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August 7th, 2013, 02:42 PM
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I apologize in advance if this isn't the right group to post this with, but I'm trying to avoid a C-section and hoping some of you might have gone though (successfully lol) a similar situation and can give me some advice.

As a little background, i'm high risk and have had several complications with this pregnancy including a SCH and i'm on blood thinners. Because of my history and complications during this pregnancy, my MFM/perinatologist is strongly recommending delivery at 38 weeks, which I will do.

The latest wrinkle is that baby turned transverse a week ago, and at latest scan (I get weekly L2 u/s due to complications & an NST) yesterday baby is now fully breech. And now I'm sort of stuck because I understand (and agree with) the medical reasons why early delivery is being recommended BUT hospital will not allow induction if baby is breach, thus essentially dictating a C-section at 38 weeks if baby hasn't flipped. I know there is still time for baby to move, and I am checking out the Spinning Babies webpage that several friends recommended, but if that doesn't work the only option left is possibly an external version procedure - but unclear yet if high risk OB will recommend against it.

So my questions:

1) Have any of you successfully spun baby from breach to head down? Any tips??

2) Has anyone had an external version done? Was it painful...or any info on what to expect if that becomes an option for me? Is it usually performed close to delivery date to avoid baby moving back?

Thanks in advance for any advice...I am really struggling with the possibility of having a C-section. I went through a difficult induction with my DD, and while I wasn't looking forward to a repeat of that experience, it suddenly seems so much better now that C-section is suddenly on the table.

ETA: In researching ECVs this afternoon, I realized that baby is in a frank breech position, if that makes a difference....

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August 7th, 2013, 08:13 PM
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Hi Lara! I had a very similar experience that you are having with my second child. He was head down for a long time, so we think (we knew he was head-down at 36 weeks) and then he moved to a transverse breech (hip to my hip) position at week 37.

I can nearly guarantee that they won't recommend a external version. When I found our my son was breech, I panicked and did a bunch of research and asked them if a version was an option for me. And having the blood clotting condition (similar one to yours, same treatment protocol) was something that eliminated it as an option (as well as my anterior placenta). So I doubt your doctor will be okay with it either If, by some reason, he is okay with it, I think they do it around 37-38 weeks and generally in the OR, in case of a need. In your case, they might even induce immediately following to prevent her turning (since that was the plan all along).

However, I had great success with the Webster technique (chiro). I had two appts and another one scheduled when I went into labor. I also had planned to see an acupunturist the following day if I hadn't gone into labor. So I really recommend getting into the chiro for that technique. I also did some spinning babies, mainly the breech tilt, tailor sitting, and using hot/cold to encourage baby to move.

Your baby moving from head down to breech at this stage is not terribly uncommon and it's still plenty possible she will move back without any encouragement. But I don't blame you for wanting to push things in the right direction. It's generally a good sign for flipping if they only turned that way recently. It was probably one of the only reasons my 37 weeker flipped back...he clearly had the room because he managed to get into that position not too long before.

But I do wish you tons of luck. It certainly changed my whole plans with my second! These babies like to keep us on our toes! I hope she turns back down for you.
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August 10th, 2013, 07:12 PM
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I had success with spinning babies turning a bad positioned baby during labor, he wasn't breech.

I've heard of people using chiropractor, acupuncture, and spinning babies. Some have success and some don't. I hope your baby turns soon. I used acupuncture at the end of my last pregnancy and loved it.
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August 10th, 2013, 09:34 PM
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I have no experience here but I really hope it works out for you!

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August 14th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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thanks for the feedback ladies! Ashlee - I think you are right about version not being an option, I read the same thing when I started researching online. I am happy to report that baby flipped on Mon and Dr confirmed at my tue apt that she's back in a head down position (yay!) so hopefully she stays there now!!

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