Ultrasound before c/s?

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Registered: 08-25-2003
Ultrasound before c/s?
Mon, 03-29-2004 - 10:04am

Does anyone regularly get ultrasounds before the surgery to check baby's position? I saw that on an episode of A baby story, but I have not noticed it mentioned here and my Dr has not brought it up. Does size/position matter to the Dr doing the c/s?

Shelly (29) and DH (30)
DS (via c/s) 4/8/02 & dd EDD 6/16/04

Shelly (30) and DH (31) DS 4/8/02 & DD 6/7/04


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Registered: 10-06-2003
Mon, 03-29-2004 - 10:37am
I had my last ultrasound 2 days before giving birth, but Mikah had been in a head down position for a LONG time so they weren't worried about her position.

Kelly & Mikah Rose (4/3/03)

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Registered: 06-01-2003
Mon, 03-29-2004 - 8:40pm
well my baby was breech the entire pregnancy. actually, she was frank breech...so her but was down and her legs and head were up in my ribs. i got regular ultrasounds and they did one very quickly (i only remember them wheeling the machine in, then asking if she was still breech) because i was in labor and my contractions were very close. i'm not exactly sure what you are asking, but i think you are asking if they are going to check the baby via ultrasound before surgery. i would assume yes, they will, that way they know exactly what is going on in there. But i guess they wouldn't have to; in the case of emergency csections after prolonged labor they don't usually do an ultrasound.

i hope this helps ya :)

Jenn and Kylie 9-19-03

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Registered: 07-29-2003
Tue, 03-30-2004 - 8:37am
my water broke just 5 days before my scheduled C-section(baby was breech)and they did a quick ultrasound to be sure if the baby was still breech,he was and i had surgery after 30 min of that ultrasound.i guess if C-section is due to breech baby they would do an ultrasound just to make sure that baby hasn't turned head down.