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36 week scan + midwife appt - update

Jul 2nd, 2007, 18:01 PM   #1
 
Hi

had my scan today to check low lying placenta! It has moved up gladly, so no placenta previa for me

Baby was breeched though, so fingers crossed it does a somersault in the next few weeks Have a midwife appopintment tomorrow so will find out more about how to get it to turn and what happens if it doesn't! Sonographer was a right grumpy mare and didn't tell me anything!

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Jul 2nd, 2007, 18:13 PM   #2
 
ooo good luck for tomorrow. Let us know what they say, I'm pretty sure I've got a breech one in here but my midwife won't check until I'm at week 36 so it will be interesting to hear what options they give you.
 
 
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Jul 2nd, 2007, 18:16 PM   #3
 
apparently rocking back and forth gently on your hands and knees helps them get into the right position.

glad your placenta has moved
 
 
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Jul 2nd, 2007, 18:20 PM   #4
 
Glad your scan went ok and the placenta has moved for you!!

They can turn breech babies right up to the last minute if they don't turn themselves so don't worry too much about it being a problem hon

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Jul 2nd, 2007, 18:28 PM   #5
 
Hi TB!

So pleased that it went well for you - I've been thinking about you today. I am so pleased that you don't have placenta previa.

We had lots of advice on how to turn breech babies at our NCT class on Saturday - including:-

*Sit backwards on a kitchen (or similar chair) and lean forwards
*Bounce on the birthing ball leaning forwards
*Don't slouch
*Touch and put pressure on the outside edge of your little toe on your left foot (or get a qualified maternity reflexologist to do this and more for you)
*Go to a qualified maternity acupuncturist
*Go to see a homeopath - there are homeopathic remedies known for turning breech babies
*If all that fails, you can have an ECV (external cephalic version), but apparently this is painful and can send you into spontaneous labour

We were also told (sorry to be the bearer of bad news) that most hospitals and midwives are reluctant to deliver a breech baby vaginally (if all the above fails) and will mostly offer a caesarean - I don't suppose they told you if it was frank (bum down) or footling (foot down)?

I really hope it turns for you - you've still got a wee bit of time to go - we were told that a fairly high percentage of babies were breech at 36 weeks, and only a very small percentage (4% maybe?) were at term.

Will you make your bro's wedding now?

Love

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Jul 3rd, 2007, 09:30 AM   #6
 
Hi everyone,

thanks for your advice! will try all of the above!! Going to buy a different ball as the one I have is too small for me, spotted a 75cm one in Argos which will hopefully be more comfortable. I can only sit on mine for about 15 minutes before it gives me back ache at the minute and my pelvis is lower than my knees which is apparently a bad thing! (I am stupidly tall!)

V - the sonographer wouldn't say anything, she was horrid, so will ask the midwife today about the exact position but from the agonising kicks I have been getitng for the past week or so I would say feet down.. I physically jump and scream when it does it - absolutely kills!

I did some reading up on vaginal breach births yesterday and it sounds horrendous so I would probably elect to have a c-section if it comes to it anyway. All the literature says they give you a c-section strength epidural as standard incase of complications which I really do not fancy trying to give birth through!! I have been mentally preparing myself for the prospect of a c-section for 16 weeks anyway due to the low placenta so it does not worry me too much.

We are currently planning to go to the day part of my brother's wedding, so we will drive down in the morning and leave after the dinner at about 8pm. Not exactly going to be boogying in the disco all night and I think about 4 hours will be my limit in terms of comfort and ability to smile through all the opinions and comments everyone is bound to have. My DH drives a lot for his job so he is very used to 7-8 hours driving in a day and is happy to do it. We have NCT the night before and the day after as well which we don't want to miss.

The reflexology sounds interesting.... I might see if there is anyone around here, sure I saw an ad in the paper a few weeks ago....

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Jul 3rd, 2007, 09:48 AM   #7
 
Best of luck Topbird hope bubs turns for you.
 
 
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Jul 3rd, 2007, 13:44 PM   #8
 
Just got back from the widwife appt. She has totally freaked me out!

She looked at me like the world was going to end when I told her the baby was breeched and picked up the phone to request an immediate consultants appt at the hospital.

She then spent 10 minutes trying and failing to find the baby's heartbeat, I had to tell her where to try looking in the end as the abdomen had been in a totally different place to where she was looking when I went for the scan.

She said she had no idea what position the baby was in now as she could not tell and I really needed to get to the hospital as quickly as possible to talk aobut the options for delievery

really not what I was expecting, am now completely sh*tting myself!
 
 
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Jul 3rd, 2007, 14:00 PM   #9
 
TB,

That sucks - why do they insist on panicking us? That's really cr*ppy.

Good luck at the hospital. I really hope you see someone with a calm manner who has some sense. Please, please let us know how you get on.

When is your hospital appt?

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Jul 3rd, 2007, 14:03 PM   #10
 
Grrr why do they have to panic you for?

I hope all goes well and dont worry bout the baby being breech, they still have time to turn and spme dont till theor mothers are in labour
 
 
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Jul 3rd, 2007, 14:39 PM   #11
 
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TB,

When is your hospital appt?
Next Tuesday 10th at 3.20pm, so not too long to wait!

Thanks Mrs T, I was expecting her to say the same thing, everything I have read and heard suggests that 36 weeks is not too late for a breeched baby to turn!
 
 
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Jul 3rd, 2007, 20:00 PM   #12
 
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Jul 3rd, 2007, 20:12 PM   #13
 
Awww there was no need for her to react like that. good luck with your appointmnet next week
 
 
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Jul 3rd, 2007, 21:41 PM   #14
 
Aww sorry I missed your post yesterday and earlier today TB. How bad of your midwife to worry you like that. Sure it might be an idea to chat to the Consultant but there's no need to panic.

It is possible baby can turn this late although I guess it's more likely the earlier you are in pregnancy. My first was breech at 36 weeks but when he was delivered by CS 4 days later had actually turned. Little monkey!

Good luck for the appointment next week. I'm sure you will but don't forget to let us know how you get on.
 
 
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Jul 4th, 2007, 08:38 AM   #15
 
Hi

hun that was uncalled for why worry you when there isno need to
good luck for tuesday
 
 
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