Pregnancy, baby in breech position at 32 weeks

United States
September 1, 2007 1:46pm CST
I am 32 weeks pregnant. This is my 4th child. I went last week and had a sonogram done and found out that the baby was in the breech position. They said they were going to do another sonogram at 36 weeks and if the baby has not turned by then they are going to schedule a c-section. With my other children they came natural with no problems. So this sort of scares me I have heard that I do not want to be cut open because of the healing time and pain. Does any one know any thing I could try to do to get this baby to turn so he can come natural? all oppinions are welcomed thanks.
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7 responses
• United States
2 Sep 07
Many babies start out breech and then turn when it's time for them to come. A friend of mine has 3 kids. Every one of hers was breech and turned while she was in labor. There are some ways to help your baby turn. The following links are ones I see recommended a lot on my pregnancy group. http://www.spinningbabies.com/ http://pregnancychildbirth.suite101.com/article.cfm/turning_a_breech_baby Depending on what type of breech your baby is, you may still be able to deliver without a C-section. There are a couple women on my pregnancy group that have done this.
• United States
2 Sep 07
Thank you very much for the websites. I will be checking into them I am willing to try almost any thing thanks again
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@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
1 Sep 07
well ask the dr. to turn the baby manually! it might help but it's not a guarantee!
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• United States
1 Sep 07
Thank you I have heard they could do that but I was not sure. And when he did not mention it I thought it might have just been one of those myths you hear so very often.
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• United States
1 Sep 07
It is not uncommon for the baby to be in the breech position at 32 weeks. That is why they will re evaluate you at 36 weeks, hopefully he or she will have turned. I would recommend gently rubbing your belly and trying to encourage the little booger to turn around. I have had two c-sections, and while the healing time is a little longer i didnt find it to be awful. One important tip dont be afraid to take your pain meds after it will make it easier for you to move, which is vital to proper recovery. you wont become addicted from using it for just a week or two after that you should be feeling well enough to not take it.
• United States
1 Sep 07
Thank you for the information it is greatly appreciated and very informative. Thank you very much.
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• United States
4 Sep 07
I used something called baby plus, its a pricy item so you may not want to get it its about 150 buks, but the idea is that this thing send sound waves to your baby and placing it very low on your belly it is belived can cuse the baby to turn. This is not the primary use of this product, but it is a bonus. I think you could prob do the same thing with one of those bebe sounds things and play some nice classical music for an hour 2 times a day. Or some one could talk into it or you could read books, l;ike a dr sdeus.
• United States
4 Sep 07
Thank you I will definately look around for one of them thanks again.
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• United States
2 Sep 07
I found this website to be very useful when I was pregnant. I hope it helps you also. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/labornbirth/breechpresentation.html
• United States
2 Sep 07
Thank you for the information I will be sure to check it out thanks again.
@eden32 (3978)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Does your health care provider know how to do a manual aversion? It's when they actually turn the baby from the outside. It does carry some risks & would need to be done while an ultrasound is watching the baby, it can also be very painful for mom. But depending on exactly how the baby is positioned, it may be worth trying. Ask your doc/midwife if they do this or if they can refer you to someone who does. There are also chiropractic treatments to encourage turning a breech. Those are not as invasive as a manual turning, but still need to be done by a knowledgable professional. You can try 'talking' to your baby. I know it may sound a bit goofy, but moms & babies-to-be have a unique relationship and it seems our babies can 'hear' us and we can 'hear' them if we are open to it. It certainly can't hurt to try. You can also try using a flashlight- have your partner or friend use a flashlight against your belly (be careful it doesn't get hot) to trace a path of where the baby should move. Finally you can try various positions to encourage turning; such as hands & knees with your bottom in the air, or laying on the floor with a pillow for comfort under your head & hips & then angling your legs against a wall or the bed- you want your hips to be up off the ground & higher than your head. I'd discourage things that will encourage the baby to settle into his position- like long walks -just for now, once he turns you can take walks whenever you wish as long as you feel comfy. Best wishes & looking forward to hearing your baby turned for you and that you had a beautiful & amazing birth :)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Wow thanks I did not know there was so many options to look at. I will definately talk to the doctor about the techniques you have mentioned. Once again thanks and I will be sure to keep every one here updated when a change occurs.
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
would you believe that my three kids were all in breech position when they were born? they had to cut me open for the delivery of my first child. but the second and third came out through epidural. the healing period of the c-section took longer compared to epidural because of the wound. but with epidural, i felt more pain during labor. it really is not easy giving birth to a child. but seeing the baby healthy makes mommies really proud..
• United States
1 Sep 07
Thank you for the information it is good to know. It sort of helps with some of the worry knowing people who have been through this before. Thank you again
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