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    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.

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    dd was never head down. was either breech or laying across horizontally. wasn’t an issue as i was having elective cs anyway.

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    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

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.


 

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