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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 18:58 PM   11
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It’s definitely too early to worry - try not to! I was born breech back in the 80s with a normal vaginal birth. It can be done, doctors are risk averse now, so that’s why they like to recommend a c section, but it doesn’t mean that you have to have a c section if baby is still breech at term. You can refuse any medical procedure offered to you. So you can simply refuse to have a c section and it’s not like they can throw you out on the street after that. My advice would be 1) don’t stress as there is still time for baby to turn, 2) if baby doesn’t turn on her own you can try an ECV, 3) if that still doesn’t work you can discuss having a vaginal birth with your doctor, you’d probably have to be continuously monitored but they cannot make you have a c section unless it’s all going wrong and baby becomes stressed, 4) if you do believe the risks are too high, then you can have a planned c section. I had an emergency c section with my first and whilst it’s not the ideal situation, it’s also not the end of the world whether it’s planned or not for baby to be delivered that way.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 20:16 PM   12
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I had no idea on my own if baby was Breech or head down I only know from the ultrasounds that were done. It all kinda feels the same to me lol.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 23:14 PM   13
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My dd was breech at almost 32 weeks, my doc wasn't worried at that point. Don't know when she turned but she did!



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 10:54 AM   14
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I'm 31 weeks and baby is currently breech too. I think my daughter was at this point too. Tons of time and room to turn yet though, so no biggy x



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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 14:58 PM   15
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My son didn't flip until around 35+ weeks! You can check out spinning babies online it has good information and suggestions for helping to encourage baby to flip. Don't stress, you have lots of time.

Also, just because baby is breech doesn't immediately mean C-section, you can still have a vaginal birth with no complications if the baby is bum down. Discuss your options with your midwife/Doctor.
Thanks, I found that website too and have been doing my best for the past week to do stuff from it!
Can I ask if you're in the UK? Just because I was pretty sure that here, breech meant C sec. My second nephew was breech (actually, unstable lie due to polyhydramnios so maybe it's slightly different, for example they never attempted ECV) and my sister was told she wouldn't be able to deliver vaginally at all. I was under the impression that was a big no-no for the NHS.
I am in Canada, however we are very behind the times when it comes to Breech Birth. Here, if the baby is breech and you don't discuss beforehand your options, they will immediately take you for a C-section. Mostly because a lot of moms just immediately take the doctors advise, because they think it is best or are worried. I am certainly not saying that doctors are wrong or c-sections don't have their place, as they certainly do, but being informed about your rights and options can help. There is more and more evidence coming out on breech birth and that as long as baby is bum first, not feet first, then a vaginal birth can happen. Feet first the risks are too high.

It doesn't hurt to ask your healthcare provider what all of your options are.

But like I said before you have so much time for that baby to flip!



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2017, 19:30 PM   16
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Thank you ladies!
I have been trying not to stress over this and have been doing inversions and bouncing on the ball - I'm not convinced it's worked yet as I'm still feeling all my movements down low which is frustrating, but we'll see where we are at my scan in 5 days I suppose!
I almost wish I hadn't had that scan because I'd been told that morning that baby was head down, and I sort of feel like I've had all this stress unnecessarily because I'd have been none the wiser if not for the scan...but oh well guess we'll see!
Trying to remember it's still pretty early days



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2017, 07:04 AM   17
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I really wouldn't worry, last time she didn't go head down till about 38 weeks! I ended up with a section but for different reasons, I was due at the mw at 38 to see if she had flipped but ended up going differently anyway but when I ended up with my section she was head down so somewhere between 37-38+4 she flipped!
Bounce as much as you can, happy cat/sad cat yoga pose too. But yes too early to worry x



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2017, 07:58 AM   18
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Thank you! I work from home so I just roll the ball up to my desk and bounce on that for hours while I type haha. Been trying to walk a fair amount too, well just for staying active reasons as well! If the happy cat/sad cat thing is the same as the cat cow pose I found online then I've also been doing that! I'm glad all you girls think it's too soon to worry though but I'd be mad at myself for not trying haha.



 
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