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Has anyone else had (or have) a baby who has turned Breech at 35 weeks or later?

This is my 3rd baby and I am almost 35 weeks. This is my second baby to turn breech after 34 weeks. I had the cephalic version (ECV) done at 38 weeks with my last pregnancy (successful) and went into labor 2 days later. So, has anyone else had this done? Or has anyone had a baby that finally turned head down after 36 weeks? I know my baby is measuring large for date and I have lower than normal amniotic fluid (due to type 2 diabetes). My last baby, I had gestational diabetes and had way too much fluid (27 cm). This time around, I do NOT want to have the ECV as it IS risky and I have lower fluid measurements(around 9-11 cm). I have had painful contractions with this pregnancy since about 27 weeks (was given meds to stop labor). I am not leaning towards having the ECV because since the baby turned head up/feet down, my contractions have stopped! I feel more secure she will stay in there to term if we just leave her alone. Any thoughts? Is anyone else in the same boat?


Asked by Wonderland12777 at 12:10 PM on May. 27, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Babies can change position up to and even in labor. The majority of time baby will get into the best position for them by the time they are delivered. There are some things you can do to encourage baby to turn naturally, check out this site:

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 12:16 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • My daughter turned breech around then. I felt her turn. It was HUGE! I had a c-section.

    Answer by mompam at 12:15 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • My 3rd was breech until about 48 hours before he was born. He actually turned while I was in labor.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:17 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • they can turn on thier own up until birth.

    Answer by 2teens2LOs at 12:20 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • My son kept turning to all different position, when i went into labor at 36 weeks he had turn into position so they induce but they time they got me to the delievery room he turn again, They ended up breaking my water and turning him so i could deliever him normail. I also had diabetes, For my daughter who i just had five months ago i went into premature labor, She was breach, the stop the pains for about a week, I delievered at 35 weeks by C-section because she when i got to the hospital she had broken my water bag already and she was still a premie. They said children that are born to mother's with diabetes, The babies are bigger but develop there inside a little slower. Now she is 5 months old.... Good Luck

    Answer by marta13 at 12:21 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • no but its possible

    Answer by alliep2011 at 12:21 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • it's funny she was head down at my 29 weeks ultrasound as well as my 33 week ultrasound. They discovered her breech at one of my non-stress tests where I had my weekly fluid check via ultrasound. she's been this way for 2 straight weeks now, and the doctor thinks she's over 6 lbs right now. :( so they are concerned she's going to run out of room. I want to laugh because My second baby turned sideways when she was 7 lbs already...granted, there was a LOT more fluid with her, but still. She did NOT run out of room. So, hopefully she'll go back to head down. Unfortunately since last night, I have felt very little movement. This worries me, But I see the doctor on monday.

    Comment by Wonderland12777 (original poster) at 12:30 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • I was 38 weeks. My son was breech when I had my ultrasound and we scheduled a c-section for the next day. The next morning, I was in the hospital, all ready for 9:30 c-section when my doctor walked in a 9:25, did one last ultrasound, and saw that my son had flipped the night before.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:51 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • op- they *never* run out of enough room to turn. No need to be worried about movement, unless there is some already known issue- sometimes they just have lazy days :)
    This is something that isn't worth stressing over, really.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 2:33 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • I just really don't want to go through another ECV because that was awful and rather pointless, I thought. I think there are more risks than benefit with that. I had my daughter less than a week later anyhow. I am hoping they will just leave her alone and if she turns back, great, if not, then just c-section me.....this is my last pregnancy anyway.

    Comment by Wonderland12777 (original poster) at 5:07 PM on May. 28, 2011