Breech or not??

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  1. My4thmiracle

    My4thmiracle Mummy to baby Nico + 3

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    So after being told a fortnight ago baby was breech, then last week it was head down.
    Today I was checked over by 3 different midwives and 2 say it's breech and 1 is insisting it's head down.

    I've got to wait til next Thursday now when I will be 36.3 wks to be checked again. If they cant agree I will have to go to hospital 40 miles away for scan to confirm.

    What I want from you ladies is where are you feeling your movements? Most of mine are just above my belly button area and it comes up high and hard and then the what I thought were feet kick out to the right.

    They used a soniaid and heard heartbeat all over but the one then listened in with other thing and she insists it was stronger down the bottom right instead of top left or right.

    What do ya reckon ??
     
  2. Bournefree

    Bournefree Well-Known Member

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    They can still move around all over the place at your stage, it isn't uncommon. But from your movements, I would say that baby is head down.. you will really know when head engages.

    Check out www.spinningbabies.com - good site on Optiminal Fetal Positioning and letting you figure it out for yourself with a few prods and pokes.
    xXx
     
  3. babybears25

    babybears25 Well-Known Member

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    My baby is breech (has been for about 8 weeks) and all my kicks are down very low at the bottom of my bump and sometimes feels like LO is kicking my bladder!! I can see the little round head at the top of my bump (especially when I have braxton hicks) and I can feel it under my ribs on the right side. I'm surprised that the midwives disagreed...such a shame the hospital is so far away to check. As I went for a scan at 37 weeks to confirm it was breech but luckily our hospital is only 10 mins drive away.

    Hope you baby isnt breech...good luck x
     
  4. Bournefree

    Bournefree Well-Known Member

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    Hey Babybears we are in the same part of the world!

    Have you been offered to have baby turned before your elective? Or is that something you have decided you wouldn't like to do?
    XxX
     
  5. babybears25

    babybears25 Well-Known Member

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    hey bournefree...so we are! I actually grew up in bmth and moved to poole when i met my DH.

    I decided against the version, just my personal opinion i just wasnt happy about it.

    are you going to bmth or poole hospital when you have your LO? x
     
  6. ChristinaRN

    ChristinaRN Mother of 3, pg with #4

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    My LO is head down, all movements are on the left side of my belly (about belly button heighth) I feel hiccups strongest in the bottom right and his heart beat is heard strongest on the bottom right.
    Good luck!
     
  7. Bournefree

    Bournefree Well-Known Member

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    All things going well, I planning on having this baby at home as I did with my first. The MWs will come from Royal Bournemouth. My friend (we had our first babies aorund about the same time) had her elective at poole just a few weeks ago, and she said it was a world away from her first EMCS. Calm and relaxed, but it's still a long recovery time and she did have to wait about a bit as other emergency surgery was going on. She does feel so much better about the whole experience though. :hugs:
    XxX
     
  8. babybears25

    babybears25 Well-Known Member

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    that's great...hope all does go well and you can have your planned homebirth. It's nice to hear that your friend had a positive elective experience at poole. I had my DD naturally at poole so I'm glad to have experienced that, so not so disappointed if i do have the c-section.

    Good luck x
     
  9. baby5onboard

    baby5onboard Well-Known Member

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    Hi, My baby is breech, has his head up top which I can feel clearly and his bum on my bladder with his legs and arms tucked up to my right hand side so thats where I feel all the movement. My midwife hears the heartbeat over on the left around belly button height which is where his back is.
     
  10. littleblonde

    littleblonde kacey and sophie

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    my baby is head down and movements are as you discribed!so hopefully baby is head down
     
  11. My4thmiracle

    My4thmiracle Mummy to baby Nico + 3

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    Thankyou for your replies, anybody else give me ideas of where they have their movement?
     
  12. MummyinJune

    MummyinJune Well-Known Member

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    Unsure but u should feel hicups? I feel hicups almost into my vagina .. lolx
     
  13. kellface

    kellface Up the duff with baby #1

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    My little girl is breech, her head is right up underneath my ribs, she stretched this morning and her head stuck out of the bump it was quite freaky looking and gave me hiccups afterwards hehe

    I feel her punching and headbutting the top of my bump, and feel her kicking downwards, it feels like I might instantly wet myself some times when she kicks me down there hehe
     
  14. tjw

    tjw Mum to Ruby and Preggers

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    I get most movements around belly button height, but my scan today showed he's still breech.
     
