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August 10th, 2012, 04:44 PM
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My baby has been persistant in staying frank breech since the 20 week ultra sound (confirmed by a 32 week hospital ultra sound, and a 37 week diagnosis ultrasound). We have tried every possible way for turning this baby and have a ECV planned for this monday. After that I have the option of a Csection or a frank breech birth.

I had planned to have a natural vaginal birth and am kind of disapointed that that may not be such an easy option anymore. I am still thinking about trying for a natural breech birth and we have an appointment to discuss this this with a breech trained doctor on monday aswell.

Have any of you ladies gone through a breech birth? How many of you were able to do it naturally and with good results?

The only reason i am thinking of the csection is this is my first baby and Im a little scared of the risks to baby, aswell as not to keen on the possible large tears.

Any possitive advice would be greatly apreciated.
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August 10th, 2012, 04:54 PM
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So sorry that baby is being uncooperative. My midwife told me that new research is showing the risks of a surgical birth outweigh the benefits and that vaginal is better for breech babies. I have also heard that frank breech is the best possible breech position for vaginal birth. I your little one decides to turn! Keep us posted on how things are going.
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August 10th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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I haven't had a breech birth, but I have had a successful ECV and for the next pregnancy I saw a Webster trained chiropractor. If you haven't tried seeing a chiro trained in the Webster technique I highly recommend it. I hope baby turns, but if not it is great that you have a Dr. who does breech births!
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August 13th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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I have never experienced this but I also wanted to through out there maybe trying an acupuncturist (I think that's what they're called). Someone who does acupunture or accupressure. Find one who works on flipping breech babies.
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August 14th, 2012, 08:37 PM
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I delivered one of my twins breech at 35 weeks and he was 6 pounds, 1 ounce. It went well but I'm not sure I would have been able to do a bigger baby. I have read stories about women who have.

I've also had a successful version and definitely think it's worth it. I had a failed version as well and I used spinningbabies.com to flip her.

Good luck!
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