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10/10/2015 at 19:31
I'm 37 weeks & was called in to the maternity ward today as my blood results for my liver were higher than they should be. While I was there my doctor examined me and mand gave me a scan and we learned that my baby is breach bum first.
she has said that it is very unlikely that she will turn on her own this far into pregnancy and has given me 2 options. First option to try and manipulate her into the head down position, which she said will work in 50% of procedures. However it carries its own risks, it could start my labour off, the baby could become distressed and placenta could wrap around her to name a few. And would end up having to have an emergency c section The second option is to book in for a c section which again carries its own set of risks, blood clots etc.
i can't decide which route to take. Has anyone been put in this position? Any advice or opinions would be great full!
10/10/2015 at 20:45
Hello Lana, don't know if I can offer much help other than I was mooching thru the web - as you do - as my baby is 30 weeks and likes the transverse position, she switches occasionally but next morning viola ! She's back to transverse!
So I was looking at ways of encouraging baby to move without intervention ( as I'm thinking she's going to be stubborn and stay put) and came across a blog of a lady who was carrying breech and had been offered the same as you, she tried a few things and said the one that worked was a warm bath ( water almost over bump) and after a few minutes adding an ice pack for top of bump, baby didn't like a few mins of cold and turned on its own ( apparently !)
Anyway I don't know for sure how successful it would be but I guess it could be worth a go? I'd suppose it's not far off having a really big cold drink lol
Hope all goes well whatever happens xx
10/10/2015 at 22:03
Thank you for your reply. I will try anything to get her out of breech. Just faced with a tough decision if she decides to stay put! Us pregnant ladies don't have it easy lol x
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