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Breech baby and placenta placement??? Dr. Angelface 2 kids; California 8236 posts
22nd Jan '13

had the 20 week U/S today and baby girl was lying breech.
DD #1 was head down pretty much from the very beginning and although she kicked the shit out of my later on i guess she just didn't flip in the earlier days.
I'm wondering how many of you had Breech presentation this early and then it didn't change.
Also was your placenta anterior or posterior?

MamaKate<3 TTC since Mar 2012; 2 kids; Ohio 16935 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Dr. Angelface:" had the 20 week U/S today and baby girl was lying breech. DD #1 was head down pretty much from the very ... [snip!] ... how many of you had Breech presentation this early and then it didn't change. Also was your placenta anterior or posterior?"


Don't worry about it at all and DEFINITELY don't let yourself be pressured into anything. A baby at 20 weeks is all over the place. Not to mention babies can be breech right up until the second they're born. My daughter was randomly transverse from 37 to 38.5 weeks and flipped right before I went into labor. It is not at all uncommon for women in the natural birthing community to say their babies were breech until 40 plus weeks and flipped shortly before labor began or even during labor.

Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts
22nd Jan '13

My daughter was breech at my 20 week u/s and flipped breech the day before I had her.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
22nd Jan '13

My son was breech at my 22 week US and then stayed that way until they flipped him externally during week 32...

MamaKate<3 TTC since Mar 2012; 2 kids; Ohio 16935 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Bettinas:" My son was breech at my 22 week US and then stayed that way until they flipped him externally during week 32..."


Did they do a full ECV at 32 weeks? Or were they able to just nudge him around without the drugs? Interesting. In the US the protocol is usually to attempt the ECV at "term" and then induce right away.

Dr. Angelface 2 kids; California 8236 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Bettinas:" My son was breech at my 22 week US and then stayed that way until they flipped him externally during week 32..."


do u remember where ur placenta was?

Amiblue Japan 1 posts
22nd Jan '13

At 20 weeks baby is all over the place and will be for a while. Nothing to worry about. And if by chance babe doesn't flip, it is still possible to deliver naturally. I did with my first who was a frank breech.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Masturkate TTC:</b>" Did they do a full ECV at 32 weeks? Or were they able to just nudge him around without the drugs? Interesting. ... [snip!] ... without the drugs? Interesting. In the US the protocol is usually to attempt the ECV at "term" and then induce right away. "</blockquote>




Full ECV... I was freaking out because I researched before having it done and everything did say that it was usually done after 36 weeks. My midwife said that the doctor who specialized in it was only at the hospital once a month and that if I waited, it'd be too late and I'd need an emergency c-section. I was set on having a natural birth so I agreed and then after 37 hours of labour, I needed a c-section anyway :?

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Angelface:</b>" do u remember where ur placenta was?"</blockquote>



No idea. My placenta was a huge issue in itself by the end though. After the c-section they explained that I had an extra nodule growing which had attached itself somewhere inconvenient and if I'd continued to labour, I would have bled like crazy :?

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3627 posts
22nd Jan '13

My first two were he'd down at 20 weeks however my oldest flipped several times after that before staying he'd down around 32 weeks. With my son he was transverse at 20 weeks he turned head down around 30 weeks or so. With my first and third pregnancies I had an interior placenta but my second was anterior .

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
22nd Jan '13

My dd was flipped difd like every other week around that time. She's now head down. My placenta is covering the whole left side of my uterus.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
22nd Jan '13

M was transverse @ 20 weeks then turned down. P was breech and not and breech and not and breech and not, over and over the whole time. Placenta was in front both times.