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when should baby be head down???


Asked by cassie_m at 6:40 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Pregnancy

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    At 20 weeks, about one in four pregnancies are breech presentation. By full term, the incidence is about 4%.

    Graph of presentation by gestational age


    Answer by doulala at 10:28 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Before it comes out. Seriously, they can turn any time. My oldest turned the day before I checked into the hospital at 38 weeks.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:46 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • That's different for everyone, but generally speaking within the last few weeks. Whether it be the last two or the last four. Some babies are head down for the last month wheras others are head down at the very last minute.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 6:46 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Quoted from:

    "Just as every mum's labour is different, every baby engages at different times towards the end of pregnancy."

    Read the whole thing on the website, it was pretty cool!

    Answer by mistical_me at 8:41 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Maybe never~
    Babies are more likely to be head down as their heads become heavier. But may turn with the nudges of early labor contractions.
    But many babies are born breech, too, so it doesn't necessarily *have* to happen.

    Answer by doulala at 10:27 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • thank you doulala that was helpful.

    Comment by cassie_m (original poster) at 10:31 PM on Nov. 17, 2010