So excited about all the new babies, but...

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So excited about all the new babies, but...

...I need mine to stay in a while longer!

After an appointment with my MW on Wednesday, she booked us for an u/s at the hospital because she had a small feeling that what she had been thinking of as a bottom might actually be a head.

The u/s confirmed that the baby is currently breech (36w1d). I was shocked & devastated. The hospital presented me with 2 options-- planned c-sec or ECV manipulation. I chose to book the ECV since at least it would give us the chance of having the birth experience we've been hoping for (natural, water, home). They booked me for next Thurs (37w1d). My birth class teacher told me to just focus on relaxing and that there's still time for baby to move. I spoke to my MW this morning and she said if I was feeling hesitation about the ECV, she could call and try to book me for a week later. The ECV has less chance of being successful at 38 weeks, but it also gives my baby more time to turn on his own, which is obviously the ideal! My MW also said that, though the hospital won't offer this and we couldn't do it at home, vaginal breech birth doesn't have to be ruled out just because I'm a first time mom.

If you have any spare prayers, positive thoughts, or bottoms-up vibes to send my way, I'd greatly appreciate any & all!!!

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Good luck! Start trying all of those little "tips" on how to get the baby to move, like playing music or shining a light at the bottom of your tummy and what not. A friend of mine got her baby to move around 37 weeks a few months ago and swears it was because every night for almost a week she would put an ice pack at the top of her tummy. I guess the baby didn't like the cold and turned around. Maybe you can do them both! Shine a light and put something cold on the top!

Either way, good luck. I hope the little guy turns!

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GL! Look on spinningbabies.com and just try your hardest to get baby to turn on your own! Praying for you!

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*hugs* How frustrating!! Good luck getting that baby to turn. All the turning vibes I can muster are coming your way :vibes:

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I sure hope the baby turns for you!

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"WonderWomanExtrodinare" wrote:

GL! Look on spinningbabies.com and just try your hardest to get baby to turn on your own! Praying for you!

Hang in. Tessa was breach until I was 41 weeks. She did turn on her own. I belive that babies know how to get out you just need to give them time. BTW I went into labor 6 hours after she turned HUGS.

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Thank you for the well-wishes!
I'm having DH talk at the bottom of my belly & maybe I'll try the flashlight or the ice pack.
I have been looking at spinningbabies.com at the suggestion of our birth class teacher.
My midwife called and made the hospital change my appointment for the ECV to 38w1d, which buys me a little more time (which is good, because DH and I aren't sure we want to go through with it)
I've also got a hypnobirth track (that's what our birth class is) with specific relaxations/visualizations for getting breech babies to turn.
Hopefully something will do the trick!

Julianna, kind of like you said, I'm just trying to have faith that my baby knows what he needs to do to get out...maybe he's just not quite ready yet.

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You know you can refuse the c-section too if they want to give you one and wait to 42 weeks and see what he will do.

I did head stands in the pool the night before she turned.

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Glad they caught it....I was ready to push with my last before they realized she was breech. The doctor thought a c-section was best then since I have huge babies (the previous 3 were all 9.10-9.15) I had even questioned it once thinking she might be breech but was told I was wrong and never did an ultrasound...not the way to go. Especially cause it now affects the birth of this child (not wanting a repeat c-section).

Definitely try everything you can to get it to turn...even the ECV. And there are plenty of people who have delivered breech babies just fine...

I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

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How frustrating--hope baby turns on his own! Good luck! Sending thoughts & prayers to you Smile