We knew he turned, but……

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@MusicBee76:  I don’t have kids, but my FI and both of his little siblings were frank breech (I just Googled it to be sure–bottom down!). They were all delivered by C-section in the 80s and 90s, and they are perfect!

Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MusicBee76:  Check out BirthWihoutFearBlog.com!

There are TONS of women who naturally delivered frank breach babies! I think they all report worse tearing, but nothing wrong with the babies!

Post # 5
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

a chiropractor mought be able to help Turn him. Also it doesnt mean an automatic c section.search positive hospital breech births and there are tons of great stories! 

Post # 8
3009 posts
Sugar bee

@MusicBee76:  look up skin to skin after c section. I was reading about it last night and many hospitals now do that. Talk to your dr about it. That’s what I plan to do if I have one!

Post # 10
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I flipped pretty late (I think 36 weeks?)-unfortunately for my mom, it was into breech!  But there is hope that your baby can flip still.

Post # 11
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MusicBee76:  My guy was frank breech at 32 plus weeks. They checked at 37 weeks and he was head down. I thought for sure he wasn’t, but he was! There is time.

Post # 12
1050 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My friend’s baby turned in something like the 48 hours before labor, and during her actual labor. He was breech and turned head down, then was sunny-side up and turned face down as she labored. Her midwife wasn’t the least bit concerned and acted totally chill about the whole turning process, I was definitely impressed.

Post # 13
3032 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I can’t remembe which book, but there are ways you can move the baby into the “right” position.  PP suggested chirporactor as well.  I think most was pushing to turn from the belly and some work out stuff and positions that make it uncomfy enough the baby finds a better spot to goand stay!

Post # 14
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Try not to get too worked over it just yet. At 36 or 37 weeks, if baby is still breech, a lot of physicians will offer to do a external cephalic version which allows them to manipulate the baby into the correct position. It is not always successful, but just rest easy knowing that you aren’t immediately sentenced to a caesarean birth. =)

Post # 16
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@MusicBee76:   A full term baby is at 40 weeks. Scheduling a c section at 37 weeks, unless there are other concerning medical circumstances, seems a little pre-emptive. 

My own daughter was still breech within 48 hours of my natural delivery of her. Somehow she managed to turn on her own and I didn’t even realize it. Babies, and your body, have a way of knowing what to do, given the time. 

Relax. Stay active. Keep preparing your body for delivery just as you normally would. If, at 40 week full term your doctor can definitely confirm baby is breech, then go for plan b. 

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