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breech baby at 36 weeks S&T 1 child; Australia 1147 posts
27th Sep '08

okay so I'm nearly 37 weeks pregnant, and my baby has been head down the whole pregnancy, up until this week hes turned breech. Strange much? I've heard of breech babies turning at 36 weeks but I haven't heard of a baby becoming breech at 36?
I was in hospital wednesday night coz they thought I might of been in labour and had to monitor me to make sure I wasn't. They're going to talk to me next week if he hasn't already turned about my options n stuff. Anyone heard of this happening before?
Any mums or mums to be had a breech baby and could give me any advice? I'm pretty scared, got my fingers crossed he turns coz I really don't want a caesarean.

They also mentioned doing that ECV thing where they try and turn the baby but they said theres a few risks to baby, anyone know a bit more about that?

thanks guys
x

MamaDSx2&SDD Due July 8; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Monroe, Michigan 10013 posts
27th Sep '08

There are some exercises you can do to try to help him turn back around...I don't remember what oned though..
My aunt said call L&D and then ask for some kind of nurse (can't remeber what kind) and she could call tell me.. so maybe try calling and just asking about it and see if they can direct you to the right person to talk to?

S&T 1 child; Australia 1147 posts
27th Sep '08

They told me one excercise you can do, where you kneel on the floor with your head on the ground and your bum in the air. its hell uncomfortable especially coz my bellys so big, it kills my back but im doing it every chance i get. just want this little guy to be good and turn!

SingleMama81 Montana 11 posts
27th Sep '08

Obviously you have the internet... I know there's exercises and things you can do to help the baby turn around. Just check it out on the internet. There's a whole world of advice... see what you can find, and if you're not satisfied just talk to your doctor. And by the way.. c-sections aren't that bad. At least you'll have a baby with a perfectly round head instead of the alien ones..hahaha

Sabby52 Belfast, United Kingdom 847 posts
27th Sep '08

I had the EVC but it didnt work :( but my friend did have one the week before that did work, it put her into labour and she had her baby that night.
The main risks I can remember is going into labour (thats why they dont do it until 38 weeks +, damage to your placenta which could cause bleeding and getting the cord wrapped around the baby's neck. There is more but I cant remember it was 1 year ago.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
27th Sep '08

I saw a show on TV once that had this lady take a bag of frozen veggies and put the veggies by the babies head and kept moving the bag lower and the baby's head followed...

You could probably google it. It was very interesting.

S&T 1 child; Australia 1147 posts
27th Sep '08
Quoting AEVAL aka sabby52 *MJL*:
SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
27th Sep '08

Here are 17 Ways to Turn Your Breech Baby



Be sure to check with your provider before trying the positions for turning a breech baby to see if there is any reason why you should not use them.
Visualizing the baby moving down with the head very deep in your pelvis, several times a day; especially in conjunction with positions and exercises below.
Swimming as often as possible. This keeps your body and pelvis loose and relaxed. Do in conjunction with headstand below if you have help.
Headstand - with assistance and in a pool frequently as possible.
Breech Tilt - begin at 32-35 weeks gestation. Do 3 times daily for 10-15 minutes each time, when you have an empty stomach, and the baby is active. Prop one end of an ironing board securely on a sofa or chair 12 to 18 inches high (or may use slant board). Lie down, bend knees but keep feet flat on board. Relax, breathe deeply, avoid tensing. May also use pillows on a flat surface to raise hips 12-18" above shoulders. Gravity pushes the baby's head into the fundus, tucks it, and baby can then do a somersault to a vertex position.
CD/iPod headphones - place them inside mom's pants toward her pubic bone and play classical music for 10 minutes 6-8 times a day.
Flashlight - try moving slowly down from the top of the uterus toward your pubic bone while you are in a breech tilt position.
Massage - start with your left hand at the bottom of the abdomen and your right hand just above it. Move move your hands clockwise around the right side of your tummy. As your right hand reaches the top of your abdomen, slide the left one over your right and move it down the left side of your tummy. Your left hand leads as you you come full circle, continuing clockwise. Massage gently as you would to apply lotion. Massage for ten minutes or more up to several times each day.
Clothespin - place on the small toe of each foot at the outside corner of the toenail; sideways so that the toenail and toepad are stimulated for 30 minutes per day, this is an acupressure point that is a "moving down" point. You can also do this with just finger pressure as you remember to do it.
Motion Sickness band - place with the bead four fingerwidths above the inner ankle bone - another acupressure point that is used for stimulation of the uterus. Do not use this point if you are experiencing any pre-term labor.
Glass of orange or other juice - follow this with a side-lying position with your hips positioned higher than your feet. Babies move more after a sugar high!
Pelvic Tilt- with an ice pack on the top of your tummy on an empty stomach, 10 minutes twice a day. Do this while lying on your back on the floor with knees flexed and feet on the floor with three large pillows placed under your buttocks. Try this in conjunction with headphones and visualization.
Cat stretch - start with all fours, then lay your head and chest flat on the floor with your buttocks in the air, as you round your back and return to all fours.
Knee-chest position - by kneeling with hips flexed slightly more than 90 degree, but with thighs not pressing against your tummy and your head, shoulders and upper chest are flat on a mattress for 15 minutes every two waking hours for five days.



