Need some positive vibes- breech baby

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
4285 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Google spinning babies!

Post # 4
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Is there anyway you could get a third opinion? I know babies can turn, but if one doctor said the baby isnt breech and the other said she is, i would want to be 100% sure before trying to rotate her or anything. 

Post # 6
2306 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

I used to work with an OBGYN that did accupuncture, and used moxibustion to help turn a breech baby. There’s some other things you can try the previous pp’s article outlines (really well!). 

chances are, there’s a reason your baby has chosen that position. Those reasons: the shape of your uterus, length of the cord, location of the placenta, and other magical and unknowable things. sometimes we just need to practice acceptance of something over which we have minimal control. I wish you the best of luck!

Post # 7
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Has your Dr sent you for a scan to confirm Baby’s position? 

Post # 8
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My baby was a crazy turner those last few weeks. Like he was head down at 36 weeks, breech at 37 weeks, transverse at 38 weeks, finally head down at 39 weeks. But my OB brought in a portable ultrasound each time to check position. I would be requesting a scan soon because at a certain point 38-39 weeks, they can try to manually turn baby, but after that a c section I believe is only option. 

Post # 9
2857 posts
Sugar bee

My second child was breech nearly the whole pregnancy. We finally decided she must just be really comfy like that! I had to have a repeat c section with her, and it was so, so much easier compared to my first pregnancy (an emergency c section). Stress free and no complications, plus we have a beautiful, healthy baby girl.

I would try not to worry about it too much. So many things are out of our control with our bodies and our deliveries. The most important thing is that you have a healthy baby, and that you’re healthy too. Best wishes!

Post # 10
126 posts
Blushing bee

I had a breech baby who just couldn’t make the turn. I tried everything and I felt her trying like crazy too, but I think she didn’t turn early enough and then just got too big. I was actually devastated that I wouldn’t be able to experience labor and a natural delivery. It was something that felt really important to me, and I was so sad I had to miss it. Now she’s almost six months old, and it doesn’t really bother me anymore. I think when you’re pregnant, the birth process can feel like a huge deal. But, in my experience at least, the more time you spend as a mother, the less significant the birth seems. 

Post # 11
50 posts
Worker bee

Hi, my baby was head down at 36 weeks, breech at 37 weeks, transverse at 38 weeks and back to head down at 39 weeks when he was born. 

My doctor confirmed position with ultrasound tech, who very quickly touched the wand to my belly to find his head. It took just a couple of seconds. Your doctor may do the same as you get closer to your due date.

There is still time for the baby to turn! Stay positive and don’t stress. Try some of the positions suggested on I did the forward leaning inversion exercise every day. 

Good luck!




Post # 13
1549 posts
Bumble bee

That’s bizarre that they didn’t do a scan!! It’s so easy to confirm! Usually for breach babies I thought they preferred to schedule you for a c-section before you go into labour. Or prepare you for a breach vaginal birth!

I had an emergency c-section and it was fine. I wouldn’t go out and do it all the time, but as a one off it was tolerable. A c-section for a breach baby also puts you in a good position for a vbac if you have any further children and that’s something you want to do. 

Post # 15
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Babies- so frustrating right from the start!  I didn’t have breech babies, but both of mine were evicted via the sunroof (one emergently, the other schedule…although I went into labor early the second time- cue eyeroll).  Both of my c sections were great.  I was up and walking as soon as my epidurals wore off, and felt pretty much 100% by week 2.  The biggest thing I was afraid of was the epidural itself- and honestly, I can tell you, aside from pressure when they put it in- it didn’t hurt a bit.  It.  Was.  Magical.  The section itself was over in under 40 minutes door to door, and that was that.  Honestly, easy, and just as wonderful with a beautiful new baby to stare at. 

I was also hoping to experience the joys (?) of labor- and did go into labor with both births, and having done that, I can tell you, it wasn’t awesome.  It was painful (like really, really painful), and if we have a 3rd I’m really hoping I don’t go into labor before my scheduled c like I did with my second.  As my OB said, sometimes the recovering from a vaginal birth can be just as painful as a c section so there’s that.  So, however your baby arrives- it will be wonderful and you’ll do great!  Good luck!

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