I'm planning a homebirth with this baby. At my midwives appointment last night my midwife and I were talking about how active baby is. Within the last week this baby has been all over my uterus, it went from being head down, to breech, to transverse and it's now head down again. This baby has too much room to move around.
Anyway, my midwife mentioned that if baby keeps up with being this active (and flipping all around) then around 38 or 39 weeks to go into the hospital, try to manually get baby head down and then break my water so that we don't risk a transverse/breech baby or a cord prolapse. I told her that I did not like the sounds of that. I'm not keen on 1) going that early unnaturally; 2) being induced; 3) a hospital birth; 4) not giving this baby a chance to figure out it's position for itself.
This midwife is not my primary midwife, she's my secondary midwife. She will be attending the birth, but really all the shots are called by my primary... but being that my primary midwife is currently on vacation I can't speak to her about this until 37 weeks. I can't see my primary midwife recommending this.
Has anyone heard of this before? Breaking water quickly while baby is in a good position? It just doesn't sit right with me. If baby is this active, then breaking my water isn't going to stop baby from being wiggly!