bum or head?

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  1. 21Rach

    21Rach Mum & TTC

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    i'm useless with telling body parts apart, would love to be able to say i knew what i was feeling probably such a stupid question but there's a large lump poking out to the right under my ribs circular lump its defo bum or head but how do i work out which lol i keep feeling around for feet etc but i dnt really have a clue i dont wanna grab so hard that i hurt him so i touch my tummy really softly :dohh:

    thank u x
     
  2. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    ok well I have one breech and one head down and the breech one (sam) I can feel all the time - he is a lot less confortable and killing my ribs - tbh I find the feelings easier to identify where they are as the tickly little kicks are feet and they are definitely low on sam and high on fynn so maybe you can tell that way? I dont find the bums move but boy when same wiggles his head OUCH OUCH OUCH hth
     
  3. Laurn82

    Laurn82 Well-Known Member

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    The only reason I know 'roughly' which bits are moving is because my lo has been head down for past 4 weeks. I get a round lump which appears now an again on the right (her bum), flutters top left (feet) and hiccups right down you know where (head). Which way was baby facing at last check up? Did you have a 32 week check? I find this lo much harder to identify than when i had my ds, with him you could actually see the shape of a foot/hand etc (was like something from the film alien!!!). x
     
  4. Cattia

    Cattia Well-Known Member

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    I ended up going in to the birthing centre the other evening because I thought the baby had turned breech at the last minute - was convinced I could feel its head moving around under my ribs but it was a bum. Sometimes my baby feels as though it has two massive bums moving around! I can't tell at all, but they tell me the head is well down and engaged!
     
  5. bluey

    bluey Mum of 2 boys

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    You can tell the difference apparently by pushing on the 'lump' - if when you push it the whole baby moves, then it's the bum. If the lump moves but nothing else does, then it's the head. Hope that makes sense!
     
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    BeccaMichelle Mummy of 2

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    claire99991 Mum of 2....

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    my midwife couldnt even tell she told me the other day the head was coming down but then when she put the doppler there she couldnt find a HB i said try up the top on the other lump lol and sure enough what she thought was a bum was a head and he is breech. I would love to know how you can tell but i carnt tell where anything is xx
     
  8. Dream.A.Dream

    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    I can only tell because he's been head down since 19 weeks, occasionally he flips his body from the left side to the right side but his head always stays down so I know if it's at the top its a bum xx
     
  9. Becyboo__x

    Becyboo__x Well-Known Member

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    I only know when my midwife tells me :haha: and as hes been in the same position for awhile now as of my 20 week scan and 33 week scan i know its usually his bum sticking in my side cause his head usually is down on my bladder pushing on me alot!
    x
     
  10. QTPie

    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    It can be really hard to tell...

    My scan at 29 weeks was bottom down and head up.

    At my midwife appointments at 30 and 32 weeks, they were ADAMANT that he was head down.

    At my 32 week scan (30 minutes after the 32 week MW appointment - he hadn't moved), they confirmed that he was still bottom down head up :shrug:

    Conclusion? QTPie Jnr has a big squishy head and a little boney bum... :haha:

    QT
     
  11. Babybug

    Babybug Well-Known Member

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    Mine is well head down but sometimes I feel 2 lumps that both feel like bums aswell
     
  12. MrsPhillips

    MrsPhillips Well-Known Member

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    I mentioned the same thing to my MW this morning. She said that alot of the time what we think is either the head or bum can be the heel of the foot. I thought perhaps the size difference would give it away but thinking about it now, what I had been feeling did seem very rounded but not as big as what I imagine the head or bum to be. I really wish sometimes that there was a place in a 'high street' which was pay as you use and you could give yourself ultrasounds to check on baby. Maybe its time to approach dragons den! xx
     
  13. Cattia

    Cattia Well-Known Member

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    OMG imagine how great that would be! I would be in there every five minutes, they would make a fortune out of me! I remember a woman on here once saying she worked in a vet and had used the ultra sound there to look at her baby. If I worked in a vet I would do the same!
     
  14. bekkie

    bekkie Mommy Due Sept 20

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    I found out when I was getting LOs heartbeat recorded how he was positioned (got to see him for a couple seconds in 3d - it was so cool!!) but since then he's had hiccups a couple times a day which I feel down low so I know he's still in the same position, otherwise I'd have no clue, all feels the same to me lol
     
  15. ellie27

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    I always feel baby hiccups way down low - but baby is definitely breech and has always been - I can feel head at top under ribs and body below-I am so slim and bump is so neat I can make out the shape of the baby!- but hiccups are still felt way down below so I dont think feeling hiccups low means baby is definitely head down
     

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