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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 12:17 PM   1
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Breech at 31 weeks


Hi ladies,

I had a scan at 30w which showed baby was breech, even though that very morning she had been head down while I was on a trace (although I'm doubting this as I realise they could have been wrong about that, midwife seemed sure based on feeling the head down low and also where the heartbeat was found, but still). Since then it's seemed to me that she's been breech/transverse the whole time - I'm based this on the fact that all the movement I feel is belly button + lower, plus hiccups I'm feeling just above my belly button rather than down low.

I'm just started to get a bit concerned about this because I really, really don't want a c section - I've been bouncing on the ball for a week now plus trying inversions and completely avoiding any leaning back/knees higher than hips positions.

I was wondering if any of you had breech babies at 31 weeks who then flipped by themselves?

I happen to have a growth scan next week at 32+1 where obviously I'll get a definitive answer as to baby's position (I'm seeing the midwife tomorrow but I don't 100% trust what they say based on feeling my bump), and I really want to start sorting it if baby is still breech because I find the NHS stance that "it doesn't matter until 36 weeks" quite frustrating, as by then pretty much all you can do is have an ECV and they're only like 50% effective.

Anyone got any advice for me or experiences? TIA



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 12:30 PM   2
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My first pregnancy, my lo was breech until 37 weeks then decided to turn. So in my experience, plenty of time left



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 14:23 PM   3
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This baby was breech until around 34 weeks. Don't worry it's still got plenty of time to flip xx



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 15:45 PM   4
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Thanks ladies, hope so! I don't know what to think when I look it up seems to be the general idea that they should've flipped head down by about 30 weeks, and that's what the guy who scanned me last week suggested too, so I don't know what to think!



 
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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.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 16:54 PM   6
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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.



 
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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 think you're right Talia, I'm in the UK and that's my understanding of it aswell although no first hand experience so could be wrong. I think evc has a 50% chance of turning if I'm correct? And most likely to work on second or subsequent pregnancies. Hopefully your little one will turn though.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 17:27 PM   8
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Yeah, I thought you had to get a private midwife and attempt home birth if you wanted a vaginal breech birth. Which is pretty annoying! But it's early days for me. Hopefully baby flips. I'll ask someone about it if she's still breech at my scan next week!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 18:40 PM   9
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Mine was breech from around 24 weeks to 34 weeks and then she flipped head down, you have time!! Hope LO flips for you!!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2017, 18:47 PM   10
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Thanks! Me too! Glad yours did.
Can I ask how all you ladies knew when baby was head down? I'm pretty unsure most of the time. Sometimes I think I can make out a head shape up high, but I know bums feel pretty head-like especially to amateurs! I only have the impression that she's breech because of the hiccup thing. Those are definitely around/just above my bellybutton. Kicks and jabs are sort of all over the place
She was head down at 28+6 at my 3D scan, and supposedly the morning I was 30w, but then breech that evening!



 
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