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#1 Cluckyandhopeful

Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:59 AM

Hi ladies,

We've just found out that our baby is breech.

For those out there who have had a breech baby, when was your baby born? Our OB is telling us to have a Caesar a week before baby is due if baby hasn't turned by then.

Would love to hear your experiences out there!

#2 imamumto3

Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

I was booked for a caeser  8 days before my due date.  I went into labour 2 days before that so it was done early

I was booked for a caeser  8 days before my due date.  I went into labour 2 days before that so it was done early

#3 Guest_V's mummy_*

Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

I was booked in 1 week before due date.  Went in to labor 1 week before that so early as well. :-). I wouldn't have booked any earlier though.  There is still a chance baby will turn so I would leave it as late as possible.  If you go n to labor it's no big deal unless your expecting baby to arrive very quickly or your far away from the hospital. :-). Good luck!!!

#4 JapNFeral

Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

I had a VB. OB thought she had turned but was wrong. This OB was qualified and experienced in delivery breech and I was ok. PM me if you want more info.

#5 *Lib*

Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

I had my DD 38 and a few days by ceaser. They wanted to avoid me going into labour.

#6 ~katiez~

Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

My bub was breech up until the last week and if she didn't turn the OB was talking about a C-section between 38 and 39 weeks. Very happy that she turned hope your little one does too!



#7 sunnigirl

Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

I was booked in for caesar at 38 weeks but waters broke at 37.5 weeks so had the caesar then.

#8 cowcrazies

Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

I was booked in to have DD1 turned but my waters broke before my appointment, so I had a emergency c-section at 37wks 2days

#9 SMforshort

Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

I've had three.  

The first one turned head down between my 39 and 40 wk appointments and was born at 41wks5days.  He was 4.05kg.

The second turned head down at 39wks2days and was induced on his due date.  He was 4.4kg.

The third turned head down early for me at 37wks and was induced at 38wks.  He was 4.05kg.

Unless you have a cord presentation or other issues, or are expecting a fast delivery I'm not sure why you couldn't wait until 40wks before making plans to either deliver breech or have a CS.

Best of luck with everything.

SM

#10 le_auteur

Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

I'm in the same boat, OP. Breech presentation for the last 6 or do weeks, am 36w tomorrow. We'll be discussing our options at our weekly OB appt this week, but I'm expecting to book in a Caesar, given Bubs is pretty comfy right-side up! We'll see what happens though. There are options like ECV or Spinning Babies if you're keen to try getting baby to spin, no luck here though (we're not trying ECV). Best of luck!

#11 MyButterflyGirls

Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

I was booked in for a c/s at 38.5 weeks. Luckily my baby turned at 36 weeks and I went on to deliver at 40+6 days.

Good luck!

#12 Metal Girl

Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:19 PM

My DD couldn't make up her mind which way she wanted to be she kept turning. So the hospital suggested to have a ceaser at 39 weeks.  But you hear of a lot of babies turning at the very last moment. I wwould go by what the doctors recommend.

#13 Girlo

Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

My baby was breech and we were going to discuss my options at the 36w appointment. I went into labour at 34.5 so had to have an emergency c-section at 3am!

I would take a planned Caesar over an emergency one any day... Very stressful having to have an emergency caesar!

#14 lactasticmama

Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

DD2 was born at 39+3 via c/s. I wished I pushed harder to delay the c.s till I was 42wks but they were insistent. Babies have and can turn during birth, and I will be ignoring advice of a c/s if this baby is breech.

Funnily enough, when I went for my antenatal appt 2 weeks ago, the MW were surprised I was made to have a c/s, they feel I would have had no problems delivering her breech (2 previous natural easy VB + small babies). Wish I had them when pregnant with DD2 sad.gif (I delivered her in Canberra, and am at a different NSW hosp this time around).

#15 Guest_V's mummy_*

Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

You can also try acupuncture, hypnotherapy and chiro to encourage bub to turn.  I did all of those,  plus all exercises recommended by spinning babies, plus a ECV and still wouldn't turn. :-) but worth a go!

Edited by V's mummy, 18 March 2012 - 06:17 PM.


#16 Soontobegran

Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:20 PM

QUOTE (PippityPip @ 18/03/2012, 07:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Babies have and can turn during birth, and I will be ignoring advice of a c/s if this baby is breech.



In the case of a baby being born presenting by the opposite to what was expected is usually a case of misdiagnosed presentation. sad.gif
The chances of a baby turning once labour has commenced is miniscule unfortunately.
A preterm baby or a baby that is not engaged, lots of amniotic fluid and a uterus that has had multiple babies in it before increase the chances of turning at term.

