Post # 1
has anyone ever had a breech baby turned?
Ours is breech right now (33.5 weeks) and based on his position (very “Deep” breech”) and the amount of room he has (not much) my doctor doesn’t think he will turn on his own although it is possible. She suggested that if he is still breech at 36 weeks that she manually turn him with an external cephalic version – basically turning him in the hospital, likely with an epidural since it is supposed to be pretty painful. If we don’t do this and he stays breech, we will need a c section (she isn’t allowed to do a vaginal breech delivery).
anyways, that is a lot of info -sorry! – but I was just wondering if anyone has had a baby manually turned before? Trying to weigh pros and cons and whether it is worth doing that procedure or not….
Post # 3
I was breech and the Dr. tried to manually turn me quite a few times. However, I kept turning back around and my mom eventually had a C-section :/
Post # 4
I was born breeched, but I turned after my mom had her last ultrasound, so the doctor was totally surprised when my feet came out first. Otherwise, my mom would have had a c-section. Obviously this does not answer your question, but I just wanted to tell you my story, to give you hope that it’s very possible your little baby could turn back all on his own!
Post # 5
This also happened to my mom with me. The doctors turned me around 38 weeks, but by the time she went into labor, I had moved back and she had a c-section.
Post # 6
External version can be painful and isn’t always successful, but is worth a try. Hopefully, the baby will still flip on his own!
Post # 7
I was born breech. When my mom got to the hospital, the doctor told her she’d have to have a c-section but I came out too fast so she had me naturally.
Post # 8
My boss’ wife had a breech baby, and they used Chinese medicine to turn the baby. He said they touched her toe with some kind of ash on a stick and the baby turned that night. It was totoally painless and only took a few minutes so I would look ionto that if possible!
Post # 9
I am a fan of the elective section (reasons might be too graphic to post), so if it were me, I’d look at it as my ticket, since FH is dead-set against them. I know a DO who does manipulation that sometimes can be successful. Versions are painful and not always successful, but if you really want to have a vaginal birth, then it’s a good option.
Post # 10
Ok I am pretty much with Guitargirl, I would just go C-section for those other reasons. I myself labored with pitocin for 13hrs and only made it 4cm with my girl & just scheduled my boy’s section since he was 1lb bigger. That was over 15yrs ago but I must say I don’t regret my decisions and I was very pro natural birth and well I still am, it’s just that there are benefits for both. Me, if I have another it will be via C-section again.
Post # 11
A friend of mine has said that waving peppermint oil or something is supposed to help a baby flip on its own. The scent is strong and they want to turn away? Ask your dr if it’s just hocus pocus, but she is very hollistic and SWEARS by stuff like this. She mentioned it to me like, a year ago, and it just stuck in my head!
Post # 12
@ejs4y8:that’s a new one! where are you supposed to wave it?
Post # 13
I was almost a breech baby – they had to manually turn me around before delivery.
I was a little bitty baby (right under 5 pounds), and my mom has never mentioned it being extremely painful – but she was in labor for over 30 hours, and threw up so badly that her own DOCTOR left the room, so there are more interesting points to my birth story besides the fact that I had to be turned! LOL
Post # 14
I have no idea! something about waving it where the baby’s head is so the scent makes it want to turn. But i don’t know if that means waving the peppermint oil around your lady parts or just over the tummy part.
Post # 15
I had a c-section with my daughter about a year ago because she was breech. When I first found out she was breech (about 3 weeks before my due date) I freaked! I went in for a consultation about getting her flipped (External version) and I was pretty sure that was what I was going to do. They said everything would go smoothy because my baby was only 7.5lbs (they said that was estimating high) and she would have plenty of room to move. I scheduled the appointment but then after asking everyone I knew my fiance and I decided against it. Everyone said it was extremely painful and if something goes wrong it could harm the baby (cord get wrapped around neck) and you could have to have an emergency c-section. I’m am VERY VERY VERY happy that I didn’t have my daughter flipped because the cord was around her neck and would have only pulled tighter as she was flipped and she was 9.8lbs (ONLY ONE WEEK after they said she was 7.5lbs)!!! She would have been way to big and I would have had to have an emergency c-section.
I hope you make the best decision for you and I hope everything turns out great!!
Post # 16
@tessin:thanks for sharing. my concern is basically that i could do this procedure that is painful, carries a small amount of risk – and still end up with a c section in the end. I am hoping he decides to flip on his own so I don’t have to decide!
and um holy crap that is a BIG baby!!