turning a breech baby

@adam1980 (517)
August 30, 2009 7:00pm CST
my wife is currently 33 weeks pregnant and our baby has been in a breech position with no change for a few weeks now, i was wandering if anyone had any hints or tips on how to encourage the baby to turn the correct way?
3 responses
• United States
31 Aug 09
I went through this on two different pregnancies. It seemed when the babies was ready to come into this world, the little tykes just got into position (head down) and they were born without a hitch. In the last pregnancy, the baby flipped into position just before labor. I pray that God will be with you, your wife, and your baby and that all will go well. It is hard to be a parent for the first time, if this is your first.
@adam1980 (517)
31 Aug 09
no this will be our 3rd child, my wife had natural deliveries with both our others and is worried she wont be able to if this one doesnt turn
• United States
31 Aug 09
I had midwife assistance at my second birth and a homebirth with midwives and doctor backup at the first birth. If you can find a qualified midwife, maybe you can get some help there.
@rjblueyes (215)
• United States
31 Aug 09
This is gonna sound crazy, but it worked for me. With my first child ( I have 3) she was in this position. My OB/GYN told me to put a pillow on the floor, a comfy one, and for about 5-10 minutes (as long as I could stand but not past this) to get down on my hands and knees. Then to lower the upper part of my body closer to the floor so I'd be on my elbows (this is where the pillow comes in handy so you won't kill your elbows) with my bottom in the air. It looked funny, and my hubby kinda chuckled when I did this for my 2nd also, but it worked. At this point it couldn't hurt to try, right? Hope this helps.
• United States
31 Aug 09
Forgot to mention to do this at least once a day, but no more than twice. Usually when the baby is pretty active. Which for me was about noon and in the evening. God bless.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
31 Aug 09
The doctor had to go in and get my son into the right position (this really hurt) and then I still ended up a C-section. There is nothing you can do. You just have to let nature do it's thing and hope it does.