Hi all, today I found out via ultrasound that our lil guy is breech. I am quite devastated since I really hoped for a natural childbirth and completely dread the thought of a c-section. My doctor didn't say anything about options when she thought he might be breech, just sent me for an ultrasound to find out.
I was wondering if anyone else has had external manipulation to move the baby? Did it cause any adverse side effects to baby?
I'm scared and upset and in pain My next dr's appt is on Thursday but I'm hoping they call to discuss it tomorrow...
Someone (I'm not sure who sorry) posted about their experience with one. I would look it up, it was posted sometime today so it should either be on page 1 or 2. Good luck though hun! I hope your LO turns for you!! You never know, even if ECV doesn't work LO might turn right before birth for you
FYI, an acupuncturist could also help turn your baby using specific needling techniques (nowhere near your belly!) and moxa (an herb burned somewhat like a big roll of incense and then the smoke is used to stimulate acupuncture points).
I 150% understand!!
We found out two weeks ago that our little girl is breech
I've been doing acupuncture, Webster technique with a chiropractor, using moxa sticks, swimming, exercises from spinningbabies.com, spending lots of time on my hands and knees and this stubborn little girl is having none of it!!
We were referred by our midwife to an OB and met with him on Tuesday. He offered the ECV but I declined. He said success rate is only about 25% (probably lower for me because it's my first baby and my uterine/stomach muscles are quite strong) and it's quite painful for me and they have to do it in the OR in case something happens (baby's heart rate dropping, placental abruption, etc) and they need to do an emergency c-section
They will be giving me a c-section in the next 1 1/2-2 weeks if she doesn't turn and I am so so so upset about it...a planned c-section couldn't be any further away from the birth I wanted and I'm really struggling to come to terms with it
I had this last year with my son. He was head down at 37+0 I went into labor at 37+6 and they determined he was then breech. Unfortunately in his case it was too dangerous to try and turn him and I had the c-section. But the good news is its proof that babies can turn that late in pregnancy hopefully in your case LO will turn the right direction! GL
hi hun, my baby was breech at 36 week scan and i refused ECV i decided that if she wants to turn then let her do it naturally. i had read up on the ECV and heard from various people who had experienced it and decided it wasnt for me or my baby to go through. well she didnt turn and i had a c-section a week ago at 39 weeks, i was really scared but it went really well and i had my baby in my arms within 5 minutes of the c-section starting. it was actally an amazing experience, very calm and tranquil. i hope your baby does turn but if not then dont worry too much about the section its not as bad as you might be thinking and is over quicker than you know it! if you want too PM me then please do so. xx
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