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Ok I'm only 27 weeks but I'd really like this little one to turn around as he/she is ALWAYS breech. So last night we had a little pow wow and I told them they needed to turn around to make me feel better. So they turned transverse...yuck, talk about uncomfortable lol. But this morning I can't quite figure out where the heck my kid is now.<br><br>
She (I'm saying "she" at the moment but who knows lol) has hiccups at the moment and I feel that hiccup movement down very low. Ok so that makes me think head down. But then I feel kicks down there too! WTH? Maybe she's folded in half or something lol. I never was any good at any of that belly mapping stuff.<br><br>
Sometimes I wish I could just be Tom Cruise and not worry about u/s safety and just whip out my own machine to see what's going on in there lol. Well, ok, if we're wishing I guess I would be better off being Katie Holmes, not Tom Cruise. Dh wouldn't be happy if he came home from his vacation to find out I'm a man. Haha, I'm getting weird today. Must be all the vicodin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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My little one tends to spend a good deal of his time transverse. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: My OB wasn't worried about it on Wednesday when I saw her. She said there's still lots of time for him to turn.<br><br>
It just feels weird getting hard kicks up top one minute, then down low the next.
 

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Well, presently Baby is levitating up into my ribcage. I have never, ever carried this high and it hurts a lot. I feel like the muscles right above my belly button are being stretched to the limit, and there's lot of pushing and other wierdness going on up there as well. I don't like it!
 

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I'm having the same problem. DD1 was head down long before this, so this babe worries me. I'm constantly poking at her trying to figure out where she is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
At my midwife appointment last week, the mw thought that she was breech, until she found the heartbeat down low. Turns out my babe has a really hard butt! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Since then she's moved around a ton, and yesterday morning she had hiccups above my belly button! I have kicks all over too. Sometimes I wonder if they're punches instead, but I really can't tell. So frustrating!
 

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My baby is "oblique"-- lying diagonally across my uterus with his head up in my ribs-- my mw actually showed me how to feel his head during my appt on Wed. Perhaps that's why I'm looking so big?? I know it's too early to be concerned about position, but after watching a good friend of mine have a breech baby and all of the problems that she had, I'm no longer so complacent about positioning issues as I was the first time around.<br><br>
If you are curious, my friend originally wanted a natural birthcenter birth, they tried everything to turn the baby but since they didn't discover he was breech until 36 wks, by then he was really wedged in; she ended up trying a vaginal hospital birth but ended up with a c-section. By far the worst part is that her DS had to have physical therapy for months because he had been so wedged in the womb that he had extreme torticollis (could hardly turn his neck in one direction) and very poor hip development (had to wear a hip sling for 6 mos) and then needed a helmet to fix his head shape since he could only sleep in the one position while in the hip sling!-- poor little guy!!. He just finally got his last set of hip xrays that showed he's in the clear now (at 2yrs old!). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I would never have thought a "breech" position could cause all that.<br><br>
Anyhow, if my baby hasn't turned in a few weeks I'm going to get serious about getting him turned (more spinning babies exercises, a version if necessary)-- not waiting patiently for him to turn at the last minute...
 

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Mine likes to flip transverse only when she gets into that position it causes me great amounts of pain.. the stretching is awful. I am pretty sure all my boys were head down by this point but I honestly don't know.<br><br>
Mel this one has been positioned like that as well.<br><br>
I asked the doctor what position she was in when I had my last visit but he said it's still too early to tell and that I shouldn't be worried.. he will be checking next appointment (in a month) and should have a better idea then. For now he just said wow she's all over the place isn't she. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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At my MW appointment on Wednesday, my midwife found the head down in my pelvis and the bum up by my belly button. I'm 27 weeks today, so I'm not really sure whether it's too early to congratulate my baby for finding the right position. When does it become less likely that they'll flip?<br><br>
Now that I know (or at least have been told by a knowledgeable person) that the head is down, it seems more fun... like I can imagine him better, hanging out in there like a little bat! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I have no idea wheremy baby is??? I feel the little bugger everywhere! I go next week and no I am really curious!
 

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According to my midwife at my appt last week... around 34 weeks.
 

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My friend who is a mw felt around well over a month ago to confirm what I felt and babe was head down bum up high up under my rib cage. But I have only felt movement lower than my belly button. If I am not careful and I laze around on the couch (mostly weekends) then babe goes transverse and oh boy it feels like I'm being streched sideways.<br>
Normally this babe hangs out bum up I spend a lot of time visualizing and talking to the babe about being head down! Last night he/she was doing gymnastics in there and then bum seemed lower this morning but by the end of the day he/she has the bum right up high some days it hurts stretching so high. I carried my other two very low! HMMMMM wonder why this one like it under my ribs LOL!
 

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I think my pow-wow with the baby worked! Since late this afternoon I've felt tons of kicks and movement way up high. It's SO weird because this whole time the baby has been breech and kicking down against my butt (not pleasant!!). Dh has hardly ever felt the baby kick because it's all been in my back. It's strange to actually see my belly move.<br><br>
Ds was vertex from 20 weeks on and never moved from that position. He also kicked straight up into my ribs and actually bruised one and it was months after he was born before it healed (maybe it was broken?). So it has been a relief not to have that to endure.
 

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My wee one is vertex and I feel the kicks right at mid-level, off to one side. I'm pretty sure it's the way his (don't know, could be her) legs are folded up so that his bum is near the bellybutton and the feet lower. There's been a lot of flipping from side to side so that I feel feet on the right for a while, then the left. Now and then he'll stretch out and get me up higher than my bellybutton.<br><br>
I can tell when he goes posterior because my belly button area goes mushy and the kicking is right in the middle instead of off to the side, and the hard parts of his bum are nowhere to be found. Then we have a talk, lol. I constantly visualize him head down, LOA.<br><br>
My midwife said once they go head down they usually stay. I hope so!
 
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