Do I really need to schedule a c-sec???

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Registered: 08-19-2008
Do I really need to schedule a c-sec???
Thu, 10-02-2008 - 11:28am

This is my first post to this board and I am hoping for some advice.

I am 38 weeks today and the baby has been in the breech position for most if not all of my pregnancy.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 10-02-2008 - 4:23pm

I think that there is one type of breach that is safe to deliver vaginally, but I'm not sure. I think the main thing is that there are few docs who will deliver breach presentations--partly because they don't want to be sued if something goes wrong and partly because they might not know how to handle a breach delivery.

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 12:22am

(this is my first post here as well, because a C is looking more and more realistic for me)

My baby has also been breech the entire time.

~ Tara, Mom to little Matthew, born 10/14/08

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Mon, 10-06-2008 - 12:18pm

Hi & Welcome -

There are very few providers who will let you try to deliver a breech vaginally - however, just having a section doesn't preclude you from trying to birth vaginally "next time" (if you are planning another.) Check out the VBAC board for more details. Also, if you're going to have a section - I would recommend you just schedule it and get it over with. Believe me that early Labor really isn't all that great and your recovery will be more difficult. In addition you may not get your doctor and the costs of the procedure will be higher.

Have you tried a external version or positioning to get the baby to turn? At a minimum, you can ask your doctor for an ultrasound right before your section just to make sure that baby is still breech!

Keep us posted!