I am 33 weeks, I had my routine check up today and it was discovered that my bub is in the breech position. I could feel a lump under my ribs, I thought it was a bum! Turns out its a head!!
Did you have a breech bub at this stage and if so, did it turn before labour? What did you do to assist it turning? I've read a heap of information but thought I'd get some real life experiences!
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13-10-2012 19:40 #1
Breech at 33 weeks, should I be worried?
13-10-2012 19:51 #2
Hey my bub was transverse at 33 Weeks she did end up turning at 36 Weeks but into a full breech position. I tried a few things I found on the net. Nothing worked. I opted out of them trying to ecv as my ob said as my placenta was anterior there would be even Less of a chanceof being able to turn her. I ended up with a c section. I would have liked to experience labour but soon as dd was in my arms everything was forgotten.
13-10-2012 20:05 #3
DS1 was breech. He turned at 36 weeks. Plenty of time to turn. Maybe you could try some things to turn bub. spinningbabies.com have some suggestions.
13-10-2012 22:56 #4
Both of my children were breech and I had successful ecv's with both. Not the most pleasant experiences, uncomfortable rather than painful and you're left feeling a bit bruised afterwards. I went on to have 2 successful vaginal births. I tried all the techniques beforehand and nothing worked. I was less keen going for the ecv for the second, as ignorance was bliss first time round. But I really would've done anything to avoid a cs. Incidentally I had a girl first and then a boy. My ob sent me for a scan before I had DS to see if there was a reason why my babies were breech but there wasn't anything. Talk to your ob, a lot appear to avoid doing an ecv if they can. I've met lots of woman who had cs because they had breech babies and didn't try an ecv (and had no reason not to try one) I haven't met one other who has had an ecv be it successful or not. Good luck x x
13-10-2012 23:07 #5
DD was transverse at one point, I believe Chiro helped her to turn head down
13-10-2012 23:25 #6
My DS was breech. My OB said not to worry, he had plenty of time. My MWs, at 34wks suggested a few techniques, mostly off the spinningbabies website as a PP said. I basically just done a variation of the head down bum up method on the bed at nights while watching TV, id prop my belly up with pillows and put my head on the mattress, so was on a slight angle down.
I was woken up the morning of my scan to check his position at 36wks with an incredible THUD and an alien morping very strange feeling and looking belly. I was convinced he had turned. (was unlike any movements previously felt) and sure enough it was confirmed a few hours later!!
He never did engage though.... i did end up with a c-sect. Not sure if theres a reason for it though, noone really gave me any answers.
14-10-2012 08:12 #7
My DD went breech at 28 weeks and despite an ECV, moxa sticks, spinning babies website stuff, swimming (doing rolls etc) I couldn't get that girl to turn. I ended up with an emergency c-section as she came 2 weeks early. Good luck, I hope your little one turns.
14-10-2012 08:32 #8
Yep bub was breech until 36 weeks and I for sure thought I was going to have a c/s but she turned at 39 week all by herself
OB wasnt worried either as he said bubs can turn multiple times throughout gestation, even during labour!
14-10-2012 08:55 #9
Try not to worry op, I was in exactly the same boat as you at 33 weeks. Bubs was head down at 29-30 week appt and then discovered breech at 33 weeks. I'm now 39+1 and she is head down. Bubs turned between 35 and 36 weeks on her own. I also was worried but would have attempted an ECV at 37/38 weeks prior to considering a caesarian and being that she is my second it is more likely to be successful. I also looked at the spinning babies website and was considering accupuncture to help turn her. Bubs should have plenty of time to turn still- goodluck
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