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    Default Breech baby at 34 weeks

    Hi all,

    I had my 34 week scan this morning and my baby is still in breech position and looked very squashed in the womb. I have a very small frame so I feel like baby has run out (or is fast running out) of room to move, let alone do a full spin...

    Any advice on how to turn baby or what to expect if they don't turn??

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    You could have a look at the Spinning Babies website. I've been told that getting down on hands and knees as much as possible may help give bub a little extra room to spin. Good luck xx

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    Thanks Polly. I will check out that website

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    Thanks missie. I was thinking of booking in to see a chiro or an acupuncturist to help to try and turn bubs.

    I'm hoping that it will happen by 36 weeks by itself!

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    It happened for us naturally between our 36 and 37 week appointment


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    A friend of mine used moxibustion. Her baby turned I think a week after her first session (I think it's a Chinese medicine herbal thing). Her practitioner claimed something like an 80% success rate. She also did the movements on the Spinning Babies website. Good luck.

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    Hi FutureMa,

    My bub was breech from 30 weeks. I tried acupuncture, moxibustion, chiro, spinning babies techniques, everything! As a last result I also had an ECV at 37 weeks. Bub was determined not to turn. I had care providers that were willing to support me in a natural beech birth, turns out bub had other ideas and I ended up with an emergency csection.

    In hindsight I would have just relaxed and not done any of the above, it just caused more worry. This is only my opinion, but I would never have an ECV again, it was more painful than contractions and failed anyway.

    Maybe bubs is telling you that's how he/she wants to be? Maybe bubs will turn, you just never know! Either way the end result will be a beautiful baby.


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    I meant to say aswell, if your bub is frank breech(bum first), many health providers are beginning to say that the risks to bub are similar to a normal head first delivery. Not all care providers will support this though.


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    Thanks punky. I am also having similar thoughts like is it the worst thing if my baby stays breech? I would rather have a scheduled c section than an emergency one. I would also rather have a happy and healthy baby.

    I sort of feel like if my baby is supposed to turn, then it will regardless of what I do or don't do. Maybe I should just leave bubs alone and if it wants to, it will turn when it's ready to...

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    DS was breech. From the first time he started to kick (17 weeks) until he was born he was feet down - he never moved. He seemed to like that position and that was it.

    My obst told me in "his experience" if they haven't turned by 36 weeks, they wont turn at all. He booked me in for a planned caesar at 39w0d.

    I had a nice calm cs and I have an extremely healthy 4 year old. There are no ill-effects from my cs. He is perfect and I am fine. I had a recovery period of about 6 weeks, but never any problems with the scar or breastfeeding (some people will tell you this!).

    A little over 2 years later I had a VBAC.

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