Belly Relaxing followed by Inversion - Partner places a shawl, sheet, towel or rebozo under mom's hips as she lays on the floor. Lift up on the corners of the cloth and shimmy her from side to side moving your hands up and down to wiggle her belly from side to side. These should be very small movements which mom should find very relaxing. Do this for about 5 minutes. Then mother kneels on the stairway landing. Walk your hands down 2 or 3 stairs into an all fours position; have your partner support your shoulders to balance you. Remain in this position for about 5-10 minutes or as long as comfortable. Also do this on an empty stomach.
The following techniques to turn breech babies to vertex involve the assistance of a specialist or medical professional:
15. Acupuncture - find a acupuncturist who is familiar with pregnancy and knows the points to stimulate for turning a breech baby.
16. Webster's Breech Technique - see a Chiropractor who is experienced in this technique.
17. External Version - this can be done in the hospital at about 37 weeks; see an Ob-Gyn for assistance and more information.



http://pregnancychildbirth.suite101.com/article.cfm/turning_a_breech_baby

S&T 1 child; Australia 1147 posts
27th Sep '08

wow thankyou so much, ill defo try them :)

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
27th Sep '08
Quoting SERAbaby:
Sabby52 Belfast, United Kingdom 847 posts
27th Sep '08

While they are doing the EVC they will scan you in between to keep an eye on the baby the chances of the cord wrapping around the baby's neck are low but if the cord is to near the neck or in the wrong position they wont do the EVC. With your first baby it has a very low cance of working because everything is still very tight. Dont want to freak you out but it can be very painful, but if it works all the better.
I went on to have a c-section and believe me it is not as bad as some people make it out to be, I had my wee man at 3.40am on Monday morning and I was home Wednesday at 12 noon, and my was an emergency c-section which I hear can take longer to recover from.

S&T 1 child; Australia 1147 posts
27th Sep '08
Quoting AEVAL aka sabby52 *MJL*:
Sabby52 Belfast, United Kingdom 847 posts
28th Sep '08
Quoting SERAbaby:
TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22816 posts
28th Sep '08

My friend's baby was delivered at about 40 weeks. He flipped 3 days before. They were making arrangements to try to flip him but he did it on his own. She didnt try anything else.
Last week i was getting a 3d/4d ultrasound. My baby is transverse right now. I have lots of time, but the tech said putting iPod speakers near your pubic bone and playing music may draw the babies head down. You prolly have to do it a lot.

teegirl 2 kids; Pennsylvania 1175 posts
28th Sep '08

My daughter was breech. I had the EVC done, but it didn't work. And for me, it REALLY hurt. My husband was in the room, and he said that they were pushing so hard, you could see the outline of the baby through my stomach. There are risks associated with it. If I would've known all the risks, I wouldn't have had it done, but that's me. I ended up having a c-section. And, four weeks ago, I just had my second section. They're not that bad. Not as good as a vag delivery though. I was in the hospital for four days, and didn't even take pain meds. my last day in the hospital, and never got my prescription for them filled.