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Old Sep 7th, 2017, 12:42 PM   1
sheeps24
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Paranoid about sitting position 😂


Hi all .. after googling too much I've made myself paranoid! Baby is currently breech at 32 weeks which I know isn't an issue yet but the midwife says because he's been like that on every scan so far there's a good chance he likes it that way!

I read up sitting reclined can make it worse as he will have less room to turn .. we have a recliner which I always sit on with my legs up .. of I sit up straight with my feet on the floor I get a terrible stitch in my back .. I've always sag with my feet up of legs curled up in a chair .. does anyone think this is an issue?! I'd there a better way to sit but also with my feet up? 😂

I really don't want him to stay breech because I either have to have him turned or c section!

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Old Sep 7th, 2017, 17:51 PM   2
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Sorry, I don't think there's any good position where you can have your feet up or be comfortable. In order to get/keep my babies in the best position, I will sit on my hands and knees as much as possible. Leaning over my birthing ball with pillows under my knees is the BEST. It hurts my knees after long, so I do switch and go sit on the couch with my feet up for a few minutes, but as SOON as I feel my baby move at all, I go right down to my hands and knees (or birthing ball and knees). My third baby was in back-to-back position, and my labor didn't wanna start up because she wasn't pushing down on my cervix. So, starting at 36 weeks, or whenever I need to get my babies to turn head-down, this is what I do. (ALL of my babies were breech or transverse at 36 weeks, and I didn't bother turning them to vertex position before 36 weeks, but I have LOTS of room in my uterus and find it easy to turn them. If I had to turn my baby earlier, I'd follow this regimen as soon as I need them to turn head-down.) Good luck! You've got this!



 
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Old Sep 7th, 2017, 18:51 PM   3
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Not to worry you needlessly, but I am 37 weeks and my baby is also breech. She is way too comfy to bother turning and I've tried it ALL. I'm actually going for an external cephalic version tomorrow to try to manually turn her to a vertex position.

Sitting reclined may make your LO be more likely to be posterior but I haven't heard of it preventing a baby from turning. Most babies will turn at night because of you being in a fully reclined position. You can try SpinningBabies.com to turn your breech baby. You can also find a chiropractor certified in the Webster technique or find an acupuncturist who knows moxibustion (best done at week 34). I wish you more luck than I have had! My LO has always been pretty chill and has never really moved a ton. Lazy, stubborn, or just comfy and chill... I will find out soon! The ECV tomorrow is my last ditch effort before scheduling a section.

Good luck with turning your breech baby!



 
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Old Sep 8th, 2017, 00:51 AM   4
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Thanks ladies .. I definitely need to get a birthing ball! I'm going to start the hands and knees position more often and I've seen some tips on the spinning babies site ..

I just struggle to sit up straight but will try to more often!

Ooh good luck with the ECV MEpride that's what I will be going for if he doesn't move! Fingers crossed it works for you x



 
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