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Please turn back around <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I know that is early to worry about it, but my sweet baby flipped around this week and is comfy with his bum down/head up. Yep, breech. Now, i am only 30 weeks, so I know that there is plenty more time. But, I was diagnosed with a low-lying placenta at my 18 week u/s, which is causing me concern. I just found an article that said that measuring ahead (which I have been, by 2-3 weeks) and breech presentation are two signs of possible placenta previa. Fabulous... I'll have my repeat u/s in about three weeks. I am trying to not be nervous about this, but frankly, it's hard not to. I was worried about the low-lying placenta, and now the baby being breech, yikes! My DD was never breech when I was examined, and this baby has also been head down. On a much smaller note, I am much less comfortable with him breech. It's just uncomfortable the way he is pushing out against my belly. So, I know that over 90% of low-lying placentas resolve themselves, and that over 95% of babies present head-down, so odds are in my favor, but I am still worried!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> You will be fine.
 

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At least you know your baby *can* be vertex. Mine hasn't, to my knowledge, been vertex at all since the first trimester. 32 weeks now. I'm up early today because I thought he was turning head down at 5am. His head made it all the way to my right hip bone and he stopped there.<br><br>
Tuesday I see the chiro again. She also does accupuncture and said if he was still breech we'd try moxibustion.<br><br>
I keep telling myself that he has plenty of time to turn. And I try not to tell anyone he's breech. The last person I told gave me a story about how her son had been breech and she opted for a c/s. She told me all about how wonderful it was because her baby had the cord wrapped around his neck 3x so he was practically immobile and "labor proabably would have killed him." Thanks. Just what I wanted to hear.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And I try not to tell anyone he's breech. The last person I told gave me a story about how her son had been breech and she opted for a c/s. She told me all about how wonderful it was because her baby had the cord wrapped around his neck 3x so he was practically immobile and "labor proabably would have killed him." Thanks. Just what I wanted to hear.</div>
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What IS it with people! Why is it that as soon as people hear that you are pregnant, they are full of horror stories! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Thanks for the reassurance kat85! Shenandoah, We should both be OK <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Statistically speaking anyway... And you are already under the care of a chiro, which should help! Is your provider concerned yet? My m/w said not to worry but that if he wasn't head down by my next visit (just shy of 33 weeks) we would start to look at excercises for optimal positioning. I've already started some of them.
 

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I am just in awe that you mamas know your bodies and your babies well enough to feel whether your baby has flipped, where his head is, etc. All I know is that my baby has limbs that she likes to stretch out, and some funky, hard body parts (could be a butt, head, knee, ???) that protrude temporarily from my belly sometimes. I really wish I could figure out whether she is staying head-down or not...she was breech until my last appointment, then she was head-down, and now I have no idea...hopefully the doc will tell me next week (32 wks.).<br><br>
Like you said, statistically speaking you will be fine...but I know how disconcerting it is. If my wee one is head-down at next week's appointment, I'm definitely heading for a chiropractor. Good luck to us all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I am just in awe that you mamas know your bodies and your babies well enough to feel whether your baby has flipped, where his head is, etc.</div>
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I only know because I was at the m/w yesterday! In retrospect, I realize that the extreme discomfort I was feeling about a week ago, was him turning around. And since my midwife showed me which was his bum and which was his head, I can somewhat tell the difference. Plus, when he was vertex his foot was poking out of my right upper belly. I could poke it and it would poke back. So really, I only know because of the circumstances. I was just wishing yesterday that Thanksgiving wasn't in two weeks (I don't go back for three because of it) and I will be wondering everyday which way the baby is!
 

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My first was breech. My midwife has given me *Sit up and take notice* to read. It has been really informative and helpful for this pregnancy.<br><br>
You may also want to check out the spinning babies website.....it has a lot of good info for helping your child get into position for birth.<br><br>
HTH,<br><br>
Julia
 

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Your babies still have lots of time to shift into position. Don't listen to insensitive people and their scary stories. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: (I'm so sick of stupid comments)<br><br>
And if babies are stubborn, I know a lot of the pregnancy books list good exercises to encourage the baby and a lot of women have had success with chiropracters and others in baby flipping.<br><br>
I can feel when my baby shifts. She is mostly head down, but occasionally curls into a ball with her butt stretching my left side out and her head stretching my right side out. It is amazing knowing with what body part she is sticking me. Yesterday it was rib kicks and bladder punches. Today she's been snoozing I think the whole day because I've hardly felt anything.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Shenandoah, We should both be OK <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Statistically speaking anyway... And you are already under the care of a chiro, which should help! Is your provider concerned yet? My m/w said not to worry but that if he wasn't head down by my next visit (just shy of 33 weeks) we would start to look at excercises for optimal positioning. I've already started some of them.</div>
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I've been doing the exercises for months now. The chiro is saying there is still time and just seems confused as to why the baby isn't turning. My hbmw is not concerned. She's had 12 kids herself and #5 was breech until the day before he was born. I know 2 other women with stories like that. The ob I'm using for shadow care doesn't palpate my belly so he hasn't noticed the baby is breech. I'm afraid to ask for an u/s (I'd like to see if the baby IS tangled in the cord) because I'm a vbac and don't want the pressure to repeat c/s.
 

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I am just in awe that you mamas know your bodies and your babies well enough to feel whether your baby has flipped, where his head is, etc. All I know is that my baby has limbs that she likes to stretch out, and some funky, hard body parts (could be a butt, head, knee, ???) that protrude temporarily from my belly sometimes.</div>
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I can't tell by feeling, but i know how s/he's laying based on where I feel hiccups. Mostly I feel them way low down by my hip bones or even my pubic bone, so I know baby's head down and whether s/he's facing left or right. beyond that, i'm just like you, all I can feel with my hands are random hard bits.<br><br>
To the OP, I know it's hard not to worry, but you will be fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I was obsessed with worry for a week or so when my 24 wk u/s showed a lowlying placenta too. My MWs said not to worry unless it was still low lying at 35 wks. Still it is unnerving to think of all the things that could go wrong isn't it?
 

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At my u/s the baby was breech and I feel like I've had more action down low this time than with dd. I"m afraid that means that he/she is still feet down. I have been feeling a lot of movement lately though that is all over the place, so hopefully some turning will be taking place. I woudl really be bummed to have a c/s.
 
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