  15. NOMORENUMBERS

    NOMORENUMBERS Well-Known Member

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    i THINK my baby is breech based on where i am feeling kicks, i am only 28 weeks but have a low laying placenta which can "cause" the baby to adopt a breech position . . .anywho i can feel a large lump just under my ribs on my left hand side and all the kicks i feel are on my cervix and bladder, and yes i totally rush off to the loo whenever she whollops me lol any kicks the highest i have felt a kick is about level with my belly button which i suppose could easily be hands . . . will find out in a few days have 4d scan booked! will update you if i am right!
     
  16. Bournefree

    Bournefree Well-Known Member

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    Though you can't confirm yet where baby is, but if baby is breech, have you considered what your options are? i.e deliver vaginally breech, inversion, c-section (it doesn't have to be an automatic c-section)

    I've been having a long hard think (dangerous I know!) and personally, if my baby was breech right before birth, I'm not changing my birth plan and I'm happy to deliver breech, esp if there were no other signs of complications - it is a normal varience of birth.

    Just wondered how everyone else felt about this?
    Xxx
     
  17. My4thmiracle

    My4thmiracle Mummy to baby Nico + 3

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    I don't like the idea of giving birth to a breech, a friend of mine did and she said it was the worst thing ever.

    Until I know exactly which way baby is lying I'm not gonna given it too much thought, as they are still saying it's got time to turn back if it is breech.

    Midwives aren't saying much except for my hospital for delivery will change so I will be booked at the hospital I usually give birth at (40 miles away) instead of local hospital that had given me the all clear on this my last baby.

    What will be, will be x
     
  18. Bournefree

    Bournefree Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think it is sensible to wait and see where baby is when your in labour, as it certainly could change.

    I was just reading about the difference between Vaginal Breech BIRTH and Vaginal Breech DELIVERY from a MW in my home birth group. It is interesting.. Hope this helps anyone who didn't think of the differences (like me!)

    "With a breech birth the onset of labour is
    awaited spontaneously. In the first stage of labour the woman is
    encouraged to adopt a position in labour that is most comfortable to her and
    to move as she wishes. The labour is monitored by the close observations of
    an experienced midwife. The onset of spontaneuos expulsive contractions is
    awaited and when this stage is reached the woman is encouraged to be on all
    fours and to push her baby out by her unaided efforts. If the labour does
    not progress spontaneuously a Caesarian Section is advised. In a vaginal
    breech delivery the labour may be induced and the baby's heart is monitored
    by an electronic monitor which usually requires the woman's position to be
    restricted to being in a semi recumbant position and her movements
    restricted.. Vaginal examinations are performed routinely usually four
    hourly. If the labour does not progress in the first stage, it can be
    augmented by the administration of oxytocic drugs usually given by
    intravenous infusion. Requiring further restricions of the woman's
    movements. When the second stage is reached the woman is placed in stirrups
    on her back and the baby's delivery is acheived by traction and manipulation
    by the attendant medical practitioner who has usually not been in attendance
    throughout the preceding labour, but who has been called to do the delivery.
    If you attend the appointment with the Consultant you may wish to discuss
    his plans for the birth/delivery. If you choose to plan a breech birth you
    do really need to be attended by an experienced midwife. If you choose a
    breech delivery you may wish to ask the consultant what his experience is
    and what his outcomes are"

    Xxx
     
  19. My4thmiracle

    My4thmiracle Mummy to baby Nico + 3

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    It's the idea of the cord getting trapped with the head yet to be born that frightens me. Especially with the head being the hardest to get out.
     
  20. kellface

    kellface Up the duff with baby #1

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    As much as I really wanted a natural birth, knowing my little one is breech totally put me off the idea, and I'm more than happy to opt for a c-section now if needs be. The idea of littlen's head getting stuck, or the cord wrapping round her neck scares the shit out of me :(

    I don't like the idea of the ECV or manipulation during labour trying to turn her around etc. What will be will be, I think she's super comfy where she is, and stubborn like her dad. I've only got a couple of weeks till my next scan to see if she turns or not :/
     

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