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<p>So my big fear this pregnancy has been a breech birth. I know it's still early at 31 weeks to worry about that, but there it is.</p>
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<p>I've also had really intense back pain and SPD in the third trimester, most of which I believed to be related to his position in the womb. Last night I <em>swear</em> I felt him sticking his feet right on my cervix, a sensation I never care to experience again. Last week, my midwife suggested I take time to slow down, lie down, and talk to him. Ask him to move while encouraging the movement with a few gentle pushes from the outside. I was doing that this morning (since I can tell bottom from head at this point- midwife showed me how to tell)- telling him I really needed him to move head-down and pushing him slightly with my hands. Suddenly he moved!</p>
<p>I stood up to help gravity settle him totally heads down and OH MY GOD the back pain and pelvic pain were like, instantly relieved by at least 50%. I can suddenly bend over again and put my hands on the ground while sitting. I can bend over while standing and not feel like I'm going to collapse. I can WALK. This is amazing!</p>
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<p>So here's hoping he stays where he is for the homestretch. I am SO relieved that he has moved. Maybe now I can start enjoying pregnancy again? <span><img alt="joy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"></span></p>
 
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<p>i guess i have been over on fb too much lately- i was wishing for the "like" button to this thread.....</p>
<p>i can't click it, but i can say it....</p>
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<p>That is awesome.  When would a breech position be a worry?</p>
 

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<p>mcs--i think you've got the thumbs up...like a like button!</p>
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<p>nosce-- <img alt="joy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"> i hope he likes his new position as much as you...and stays put until he's ready to slide on out! :)</p>
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<p>nintendork-   When would a breech position be a worry? When you can't locate a midwife in Washington State that would touch that with a ten foot pole. Seriously. In interview, I was told by more than one midwife to drive two hours south to Portland, Oregon in the event of a breech, if I was still seeking midwife care/birth center/semi-homebirth. So I guess that's what was generating the fear.</p>
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<p>mcs-  I cannot tell you how many times I've looked for the "like" button here. I think I spend too much time over on Facebook!</p>
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<p>It is so weird feeling all the kicks way up high now- my daughter was head down practically from the get-go and so I always felt movement in the same spot. Isn't it interesting how drastically different one pregnancy can be from the next? Amazing!</p>
 

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<p>Yeay for heads-down babies!</p>
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<p>I hated that foot-in-the-cervix feeling.  Ow, ow, ow!!  Still, head squirming around down there isn't very comfortable, either, lol.  The worst for me, though, was when both my girls kept kicking/elbowing me just to the right of my belly button.  I swear there is a permanent bruise there, even now, years later. I'm so thankful that this one has never been in that habit (knock on wood).</p>
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<p>DDCC. That is fantastic to hear! I am so glad.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mcs</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284973/pretty-sure-i-felt-him-go-head-down#post_16109904"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>i guess i have been over on fb too much lately- i was wishing for the "like" button to this thread.....</p>
<p>i can't click it, but i can say it....</p>
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<p>like.</p>
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Ha ha! Me too. I tried clicking the thumbs up in the bottom of her post but I don't know if it did anything or not.</p>
 

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<p>YAY!!!  When my baby went head down, it completely changed the shape of my belly and the pain I was feeling.  </p>
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<p>I was also worried (had Webster done at 31 wks) because I've had a breech before. My mw is pretty certain this babe won't flip again because his head is way down there in my pelvis. </p>
 

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<p>Nintendork, "they" say not to worry until 34-36 wks about a breech baby, but I personally think the earlier the better. I tried everything I could when my 3rd baby was breech, but didn't start until the 34-36 wk mark and by that time, she was pretty stuck. My guess is that it was partly her size (she was 8.5 lbs at 37 wks when she was born) and my low fluid levels. Better to get on it now, imo, and then, work to do all the regular things to encourage them to stay down (like not reclining; check out spinningbabies.com).<br>
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<p>Ugh, the pain is back. He flipped. Again. <span><img alt="surrender.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/surrender.gif"></span></p>
 
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