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11/07/2013 at 09:50
This week baby has gone breech for the first time since 25 weeks. Whilst there's every possibility he will turn himself, has anyone else been in this situation and have any helpful tips to promote turning cephalic again? Going back in 2 weeks and depending on if he still feels breech, they will scan me then to confirm. So I've got two weeks really, my mw says babies rarely turn after 36 weeks. Has anybody any experience in this either way?
Ive also got an anterior placenta so they did mention they weren't sure whether consultant would be keen to carryout an ECV, so would probably be advised c-section.
So planned c-section people - how long were you in hospital for after delivery? How long we're you in bed before you were able to mobilise? How long till you were able to drive?
I'm still hopeful hell move in the next couple of weeks, but just want to get my head around the c-section idea just in case as its my worst fear
11/07/2013 at 10:04
I had H in the Monday morning and went home Wednesday afternoon. They did offer me a 24 hour discharge but I asked to stay.
I was up out if bed early hours of the Tuesday and practically skipped to the showers. Felt fine.
I drove after two weeks but probably could have done so earlier.
H was breech at my 34 week scan but had turned by 37 week scan. There's still hope for you!
11/07/2013 at 10:06
My baby was breech right up until the night before my 36week midwife appointment! She turned by herself. Get on the spinningbabies website and check out the exercises
11/07/2013 at 10:12
No experience of breech but I was in for about 36 hours after my planned section, up and moving the day after the section but could have been up sooner, and driving after about 4 weeks but could have driven sooner if I'd needed to.
My planned section birth story is on the Real Stories on here if you want to read it.
11/07/2013 at 10:50
My baby was breech at my 34 week growth scan... I went in four days later for an ecv and he had turned himself!
I did ball bouncing and spent some time on all fours with my head lower than my bum!
11/07/2013 at 10:56
I found out yesterday that my baby is breech too, my MW said to get down on all fours for about 10 minutes every day to encourage baby to turn. Really hoping they will as, like you, a c-section is my biggest fear.
11/07/2013 at 11:04
I had a transverse baby and was having an elective but went into labour and it was an emergency section (just in make as it was an unplanned section, it was vvvvv calm, so much calmer than Ls crash ga section!)
I had I at 0010 on Thursday morning, power came back to my legs around 4ish and I was up walking (pushing my bedside cabinet ) to my new bed at 7.30, was home on the Saturday morning, I wanted to go Friday after noon which would have been 36 hours but they wanted to re do my bloods on the Saturday
I was driving with Isaac 4 weeks post section, I phoned the insurance and they said fine, with L it was 6 weeks but tbh I felt horrific after having him so wasn't going out anywhere any way x
11/07/2013 at 11:09
I have had 2 unplanned sections and both were fine. Second one was very calm. You need to stay in for 48 hours after the op usually so i had P at 1.30am on Thurs and came outSat afternoon. They got me out of bed lunchtime on the day i had her so about 12 hours. I drove short distances after 4 weeks but check your insueance company dont have a specific period you have to wait.
I found P's section a very positive experience. Immediate skin to skin. Breastfed within 15 mins. All very calm x
11/07/2013 at 11:41
Thanks ladies theres some positive stories there which has helped! I think there is a misconception that you tend to be in bed for days and hospital for ages and then can't drive for 6 weeks. So really helpful to hear the total opposite. I've started the all fours thing and ball bouncing so fx, still staying optimistic it won't come to either ECV or c-section.
Cornelius really hoping your baby turns too.
Thanks Margot I will take a look at your birth story
11/07/2013 at 13:34
Does it definitely mean a section ? My hospital no longer automatically advises a section for breech babies and are happy to carry out a vaginal birth.
I haven't had my planned section yet but have been told it is normally 2 nights in hospital, of course that is if everything is fine and feeding established, the information leaflet from the hospital says you can drive after 2 weeks if you feel able but I know that after my emergency section I didn't feel able until 7 weeks post birth so am working on the basis I won't be able to.
Worth looking at www.spinningbabies.com to look at ways of encouraging baby to turn.
11/07/2013 at 17:55
I have to say I would attempt a vaginal birth - probably not at home - but I'd do anything to avoid a section
11/07/2013 at 18:55
I'm hoping it won't come to it....I only have limited info at the moment as midwife told me that I probably wouldn't be able to have ECV because of anterior placenta and that they prefer to do sections on breach babies, I know from working in the trust on an orthopaedic children's ward they prefer to due to many children needing hip spica casts following breech delivery. I guess fx he will have turned in time anyway and then I'd discuss my options with consultant who'd advise the best method of delivery. I would do anything to avoid a c-section. The spinning babies website is great thanks!
11/07/2013 at 19:52
If you are planning to do more research into vaginal breech birth (I did cos baby was breech for so long!) i think footling breech (i.e. baby comes out feet first) was more dodgy than 'normal' breech (baby comes out bottom first with legs folded up against tummy). but this was 2yrs ago so my memory might be wrong.
I'm sure baby will turn for you. Think positive :-)
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