Thursday, January 26, 2012

Baby Girl is BREECH.

Went in for my 36 week appointment today (I know, I am a bit behind on chalkboard posts, coming soon!). My midwife wanted me to have an ultrasound because she thought I was measuring a bit small. Hopped over to the ultrasound room, where the tech revealed that she certainly appears to be a tiny thing but not in the danger zone... but that the reason I was measuring small is because the baby is now breech and tucked into the right hand corner of my belly. FRICK!!

I am frustrated that this wasn't caught sooner.. but I guess that's what happens when you only get ultrasounds when something seems off. I had a straight up panic attack when they threw out the word "scheduled c-section" followed by tears when they offered a procedure called a "version" where you would come into the hospital & the doctor would manually try to flip the baby around by pushing on your belly. HUH? That would need to happen on 37weeks1day... so next Thursday.. if we decided to do it. They then mentioned that there are complications associated with this - therefore we would need to be prepared for an emergency c-section if something went wrong. Hold the fuckingphone. 

Now what? I am going to see my chiropractor tomorrow who practices the Webster Technique... as well as spend a little time crawling around on my hands & knees (making farm animal sounds just to add to the fun) over the weekend.  I was also told to check out the Spinning Babies website for more information & techniques to encourage the baby to rotate. By the sound of it, I need to be hanging upside down propped up on an inverted ironing board... holding a cold compress (frozen peas?) at the top of my stomach & playing music at the other end.
I'm sure it goes without saying - but I do not plan on attempting any of these acrobatics at home.

Not sure where we will go from here but I just had to vent. Thoughts? Anyone done a "version" before... or any of the other recommended techniques? I am slightly terrified of having a c-section ..in case you haven't gathered that already.

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  2. hang in there (upside-down if you want) !!! trust your chiropractor...they tend to be calmer than anyone in the situations they come across...which is a good thing:) and trust yourself...sounds like you really pay attention to your body and that beautiful baby girl growing in there!

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  3. So sorry to hear that!! I'm sure whatever you decide will be the absolute best thing for your little one. Good luck with everything. Keep us posted!

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  4. I have been following you since I found you on Pinterest... So funny!
    If you want an old lady's advice, then here goes...
    This happened with my first daughter. Being the ice age, before internet, I had little to go by, and with my doctor insisting this is what needed to be done, I caved.
    The fact that it was very uncomfortable didn't matter if it was what was best for my baby. But not even an hour after the procedure, she turned herself right back around. Whaaat?!!
    All of that freaking out for nothing, and then freaking out again because I was worried she could have twisted/pinched/kinked her umbilical cord not once, but twice. I was not amused.
    She ended up turning herself again before she was born and I had a natural delivery.
    If I had the choice today, I would listen to my chiropractor, try any non-crazy home remedies, and then just let it go.
    If she turns by the time you are ready to have her then great! But if she decides she likes where she is at, then at least you will be prepared for an scheduled, NON-emergency C-section. :)

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  5. Am enjoying your posts. Initially, I found them on pinterest.com and now I find myself 'tuning in ' each week to learn what is happening.
    Enjoy this special time. Babies flip around frequently. Chances are she will be back around again when the time is right. And if it comes to a non emergency c-section, it is really not that bad. I found myself in a situation where my son was born in this fashion. It was not desirable, though having a good doctor you trust, a great nursing staff who 'have been there' and your family around you, you will do just fine. The epidural is really not as bad as everyone claims...this coming form the girl who is petrified of going to the dentist for a 6 month cleaning! Enjoy this special time. It goes so quickly. The next thing you will know your child is starting Kindergarten and you are wondering were the time went...or atleast I am .... Fingers crossed and wishing you good luck and warm fuzzies.

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  6. Awww dang. I can't offer much advice but I've heard that baby will (most of the time) flip themselves when the time comes. Try not to stress too much, lady. :)

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  7. I'm so sorry! I can only imagine how frustrating and nerve-wracking this is for you. I follow another blog "The Johnston's" and she just had a baby. Hers was also breech and went through the version procedure - unfortunately it wasn't successful, but she may at least be a good source for what it's likely to be like. It didn't sound pleasant. :-/ Keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers! Let's hope she turns on her own soon.

