Had a scan at 28 weeks which showed beanyboy is breech. Just had my 31 week appt with midwife and he's still breech. Have another scan next week but would like to work on getting him to turn before then.
Any suggestions on how to get him to turn round to a lovely Occiput anterior position?
Don't know an awful lot about this but I have heard that bouncing on a birthing ball can help, as can getting down on your knees and leaning forward on your arms.
Just googled it for you...try these:-
Hope that helps? Let us know how you get on hun!
Danielle and Ruby bump, xx
Hi Sunnyinside. My son was breech and in the end I had a caesarean. However, the things I tried included....
Washing the kitchen floor (crawling on all fours is apparently good!)
Moxibution sticks...a herbal remedy...quite bizarre and did make my little one more active though not enough to turn him. You can buy the sticks on eBay and possibly from herbal remedy stores. There is more information on them online.
You can also go for a manual turn at the hospital. Ask your mw for information. I couldn't go for this because there wasn't enough amniotic fluid.
I really didn't want a c-section. I was really freaked out about the idea of the epidural and catheter! But looking back, it wasn't that bad. You don't feel the epidural because they use a local anaesthetic and the catheter is a actually great! No urge to pee! Nice after all the running to the loo during pregnancy, lol!
What I would say though...if you do have to have a c-section, really try and get someone to help you out around the house for the first 2-3 weeks. You will need time to bounce back to your normal self!
Oh, and one last thing...you still have over a month to go. The vast majority of babies will turn themselves during this time. So try not to worry too much.
Good luck lovely x
My baby went breech at 36 weeks (although apparently that's when they're supposed to stop moving around so much due to running out of space!!!) by the time I went for a scan at 37 weeks at the hospital, she was back to being head down. At 31 weeks they still have an awful lot of wiggling room, but if you spend 15 minutes a day on your hands and knees (or slouched over a birthing ball) is supposed to encourage the baby to be head down and facing the right way.
With a bit of luck baby will turn before you need to worry, and if not, they can always do an ECV as long as you have enough fluid.
Pregnancy and arthritis...what a terrible combination. I bet you're trying to take it as easy as possible!
Your friend may warn against flipping baby back the wrong way. But if he is currently the wrong way, you've got nothing to lose. If you do nothing he could stay breech! Just stay aware of where the kicks seem to be. I always felt kicks really, really low down (made me want to wee), so I knew Isaac had stayed in the breech position.
Let us know how you get on x
I don't know if policy is the same everywhere, but I'm about to have a C section as our little darling is breech, and our hospital wouldn't try ECV until after 37 weeks as they are more likely to turn back again before then. Unfortunately in my case it didn't work, have two friends who also had to try ECV and it worked for one but not the other. If you can try other things and get baby to move without resorting to ECV it'd be well worth it!
The hospital suggested what they call knee to chest, basically you kneel, lower your upper body to the floor and stick your bum in the air. You're meant to do it for 15 mins every 2 waking hours, but I couldn't keep doing it, had knee surgery a while back and it aggravated the scars (and is generally pretty uncomfortable, puts a lot of pressure on your arms/neck/shoulders too depending on exactly how you lie) Basically a lot of what is suggested aims to get the baby upside down to persuade it that's a good way to be, and to then move of their own accord.
I had a look online and swimming is meant to be helpful, keeps everything loose rather than being tense and preventing bump turning. Head/hand stands are also suggested, I can't do this normally on dry land so must have looked nuts in the local pool. I also tried putting iPod headphones in the top of my knickers and playing classical music - that's suggested as they can hear it and might try and turn to get closer and hear the music better (can also try shining a torch down there, similar logic)
How sound a lot of this is I don't know, but I figured it was worth a try. I have heard moxibustion has a good sucess rate but haven't found any practitioners round here and didn't want to DIY it.
Good luck with persuading your bump upside down is the way to be!
Great! I'm so pleased. Let's hope little one stays put. No handstands in the swimming pool for you now
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