a TOL, babies can turn in labor! best wishes for all your efforts, and Safe Versioning!
 

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Ok, you may call me strange for this suggestion...<br><br>
Go get your big ole pregnant self in a swim suit and find a pool that you can submerge your enter body to your neck in (even if you are just sitting in the water).<br><br>
I swear that has helped me so much. It totally takes all the pressure off your belly and allows for total relaxation of those muscles. Then gently start poking and proding baby around. They also recommend doing handstands in the water...<br><br>
But the water from the pool was nice and relaxing for me, in addition to allowing baby to float freely about in me...<br><br>
Oh, and while doing your breech tilts...put an ice pack on the head and a rice sock or heat down on your pelvic bone area to help encourage baby to move that way.
 

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((hugs)) i'm so sorry you are having such a hard time getting LO to cooperate. i am keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers. i'm sure you probably have already checked out this site, but if not <a href="http://www.spinningbabies.com" target="_blank">www.spinningbabies.com</a> has some more techniques you could try. good luck!
 

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I had an ECV w/DD, it worked, perfect vaginal delivery after that. A version has an even better chance working w/a transverse baby vs. a breech b/c you're halfway there already.<br><br>
I totally understand your concerns, oldmommers, I'm in the same position on and off. Rather, the baby is! My LO will keep me guessing for now, I suppose.<br><br>
Big hugs, and keep us posted.
 

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I came to suggest moxibustion but I see you already are doing that.<br><br>
the other thing to look up is acupuncture, might help too<br><br>
Hugs!<br><br>
My dd was breech until 37ish and turned the day before my appt, so you never know!
 

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Thanks, ladies, for all the nice vibes. I felt a ton of big movement yesterday during one of the breech tilts, so I'll see what the OB says at regular appointment today. I just cannot work out what bump is what!<br><br>
DH is getting skittish about Fri. He keeps saying that he's not sure if it's the right thing for us. I'm not feeling that. I think that if we don't go for it and she doesn't turn on her own or cannot be turned during labor (OB is open to that) we'll really be annoyed with ourselves for not trying everything. I'm big on going with gut instinct, but I think we would both be feeling the same, right?<br><br>
I feel that I'm moving (slowly) into a mentality of "it's not the birth, it's the baby that matters." Kind of like "not the wedding, the marriage, etc."
 

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Am so hoping the breech tilts did the trick!!!! Many good wishes your direction for her to turn before birth. Do you know why your DH is concerned? It seems like a good thing to address the particular nervous elements and not just dismiss a possibly helpful intervention. Hoping and hoping for you! Do keep us posted!
 

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I know the idea of a ECV is not as natural as you would like Mama, but I had one with my 5th baby (2nd girl), and I simply refused the IV and meds and just told them to go ahead and do it. The procedure itself took only about 5 mins. It was being hooked up to the monitor for an hour prior and an hour after they flipped her that took so long. I was 39 weeks when they did it (she turned out to be a peanut at 6lbs even, and had a super short cord which I think are the reasons she didnt turn on her own.) It was rather uncomfortable and I felt brusied for a good couple days after, but not what I would call "painful". I just breathed throughout as if I was having good active labor ctx.<br><br>
Im sure youve heard it all and tried it all: pulsatilla, moxi, submerged to the neck in a pool, handstands in a pool, tilt board, visualization, flashlight, music, frozen veggies, chiro, accupressure/puncture, spinningbabies.com.<br><br>
I hope LO turns for you soon; you still do have time. Some babies will not turn until active labor. Wishing you good turning vibes and try to stay as calm as possible. I know how stressful this can be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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