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  8. Be glad you caught it early!
    My friend went in to have her baby and while she was pushing, they realized the baby was breech. So the doctor went in and flipped him. Needless to say, she should've had a c-section and her recovery time still doubled.

    Hoping for an easy labor<3

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  9. oh my goodness I have heard about this happening ;( Hope she moves for you! keep us posted and were sending lots of love your way xo

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  10. Don't fret! My OB said babies can be breech, and when you come in next (or even for your scheduled c-section), they can be turned. I have been going to the chiropractor throughout my entire pregnancy, for various reasons, so that part is something that will make you feel more relaxed. Sometimes little ones just seem to have different plans than what we had expected!

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  11. My baby was oblique breech until week 35... He ended up turning on his own. I read the spinning babies site, and spent time on my elbows and knees, think downward dog yoga style moves...not sure if it helped..but made me feel like iwas doing "something". Hope that little G turns on her own and relieves your anxiety.

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  12. My SIL had her second last July and had a similar situation. She went into labor and when they got to the hospital the Dr. realized the baby was breech. So they gave her meds to stop her labor to try to get the baby to turn so she wouldn't need a c-section. They put my SIL on a bed with her feet elevated and her head down. After a while the Dr. came back to check if the baby was turning at all and her head was pointed towards my SIL's hip so she was almost all the way turned and the Dr. said "Oh wow! She's almost there." and just pushed on her stomach and got the baby turned the rest of the way. Then they gave her pitocin to get her labor going again before the baby could turn. She had a vaginal birth and there were no other complications. the only thing was that my SIL wanted to try to do it all natural (like she did with #1) but pitocin makes your contractions stronger/more painful than naturally going into labor so she ended up getting an epidural because she said it hurt worse when she was dialated to a 7 than when she pushed her first one out. but that isn't directly related to the process of getting the baby to turn. My advice would be to talk about the risks with your Dr. and if you feel comfortable try the aversion and laying with your feet up for a bit so you can avoid the c-section because often when you have a c-section your Dr. recommends having one with the rest of your kids.
    Good Luck! Hope it works out and little Baby G turns on her own!

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  13. My mother tried aversion and ended up in a lot of pain, with deep bruises all over her stomach...and a c-section. I've had two c-sections, neither necessarily what I wanted. It's not the end of the world. Trust me.

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  14. Oh you poor Mama, I am so sorry. (I found you on Pinterest by the way.) I had an emergency C and I will not sugar coat it. It was scary, and nerve wrecking, and we had no preparation for it. On a happy note, I had a very healthy 10lbs baby girl. Almost 4 years later my scar is so faint you wouldn't see it unless you were looking for it.

    My advice, trust your gut in this situation about what is right for you Mama, and Baby. You will be utilizing these gut feelings more and more as you enter the adventure of Motherhood. Trust that Mama does know best!

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  15. Hoping Baby Girl Garvin somersaults back to head down. Will be thinking good thoughts for you all. YOU will make the right decision for your little family. : )

    *Don't let people scare you. Each pregnancy is different and everyone tolerates pain differently too. So what someone else experienced may not be what you experience for yourself.

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  16. I've watched a few versions and they look like agony to experience. Since you might end up with a section anyway, you might as well avoid this torture and just power through it. Scary stuff, I know. Either way, as long as baby girl gets here safely, that's all that matters. :) Good luck!

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  17. I ended up having to have a C-section with my little one because, after 24 hours of labour, she still wouldn't drop. For me, a C-section was a much nicer alternative to the suction my Dr. wanted to use to get her to drop. Yikes. Anyway the C-section was a piece of cake, the pain was very minimal and other than a week or so of tightness trying to get out of bed and off the toilet - it wasn't so bad! I'm actually looking forward to skipping the whole 24hour labour thing with a scheduled c-section the next time around.

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  18. Good luck! I hope that baby girl spins around the right way. (I also found your blog via Pinterest, and have been enjoying your cute weekly photos).

