+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,219
    Thanks
    1,443
    Thanked
    984
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Unstable lie

    Would love to hear people’s experiences with a baby who is not staying head down. I’m currently 33 weeks with baby number 4 and it’s feeling like this baby is flipping around so far although she was head down but very high at my appt today. I do shared care so I see a GP with obstetric training, I will have a scan at 36 weeks and then possibly be referred to an obstetrician to decide where to proceed from there. It’s very much a wait and see what happens, but I guess when has childbirth been predictable lol.

    For context my third baby was breech until around 35 weeks then went head down until my 39 week appt where she was breech. When I showed up at the hospital 5 days later for my caesarean she was head down again and we went on to be induced almost two weeks later at 10 days overdue.

    So I’m just looking to hear others experiences.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    13,276
    Thanks
    9,067
    Thanked
    9,265
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    dd was never head down. was either breech or laying across horizontally. wasn’t an issue as i was having elective cs anyway.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to turquoisecoast For This Useful Post:

    Green Cheese (18-06-2020)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    8,110
    Thanks
    1,086
    Thanked
    4,561
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Ds3 was like a washing machine. Head up, head down, spine on left side, spine on right side.. He was breech and an elective csection

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to shadowangel0205 For This Useful Post:

    Green Cheese (18-06-2020)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,219
    Thanks
    1,443
    Thanked
    984
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Yes it would be easier if they just stayed breech! Then it would be an easy decision to just do the c section. It was hard to walk back out after mentally preparing myself last time for baby to arrive only for her to be back in the head down position, but it was worth waiting because i got to have her after only gel induction and the recovery with other kids at home in summer holidays was easier. This time I will have two at school and a 2.5 year old at home and hubby will only get 3 weeks of leave plus he has to put in dates in advance with almost no flexibility as they have to hire a temp. Hardest part of that is the unknown date of when to start the leave so it’s not wasted.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    1,111
    Thanks
    858
    Thanked
    910
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Little darlings can turn at any point!! Even if you think you're safe and they are head down ready to go, it's no guarantee.
    I had one who was head down ready to go, last minute at 39 weeks went transverse and ended up a csection, turned out she got tangled in her cord, so there was no way she was ever turning back head down. Very relieved I didnt try and have her turned. Safely delivered, is totally fine.
    Then one of mine was a footling breech, foot coming out with the cord, emergency csection. but had been head down ready to go at 38 weeks... then flipped!

    Unstable lie is a pain. I dont really think we have any control over it, it didnt matter what positions I did or icepacks or even standing on my head, still didnt turn regardless.

    My last one was breech the entire pregnancy, but the little darling turned at 37 weeks but was posterior, but I was still happy and relieved to not have a c-section.

    Goodluck!

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Mummamania For This Useful Post:

    Green Cheese (19-06-2020)

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,219
    Thanks
    1,443
    Thanked
    984
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Mummamania View Post
    Little darlings can turn at any point!! Even if you think you're safe and they are head down ready to go, it's no guarantee.
    I had one who was head down ready to go, last minute at 39 weeks went transverse and ended up a csection, turned out she got tangled in her cord, so there was no way she was ever turning back head down. Very relieved I didnt try and have her turned. Safely delivered, is totally fine.
    Then one of mine was a footling breech, foot coming out with the cord, emergency csection. but had been head down ready to go at 38 weeks... then flipped!

    Unstable lie is a pain. I dont really think we have any control over it, it didnt matter what positions I did or icepacks or even standing on my head, still didnt turn regardless.

    My last one was breech the entire pregnancy, but the little darling turned at 37 weeks but was posterior, but I was still happy and relieved to not have a c-section.

    Goodluck!
    Nice to hear a story of someone with a 39 week turner! I declined an ecv with her as I felt at 39 weeks it wasn’t worth it plus I hadn’t actually felt the movement and I didn’t feel the flip back head down either so I felt it was too risky. I’m not certain I know what position this baby is in with this pregnancy. Just waiting to see and getting my head around possible outcomes.

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,219
    Thanks
    1,443
    Thanked
    984
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Just got home from my 36 week scan and she is head down!! When I was at the dr on Thursday she was breech, confirmed by the drs little ultrasound machine. I see the dr again on Thursday but from the discussion last week it will just be check each appt and going from there! If I go into labour head to hospital to get position checked early.

    The only thing different is the baby is measuring bigger than average(80th percentile) so I wonder if she will let me go 10 days over again when I’ve had to be induced all three times.

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,219
    Thanks
    1,443
    Thanked
    984
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Final update!

    37 week appt baby was breech again so referred to an obstetrician to discuss plan. 38 weeks at appt with ob and she was head down again. He agreed with a plan to induce around 39 weeks so that if on the day we find she is breech they still can do an ecv and turn and induce the same day. So I was booked for an induction at 39 weeks.

    Induction was booked for Wednesday 29/7 with gel on 28th given my cervix wasn’t favourable. Arrived at hospital half expecting her to be breech again, the history had been once a week for the past 4-5 weeks she had flipped and I thought there was a change on the weekend. After two mjdwives guessing breech but only slightly, a midwife on the ultrasound machine being only slightly more confident of head down we saw the dr who took a while to conclude we could proceed with the gel and she was head down. Gel bought on some contractions but manageable and a check at 10pm confirmed they had made minimal difference to cervix and try to get some sleep. That all fell apart when my waters broke at midnight, by the time I had a quick shower (lots of fluid is one reason for the flipping!) and moved to birthing suite and on ctg the contractions ramped right up and 2.5 hours later she was in my arms with just gas for pain relief. A healthy 3.490kg little girl we named Josie. All good, we will get a scan for her hips at 6 weeks as standard because she was breech even if only temporarily.

  12. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Green Cheese For This Useful Post:

    Mod-LIKE A BOSS (01-08-2020),Mum-I-Am (01-08-2020),shadowangel0205 (01-08-2020),SSecret Squirrel (01-08-2020)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Unstable lie?
    By petalsinthewind in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-01-2012, 14:16
  2. unstable lie ? now what
    By melaniejoelkoopah in forum Birth & Labour Questions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-12-2011, 22:18
  3. Unstable lie
    By maddy&luke in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-02-2007, 17:20
  4. Low Lying Placenta
    By eslay2005 in forum Pregnancy Health Issues
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20-10-2005, 09:46
  5. Low Lying Placenta
    By eslay2005 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18-10-2005, 16:36

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

FEATURED SUPPORTER
Impressionable KidsImpressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Awesome August TTC 2020Conception & Fertility General Chat
Netflix - what should I watch?Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
POF HelpConception issues & ttc
Need advice - baby #3General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Is it teething or other pain?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat

ADVERTISEMENT