Will my baby ever flip head down?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@laa320:  My doctor keeps assuring me he will flip. I am 33 weeks pregnant today (actually measuring 34) and I have an appointment today and I will be able to know if he’s flipped becuase my little guy, so far, hasn’t flipped either. She said he still had time, but in the back of my mind I can’t help but wonder. She said a lot of times they flip at the end.

So I can’t offer much help, just that I am in the same boat right now.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I can’t remember now exactly when my son flipped, but it was later on. I remember my OB said that we could tenatively schedule a C-section date in advance in case he didn’t flip and I freaked out! But yes, he did flip on his own and I didn’t even notice when it happened. My guess is you still have time so you shouldn’t panic about it just yet.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Try the inverse position on the spinning babies website where you have your butt higher then your arms for a few minutes. My LO was in the exact same position and I did those a few times bam, she’s now where she needs to be. if it doesn’t work it at least feels good as a stretch. Good luck! 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not sure if it is what helped turn DD or not, but I did a LOT of cat-cow stretches to help easy my lower back pain and she was head down at my next appointment.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think transverse babies are more likely to flip than breech.  he’s close to where he needs to be!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

honestly its kind of a crap shoot. not to be negative nelly… some women are going to tell you they did this and that and baby turned but its different for everyone. some people go in and baby has turned after being head down. at your next appt i would ask your dr at what point they will recommend c section. let them know you are not okay with trying to turn baby so you want time to mentally prepare for the c section if baby doesn’t flip.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My birth class teacher swore up and down that acupuncture (there is a specific technique or something) has a huge success rate for flipping babies, especially before they’re too big to make it as easy – so around your baby’s age. Maybe try googling places around you that have done it?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine was breech at 32 and remained breech and high until she was born via c-section, no matter what I did, and I did EVERYTHING. I think by 37 weeks, if baby hasn’t moved, baby is not going to move. Not to be a bummer, or anything. I agree that it’s a crapshoot, and I really don’t believe that much makes a difference. That said, having a c-section was actually really great, even though I was super bummed out by it right up until it happened. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@laa320:  oh yeah, I am a huge planner too, so I was happy enough to get my c-section date, and slot in all the things I needed to do before then. However, my water unexpectedly broke the Thursday before my Monday c-section. I flipped my shit! I hadn’t packed anything, and we had weekend plans, and I had never even considered ever that it would happen before schedule, ha ha ha. I was like hysterical for awhile after it happened.  So anyway, pack early if you are scheduled, and don’t be a dummy like me. As far as recovery goes, I have heard some more negative stories, but everyone I know well who has had a c-section has had a great recovery, including me! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My LO flipped herself breech at 34 weeks and was turned head-down by ECV at about 38 weeks.  FWIW, my LO would often shift transverse and my ECV was so ridiculously easy, painless and quick that it was a joke!  Feel free to PM me if you want to talk ECV’s!

Also – my midwife recommended swimming and crawling around on all fours to help encourage baby to turn.

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