Tuesday Pregnancy Question #3

This one I am asking for a friend of mine! I hope there’re girls out there who have had some kind of experience with this.

BREECH BABIES

Does anyone have stories of breech babies before delivery that either got flipped over manually or on their own or didn’t change their position?

Basically, any experience in that matter than you had or know of?

My neighbor’s kid is breech and she’s doing everything she can imagine to get her to flip over. She’s stressing over it quite a bit, just like we all would, so I’d love to get some positive experiences as well real ones too.

Thanks, guys! Your answers are always the best!

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11 Comments

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    Flower Photography
    April 19, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Wish I could help with this one but mine were all the normal way – well that doesn’t sound right but you know i mean not breech 🙂

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    Ashley
    April 19, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    Most of my friends with breech babies ended up with c-sections. I had one that flipped at the end after working with a chiropractor or something along those lines? And I had another friend who’s baby flipped naturally towards the end but she still ended up with a c-section. I will warn your friend, one girl I know tried the medical version of flipping and her baby ended up with a dislocated hip and was in a cast for 6 months after being born! And the flipping didn’t even work, she still couldn’t deliver her naturally. Tell your friend to look into alternative methods like accupuncture. Sorry to not have better news! I will say that I have 2 friends who had a c-section with their first babies because they were breech and went on to have successful vaginal deliveries with their 2nd children.

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    Verna
    April 19, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    I don’t have any experience with this. My OB will deliever a breech baby vaginally, though. Most are c-section babies though. I do know of one baby who flipped on his own right at the very end.

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      Verna
      April 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM

      I have heard that manually trying to flip the baby is VERY painful. I also know of one lady who was having twins, both breech, she tried the chiropractor to get them to flip, but ended up with a c-section.

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    Emily B.
    April 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    My husband is a chiropractic student and is a HUGE advocate of the Webster Chiropractic Technique! There are much more invasive techniques, such as a “Version” but there is always a chance that the baby might turn back if you don’t adjust the cause of the baby being breech to begin with. For someone like you who advocates a holistic, natural, healthy lifestyle, Chiropractic care both before and during pregnancy is something you should definitely consider if you haven’t already 🙂 I also know that there are some interesting studies about Chiropractic adjustments helping women with fertility issues. I hope that this is of interest to you (and even your friend)!

    Here is some info I found about the technique just quickly, I’m sure there are more in-depth resources available, email me if you would like me to get more info from my husb:

    Chiropractic Care: The late Larry Webster, D.C., of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, developed a technique which enabled chiropractors to release stress on the pregnant woman’s pelvis and cause relaxation to the uterus and surrounding ligaments. The relaxed uterus would make it easier for a breech baby to turn naturally. The technique is known as the Webster Breech Technique.

    The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue that 82% of doctors using the Webster Technique reported success. Further, the results from the study suggest that it may be beneficial to perform the Webster Technique in the 8th month of pregnancy.

    (http://www.americanpregnancy.org/labornbirth/breechpresentation.html)

    Also may want to check these out:
    http://www.chirobase.org/06DD/webster.html
    http://www.naturalhealthtutoring.com/breech-baby-turning-techniques-chiropractic-treatments/

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      Emily B.
      April 19, 2011 at 11:03 AM

      //Related

      My husb just texted me – without knowing I just commented about this haha same brain waves?? – that his Prof just told their class she has done 320 Webster technique procedures in her practice (in Atlanta) and has a 95.1% success rate, and that because of it she gets a LOT of hospital referrals from OB’s!

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    Jessi
    April 19, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    My baby was breech. She was breeched at my 20 wk ultrasound. Then around 38 wks at my dr appt, she was doing an internal and said she felt the head. Later that day, we found out at a growth ultrasound, that she was still breech and the dr was feeling her butt lol. Had a c-section 4 days later. It’s gonna sound weird, but I loved my section. It was a breeze and the pain meds were awesome lol.

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    Elena
    April 19, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    One of my friends had a baby yesterday. He was breech and she had a c-section. Most cases with breech babies end up with c-section if babies don’t flip on their own before 38 weeks. I know only one girl who’s baby was breech and she was about to have c-section, but baby flipped on its own right before doctor was about to cut her. So, she had a vaginal delivery in a couple of hours after that.

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    PS
    April 20, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Hi Elena! I’m new to the blog, love your posts, your lifestyle, pics, etc. I tried sending you a separate question via your contact page but had trouble with submitting, so hope you don’t mind if I do it here? Anyway, hi! Awesome blog. I am on a mission to be as healthy as I can be before I TTC in about 6 months. I am detoxing my life in general — I eat organic food, mostly raw whole foods like fruits/veggies. I am not vegetarian, but any meat/fish/dairy I consume is always organic. I am in the process of replacing my current cosmetics/lotions with non-toxic/natural products because I want to get rid of as many harmful chemicals in my body as I can before baby comes along. I only clean with non-toxic household products, too such as baking soda, vinegar, olive oil, and castile soap. Stuff like that.

    So my question to you is: are you taking any pre-conception vitamins/supplements right now, even before TTC? Or do you just rely on your food intake since you do have such a healthy diet? I know iron is important for women to have while pregnant, even before getting pregnant, and that it is difficult for the body to absorb. And even when some women take supplements, the body does not digest them very well. I’ve heard of a powder form that can be put into oj/other fluids as a drink form that might be more essily digested, a better natural alternative than vitamins. And what about taking any other pre-conception vitamins such as folic acid or calcium?

    Any advice you have is greatly appreciated!

    Also, as far as the breech question goes. Every woman I know who has had a breech baby had to have a c-section. And for some reason, on both my side of the family and on my husband’s side, all the babies born breech were BOYS! Never the girls.

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    elena
    April 20, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    friend of mine had that and she was doing some excersize for that which never helped, she had a delivery and it was all fine, most kids turn around
    just before delivery
    plus you are in a super good shape, you can even have a bridged delivery and be fine (thats what my friend had, the baby now is 20 and healthy and beautiful)

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    Elizabeth
    April 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    A good friend of mine had a breech baby. She went in for a version, it was a horrible experience, and it didn’t work. She had a C-section and how has a beautiful baby girl. It turned out fine, but she would have preferred to do it vaginally. You can read the story here if you want. http://www.ourfamilyunit.com/2010/10/15/pregnancy-update-37-weeks/

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