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  19. Do you only see a chiropractor? I hope she does a spin soon so you don't stress! Good luck!!!

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  20. Here's some information for ya - I'm the oldest in my family, and I was breech and born by c-section. BUT, contrary to popular belief, not every child after has to be born c-section. My mom had 4 more all naturally. Don't be afraid of C-section. Doctors have been doing it for YEARS!

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  21. My close friend had a version. She did say it was painful, and there were tears, but baby did stay in that position and she had an uncomplicated vaginal birth. Whatever you choose, you'll do great. You're young and healthy and will bounce back quickly! Good luck!

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  22. Aww Im sorry I cant offer any advise, my girls were never breech. Hopefully your baby girl will flip and you wont need either. Try not to stress to much.

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  23. Hello! I'm so sorry to hear all this! My advice is... Don't do the version procedure! I have been told that it's very unpleasant (and risky!) and the baby usually goes back to being breech. Also, don't be scared of having a scheduled c-section! Doctors have been doing it for years!! I hope baby turns for you though. Everything will work out :)

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  24. Babies can turn at before delivery all on their own. My son was a transverse breech (and the size of a toddler!) all the way up to delivery. I spent time crawling around which was easy with a toddler older sister. He turned in time for his birth and I had him vaginally.

    I did get to rub his head a lot at the end since it was all poking out the top of my belly!

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  25. Don't do the procedure! Read this post from a gal who went through the same thing last month http://anwjohnston.blogspot.com/2011/12/baby-update.html

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  26. I, too found your blog on Pinterest and love it!
    I'm sorry to hear your baby is breech, that must be scary to hear, especially that there may be a C-section involved.
    Last summer 2 friends had to get versions done because their babies were also breech, and both women and babies did FINE! They each only needed it done once (if it doesn't work the 1st time, they may need to retry it) and it was successful. They delivered on their normal due date, and one was actually 2 weeks late! Yes, it will probably be pretty uncomfortable, but just for a few moments, then you will be fine. Good luck, I hope that was reassuring! :)

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  27. Acupuncture! It has a 75% success rate for breech babies. My doctor suggested it for us and it worked! It also worked for two friends of mine.

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  28. Cabrusters are laughing at your drawing but so sorry you have all this uncertainty and worry! Bet she'll rotate for you, but keep me posted and let's try to skype this weekend! -jael

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  29. You have gotten some great input (Babies do this, acupuncture, Chiropractor-my fav,etc)

    Some people I know have used http://spinningbabies.com/more-info/for-pregnancy



    *If* you do need a c/s this is a tremendously book: http://www.amazon.com/Essential-C-Section-Guide-Everything-Cesarean/dp/0767916077

    My BFF wanted a V-birth, but with twins and both breach, it wasn't to happen. She read this, it helped her 'prepare' and she went on to heal wonderfully and breastfeed.

    :)Blessing to you!

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  30. My daughter was an emergency c-section. I was in labor for hours just to be told that she was not coming down/out because her position and because she was too big (9 pounds). It was scary and overwhelming being rushed and prepped for a c-section. The healing from it took a few weeks but it wasn't as bad as I thought it could be. My son was a scheduled c-section for fears we'd have the same problem we did with my daughter and it was so much better. We went in for the c-section at set time and day so no surprises. It was still very emotional and a bit scary for me but way less traumatic than an emergency c-section. At the end of the day c-sections are a last resort to deliver a healthy baby but trust me once you see and hold your baby for the first time all the c-section stuff just disappears because you have your baby in your arms.

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  31. Well since I am terrible at leaving comments because I'm lucky enough to get updates from you myself...I decided this is now the time.
    First off..I'm about to get into my car and drive the 6 hours up and prop myself next to you on an inverted ironing board and sing at the top of my lungs "turn around..every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you're never coming round. Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears Turn around, bright eyes"
    Or I could always put on a pair of aviators and pound a budlight to "bottoms up" for the both of us to get her moving. Just a thought.
    Everything will work out. I know it will. Just keep reading these positive comments and keep the positive thoughts flowing.
    Love you!!!!!

