Has anyone had experience carrying and/or delivering a breech baby?

i had an ultrasound tonight via a 3D/4D ultrasound center. they told me my baby was in the breech position. does anyone have any experience with this?
i'm wondering if the baby still has time to turn or what happens next?


Asked by charlene29 at 11:49 PM on Feb. 23, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • From what i understand, the baby still has time to turn. Even in the middle of labor the baby can turn if you put yourself in the right positions for labor. Dont lay flat on your back. Get up and move around. Squat. Get on your hands and knees. Use a labor ball.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 11:51 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

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  • Your baby has time to turn. 36 weeks is when they are generally head down

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

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  • you still have 2 months before the baby is here, thats enough time for it to turn, i wouldnt worry about it right now at all youre still early

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 11:57 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

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  • Your baby could turn while you're in labor. Don't worry about it until then. If the baby is still breech when you're in labor and hasn't flipped by the time you're about 6cm dilated, then you may want to discuss having a breech birth (in most cases safe) or having a c-section.

    Try getting on your hands and knees and raising your butt in the air while resting your head and arms on the floor. Also get an ironing board, set it on the couch and lie upside down on it (get help to get off and on). Another thing you can try is using earphones next to your pubic bone or using a toilet paper roll and have someone talk to the baby near your pubic bone. Those are some things that can help urge the baby to move head down.

    Good luck and try not to worry too much :) ((hugs))

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • I found out my daughter was breech around the same time. We waited for her to turn up until 36 weeks and then decided to try to manually turn her. She ended up being transverse(sideways) and so I had to have a c-section. Found out I have a heart-shaped uterus and that is the reason why she was breech.

    Answer by confrere at 3:37 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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  • My baby was also breach at 32 weeks, so we discussed my having a c-section. I was all for it. (still am) Each time I went in, he was either breach or transverse, so he was moving, just not head down. I did have a c-section and it was so much nicer than my vag birth. Yay for breach!

    Answer by Pnukey at 11:17 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

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