Tips on avoiding a breach baby

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Tips on avoiding a breach baby
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Wed, 05-21-2008 - 2:00am

I wondered if any of you have tried and tested tips for avoiding that the baby goes into a breach position?


I have been advised to sit with my hands on the lower part of my abdomen to attract his head towards the bottom

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Registered: 11-18-2007
Thu, 05-22-2008 - 2:14pm
Torielle, I had to reply to your post because ALL 3 of my boys were breech!! I was able to flip all of them within a week of delivery by getting a door off of a doorway and placing it on my bed as an incline and lying on my back each morning and night for 30 min while applying constant pressure and coaxing them over! I would also hang unside down in a pool and do the same thing( I even went so far as to cut a peice of garden hose to breath through while I hung upside down in the pool) I also used a very bright flashlight at my crotch and played my radio in my crotch while lying on the door upside down. As CRAZY as all this sound I was able to turn all 3 babies in the last week of pregnancy and avoid the dr doing an external version! To keep them head down i would sleep sitting
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Registered: 01-05-2008
Thu, 05-22-2008 - 3:46pm

OMG, Kim!

 

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Registered: 04-28-2008
Thu, 05-22-2008 - 5:20pm

Kim, I really hope your neighbours did not see you doing all those manoeuvres... LOL!!!
I actually don't think that there is a reliable way to prevent a breech, for the simple reason that babies can flip on their own very quickly. An OB friend of mine told me about a delivery where they were seeing the crown of the baby (wasn't yet crowning) and put one of those EEG electrodes attached to a cable... All of the sudden the cable was moving IN, and he realized the baby was just flipping to breach all on his own. They were able to do a manual version and deliver him head first, thankfully. I would just relax... it is one of those things you don't have much control on.

Carmen in AZ




Edited 5/22/2008 7:46 pm ET by olliesmom2006
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Registered: 12-24-2006
Sat, 05-24-2008 - 7:15am

Thanks Kim for this gruelling, but apparently effective advice. I'll be keeping your post in case I need it - I hope I dont, but I'd go a long way to try to avoid a version or a cesarian. I'm trying haematology on

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Sat, 05-24-2008 - 10:42am

Torielle,

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Thu, 06-12-2008 - 9:47pm

I did not have a breech pregnancy, but my first daughter was poorly positioned in that she was half way to sunny side up and I had a very long labor (measured in days, not hours). I read very good things about the "Webster Technique" which is something that chiropractors do to turn breech (or otherwise malpositioned) babies, in studies it has a success rate of over 80 %. I have been seeing a Chiropractor since week 30 and I will be 38 weeks this weekend. This is my second pregnancy and I cannot explain how much better I feel overall since I started the treatments. As an example, I had a numb left thigh throughout my first pregnancy and for many months afterwards. I had it again with this pregnancy and it disappeared after my first treatment. Also, my baby is head down and appears to be otherwise well positioned so far.

Good luck,

Deena

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Registered: 11-15-2007
Mon, 06-16-2008 - 11:45pm

Torielle, Hopefully things will go good for you. If you can remember all the crap I wen't threw to try to get my baby girl to turn http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-ppafterforty&msg=9772.1&ctx=16384

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 2:22am

Thanks for the support! I really hope it wont become an issue for me. The hilarious thing is that, talking about spinning babies, my baby is spinning all if the time. (I am only 28 weeks). He keeps turning around and around and even wakes me up at night doing so. My previous baby moved around alot too, but this one is really going over the top. Great lumps stick out all over my belly and sometimes I feel as though a volcano is erupting in there!!


Torielle



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Registered: 11-15-2007
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 1:18am

The same thing happened to me. I was constantly feeling like she was spinning and actually more like rolling. Some times it was painful. She always had her elbow and knee's sticking out on the sides. But, never once did she decide to spin all the way and be head down. :(


I wish you all the luck.

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Thu, 06-26-2008 - 10:56pm
I tried washing the floor on my hands and knees.

Anne

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