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So my DF and I went to the doc for our 29 wk appt Monday. Doc said the our DD is already turned head first. Could she be born early because she is already turned?

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Asked by LilMama0620 at 5:24 PM on Jun. 8, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • No, that just means she is head down, she could still flip back over (hopefully not). Still too early.....don't worry about it.

    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 5:25 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • why didn't you ask the doc ?

    Answer by gwen20 at 5:26 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • No, doesn't mean she will necessarily be born early. She can also flip around again.

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 5:26 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • "gwen20" at the time I wasnt thinkin bout it.

    Comment by LilMama0620 (original poster) at 5:28 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • No. That is no indication of labor soon. Babies usually turn head down and possibly flip back before becoming full term.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 5:33 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Im 27 weeks and she is face down also. The doctor said not to worry because she will more than likely move before then

    Answer by campbellb3421 at 5:43 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • The baby will change positions dozens of times before your actually due or go into labor. They dont usually worry if baby is head down until about week 36. So I wouldnt worry bout it until then.

    Answer by SMG1120 at 8:14 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • No and just because baby is head down now, is no indication that he/she will stay head down. My lil guy flipped over at 35 weeks and was born breeched. He just didn't like that head down stuff.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:17 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • It happens for most babies somewhere in the last half of pregnancy.



    Answer by doulala at 11:01 PM on Jun. 8, 2011


    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 11:02 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

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