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Old 05-12-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Re: Second breech baby?

It is pretty unlikely for someone to have two breech babies in a row. Something like 3% of babies are breech at delivery. So that means the likelihood of randomly having it happen twice would be ~1 in 1000. Maybe you just won the breech baby lottery but probably not.

Do I see correctly that you're due in July? That baby has lots of time to turn. I had weekly ultrasounds during my 3rd trimester with baby #2, and it seemed like she went from breech to vertex one week and back the next. She was breech at 37wks, and flipped and stayed vertex at 38wks. I had trouble determining her position myself. She was posterior, so sometime I could feel her head sticking into my ribs, but other than that it was tough.

Some people have anatomical differences that result in recurrent breech positioning, but maybe that's unlikely since you've already had one vertex baby? Either way, I wouldn't be worrying about it yet.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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Re: Second breech baby?

If you're feeling hiccups low, she's probably head-down. Have you checked out the spinning babies site? That can help you to feel more confident about identifying which position she is in.
I think that if you had a breech baby, your chances would probably be higher than a woman who hadn't. The thought is generally that there is probably a reason that the baby is breech- usually because of something with mom's body, whether it's in the pelvis or has to do with the uterus or attached ligaments. That's why Webster Technique works so well. It adjusts mom's ligaments/skeleton and gets everything back in line. It's great that you're already going to the chiropractor; some midwives also think that walking and squatting can help.
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Re: Second breech baby?

This last baby was all over the place lol he flipped a ton so much when he was born the cord was well wrapped
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Re: Second breech baby?

Hypnosis is also very successful at turning breech babies. More successful then versions.
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #6
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Re: Second breech baby?

DD was breech for most of the end of my pregnancy. Midwife said that her position did not matter until I was actually in labor. So no reason to worry until you need to worry. I went into labor at 41 weeks and the day before I literally felt her turn in the middle of the night. I could not imagine a baby could turn once you are that big but it happens. Once my contractions started it pushed her head fully down in the birth canal and there was no flipping back. I would continue to do what you are doing and take a wait and see method. I would wait for labor to start on its own and see where she is at that time. All the U/S up until that time will not determine where she will be when you are in labor.
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