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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 16:14 PM   1
Chickensoup85
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Breech, legs extended at 36 weeks


Hello,

Yesterday I found out, during a growth scan, that my baby is breech with legs extended (I assume this means frank breech). Although I have always been told it's head down, I now realise it was an error on my midwifes part. The solid lump I assumed was the bum is the head and it has not moved position for a long time. I was wondering why I hadn't experienced any rib kicks by this point as well!

I am booked in for an ECV next week but am getting more concerned the more it read! Does anyone have any experience of it? All Google tells me is it's painful and risky.

Also, does anyone else have any experience of a breech baby turning on its own after being breech for a long time?

And, finally, in the event it doesn't turn, I've been offered the option of a breech vaginal birth or elective c section. Does anyone have any experience of either?

Sorry for the long post, I'm freaking out a bit!

In case it's relevant, this is my second baby and I'm in the UK.

Thank you!



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 00:52 AM   2
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My first was discovered breech at 40wk midwife check... the midwives had said head down engaged the few weeks beforehand. But clearly it wasn't when I had a big lump in my ribs and kicks were all down below the whole time. I was booked for a scan that day and also had low fluid so turning wasn't an option. But due to being 40wks already we were booked for urgent elective section the next day as they didn't want me going into labour at all. A bit later than you but wanted to share mine.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 01:56 AM   3
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Was your first delivery normal?



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 10:32 AM   4
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That was my first I was describing. I'm going for 2nd c section this time round though as well baby not breech 2nd time.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 11:20 AM   5
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I had a frank breeech baby, they tried ECV it was incredibly painful because he had moved himself so far in my pelvis that every time they tried to move him they'd slip and he would drop back down into my pelvis, i've never been in so much pain before. I ended up begging them to stop and i gave up. I elected for a c section and was glad i did because they could see the cord was wrapped around his neck three times, had i tried to deliver him breech it could have been very bad. Go wtih your instincts, some women have the ECV works wonders others do not



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 12:07 PM   6
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That was my first I was describing. I'm going for 2nd c section this time round though as well baby not breech 2nd time.
Sorry, I meant that for OP x



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 15:54 PM   7
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My LO was breech for the last 5 weeks. She has been sitting very low in my pelvis. I've tried a lot to get her to flip. Spinning Babies, prenatal yoga, etc. Finally booked an appointment with a chiropractor who specializes in the Webster technique for tomorrow. 2 days ago I put my heel lift in my shoe for the first time in a couple months. And my LO spontaneously turned. I am guessing that for me it was because my pelvis wasn't balanced enough for her to turn on her own, though I know she was trying as I would wake with her in transverse quite a few times. I know I have a shorter leg from an injury growing up.

So I guess what I'm saying is there may be a reason your LO hasn't turned or may be 'stuck' in a breech position. And it could be for a good reason. But perhaps look into a chiropractor that knows the Webster technique. My mw also suggested an acupuncture technique called moxibustion. If you are in the states, I'd suggest going on the International Chiropractor Pediatric Association. You can search for chiropractors currently certified in the Webster technique in your area.

As always, check with your mw or doctor before pursuing any treatments.



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 14:19 PM   8
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Thank you for all your replies.

6lilpigs, my first was a vaginal birth but ended with my son in distress and a ventous delivery. I had in my head he was stuck and that's why it ended the way it did, but that's not the case, according to my husband. I worry that my body just can't push out babies or maybe its normal for first babies to take a while to descend during pushing?

MEPride, I've started moxibustionbut so far no luck. I wonder if you're onto something with the pelvis misalignment; after laying down, I get a lot of lower back pain on just the left side. I'll look into the Webster technique.



 
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