(Closed) Baby in lying in transverse position

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Addie was in breech for quite a while, but she eventually turned (with some minor encouragement, lol).  How far along are you?  Most babies turn on their own as you get close to the end.  Of course, a lot of the suggestions on spinningbabies.com are pretty harmless, so there’s no hurt in trying!

Post # 4
1831 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I know KellyV’s baby was transverse until recently, maybe try talking to her. You’re only 25 weeks though, baby should turn πŸ™‚

Post # 5
2191 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My youngest was Transverse for probably months 6,7 and 8 but within a couple weeks of having to schedule a c-section because of it she just turned on her own and I was able to have a vaginal delivery with no problems.

If you are only 25weeks you have plenty of time.

Post # 7
2561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you are about 25 weeks, you have lots of time, and the baby will likely change positions a few times from now until it is time to deliver. 

Post # 8
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

My baby was breech around week 37 then went transverse at week 39 -scheduled a csection, but then baby went back regular by delivery (1 week post-due date). It was pretty amazing she moved around so much b/c she was/is so long and big. We opted not to do a manual shift of the baby’s position (version or ECV) though they offered that to me at two or three separate weekly visits–transverse and breech are both pretty tricky and some OB’s at certain hospitals won’t let you deliver naturally that way.

Edited-just checked my actual info/dates.

Post # 9
1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you are only 25 weeks, it doesn’t matter. Your baby will flip and turn a lot before getting into final position πŸ™‚

Post # 10
6886 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am 20 weeks and last week we had our ultrasound little MR.  is/was laying transverse.  The tech said not to worry the baby will turn to the right position

Post # 11
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@StbHisMrs: Like firsttimemom said, my baby was transverse up until 36 weeks (this past friday).  You’re super early, your baby has a ton of time to turn.  Mine was breech at 32 weeks, then transverse from 33-36.  Yours will turn, dont worry.  When my doctor saw that she was transverse at 36, he seemed pretty unfazed and said she still “had a chance” to turn, and she did while we were at the appointment.  

The difference between breech babies and transverse babies is that transverse babies actually do have a MORE difficult time turning head down after a certain point/size (even though they are closer to teh head down position).  When a baby is breech, the uterus is still long and narrow to accommodate a vertical baby (think a football standing on one of its points, up and down.)  When a baby goes transverse, the uterus is short and wide, like a football laying on its side.  It actually starts to have some muscle memory and stay in that position to accommodate the baby further growing. that is why breech babies tend to get into position more than transverse babies LATE IN PREGNANCY-the muscles arent working against it trying to flip.  At this point, trust me you are ok.  I wouldnt worry about doing any spinning exercises/yoga/techniques until much later in pregnancy when it starts to become a concern.

PLEASE NOTE-Im clearly not a doctor, but this info is coming from my doctor.

Post # 12
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Our baby was transverse and breech during most of the second trimester and firmly breech the last.  I could just tell he was happy that way, and knew he wasn’t going to turn, although 95% of babies are heads down by delivery.  We tried an external version to turn him (my dr. has a ~75% success rate) but he wouldn’t budge.  I also tried all the other non invasive stuff (down dog, acupuncture) which I know think is a bunch of hooey and a waste of $$ (no offense, hey I did them all!) – since most babies turn on their own, I think people attribute a turn to whatever thing they tried most recently. anyways, Good news is that your baby probably will go heads down on his/her own and if not, I can tell you that a c-section, while not preferred, is not nearly as bad as people make them out to be!!!  Getting a baby out of a body is not easy no matter how you do it – in the end, the focus is on a safe delivery of a healthy baby πŸ™‚ 

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