(Closed) BREECH

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My friend’s little guy was breech at 37 weeks, and she opted to not attempt manual inversion. Instead she read a lot about methods to try to get the baby to turn on its own and tried a lot of them, and her little guy did end up turning prior to her going into labour. It could happen!

Also: keep in mind that the baby can turn back to breech even if they external inversion is successful – I work in NICU at the hospital, and have a few c-sections where the manual was initially successful, but the baby flipped back into breech position.

Post # 4
3587 posts
Sugar bee

No first hand advice by me giving birth, but I was born breech. My mom had a c-section and they were hoping I’d turn on my own, but I didn’t. Hardheaded even then.:) They also didn’t try to manually move me. Maybe they didn’t do that back in 1981, or else my mom just didn’t want to.LOL

Post # 5
226 posts
Helper bee

Have you been doing other methods to try and turn bub? Bubs might move yet… My DS wasn’t breech but at 40w he wasn’t engaged (first child so very unusual) and he went down there at 40w+1. So babies do move when they’re ready I guess.

Good Luck!

Post # 6
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I was born breech, they did not know my mom was in the hospital ready to have me. She had an emergency c-section and everything turned out fine, she did not have my brothers till many years later and even though they were not breech she still ended up having to have c-sections for other reasons.

Post # 7
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 You still have time for the baby to turn!!! Don’t give up yet! If you do end up having a C-section remember its not the end of the world! After having one c-section and getting ready to have my second, they aren’t as bad as they are cracked up to be. Most of the anti C-section stories come from woman who have never had one. Its still an amazing experience that you and your husband will both get to witness and once you get out of the hospital you realize that “hey that wasn’t so bad after all”. Good luck hun! No matter how your little one is getting here its a great and wonderful time your going through! =D

Post # 9
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

No experience myself, but I was born breech (feet first, not butt first). I was a natural birth, they were prepping my mom for a c-section, but I guess I didn’t want to wait that long so she ended up having me vaginally.

Post # 10
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@808bride: I just wanted to wish you well for your upcoming delivery! I wanted to tell you that I have to have a c-section for any children we have (due to the fibroid surgery I had last month) and at first I wasn’t happy about it, but I’ve come to realize that the most important thing is to have a healthy pregancy and healthy baby, no matter what type of delivery is necessary. While I know you don’t want to have a c-section (and I hope you don’t have to), if you do, I wish you all the best and I’m sure everything will be just fine! 🙂

Post # 11
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I can’t believe your baby is almost here!

I really hope that the manual version is successful, but if a baby wants to be breech, nothing is going to prevent them from flipping back.  If there is a possibility of success, though, maybe it is worth a try.

Sorry, it’s all cost benefit for what’s best for your family… but no matter how baby shows up, it’s going to be an amazing moment!!!

Post # 12
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

My son was breech and we tried the manual version. DON’T DO IT.  It was 100 times more painful than the c-section.  And every time they turned my son and moved their hands, he turned right back.  After about 10 minutes of them pushing my stomach I said “F’ this.  You gotta stop sign me up for a c-section”.  My stomach was sore FOR DAYS.  After the c-section with the meds, my incision was only  numb.  By The Way my c’section scar is teeny tiny and you honestly can’t see it with my undies on.


Good luck to you, but remember the most important thing is having a healthy baby not the type of delivery you choose.

Post # 13
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@808bride:I had a breech baby the whole last trimester – apparently 95% of babies turn heads down by birth, but I just knew my baby was very happy where he was.  I tried a bunch of things to get him to move, but I think it was all a waste of time and $ (laying with hips up, accupuncture, etc).  We tried an external version in week 37 (my doctor is successful 75% of the time).  Apparently a lot of people get epidurals for the versions, although I didn’t.  It was only about 10 minutes and it hurt like hell.  In the end the little guy wouldn’t budge so I had a scheduled c-section.  I am not sure I would do the version again, it was pretty brutal.

It wasn’t the birth I had wanted, but I had a few days to get used to the idea which was helpful.  And if you have to do a c-section, scheduled is the way to go (vs. after hours and hours of labor).  Honestly, it was pretty easy.  After the morphine wore off, I never took anything stronger than Motrin.  The first few weeks home I had a hard time getting around, but then I improved leaps and bounds.  I was cleared to exercise after 5 weeks.  The scar is not bad and on the upside, your lady bits don’t get blown out with a c-section, so sex was pretty normal as soon as we got the ok.  The only thing that really matters is getting that baby out safely and any exit path is going to do damage, it just depends where!! good luck!

Post # 15
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Addie was breech through the first few weeks of the third trimester.  We started a few “at home” type remedies at about 20 weeks, and she turned by… 32 or 33 weeks, I think.  If you haven’t already, check out http://www.spinningbabies.com.  It has a bunch of techniques for turning breech babies, some more effective than others.  Also, there are some homeopathic remedies that have as good or better success ratings than the manual inversion; specifically, I’m thinking of the Webster technique preformed by a chiropractor or acupuncture/acupressure.

Even if you do end up with a c-section, it isn’t the end of the world; but there are other options if you want to try to turn the baby, too.  🙂

Post # 16
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My best friend’s baby was breech up until the week she went into labour! He turned on his own. They had every thing planned for the c-section one week before he was born. She got an ultrasound the morning of her c-section, and he had turned around on his own! Don’t give up hope! She also went swimming several times a week!

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