Breech exercises

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Breech exercises
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Tue, 08-07-2012 - 4:13pm

At my 32 week appointment today, my midwife recommended I start doing breech stretches/exercises.  This baby has stayed breech for several weeks.  (It was confirmed last week, when I had a gallbladder ultrasound we saw baby boy's head up near my ribs.)  I know it's still early, and babies usually flip, but I have large babies and this one is running out of room.  I'm not worried yet, he still has time to get into position, but it's just another thing to make me nervous.

Has anyone done breech exercises before or know how successful they are at turning the baby?

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Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Tue, 08-07-2012 - 8:52pm
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Wed, 08-08-2012 - 10:24am
Esme beat me to it! And honestly, babies can flip regardless of their size. I remember reading one birth story about a baby who kept flipping in labor!

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Wed, 08-08-2012 - 11:46am

Thanks!  I'll check out that site!

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Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Tue, 08-14-2012 - 6:08am
My yoga teacher wants to show me some once baby has settled down. Doing exercises on my hands and knees does seem to get her in a more comfortable position, though, but so far her favorite is sideways. *sigh*

- JM