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April 19th, 2013, 08:36 PM
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So I went for my ultrasound to check the baby's size today and she is breech. How the heck did that happen????? I"m so bummed. We're going in Monday morning to try to get her to flip. If it doesn't work, I'll be having a c section on the 29th.
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April 19th, 2013, 08:42 PM
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Oh dang! I'm sorry to hear that. I hope she flips on her own!
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April 19th, 2013, 08:45 PM
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Yeah those suckers can get themselves in and out of position up until the last minute...

You're probably already doing this, but there's a lot of techniques on the internet that may help flip the baby..

http://pregnancy.about.com/od/breech...eechbabies.htm
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April 19th, 2013, 08:48 PM
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It is also fairly safe to deliver breech babies vaginally. Don't feel that you have no options if baby doesn't flip.
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April 19th, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Oh geese, what a surprise. I hope she turns on her own in the next ten days!
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April 19th, 2013, 10:17 PM
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I hope she flips for you!!!
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April 19th, 2013, 11:04 PM
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I delivered a breech baby. she flipped during labor and dr. Didn't even mention c-section and all went well. My doctor now says I got lucky because almost all docs would only do c-sec. Anyone know why they do this?
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April 19th, 2013, 11:10 PM
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From what I have read and seen on documentaries, they no longer teach doctors how to deliver breech babies, they tell them to go directly to a c section. They are creating surgeons nowadays, instead of doctors prepared for all situations.
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April 19th, 2013, 11:27 PM
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From what I have read and seen on documentaries, they no longer teach doctors how to deliver breech babies, they tell them to go directly to a c section. They are creating surgeons nowadays, instead of doctors prepared for all situations.
I heard about some documentaries.....do you know any titles? I heard some were on Netflix
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April 19th, 2013, 11:44 PM
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April 20th, 2013, 05:11 AM
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A vaginal breech birth is extremely risky. I've read why, but can't remember all the specifics. It has to do with the fact that the head is the widest part. If the feet go first, the head has a higher chance of getting stuck at the cervix and causing it to swell, not allowing the baby to pass.
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April 20th, 2013, 05:18 AM
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Here's some info about breech and a good explanation of the risks of vaginal delivery:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breech_birth
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April 20th, 2013, 06:17 AM
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A vaginal breech birth is extremely risky. I've read why, but can't remember all the specifics. It has to do with the fact that the head is the widest part. If the feet go first, the head has a higher chance of getting stuck at the cervix and causing it to swell, not allowing the baby to pass.
This is exactly what Ive been told and found as well. The head is the widest part of the baby and it helps to stretch out the birth canal for the rest of the body to pass. If the feet come first, the canal doesnt stretch as much and can cause the baby to suffercate or get stuck. This can be extremely dangerous for both mom and baby.

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So I went for my ultrasound to check the baby's size today and she is breech. How the heck did that happen????? I"m so bummed. We're going in Monday morning to try to get her to flip. If it doesn't work, I'll be having a c section on the 29th.
Im also going Monday to see if they can flip the baby. Good luck! If that doesnt work Im not sure when they will do the c section.
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April 20th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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It's not without it's risks, just like any form of 'normal' delivery (feel free to define normal ) but as I'm sure you know I could easily go find you equally persuasive articles about why it is safer to delivery breech vaginally than via section... It's not for everyone, but I was just pointing out that it is an option, and it can be done, and is done safely as well. Automatically performing major surgery when not absolutely medically necessary scares me personally. But obviously you can only do what makes you most comfortable...
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April 20th, 2013, 08:15 AM
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I had an episiotomy, a vacuum assisted delivery and a fourth degree tear with DD so there is no freaking way I would ever try a breech vaginal delivery.

I'm stuck in between my fear of the recovery from a c section and the possibility of another fourth degree tear from delivering vaginally. Both terrify me. If baby girl stays breech, she decides for me. I would get the April 29th birthday I've been coveting and the doctor that delivered DD is the one that is on call that day. I know those are superficial reasons but as long as there is one valid reason, it's okay to be a little superficial, right?!?
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April 20th, 2013, 08:26 AM
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I don't know that vaginal breech delivery is an option - there aren't many doctors willing to do that in a hospital setting here.
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April 20th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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I had an episiotomy, a vacuum assisted delivery and a fourth degree tear with DD so there is no freaking way I would ever try a breech vaginal delivery.

I'm stuck in between my fear of the recovery from a c section and the possibility of another fourth degree tear from delivering vaginally. Both terrify me. If baby girl stays breech, she decides for me. I would get the April 29th birthday I've been coveting and the doctor that delivered DD is the one that is on call that day. I know those are superficial reasons but as long as there is one valid reason, it's okay to be a little superficial, right?!?
Absolutely! I don't blame you one little bit after your prior experience! Hopefully she turns on her own!
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April 20th, 2013, 09:24 AM
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Being high risk already, I would never attempt a breech vaginal delivery. As much as I want my VBAC, if I found out baby turned breech, I would go ahead and schedule the c-section. Because of the fact that so few doctors are skilled at delivering breech babies vaginally, the risk seems even higher to me than it would have been 20 years ago.
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April 20th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Actually from what I found Vbac breech deliveries are not considered as safe. The info I was looking at was quite clear with a list of many exceptions, but was just stating that vaginal breech deliveries (without prior history of complications, or the presence of several other factors) are just as safe as csections. It's something to consider if you want to, and are able to... but obviously not something that is for everyone either by personal choice, access to the right kind of care, or because of medical history.
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April 20th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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From what it sounds like, a vaginal breech delivery should only be attempted if you have a doctor who knows what he's doing while going about it. On the wiki article anyway, it sounds like there are things the doc can do to help the head as it's coming out, and also care that has to be taken when holding the body to not hurt the spine. I think if I had a doc with no breech experience, I would opt for a C section.
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