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Old 10-20-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
 
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Default So if babe is breech in 36th week, would you...

consider ECV in a couple of weeks (having doc manually turn baby knowing they may flip back to breech). This is done in hospital L&D so they can monitor baby for distress or other issues.

just prepare for and agree to c-section at 39 weeks?


For the record this is a VBAC attmept, but due to my age and risk of complications, I wouldn't be induced for vag labor nor allowed to go past my due date. So it's vaginal if babe is head down and prior to due date or csection...
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
 
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The first thing I would do is either find an acupuncturist that specializes in turning breeches or a chiro who is certified in the Webster technique and see if that works. If that did not work I would try the ECV.

Why are you high-risk (besides your age?)
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:13 AM   #3
 
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The first thing I would do is either find an acupuncturist that specializes in turning breeches or a chiro who is certified in the Webster technique and see if that works. If that did not work I would try the ECV.

Why are you high-risk (besides your age?)
Not really high risk but they won't induce a VBAC due to risk of uterine rupture. Seems to be very rare but the OB practice and hospital just don't do this. It's either my body going naturally into labor or a csection.

Last DS was delivery emergency csection at 32 weeks due to stress & complications (chylothorax).

I'm curious about the acupuncture- how in the heck does that work??
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:25 AM   #4
 
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I have not had it but they somehow know where to poke you. I know someone who had labor induced by acupuncture and it worked way too well.

I had the chiro adjustments (for general back pain), they were incredibly gentle.

ETA: Not inducing makes sense for a VBAC. If it were me I would be questioning and fighting the "not allowed to go past the due date" because that makes no sense unless there are specific risks.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:34 AM   #5
 
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It's ridiculous that they won't "allow" you to go past your due date. Due dates are only estimates, and if there's no reason to deliver early, then why do it? It's normal for babies to spontaneously deliver up to 2 or even 3 weeks past estimated due date.

Here are the archives of a midwifery list's suggestions for home/midwifery treatment of breech. Personally, I'd try a lot of the positioning suggestions, and the deep pool exercises: Prenatal Breech Issues - from Ronnie Falc„o's Midwife Archives
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:16 PM   #6
 
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Hope that baby turns for you to make it easy!

My good friend delivered her breech baby naturally at home. She had tried several things to get baby to turn but no luck. Her daughter was born butt first.

I tried for a vbac with #2 and was "allowed" to go 10 days overdue before I was strongly encouraged to have a csection. I did. Had a scheduled csection with #3 and will with #4 (20 weeks along).

If my #2 (vbac attempt) were breech I would have probably just went with the csection because I was such a nervous wreck with his pregnancy! My drs really used a lot of scare tactics with me to discourage my wish for a vbac

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Old 10-20-2011, 04:11 PM   #7
 
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I bumped my thread from 3 1/2 years ago about my late breech baby. Hope it helps, and I'm sending you head- down vibes!
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:16 AM   #8
 
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I bumped my thread from 3 1/2 years ago about my late breech baby. Hope it helps, and I'm sending you head- down vibes!
Thanks Cosmicfly! I'll find out on Thursday if he's moved any. Lots of activity so I'm keeping fingers crossed...
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