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I know it's not too late for her to turn - but I was really frustrated when Ob told me this today. She had been head-down last time - the other night she had this really spastic move that HURT and felt funny - I think it must have been when she flipped. I can't believe now I have to want her to do that again!!! But I was really hoping for a nice, gentle, natural birth, and after the tearing I had last time, I'm not sure I should be trying that. I have some issues that resulted from the severe tearing with ds, and another large baby (or breech) could repeat and worsen those injuries, whereas I could require surgery to repair it.<br>
Please reassure me that she will turn back!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Would you OB deliver your baby vaginally if she was breech???<br><br>
Check out this website for techniques to encourage your baby to turn back:<br><a href="http://www.spinningbabies.com/" target="_blank">http://www.spinningbabies.com/</a><br><br>
Anecdotally I have heard stories of babies flipping right up until labour starts and even during labour. Hopefully another Mama here will have some more info and reassurance. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Is there information out there that indicates your perinium would have a greater chance of injury if you deliver your baby breech? Or is this a fear? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I wonder if it would help to get some evidence based info on this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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She will turn. My babe is breech right now too. What suggestions did your doc give you to help turn her? So far I've been to the chiropractor and the acupuncturist and doing lots of visualizations. My mw also suggested playing music down low, swimming a lot and doing head stands in the pool, and some other things. I'll do anything. If she doesn't turn, then I can't birth at home.
 

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My baby was transverse on Friday and I'm 33 weeks today. My midwife didn't say a word about it and, when I asked, said she might worry if he's still there in two weeks - maybe. A lot of babies take until 34 weeks to get into position, I understand.
 

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out of all my pregnancies 2 were delivered breech with no problems at all.<br><br>
I had a c/section with the twins in 06 because they were butt first and I was having blood pressure issues.. I will once again have another section.. these two boys are also butt first right now, I suppose they could turn, but I doubt it.<br><br>
Even if your baby doesn't move, you could still deliver just fine breech.
 

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We've got plenty of time! Two weeks ago, I was super freaked out that my bean was still alternating between transverse and breech. Today, the midwife said that (s)he was head down, and I was all relieved, but she said "it's just not an issue right now." They don't really start worrying till 36 weeks or so. That said, I think my bean is in a better position b/c I've been doing the spinning babies work, spending lots of time on my hands and knees, trying to use the birth ball some, and I made a chiropractor appointment. In addition to waiting to see where your little one is in a few weeks, you can also start spinning babies and look into acupuncture and chiropractors in your area--you want someone very experienced with pregnant women and the Webster technique, not just the usual car accident-and-bad back variety.
 

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How much amniotic fluid do you have, do you know? My baby changes positions ALL THE TIME, and I have a ton of amniotic fluid. I actually am encouraging her to stay transverse, because it's the most comfy for me, and I'm having a c/s regardless of how she lies.<br><br>
But with my dd, she was breech until the day before she was born. We were in the car, on the way to the appointment for a version, and all of a sudden, there was this scene from Alien going on under my shirt!<br><br>
You have options, if she doesn't move on her own. There's the webster technique, there's spinningbabies, there's external version. And then there's spontaneous turning before labor, like happens a lot.
 

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I'm pretty sure my LO flipped to breach last, I was sleeping and he woke me up in the middle of it, it does feel weird.<br><br>
Like PP's said there are still plenty of time for another big (uncomfortable) flip... perhaps she will be more graceful the second time around? The website mentioned is a good one, there is also Moxibustion acupuncture that has had results truing baby, 27 years ago my mom was told to lay at a 45 degree angle (head down) it did work but I flipped on her again while in labor, I have also heard about head stands in a pool-- that could be a total myth though and then there is the power of positive thinking, it is amazing what positive vibes can do! Don't get discouraged, there is still time.
 

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As of one week ago my babe was also breech, well transverse. I will see the dr this week and if the baby is still like that I will go for some chiro and acupuncture next week. With my son, he flipped breech at 34 weeks and then was back down by 36. I have been doing some exercises from the spinning babies website just to help things along a bit.
 

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YUP! I am at a compelte breech...baby is super heads up...dd was too and I did nothing but crawl around alot to try to get her to move...This time baby is heads up....everyone keeps saying NOT to worry but I super worry about breech. I am sure I would be willing to try to deliver breech but I am not a huge fanatic over that process.<br>
I have looked at spinning babies and am back to crawling but I think the most helpful thing for me will be spending the last 6 weeks in a pool/lake/ocean and being relaxed.<br>
I know they say don't worry but I also worry because the baby to fluid ratio right now is really in favor of more fluid less baby and the further along I get the more that ratio is less int he babies favor of turing so I am trying to do alot right now before 36 weeks! ( I am 32 weeks currently with a super heads up baby still!)
 

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My babe has been breech too, for at least the past 3 weeks. He was transverse before that. Feels like he keeps moving to transverse & then back to breech again..... I wish he would keep moving down instead of back up! Today he has had his head up in my ribs & constantly stretching & pressing up. Not fun!<br>
I have been making sure to sit upright & not recline back (not that I could if I wanted too, since the baby keeps pushing on my diaphragm and causing me to become extremely short of breath. I have to sleep sitting up half the time so I can breath). Also trying to kneel on my hands & knees, but after so long my back hurts from the weight of my uterus hanging there, so not staying in that position as long as I would like to. Oh, we are using the paper towel roll suggestion from spinningbabies too.<br>
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Thanks for all the assurance!!! My Ob was not worried about it at all - that was all me. He would deliver a breech baby vaginally as well. My problem is that I still have issues from the tearing with ds. I have a very small fistula, which is not bothersome for the most part, and Ob said he would still deliver this one vaginally - didn't even think twice about it. But if I were to tear badly again, it could result in a fistula that requires surgery, and may not be easily repaired. So if she continues to be breech, my concern is my perineum not stretching slowly enough to not tear. But c-sections really freak me out. I'm afraid that I wouldn't even feel like I had "given birth" to her if she had to be cut out of me.
 

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Sorry about the fistula <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> That would be worrisome. The stats are 4% are still breech at 37 weeks and 1% are at 41 weeks so odds are baby will get head down for you. Mine is still all over the place and I do worry about malpositioning because that caused my c/s. My doc is ok with breech vaginal but then I'd have to do it in the hospital instead of having my home birth. I try not to worry too much and do all the optimal fetal positioning things that everyone else has talked about and figure the rest is up to fate.
 
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