how to make baby move position for scan?

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  1. JZW

    JZW Mummy to Evie <3 & NTNP

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    We went for a private gender scan at 16weeks. Baby refused to show her face- we didn't get our free 4D pic :( I tried jumping, emptying bladder and the sonographer was prodding me with the wand so hard I'm sure I had bruises afterwards.

    We went for the 20 week anomaly scan at 20 weeks. AGAIN baby refused to show her face so the sonographer couldn't check her face and lips. I tried jumping, wriggling my belly (very undignified- lucky I've been with hubby for ages otherwise I would be sooo embarrassed!), emptying bladder. She even sent me away to get a cold fizzy drink and something to eat. After a bottle of lucozade and a bar of chocolate she was going nuts in there thrashing and kicking, but still hid her face from us :cry:

    I think she has found a nice snuggly place and is refusing to budge. We have a re-scan this afternoon and I'm really hoping she has moved so that we can see her face, but if she hasn't does anyone have any good suggestions on how we can get her to change her position? It feels like we've tried absolutely everything but she just seems so stubborn! (must get it from me! :haha: )
     
  2. bumpwanted

    bumpwanted Well-Known Member

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    Oh little minx!! Hopefully it will be ok today
    I think u ve almost tried everything bless

    Good luck x
     
  3. le_annek

    le_annek Well-Known Member

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    My little man was hiding and they got me to lay on my side and he didn't like that at all and he moved thank god!! good luck for your next scan xx
     
  4. stouffer

    stouffer Well-Known Member

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    My baby was lying face down at our scan yesterday. They made me go for a walk for half an hour and drink something sweet. That did the trick. Maybe bouncing up and down isn't enough and you need more sustained movement like going for a walk?

    Sometimes I find if I lie on my back for a few minutes and then roll over onto my side I can feel the baby changing position to get comfy again. I'm sure you probably tried that but it's all I can think of.
     
  5. JZW

    JZW Mummy to Evie <3 & NTNP

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    Thanks ladies! I'll try the moving while lying down and then walking around if she hides again.
     
  6. jaytee146

    jaytee146 Blessed mommy to a beautiful girl and growing lo

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    i can get my lo to move by drinking super cold water. if not that i eat sweets and she Does flips
     
  7. Louisex

    Louisex Well-Known Member

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    i found that jumping about ect does not make baby move.

    This is what worked for me, i drank cold water then went to my car where it was nice and quiet lay my seat back and relaxed. Baby was soon moving about.
     
  8. JZW

    JZW Mummy to Evie <3 & NTNP

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    Writing these all down now! I hope she just behaves herself tbh!
     
  9. KRB87

    KRB87 Well-Known Member

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    I had the opposite problem - baby didn't stop moving at the anomoly scan so they struggled to get all the measurements! All I had was sugar free juice. A friend suggested Skittles or Starburst sweets as a sugar boost to get it moving - which worked after a few hours of me panicing due to no movement!
     
  10. sueh81

    sueh81 Mummy to 1 & 1 on the way

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    from personal experience eating grapes works!! i've also heard that drinking OJ before the scan makes them very active, although i've not tried this one xx
     
  11. JZW

    JZW Mummy to Evie <3 & NTNP

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    She's still got her head down in my pelvic area :( they couldn't scan her face again :cry: I need to go for ANOTHER re-scan. I tried everything including rolling around from one side to another, drinking a really cold can of fizzy orange :( nothing works. They are going to give up if she still doesn't cooperate for the last scan
     
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    new_mum Well-Known Member

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    At my 20 week scan baby was lying face down and the sonographer grabbed my belly with both hands and started shaking it wildly lol it hurt a bit though so wouldn't recommend it!
     
  13. Kittifer

    Kittifer Well-Known Member

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    Worth a shot is getting on your hands and knees and rocking. Without going into too much detail, I managed to make LO squirm round after me and OH had sex in that position, it turned him sideways for a day or two.
     

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