There are several obstetricians I know who are happy for their women to deliver subsequent babies in breech positions if they have successfully vaginally delivered an average size baby.
It is delivering first babies as breech that presents more of an issue.

#17 BabyHopeful

Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:40 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 18/03/2012, 07:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The chances of a baby turning once labour has commenced is miniscule unfortunately.
A preterm baby or a baby that is not engaged, lots of amniotic fluid and a uterus that has had multiple babies in it before increase the chances of turning at term.

This was my DS2. He turned 30 mins before he was born.
OP he was born at 37 wks 3 days, natural delivery and by far my easiest birth.

#18 Duechristmasday

Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

My first breech baby came 40+6, but was born vaginally as we did not know that he was breech.  He was 9.1 lb in Frank breech presentation, but my 4th child so my OB (who also specialises in breech births) was happy for me to deliver naturally.

My second breech (born last week), came at 41+3, was also born vaginally and was FRANK Breech.  She was only 7.5 so much easier delivery than the last.

I did not try to move either because I believe that it is just as risk to try to move a breech baby ... and I figured that she was like that for a reason.   They can move but it is unlikely after 37/38 weeks without help.

Am happy to discuss with you further if you wish.  Feel free to PM me.

Edited to add, that my breech births were by far my best and least painful births compared to my head down ones original.gif

Edited by Duechristmasday, 18 March 2012 - 09:15 PM.


#19 MummyLinz

Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:23 PM

Have you thought about an ECV? I had a successful one at 37 weeks, I was surprised at how easy it was.

I ended up with an emergency c-section for reasons unrelated to the ECV.

#20 sam78s

Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:07 AM

My breech baby was born 10 days overdue by c/s, but he didn't turn breech until sometime in the last 5 days.  Don't know how he got upside down because there wasn't much room there!  I was in early labour when I went to be induced and they found he was breech.

#21 IsolaBella

Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:12 AM

I was booked in for a c/s at 38w5d, DS1 broke my waters at 37w5d (and was emerg c/s).

Then again my 39w5d c/s appt arrived 36w3d so I tend to have 'early bubs'.



#22 IsolaBella

Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

As PP have mentioned with breech natural births there are many things your caregiver will consider.

Like STBG said they don't like to consider it for a first birth as there is no previous natural birth.

WHICH breech position also has bearing on how easy/hard it is

SIZE of baby (and not just weight, but difference between circ of head and cir of abdomen/bum). My OB explained it like this (he is one of the few who does breech natural births) that usually the bum is similar cir to head so will stretch things for the head to come out. Unfortunately for me DS1 had a 3% bum and 97% HC, so NOT a good sizing.

DS1 was also Footling Breech and my first so OB said "like pulling a champagne cork out the wrong way... it does not work".

Oh yeah, he waited until 37wk appt before booking me in for a c/s.



#23 bubzillaiscoming

Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

I had DS at 38+3 via CS. He was breech from about 30 weeks and didn't turn despite trying moxybustion and handstands in the local swimming pool! I asked OB about trying naturally regardless and he was supportive until we discovered DS was footling breech, so those discussions were out the window!!

I didn't find the CS to be so bad, despite having a complete phobia the whole way through pregnancy. I recovered really well. Considered going elective for #2 but figured it will be too difficult managing with DS who is only 13 months, so trying for VBAC.

Good luck though ... these little critters have minds of their own!!!

#24 RenoMum

Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:29 PM

I went into labour at 37 weeks with DD2 and found at the hospital she was footling breech. Don't know when she turned but because her feet were down she gave a big kick and my waters broke and set labour in motion. I progressed very quickly and after only 2 hours I was in full labour and fully dilated although I didn't have the urge to push. The OB performed an emergency c section at that point for the reasons mentioned previously by IsolaBella (feet first is not a good idea). It was done under a general as they had to get it out quick. I felt like I'd been hit by a truck when I woke up. I've had 2 vaginal deliveries as well and the recovery is very different.

Just do what feels right.

#25 katiecoop

Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:50 PM

Hello, i had my breech baby at 39 weeks and 5 days, natural labour, intending to deliver naturally but by the time we got to second phase of labour, baby was found to be a footling breech (was or was thought to have been a frank breech prior to labour) and had to have a c-section.
For me personally, I wouldn't have been happy to have had an elective c-section at any point in time, and if I had known that a c-section was inevitable  I would have wanted labour to occur naturally anyway, as I believe the biochemical and hormonal messages back and forth between the baby and mother are important signals that the baby is ready to be born.
Hope baby turns for you!




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