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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 12:43 PM   1
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What does it feel like if/when baby turns from breech into position?


My baby is still lying breech at 32 weeks. The consultant was reassuring and said two thirds of babies turn in time... I'll get a final scan at 36 weeks to check growth and position and he said he'd go through the options if baby hadn't turned by then.

3 questions really:

1. What does it feel like when they turn? Would I know?
2. How does a midwife/doctor turn a baby? Are there complications with this and is it painful?
3. Is there anything I can do to help baby turn?

Thanks!



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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 12:47 PM   2
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youl know your bump drops... your cervix feels like its been stabbed... you start to get pressure and cant close your legs and all the kicks are high up... when/if they try and turn baby it can be quite painful as they use alot of pressure and it is never a guarantee as he./she may pop back... plus its a risk if your placenta is anterior as it could rupture or it could send you into early labour... so you need to weigh up the odds... they will know if babys in position by feeling how far the head is into the pelvis x



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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 12:53 PM   3
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My baby is still lying breech at 32 weeks. The consultant was reassuring and said two thirds of babies turn in time... I'll get a final scan at 36 weeks to check growth and position and he said he'd go through the options if baby hadn't turned by then.

3 questions really:

1. What does it feel like when they turn? Would I know?
2. How does a midwife/doctor turn a baby? Are there complications with this and is it painful?
3. Is there anything I can do to help baby turn?

Thanks!
My LO has flipped multiple times from 28-36 weeks and I never felt a thing! It was always a suprise when they told me her position at my scans

They can turn the baby (believe this is called an EVC) but it is very risky and can be very painful (and not a very high success rate). I decided if my LO was still breech at 37 weeks, I would go with a c-section.



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Old Sep 17th, 2010, 13:23 PM   4
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My little one keeps turning as well. She was in position forever, and then at my 33 week appointment they told me she had turned breech! The doc said not to worry as she would probably flip back around. I think I saw the moment she flipped, I was lying in the tub and felt a really horrible spasm in my back and my belly protruded super far out, it was like nothing I had felt before. After that I couldn't get comfortable it was like my rib cage was resting on her head whenever I leaned forward. Harder to breath too. Still feels like she is breech. hope to get another flip around maybe I'll take a bath.



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 05:32 AM   5
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Hmmm, think I might go with C section if LO is determined not to turn - not too keen on the idea of being forced into early labour or rupturing placenta... I'll just have to be patient I guess!



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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 11:37 AM   6
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i didnt know my little man had turned, there was no noticeable difference even in movements. he turned at 39+0 as well (yesterday) and i only knew because i had a scan to check his position and he was oblique (he was breech before this) and when the midwife went to check and get a second opinion he was completely head down so had literally just turned during that check. I was due to have a section on monday as well!!

I tried to have him turned at 37+5 and it was excruciating. I had a reaction to the thing they inject into your arm to relax your uterus, it made my heart race so fast that my body couldn't keep up with it. I had two obstetricians pressing so hard on my stomach that i couldn't breathe so i fainted three times and to top it all off they bruised my uterus...and it didn't work!



 
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i didnt know my little man had turned, there was no noticeable difference even in movements. he turned at 39+0 as well (yesterday) and i only knew because i had a scan to check his position and he was oblique (he was breech before this) and when the midwife went to check and get a second opinion he was completely head down so had literally just turned during that check. I was due to have a section on monday as well!!

I tried to have him turned at 37+5 and it was excruciating. I had a reaction to the thing they inject into your arm to relax your uterus, it made my heart race so fast that my body couldn't keep up with it. I had two obstetricians pressing so hard on my stomach that i couldn't breathe so i fainted three times and to top it all off they bruised my uterus...and it didn't work!
Ouch - that sounds excruciatingly painful - sorry you had to go through that for nothing! Brilliant news that he's turned though; he must be getting ready for the final countdown!



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