Post # 1
I’m not really worried yet, it’s still early.
But I thought it would be nice to hear from other women who had breech babies well into their 3rd trimtester who ended up “flipping” before birth.
I am almost 34 weeks and baby is still head up.
I know babies move a lot and can get into the right postion up until the very end of pregnancy.
Anyone have any good stories for me to keep me thinking positive? Did you have a breech baby who flipped to the correct position in the last month or so?
Post # 3
My baby was breech at around 32 weeks. At my 34-week visit I asked my OB what position she was in. She was bottom up at that point, but he said “I can tell you what position she’s in now, but that may not be the same position she’s in a few days from now.”
I guess at this stage they’re still small enough to flip themselves around. I am going to be 36 weeks on Tuesday, and just this week, my belly (and presumably my baby) seems to have grown pretty significantly in the past few days alone. Once they get too big to flip, though, I think there are still many methods that can be put into practice to help your baby move downward.
Post # 4
I am not pregnant, nor have I been so take this with a grain of salt, but I read that kneeling on all fours with your head touching the floor for 15 minutes a day may enourage your baby to flip.
I have no idea about the validity of this statement, but it couldn’t hurt to try! 🙂
Post # 5
I think mine went from transverse to head down around 32 weeks and stayed that way, but the OBs weren’t going to worry about it till the last few weeks.
Post # 6
Not experienced it myself as I don’t have any kids yet. But I was born breech (feet-first, not butt-first).
Post # 7
I have been wondering the same, my little one has been transverse and remains so at 33 weeks. It had me a little concerned but i guess we shall see.
Post # 8
@abbyful: You were footling breech?! Vaginal or cesarean?! Sorry – that fascinates me.
Sprague: You should visit spinningbabies.com
Post # 9
@firsttimemom – I was born vaginally. I was supposed to be an emergecy c-section when they realized I wasn’t turned, but I didn’t want to wait that long to come out! They couldn’t even get my mom prepped for the c-section before I was born.
My mom taught school all day (I think it was a short day, I think they got out at 2pm or something), drove 15 miles by herself to pick up my dad, he drove 40 miles to the hospital, and I was born at 5:30pm.
Apparently every doctor and nurse on that floor of the hospital that didn’t have something going on at the moment all came to “watch the natural breech birth”. There were like 10 extra people in the room that my mom had no idea who they were.
Post # 10
My cousin’s baby (born a few weeks ago) was breech until 38 weeks, then at some point he flipped and came out just fine when he was born at 40 weeks.
Post # 11
Mine went from transverse to head down at 31 weeks. I think I ask every nurse that came into the room for their opinion, lol! U/S the following week confirmed.
Post # 12
I’ve read spinningbabies.com has good information on flipping.
EDIT: Looks like firsttimemom suggested it first 🙂
Post # 13
@spraguebride: I haven’t been on the boards much lately, so I wasn’t aware that you have a breech baby right now! My Baby A is also breech and I have been trying the techniques on spinningbabies.com for weeks now. (Forward leaning inversions and breech tilts, specifically. So far, no luck.) Definitely check out that website.
I’ve also heard lots of stories about breech babies flipping later on, like 38, 39 weeks, so hang in there.
I would do damn near anything to avoid a c-section but I’m honestly starting to lose hope that my Baby A is going to cooperate. I wish you the best – sending lots of head down vibes your way!
Post # 14
My son never did turn and my doctor offered to try to turn him but there were risks involved with that so I decided to just have a c-section. Hope your little one turns on her own and you don’t have to make a decision on what to do!
Post # 15
38th week breech (scheduled c-section), 39th regular and engaged (canceled c -section), 40th ‘popped up’ transverse (3 days before my due date). Scheduled induction but she came out before that, exactly 1 week overdue and shifted to normal head down right on time.
One night my husband played some songs on the guitar and shined a flashlight down below. We laughed at that and prayed a lot.