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Old 03-08-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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I went for my 37 week appt w/ my midwife yesterday and our little girl was in what she thinks could be a breech position. Going for an ultrasound today to find out. She still moves a lot, so I am not too concerned, but if she is breech, I have to switch over to the OBs @ the clinic I go to, and I like the midwives SOOO much better than the OBs. Also, I know the OBs will want to do a version asap, and I am just not sure if I want to do that or give her time to turn..

Other than that, I was a finger tip dilated..kinda stinks b/c I have had SO many contractions, lol..

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she's headdown and fooling everyone!

If you had to transfer, I wouldn't let them do a version just yet - if she's still got room to flip, there's no point in doing a version as she'll just flip back, kwim? If she's getting more crowded, not flipping anymore, then I'd try the version.
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Good luck! Have you tried any of the spinning baby techniques? My LO just turned from transverse to head down(I'm pretty sure!)
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she's headdown and fooling everyone!

If you had to transfer, I wouldn't let them do a version just yet - if she's still got room to flip, there's no point in doing a version as she'll just flip back, kwim? If she's getting more crowded, not flipping anymore, then I'd try the version.
I am hoping to put off a version as long as possible. I know that she still has time..she was still flipping around on Wed night, so I think I might be able to put it off for a week or so. We will see what the OBs say. I usually have homebirths, so I am not familiar w/ what the general practice is for a breech baby.

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Good luck! Have you tried any of the spinning baby techniques? My LO just turned from transverse to head down(I'm pretty sure!)
I have not tried the spinning baby stuff yet, but I am going to look in to it now. Thanks
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Hoping for head down for you mama!!
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spinning babies website can be really overwhelming. If you feel that way, check out this site: http://www.milescircuit.com/
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I usually have homebirths, so I am not familiar w/ what the general practice is for a breech baby.
For almost all OBs (especially those in the US), breech = automatic c-sec. They will very likely want to schedule it, not allow you to wait for labor to start - although I can see the validity in that, because a breech presentation can increase the risks of cord prolapse.
And if the MWs are saying you have to transfer with a breech baby, that means their hands are tied for allowing an attempt for vaginal breech birth.

Depending on baby's positioning/presentation, a vaginal breech birth can happen - some presentations are not compatible with it, though. Definitely need an u/s to confirm that.
For example, frank breech is the ideal presentation for vaginal delivery - this is when baby is folded in half, feet up to head, bum down.
My DS2 was not in an ideal position - his bum was in my left hip, legs across my cervix, feet in my right hip, head under my ribs on my right.

Oh shoot, can't believe I didn't mention it before! Do you see a chiropractor, or have you before? Some chiros are trained in the webster technique which is quite successful in flipping breech babies! Before I would do a version with the OBs, I would call around and find a trained chiro and give that a chance.
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Good news, she is head down With her little hand right on top of her head which is why I feel poking around my cervix, lol..
They even did a few 3D pics for me and she is just precious. Looks exactly like my oldest daughter. They did all the regular checks too, everything looked great. Thanks everyone!
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That's great news!
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That's great news!
I know! I am super relieved. And my dh was happy they double checked her sex, b/c last night he was a bit worried we had too many pink clothes
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