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Old Jun 14th, 2016, 14:08 PM   1
Rhiannon137
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Breech baby at 34+ weeks - advice or experiences, please!


I apologize in advance for this novel, but would appreciate any advice.

My girl was head-down at 29 weeks, but US at 32+5 confirmed my suspicion that she had flipped to breech. I noticed a hard lump near the top right of my belly that I had hoped was her bum, but no such luck! She's frank breech with her feet up by her face.

I have been doing the moves on Spinning Babies and went for my first acupuncture treatment yesterday. The acupuncture got her moving like crazy, but I'm sure she has not flipped. My next session is Thursday. If she remains breech next week they will add moxibustion.

The current plan involves a standard OB appt tomorrow and an US next week when I would be approaching 36 weeks. If she is still breech, doctor will schedule an ECV around 37 weeks. My doctor thinks I'm a good candidate since I've had a previous vaginal delivery, baby is average size, and I have a good amount of fluid. ECV has some risks, but I think it is worth a try (if we get to that point). He will attempt it in the hospital with a plan to deliver immediately if necessary.

I would like to avoid a C-section if at all possible. There are very few docs who will even attempt a vaginal breech delivery near me, and the risks of a "very bad" outcome are higher than I am personally comfortable with. The section would be scheduled at 39 weeks since my son came a week before his due date. I've accepted this as a possible outcome, and know it would be okay, but I'd still REALLY rather not.

Agggh! At this point, I'm just looking for things to try, personal experiences (successful or not), or general words of comfort and wisdom. In the meantime, my toddler thinks it's a hilarious game to drum mommy's bum when I'm doing inversions off the sofa!



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2016, 14:16 PM   2
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Aw Hun I don't have much advice but i do understand your anxiousness to get baby to turn as mine stayed breech whole way up until my 34 weeks check and even then he wasn't completely down he was at an angle. I think that spinning babies has some good ideas so carry on doing that I do have a couple of friends who's babies have been breech right up until around the 38 week mark one who went to have an EVC but they said there was now no need as she had gone completely head down and started engaging! Have everything crossed for you x



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2016, 15:35 PM   3
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Yes there is still time Hun for your baby to turn.
I don't know from experience, but my friend was recommended to have acupuncture twice a day for a week after her specialist couldn't turn her baby himself. She doesn't know if it was the acupuncture, but her baby turned at 39 weeks.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2016, 16:13 PM   4
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I'm 33+5 and in the same position. I mentioned some of the techniques to my Dr but she wasn't convinced and I don't have time to roll about on the ball for hours with a toddler. I have a repeat scan at 36 weeks and she says chances are baby will be head down by then, if not they'll try an ECV at 38 weeks. Like you I really don't want a section, I had a vaginal birth in the midwife led unit with my first and would want that again if possible. My LO was head down from 28 weeks, this one is going to be a troublemaker!



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2016, 16:15 PM   5
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Also from what I can see only 3-4% of babies are still breech at term. Fingers crossed!



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2016, 16:44 PM   6
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No personal experience with a breach baby but my baby is transverse. From what I'm reading transverse are harder to turn than breech. I have till 34 weeks to get her to move other wise my consultant wants to book me a Csection due to a previous c section. I'm currently 30 weeks. I keep meaning to look on spinning babies to see what they recommend but keep forgetting about the website. Is it any good?
Also my friend was all booked in for a Csection, she went for her last scan at 38 weeks and baby had moved head down. Keep doing what your doing and hopefully by your next appointment it will have moved.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2016, 21:23 PM   7
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DD1 was breech at 37 weeks. My doctor offered to try to turn her at 38 weeks, but I had refused. I was fully planning on a scheduled csection at 39 weeks. I went to my 38 week appointment armed with a long list of questions and preparing to schedule my csection when the doctor discovered that DD had turned head down. I didn't try anything to get her to turn and honestly, didn't even notice when she flipped I'm hope that gives you some hope



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2016, 01:52 AM   8
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Good to hear aidansmomma.

My baby has the strongest movements already to the point of being sore and I'm worried feeling them turn will be horrendous!



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2016, 03:51 AM   9
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I am in the same position, i have a scan tomorrow to see if she has moved. i have a feeling she has, will be keeping an eye on this thread hoping all goes well for you x



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2016, 07:52 AM   10
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My first baby was an undiagnosed frank breech, she had been that way for a while, her legs were stuck up in the air everytime you took blankets off lol!

This one moved to frank breech at 20 wk scan and moved eventually at 34 wks to head down, had another scan on monday and she was still head down, consultant said the likelyhood of them moving after 36 weeks is very slim because they are too big to turn, so hopefully she stays this way now. I'd say you still have a couple of weeks for her to turn. I went swimming a lot, i was told this can encourage them to move and I bounced on my pregnancy ball and thankfully it worked. Good luck!



 
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