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September 14th, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Hi everyone I am just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience. I am 36 weeks and baby is transverse. I went to the doc today and he made it sound like my chances of a vaginal birth are pretty slim as he said it's pretty unlikely that baby will turn at this point, although he will give me until 39 weeks for her to turn. He said he will not do a version since I have had a previous csection bacause of the increased chance of uterine rupture. Has anyone been in this situation and
had luck with baby turning?

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September 14th, 2010, 12:56 PM
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Go to spinningbabies.com. You have plenty of time to get baby turned.

Honestly, it sounds like your doc is trying to do the bait and switch on you... Baited you with VBAC and now that baby isn't in the exact position that he wants he's going to give you x amount of time to get baby there and then push c-section.
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September 14th, 2010, 01:26 PM
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Also remember mama, you don't *have* to schedule a c-section. If you get into labor and baby is still not turned, then you can opt for it. By doing it that way you ensure that BABY is ready to be born, not allowing the doctor to decide.
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September 15th, 2010, 12:48 PM
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I hope your baby get's into position and you can have your VBAC! I agree with trying to wait for you to go into labor on your own... then if you do and the position is still impossible for vaginal birth, then... you did all you could! Hugs!
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September 15th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Really?

I specifically asked my Perinatologiest (sp?) About doing a version if baby was breech, he said that wouldn't be a problem at all and wasn't worried at all about my C/S scar. He was more then willing to do one.
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September 15th, 2010, 03:24 PM
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I will be 30 weeks tomorrow. This baby has been breech/transverse so far. I go to a place that schedules me with a different doctor at each appointment. I asked my doctor at the most recent appointment if a version was a possibility later and she said it just depends on the doctor I have when I'm 36-37 weeks. "Some are comfortable doing a version on a previous c-section and some aren't." I'm scared I'm going to be in your exact position. If I do an elective c-section they want baby out at 39 weeks so I'm afraid if I get a doctor who says no version they will press for a 39 week c-section.

Was your c-section due to breech last time? I hope your baby flips for you and you get your vbac! Let us know how it goes!
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September 18th, 2010, 05:03 PM
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My baby is transverse at this point too, and my c/s was for breech positioning. All the docs/midwives at the practice I go to are open to versions for VBAC moms, unless there is a special risk to mom or baby, they will try to turn baby. I've also heard of people going to a Webster trained chiropractor for re-positioning. I am (gently) rubbing baby & telling her mommy REALLY needs her to do a head stand & stay there at 36+ weeks!
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I will just ditto all the other info so far. They've all given you great advice! Go to a chiropractor that has been trained in the Webster technique, go to spinningbabies.com and do some of those exercises. And wait for labor if at all possible.

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September 22nd, 2010, 02:48 PM
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Hi everyone, thanks for your responses so far. I have been trying some different things to get baby to turn but no luck, she is very comfortable being sideways apparently.

I had my first c/s emergently for decreased fetal heart rate.

I am going to talk to my OB again about an ECV tomorrow when I have my appointment and see if he will consider it.
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October 3rd, 2010, 08:59 PM
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DId the doc agree to try the ECV? I sure hope so because it really is NOT contraindicated, if he is saying it is he is not being truthful. He could refer you to a perinatologist for the procedure if he is not comfortable with it himself. I have had two ECVs after my primary c-section. One the baby was probably already 9 lbs at the time of the procedure since he was 9 lb 14 oz at birth.

Try these techniques. They worked with my 4th Turning A Breech Baby: Here are 17 Ways to turn a breech baby!
If you have not already, see a Webster trained chiro. Try homeopathic pulsatilla.
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October 4th, 2010, 08:21 AM
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When I went to my appointment last week she was head down! She is still high up so I am waiting for her to drop, but I have a chance at my vbac at least! I never got to ask my OB about the version again since she turned, so I am not sure how he would have handled it ultimately.
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October 4th, 2010, 09:15 AM
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That's awesome news!!! I'm glad baby is in place and hope she stays put! Good luck with your vbac!
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October 7th, 2010, 10:01 AM
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Ditto on Spinning Babies, as the success rate for turning a baby is very high. I don't buy the 39 weeks bit; babies can turn at any time, even during labor! No, turning is not as likely at this point, but its certainly not impossible.
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October 7th, 2010, 11:25 AM
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Glad she's head down now!
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