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04/06/2014 at 13:38
Hi. My midwife thinks baby is oblique, and I can also feel and have been able to for as long as I can remember that it is lying diagonally. They've given me advice (leaning forward, all fours) to try and move baby. They'll check me again at 36 weeks and send me for a scan at that point if they still think its oblique / unsure of its position. Has anyone been in a similar position? I was just wondering how quick the scan is - is it just a case of waiting to be booked in, or do they send you there and then? Would the follow up happen the same day - presumably with a doctor or something (when I'm guessing they suggest trying to move the baby etc if it is in the wrong position?). Also, I've been reading online that you have to be admitted to hospital at 37 weeks because of the risk of cord prolapse / waters breaking etc. Is that always the case? My midwife didn't mention anything further than maybe needing a scan, and I just like to know all scenarios so I'm prepared and nothing comes as a surprise! Thanks.
04/06/2014 at 17:22
Hi Pep, you're the first I've heard of, in terms of oblique. Sorry am no help. But just on the scan... If the scan is urgent (or imminent) your midwife may well ring whilst you're there and book it. Hope someone comes along with some info x
04/06/2014 at 19:55
Howdy U was oblique and ice cream was the answer Although she was turned by about 30 weeks I think so didn't have all the same issues you have mentioned but I did originally do all the things suggested by the midwife - hanging off the edge of the bed, lying down the stairs etc etc. Eventually out of desperation I googled and found someone suggested putting ice cream on your bump and it got the baby to wriggle away and change position. I did this over a period of days and it worked, although I did get to the stage of nearly freezing my skin to get the baby to move!
I did have a late scan to confirm she was def head down and it was at an appointment and then just whisked a mini scanner out.
A friend of mine had a planned c-section organised due to other complications and it wasn't until they were opening her up that they found the baby was in a different place to where they expected because it was oblique! So with her they didn't know until the actual birth.
Hope some of that reassures you but with the scans if youa re at the hospital they can just say there and then right off to ascan for reassurance as they did with me If it is at a midwife appointment it would be within a couple of days.
05/06/2014 at 11:50
Queen Igraine - Might have to try it!
I'm back with the midwife next week for a check-up so I'll be asking for a bit more info so I can prepare myself! In the meantime I'll do what I can to turn it, but not going my hopes up as its been this way for as long as I can remember now! Most stuff online says tranverse babies (which is kind of similar to oblique) end up with hospital admittance at 37 weeks so at least I know that might be on the cards. I'd rather be prepared!
05/06/2014 at 19:56
Oooo sorry U was transverse not oblique I've got my terms mixed up. I really wasn't hopeful either but I turned out to be more stubborn than she way Good luck with the midwife
06/06/2014 at 08:46
I think they are quite similar anyway! Sound like they both carry same risks etc! Thank you x
06/06/2014 at 17:17
I had to go for a presentation scan at 38 weeks, and the MW phoned and booked me in for the afternoon and i went and got scanned the same day. She thought he was head down, but wanted to double check.
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