So its sooooo early and I know that, but he is head up now and has not moved! I can feel his head on my left side under my ribs. Tyler was head down already at this time and stayed that way
I am getting adjustments at the chiro every two weeks already.
Breech is one of the few things that will send me straight to the hospital for a repeat c-section?
I know babies can turn even IN labor but I wonder if I should start doing what I can NOW to hope that that doesn't have to happen?
What should I start doing?
Tyler James born via c-section May 29, 2008 7lb 8 oz 20 inches
Bradley Christian born in the water April 10, 2011 8 lb 6oz 20.5 inches
My midwife said that doing squats helps keep baby from being breech. I forget exactly what she said, something about it opening up the pelvis.
So whenever I need to pick something up, or get eye-to-eye with my kids, I just squat. When I exercise (3-4times a week) I do several different types of squats.
There is nothing you can do to keep him head down at this point. There is just too much room in there right now. I wouldn't worry about trying anything, other than watching your posture and try not to let your knees be higher than your hips, at this point because it will be pointless. I wouldn't start doing anything more till around 30 weeks.
Here is a great article about this:
This was part of the article:
"Avoid squatting unless you are sure baby is now anterior…squatting can force a posterior baby into the pelvis before s/he rotates, making it much less likely s/he will turn anterior without being disengaged first. "
And I heard this in the Birthworks childbirth class as well. Anything where your knees are above your pelvis isn't as good.
That's interesting that it says not to squat that early....if I waited until later to do it I don't think I'd be able to! I've been working my leg muscles out because I used them so much in DS's labor/birth that I am determined this time to have them more in shape!
Spinningbabies.com has great info on positioning. You don't have to worry about it for quite a while but getting into the habit of doing certain things isn't a bad idea. Sitting in bucket seats (like in a car) and slumping back into a couch or office chair can push baby into less than ideal positions. It's also not so great for your back. Sitting on a birth ball with your belly hanging out instead of sitting on the couch is great.
my baby is breech right now at 32 weeks and midwife isnt worried until I hit 34 weeks. She told me to do cat/cow yoga for now and if its still not head down by 34 weeks, we will do more.. like standing upside down in a pool, shining a light at the bottom of the belly, having dh talk to bottom of belly, etc. At 36 weeks if baby isnt head down, then I get transferred out of their care But... the plus side is if the baby moves head down before birth, then i can go back.
Andrew - born 12/21/2010 5 weeks early!