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    Default Breech baby at 35+5...

    Hi everyone! As the topic says, I'm 35+5 and our baby girl is breech. I'm booked in to have a external cephalic version in two weeks time (I'll be 37+5). I'm a little apprehensive about the whole thing and was just after any advise or experiences with EVC. Thanks

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    Which # bub is it?

    my 3rd was breech until 39w1d then turned himself.

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    Bub #1. I've heard stories of babies turning at the very last minute. I must admit I'm nervous about the whole birthing experience and this is just adding to my nerves!

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    I had a successful ECV done on my breech baby at 38 weeks. It was the most excruciating pain I have felt in my entire life. I did it because I wanted to avoid a cesarean but at the end of a 24 hour labour that failed to progress I had to have an emergency cesarean. I would never do it again. If you would like any further info please ask.

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    I am sure you have tried it but if not google 'polar bear position'. Hold that pose for an hour or so each day and see if baby turns. I used to do it watching tv. Good luck

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    I was told by my midwives to get a torch, turn it on, start from the top of my belly and run it down. It's meant to show them the way in a sense and they should follow the light. Apparently it's something that's quite commonly done in UK to turn bubs... I did it for maybe 30 min every couple of days for about a week. It worked but turned out he couldn't engage anyway cos my placenta was in the rd (which is probs why he didn't want to turn in the first place lol)

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    What position breech was your baby in?

    Honestly it depends on who is doing your ecv and how experienced they are to know what to expect. I had 2 unsuccessful ecvs. The first was performed by the head of maternal fetal medicine at the time. He was EXTREMELY gentle, he knew that forcing baby would not have made an ounce of difference.

    The second time I had an amateur. He was rough, but it did not hurt. He was able to get my baby into a transverse position but she flipped right back to breech in a matter of seconds.

    Personally I think that babies find a position they are comfortable in, and having these sorts of manipulations isn't always successful because of this. The position of your babies legs and feet will also determine the position in which they lie.

    Please don't think you can't have a vaginal birth. What breech position is your baby in? Remember te babies bum and hips are very similar in size to the head (thats why sometimes they can be confused betwen the two) so if your baby is frank breech there is a real possibility you can have a wonderful vaginal birth.

    I also wanted to add that to make sure they thoroughly check your baby for hip dysplasia. It is very likely your baby may have to be in a brace because of being inthe breech position
    have a wonderful vaginal birth.
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    Check out Spinning Babies for some ideas in helping bub to move. Chiro, Osteo or accupuncture can also help.

    And sometimes there are reasons (that only baby knows) that they are breech, and that is the best position for them right now.

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    Acupuncture, chiro, positions at home, torch, music low down in belly, websters technique etc can all work... But I'd also suggest asking for a scan to rule out any physical reason bub is breech.

    I found out DS2 was breech at 35+5 (I'd thought he was previously but Ob only realized then!). I tried a number of things to turn him for a week, then insisted on a scan. So glad I did. My baby boy had a fundal placenta, short cord and it was around his neck twice. He couldn't turn.

    I had a planned csec (had been hoping for a vbac) and it was still a great experience. Bub is snuggled in my arms now

    Good luck and I hope you have a great birth xx


 

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