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  32. I'm a Medical Assistant for an OB/GYN and we do versions on breech babies... we did one yesterday, actually. There is a small risk of emergency c-section but it is uncommon for it to result in that. Ask your dr/midwife what their success rate and emergency c-section rate after a version is. We have done 2 versions in the last month, both were successful, and neither baby flipped back to breech. C-sections are usually uncomplicated and less traumatic than people expect, but it is still major surgery and should be avoided if possible! Feel free to email me if you want more info, and good luck! :)

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  33. Sending you some baby flipping energy! It'll all work out - I can't wait to see pictures of this little bambina!! And can I just give you kudos for that amazing stick figure drawing? I'm outsourcing all my stick figures you to from now on :)

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  34. Hey. I'm SO glad you are going to a Webster-certified chiro tomorrow. I work as a CA (chiropractic assistant) and we have seen so many babies flip in our office in just a few adjustments. You are doing the right thing! The stats in our office last year were 80% breech babies ended up flipping head down and the average number of visits was only 5. So don't worry now. See the doc tomorrow and avoid the version as long as possible...not very effective and not comfortable!

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  35. a good friend of mine was also carrying breech, although hers was throughout her entire pregnancy. she did a lot of research on trying to get the little one to flip, but he just didn't want to! she tried a version, but it wasn't successful. a lot of women (and her doc) told her that acupuncture can help relax your muscles to get baby to flip...it's worth a shot! regardless, she had a c-section, and ended up with a healthy, adorable little baby boy at the end of it. keep your eyes on the prize! i'll be praying for you.

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  36. my son was breech and turned at 39 weeks so don't be discouraged!!! I wish I could give you some advice on how I got him to turn but he just did it on his own.....I had just came to terms with having a c-section and was totally zen about it and the little shit turned! So maybe relaxation helps? good luck!

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  37. When our baby girl was breech, my doctor told me to swim. She explained that it is a way to get the baby to turn naturally. Long story short, I didn't have to swim because she turned on her own. But compared to a version (which I heard are painful), it's an easy option to try. Good luck!

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  38. I've never researched it but I have heard in passing that acupuncture can help turn a breech baby! Something to look into. Best wishes to you and your little girl!

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  39. poor thing! I don't have any advice because I've never been pregnant. Good luck with all of this. Prayers are being sent your way. I hope everything works out the way you want.

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  40. I'm sorry your baby girl and your plans flipped upside down! The birth of my son didn't go quite as I had planned either, but in the end what kept me sane was that we were doing what was best for the baby and best for me. Hopefully you will have success with the chiro adjustments. Try to be at peace with the situation as much as you can because stress is not good for either of you! Important thing is that she is healthy and you have a healthy delivery. Sending up a prayer for your anxieties and for baby girl to flip around!

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  41. I am a labor and delivery nurse. Versions have multiple disadvantages and advantages. If you are trying for a Natural Child Birth, a version might help. But there is also the chance of having a cord get caught up somewhere so that is what would cause the emergency c-sections. A baby at 37 weeks is considered "late preterm" which means they aren't term yet, but they also aren't preterm. At my hospital they don't allow scheduled c-sections before 39 weeks. There is a possibility of the version going bad, and you having to deliver you're cute baby girl at 37 weeks-- which means she might spend a night in the NICU-- that is something no one could predict though.
    C sections versus Vaginal deliveries means you are no less of a woman becuase you didn't go into "labor". The trophy at the end of the day will be the same-- a gorgeous baby girl. C sections typically also allow you to have one person in the OR with you.
    Good luck with your choice.
    I recommend you do some research about your hospital and see what they allow and don't allow for c sections.
    And remember, no matter how you have her, she will still be yours and you will still love her.

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  42. This just happened with my sis-in-law. The baby was breech, so they scheduled a c-section. It was actually a breeze. She said the weirdest part was going in with a baby in the belly, and 15 minutes later, boom- she was out! She didn't have to experience the monster labor process, but the recovery was longer, ~2 weeks. Good luck!!!!

