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Old Jun 1st, 2010, 15:27 PM   1
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How do you know your baby flipped?


Hello ladies
Was wondering if there is anyway to tell if the baby has flipped to head down? I know the doc can tell ya and so can an ultra-sound, but are there any "symptoms"? What i mean is, do you feel kicking in the top stomach, feelings, etc? and have you had it verified by your MW/OB/doc that baby has indeed flipped?

JW, ive been feeling many hard movements a few inches above the belly button- but i also feel light movements below the belly button (im carrying low to begin with). How do you know the difference between the hand/foot movements? Im assuming that baby has flipped and the light movements are hands and the tougher ones feet, but IDK. Anyone?

ps if you do know when it happened, how many weeks were you?



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2010, 15:35 PM   2
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My little poppet is breech and it feels all hard high up and I can often feel his head and strong movements high up - he pokes his knees out to one side and his feet are really low down and when he's moving those it is like little flutters

If that made any sense at all lol!

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Old Jun 1st, 2010, 15:36 PM   3
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I saw Joseph do it.

It doesn't hurt but it was the weirdest thing to see, it looked like he was trying to force his way out through my stomach.

I was lying down in bed and it was about 11pm, I was really tired and I could feel him kicking but getting more and more lively so I pulled the covers off and lifted my top up just in time to see my whole left side bulge out and the right side sink in.

Then it kind of all lifted up at the top and the bulge pushed it's way down and across and then there were two smaller bumps, one high up on the left and one low down on the right.

Then the whole bump settled back down to a normal round bump.

Midwife confirmed it the next day.

Later, on the day I went into labour my bump had dropped down in the night and I could feel it was different too. I got up to go to the toilet the next morning, my DH said "Your bump has dropped" and instantly I was in a foul mood with him for even looking at me. But the time I got to the bathroom the weight of him was enough to break my waters just as I sat down on the toilet.



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Old Jun 1st, 2010, 15:37 PM   4
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The only way I can really tell is when I get good hard kicks above my belly button and lil tingly movements (which I think are punches or maybe elbows pushing) around my pubic bone area...But she's usually completely sideways where I can see her head push out on my right side and lil feet out the left side and her bum in my ribs, lol



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2010, 15:37 PM   5
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Um the day that my baby flipped I actually felt the whole thing, Took her all day but I started by getting weird sensations down low and peeing myself from pressure and then later started to feel feet in my ribs. Hard to explain but we knew when she flipped.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2010, 15:40 PM   6
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Thanks girls!
I sorta think he has flipped, but guess i wont know for sure until the MW confirms it.
A few days ago my belly was super bulgy on one side. Even the DH noticed when he looked at my belly that the right side was bulging tons more than the left!. So, now that i have all this fetal movement above the bellybutton, im thinking he did flipp, but who knows.. def was never in pain though..maybe it happened in the night?



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2010, 15:50 PM   7
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My baby started kicking me under my ribs - I didn't think anything of it (I don't feel that much kicking as I've got an anterior placenta) but at my next MW visit they checked his position and said that he was head down, so I realised that that was why I was now getting kicks so high up! In retrospect I do remember having some pain/discomfort not long before that, but I wasn't thinking about it much at the time. I think now that was probably when he turned.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2010, 17:10 PM   8
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my baby was breech last tuesday today hes turned as i had a scan and midwife appointment i had some funny movements and had a feeling he was possible turning x



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2010, 17:13 PM   9
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Bubs has been head down for weeks for me... he didnt spend very long being upright at all!! I get pretty hefty kicks in my ribs, and little punches around my belly button. Midwifes confirmed he is head down but slightly back to back, he is on his side ... glad he is comfy because im certainly not! x



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2010, 19:06 PM   10
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I saw mine go as well! She turned breech at 32 and a half weeks and flipped back at 36+1. Mine was at night as well and happened exactly like Jody R said. It looked like there was an alien trying to get out! Also when her head was at the top it felt really hard, now its her bum its a bit squishier x



 
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