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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 19:27 PM   1
MEPride
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Anyone with experience with an ECV?


I've tried it all and LO remains firmly breech at 36 weeks. My midwife wants to schedule an external cephalic version in a week. I'm told it's safe. I've read the research saying it's safe and that risks are minimal.

But I don't know of anyone who has had it done or has heard of anyone having it done.

Anyone on the board have had it done before or knows of someone? Can you share your/their experience?



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 19:53 PM   2
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I don't have any experience personally with this, but my manager has this done a few years ago. She said it hurt, but it worked. Baby did end up coming out with his hand next to his head (superman style) but I assume that was unrelated?

If I were you, I would definitely be open to trying it no harm in trying

Good luck!



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 20:30 PM   3
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I don't have any experience personally with this, but my manager has this done a few years ago. She said it hurt, but it worked. Baby did end up coming out with his hand next to his head (superman style) but I assume that was unrelated?

If I were you, I would definitely be open to trying it no harm in trying

Good luck!


Thank you! I'm just nervous about what could potentially go wrong!! I also work in the medical field so I can think of so many other complications not necessarily mentioned in the research. I just want my LO to be born as safely as possible!



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 20:45 PM   4
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I'm sure they wouldn't even attempt it if they thought that the cons outweighed the pros. They want a positive and healthy outcome just as much as you do



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 21:40 PM   5
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My sis-in-law had one done with her most recent baby because he remained firmly breech until 37 weeks. She said it was uncomfortable but it worked and he stayed head down after that. I'll likely be getting a quick scan at my appt on Friday to check positioning of my own baby because s/he was breech until 32 weeks and I'd like to be sure bubs is still head down.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 22:03 PM   6
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My sis-in-law had one done with her most recent baby because he remained firmly breech until 37 weeks. She said it was uncomfortable but it worked and he stayed head down after that. I'll likely be getting a quick scan at my appt on Friday to check positioning of my own baby because s/he was breech until 32 weeks and I'd like to be sure bubs is still head down.
Thank you. That's very reassuring to read. I hope your lo is still head down!! Mine was breech at 28, head down from 30-34 and flipped breech again sometime between 34-35. Fx for you!!



 
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Old Sep 1st, 2017, 11:52 AM   7
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Thanks. I haven't felt an obvious flip and baby movements haven't changed but I know that means nothing. This kid has been a stinker from the start. Stayed breech til 32 weeks and even when head down, s/he would turn transverse when I'd lay on my side. Made it very hard to sleep, let me tell you...



 
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Old Sep 2nd, 2017, 07:19 AM   8
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Thank you, ladies, for your replies! I'm scheduled for my ECV next Friday in the morning, US EST! I'll let everyone know how it goes after regardless of what happens!



 
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