(Closed) Breech baby, what would you do?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If I were you, I would trust your intuition and call the doctor. Since you are already over the due date it sounds like baby could come any day. It’s not a minor thing, checking the baby’s position could mean the difference between having a shot at a vaginal delivery or another C section. I’m assuming they might be able to try to turn him again if he went back to breech. And if he’s still head down, you would get some peace of mind. I had a breech baby too but we didn’t discover it until I was already in labor, so I had a C section. I wish I could have tried a vaginal delivery. Anyhow, I wish you all the best and how exciting that you’ll be meeting your little guy soon!

Post # 3
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

The question is, will it change anything if you go in early? If the doc would do something different if baby turned, then it may be worth it. I’d just call and tell the nurse you think baby may have flipped back breech and see if they want you to comein early.

Post # 4
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

If you can wiggle / move the hard bit, then it’s a head, bums don’t move! Checking for the spine could also give you an indication as to baby’s position.  

I would definitely call in to at least discuss it with your OB as going into labour or having your waters break can be dangerous with a breech baby. Having said that, you could check out spinningbabies.com for suggestions to get baby in optimum position.

Post # 5
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Check out spinning babies.com. Methods to turn a baby include a chiropractic adjustment and acupuncture. We discussed this in our Bradley class. Hope baby is head down!

Post # 6
7310 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Have you tried any of the positions to encourage head down positioning? Or maybe seeing an acupuncturist for a moxa treatment to encourage head down positioning? If you think LO has gone back to breach, I would definitely call to go back in for another check. If your intiution is right, maybe try some of the lower intervention methods to see if they work. Baby may prefer gentle coaxing to physical manipulation.

Post # 7
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wouudn’t go in early because the only time it matters that the baby is when you’re labouring. If the the moves by physical manipulation it makes more sense to go in early if you have contractions 

Post # 9
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m glad you got ahold of your doctor. Hopefully you got good news! How did it go?

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