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March 24th, 2013, 08:08 AM
MamaSkunk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Does anyone remember how many weeks babies usually move down into head down position? I think its 32 weeks but I cant remember. This lil man has me totally stressing out that hes breech. Hes sitting in their transverse. Ive had four Ultrasounds and each time he wouldnt budge. DD was head down by now. And I can still feel that hes transverse in there. Any BTDT moms have any experience with this? I am terrified of a csection. I can handle 24 hour labors with no meds....but the idea of having an epi and having to have a c section cuz lil man wont move scares the crap outta me.

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March 24th, 2013, 09:13 AM
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sometimes they dont settle into a head-down position until as late as 38 weeks, but i know how you feel, yesterday my little one flipped from kicking my ribs to kicking down low and i much prefer to know that her feet are up already, less to worry about if shes already in the right position, lol.
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March 24th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Check out the spinningbabies website!! And try to avoid squatting positions or lying/reclining on your back, stay on your side, lean forward and do quadraped/hands and knees type positions as much as possible. Babies can move until pretty late in the game, even in labor but you need to be able to give him room to move and encourage proper positioning. Good luck!!! We just covered how to encourage proper positioning in my hypnobabies class so I'm thinking about it too I am only 27 weeks though and baby boy is moving around a lot still.

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March 24th, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Yes! Spinningbabies.com is awesome!!

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March 24th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Payson is head down. But they can even be breech until labor. I hope he flips soon Hun.

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March 24th, 2013, 10:20 AM
edgeofelise's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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DD was breech at 35 weeks and flipped at 36. I think this little guy is still going back and forth, but my midwives always have a hard time determining position with my babies. They said that if he's not obviously head down at 34 weeks they'll send me for and u/s to confirm and we'll talk about it from there. Don't stress!

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March 24th, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Dd was transverse & breech (wait whichever is sideways & backwards I think transverse) up until 38 or 39 weeks if not a bit later but she flipped on her own. My dr had told me that they could try to turn her if she didn't turn soon they said t would be painful but would avoid a c section. I would not worry too much!

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March 24th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Sorry its got you stressing out, but ditto the other ladies...baby's got time =) With DS he was head down by his 26th week and stayed put, with this LO she has been head down for a couple of weeks. I just had an appt this past Friday at 26wks and she was still head down.

And also as a BTDT c/s momma...yea, it sucks balls to have a c/s...not because I couldn't prove my "womanhood" by delivering med free/vaginally but because it is major abdominal surgery. I was fortunate, my healing and recovery was super easy and fast. But truly, at the end of the day though, the LO laying in your arms makes it all worthwhile...and I think that's true for all birth processes.

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March 24th, 2013, 12:27 PM
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There's still plenty of time. I agree with trying spinning babies. Also there is a chiropractic technique (Webster) that you can try, but make sure the practitioner is knowledgeable on it first. Worst case is external version where they will try to turn baby from the outside. My sister had that done at 37 weeks with her second and it worked.

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March 24th, 2013, 01:20 PM
MamaSkunk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Thanks ladies I checked out that website and they have a few exercises to do daily starting at 30 weeks to try and get baby head down and i will try those as they look really easy.

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March 24th, 2013, 07:58 PM
ashleykathleen's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I second what everyone else said...these babies still have plenty of time to move head down and back again lol. My son was transverse up until 36 weeks when he turned on his own. I did try a bunch of the recommended exercises so that may have helped or it could have been that he just decided it was time, not sure. My dr had talked about turning him externally at 37-38 weeks if he hadn't turned by then so I guess he got the hint and did it on his own. DD was head down and stayed that way from verrrrrry early on. This baby was breech a few weeks ago and I was starting to think she had flipped because I was feeling a lot of pelvic pressure all of a sudden but I think she may have flipped back around again. I'm back to her kicking my cervix and being able to feel her head from the outside way up near my ribs.

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March 25th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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My second baby was breech at 36 weeks and head down when I went in labor at 38 weeks.
Susan, Wife to Houston, Mom to Morgan, Kaeden, Madison, & Gracelyn!

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March 25th, 2013, 10:55 AM
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It really depends, a baby could flip right at the last minute or very early. This baby is already head down, DS was head down early on too. But this doesn't mean she won't turn in many other positions in these last 11 weeks though so who knows.
-Hey, it's Genesis

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March 25th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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I hope he gets turned around soon! This baby has turned head down doc confirmed this morning. Not that it really matters because I am having a c-section, lol. But there is still time...
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