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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 09:01 AM   1
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Nearly 39 weeks and baby is breech!


Hello ladies

I am nearly 39 weeks and went for a scan today for fetal position and baby is completely breech !!!
I'm pretty bummed by it as I was convinced that the baby was head down. In fact, at all my check ups with the midwife she had writen down that 'baby is engaged'. Even the sonographer today just took one look at me (this is before the scan) and said 'oh head is definitely down because your carrying low'.......
Anyway, I know my options are limited but just wanted to find out what others have done at this late stage in pregnancy?

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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 09:03 AM   2
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Have you been offered an ECV at all? They might be able to try and turn baby that way.
I had one yesterday at 38+1... I was convinced it was too late to try but it worked! So it's worth considering. x



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 09:06 AM   3
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Have you been offered an ECV at all? They might be able to try and turn baby that way.
I had one yesterday at 38+1... I was convinced it was too late to try but it worked! So it's worth considering. x
Thanks hon. I am waiting for the midwife to call me to discuss options. I do know the ECV is an option but I am a bit sceptical about getting it done.

How was it for you? My sopnographer said there are risks involved... EEk!



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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 09:17 AM   4
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They're very careful with it. You'll be monitored before to make sure baby is well enough to go ahead with it. They'll also scan you first to make sure there's no risk to the placenta or cord. I got an injection to soften the uterus too, which makes it easier for them to move the baby.

It felt a bit like a chinese burn when bubs was being turned, because of the pressure beingg put on your tummy... your skin gets rubbed about a bit!! It only lasts a few minutes though and isn't so painful that you need any kind of pain relief.

You'll be scanned at the end (and possibly halfway through too), then the baby is monitored for a good long while after - I was monitored for an hour afterwards to make sure baby wasn't in distress and to make sure he didn't flip straight back!

I was sceptical at first and nearly didn't have it done... but I'm really glad I did now! I think the success rate is about 50% and it was worth it in my opinion. Especially as my hospital don't really do breech vaginal births, especially for first time mums so my only other option was to book a c-section.

Good luck with whatever you decide! It's a hard decision to make... but just do what you think is best for you and bubs x



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 09:29 AM   5
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Thansk so much CottlestonPie. That is really helpful info. I just have to weigh up the pro's and cons of everything. xxx



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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 10:01 AM   6
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I have a little more time left for my baby to turn but I will also be offered an ECV at 37 weeks if baby is still breech next week... Its a tough decision to make but I know a few people who have had their babies turned successfully by ECV and for me its worth a try rather than just resorting to c-section, then if I have to go down the c-section route at least I'll know I tried other options!
My baby is frank breech too so they won't let me go for vaginal birth because it is very very difficult and has its own risks... The consultant told me that a c-section was considered much safer than trying to give birth vaginally to a breech baby...

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Old Mar 22nd, 2011, 10:47 AM   7
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I have a little more time left for my baby to turn but I will also be offered an ECV at 37 weeks if baby is still breech next week... Its a tough decision to make but I know a few people who have had their babies turned successfully by ECV and for me its worth a try rather than just resorting to c-section, then if I have to go down the c-section route at least I'll know I tried other options!
My baby is frank breech too so they won't let me go for vaginal birth because it is very very difficult and has its own risks... The consultant told me that a c-section was considered much safer than trying to give birth vaginally to a breech baby...

J x
Thanks Jenfen. I think I am going to completely rule out giving birth to a breech baby if I am offered that option. Now I just have to decide whether its a ECV or C-Section.



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