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ourfirstblessing's picture
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so relieved

I recently switched docs and we talked about various things. she said she sees more breech babies in 3rd +pregnancies b/c the uterus can sometimes strech more giving baby lots more room to move around. That thought has been sitting in the back of my mind and I have had worries here and there about baby being breech. I know there's so many things you can do/try to turn baby but in the end if that doesn't work....so today I googled breech birth in my state and found that a major teaching hosp. about an hr away started a 'support breech birth' program about 8 mo ago. They have requirements for being a candidate but on their website they said they want to offer an alternative to women who would otherwise chose to have a vaginal breech birth at home, so they began their program. it says they've had an 80% (i think) success rate to date. I am so relieved to know that if this even becomes an issue I can go to them!

krazykat's picture
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That is awesome!! So by "80% success rate"... does success mean vaginal delivery?

It is so cool to see some of the changes taking place across the country!

sweetsriracha's picture
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Baby has loads of time to turn and almost certainly will! But I'm also glad you've got a plan B. What a relief!

I totally know which hospital you are talking about - I've heard really good things about birthing there in general Biggrin

Good luck and KUP!

jolly11sd's picture
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That is great news. What a relief to find a place that will support you.

ourfirstblessing's picture
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sorry if i was confusing. baby is not currently breech and i know i have tons of time to change it if he were to go breech. it's just really nice to know they are there if we were to need them Smile

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It's nice to know that is available if you need it. A close friend delivered her daughter vaginally, she was a frank breech.

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I wouldn't worry about breech at this point! Babies can turn all the way up to 37 weeks! I'm on my fourth pregnancy, and all of my babies have been head down, even this little guy! It is good to do the research though...

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"krazykat" wrote:

That is awesome!! So by "80% success rate"... does success mean vaginal delivery?

It is so cool to see some of the changes taking place across the country!

Yup. There are some requirements - as far as I know, they aren't working with footling at this point, just frank. But I think it is so cool! They are also the only hospital in the major metro area that allows water birth.

ourfirstblessing's picture
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my small hospital (smaller but huge on deliveries, they are in a town of about 1900 and delivered just over 1800 babies in 2010) are partnered with the hosp. i talked about so I am really, really hoping their programs bridge over and the smaller hosp. will some day incorporate this program too.

Yes, they have requirements, baby must be frank or feet crossed but not footling. they also do an mri on moms hips to see if there's space (don't completely agree with that b/c we can stretch out so much during delivery) but they have policies in place to allow for women to at least try and that's going farther than most hosp. do. just exciting to see

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Kind of disappointed that the doc would even bring up breech as a possibility at this point. What's the point of that? I mean, there are LOTS of possibilities and variables when it comes to pregnancy and birth, seems like doctors should just be dealing with the issues that actually present instead of forecasting and instilling anxiety in their patients.