(Closed) Need some advice on baby position!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
4505 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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 # 5
1382 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
3755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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 # 9
3339 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

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
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

could a blood test determine the sex of your baby?

Post # 11
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
9818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
1178 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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!

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