Post # 1
I am 22 weeks today! During the week of Christmas my husband and I went to find out the gender of our baby. Our baby was breached and it’s leg was right in front of it’s parts. The doctor was not concerned about the baby being breach at all and said to come back in 4 weeks to get another scan.
I was in tears because I worked hard on making presents for both of our families to tell them what the baby was going to be and it was all ruined. Now we are here at the time of going to the doctor again on Monday for my 23 week appointment and to find out what baby will be. My husband and I agreed that If we can not find out we will be team green until I’m due I would like to know now than later to start on baby’s room.
My questions is how do I help baby along with being breached(if baby is still breached) and us being able to see what baby is. Is there ANYTHING I can do to make sure they can get a better scan or what to drink or eat??
Please and thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
Post # 2
Nothing you can or should do at this point. Babies when they are still this small flip around all the time — it is only toward the end that they tend to get in a position and stay there (which would be when, if it’s breech at, say, 37 weeks, you might ask your doctor about acupuncture or other methods to try to turn it).
I understand that you want to know your baby’s sex, but it is not the end of the world if you don’t find out. The ultrasound techs can guess wrong sometimes, anyway. Good luck on Monday.
Post # 3
This is a silly thing to do but my bosses wife suggested it to me when my baby was stubbornly breached. Someone told her and so on and so on. She told me to walk around on all 4’s (yes like a dog). Well I did it and my baby did turn…cant tell you if thats the reason why, but its worth a try!
Post # 4
stillme: 1234sophia: Thank you both for the suggestions/advice. I feel the baby moving around all the time so in my mind I feel the baby has moved from the positon but who can only know until we have our scan on Monday. A co-worker told me to get on all 4’s also and I thought that was a little odd but you never know. LOL.
Post # 5
It’s totally normal for a baby to be in any position at this point in your pregnancy while it still has lots of room to move around – no reason to worry about positioning yet! Hope you get to find out the sex on Monday!
Post # 6
Babies move so much at that time, mine went from head down, to transverse, to breach all during the anatomy scan. Hopefully your baby will be in a good spot at your next ultrasound!
Post # 7
Heres a great website on how to help your baby get out of the breech position!
ETA: most babies turn down through out the later weeks…Ive heard of breech babies turning at 32-38 weeks! So you still have time.
Post # 8
I’m not worried about the baby being breached because the doctor said it was normal but the fact that the baby is and it’s legs are just kind of hanging out down there that when she scanned there wasn’t a way to tell what baby is. I Know its not the end of the world but I don’t want to have to paint the room yellow cause baby is stubborn! 🙂 LOL
Post # 9
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Bring some candy with you to your next ultrasound appt. If the baby is in a bad position, eat the candy. The sugar will make him/her more active and start moving around. Breach at this point definitely doesn’t matter. My baby flipped around and around up until my 36 week appointment when he finally went head down and has stayed that way. When I had my anatomy scan at 20 weeks, we were there for probably 45 minutes trying to take all the pictures of everything they wanted to see. I had to lay on my back for some of it and my side for other parts because the baby wasn’t cooperating. Ask the tech if you changing positions would help them see more. And finally, ask about a transvaginal ultrasound if they can’t see what they need to from the abdominal one.
Post # 10
could a blood test determine the sex of your baby?
Post # 11
acfulhorst: well baby is going to be flipping positions up until your close to delivery so theres really nothing you can do for that. Otherwise when you go for ultrasounds…they typically respond (move) when your drink very cold things/sweet things. I’d recommend getting a container and putting ice in it and something like orange juice…chug some before you go in and get the tech to take a quick break and chug some during the appt….they usually got my little girl moving! Having breech babies up until 36 weeks can be normal and then they all of a sudden flip down at the last minute. They dont usually bother trying to spin them even then because they can still flip back. But once you start hitting that mark its recommended you can do things to help them get ito position like sitting on a balance ball at home and certain exercises can help too. So u/s stuff just eat and drink stuff…but position dont worry until your in the last weeks
Post # 12
Also agree…nothing you can do at this point. They are still so small at this point that they will flip and move a lot. You can’t really do much for position until around 30w+
Drink some OJ an hour before and baby will most likely be really active and maybe will help you out getting a look. I can’t imagine you will be unlucky 2x in a row as far as seeing the sex.
Post # 13
There’s nothing you can do at this point, but the baby can turn into head down position well into late pregnancy. I’m 36 weeks pregnant and my baby was still transverse at 34 weeks. An ultrasound this week confirmed he had flipped into position.
Post # 14
There’s too much room in there for baby to move and stay. Could you get an elective ultrasound if this one doesn’t work? They usually guarantee you multiple scans if they can’t determine at the first one.
Post # 15
Sorry you are having trouble getting your baby to cooperate with the ultrasounds! Some babies just don’t want to be seen it seems, when my mom was pregnant with me, I hid from every ultrasound!