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  43. Yes yes being on your hands and knees really will help, I learned that in my doula class. And my mom had a breech client who's husband would put a little pressure on the baby's bum to push upward and the baby flipped around right into place.

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  44. IS there an option to just see where it goes? I am on my third baby. Went into labor (my child was not breech) and ended up in c-section. It really wasnt that bad. Everything happens so fast. And then there was a beautiful baby girl. The second was schedule and was so fast as well, but then I got to hold my second beautiful baby girl. Number three now, another scheduled section. I am not nervous. My point I guess would be to try to wait it out and see what happens. Maybe she will turn herself around. If not then, at least you gave it time and attempted natural, but can go to a c-section without being rushed into a decision. I hope this helps!

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  45. My water broke 4 weeks early. When I started contracting non-stop, they checked me and I was 1cm and he was breech.. therefore, emergency c-section. I was upset at first but after it was all over, I realized the good thing was that I got to meet my sweet boy even sooner and didnt have to spend 20 hours contracting, because, being honest.. those totally sucked for the 20 minutes I had to live through it. haha. The only bad thing about the surgery is recovery. Its a bit painful obviously but nothing that wont make you feel like it was all worth it. And during the surgery you'll have your husband by your side and the anticipation of the dr lifting your baby over the sheet for you to see her for the first time is life changing. Im tearing up now just thinking about it. :) But all the matters in the end is that you're okay and the baby is okay and healthy. I cant really give advice on the "version" since I was already in labor when they realized my baby was breech. But if you think it could put the baby in danger, def dont do it. Keep us posted and congratulations!

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  46. bless your heart!! i am so scared to hear that same news...however, my doctor keeps telling me they could change positions, but if i were you, i'd go ahead with the scheduled c-section--that is the best way for them to get her out without extra complications and such and i know you just want her here!! will be thinking about you sweetie ;)

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  47. So sorry to hear that she is breech! My little one was a little cockeyed himself in there. I actually tried to deliver him but he was so stuck he wasn't coming which lead to his heart rate dropping and leading me into panic! Needless to say I had an emergency c-section and I have to say I am actually glad to have had one. It is just so much easier and it was quick (not to mention painless!). I was scared about having a c-section but that was the only option for me. I just wanted to let you know that it isn't bad and the incision is about 5 inches long if that! I can't even see mine. Good luck in your decision!

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  48. Don't dismiss version entirely. While it is not enjoyable, and isn't always successful, it may put you into labor. Which is why they won't do it until 37 weeks.

    I've had friends/family decide one way or the other - its really up to you.

    You know your body the best! To calm your nerves about c-section, you can get specific details from your midwife about what to expect/what you can request.

    Good luck and its amazing no matter how that baby arrives!

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  49. I just had a baby girl, I found out the same time as you that she was breech and started going to the chiropractor right away i noticed my belly changed shape and had another ultrasound and she had flipped! Try everything, i crawled around on my hands and knees, put the cold pack on the top of my belly while laying on and ironing board upside down with a flashlight shining on my lower belly. Crawled down stairs, Try it all! It is definetly worth it! Good luck!

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  50. I found you through pinterest and love your blog.
    I had three babies in 26 months. My first was a c-section and my last two were home birth VBAC's.
    Here is my advice. Try doing a lot of pelvic rocks to rock her out of the position she is stuck in. There is plenty of time for her to turn around. I also layed upside down on the stairs with a flashlight pointed at the bottom of my belly.
    Good luck!

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  51. My son was breech and never turned event with me sitting upside down. My c-secton went great and all I felt was the IV when they put it in. It is hard to hear this but don't be afraid of the c-section. I was afraid too but it was not bad. Everything will be ok when your done. Don't worry. :)

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  52. Found you on pintrest!...This was my situation almost 7 yrs ago! I was terrified to have a c-section and we found out she was breech and my OB reccomended the procedure & I was willing to try anything to avoid a c-section. Well off to the hospital I went, they gave me a shot of smooth muscle relaxer to help with the procedure (which made it hard to take a full breath) a nurse & my OB took an ultra sound to confirm she was still breech & there's no other way to put this but they began manhandling my stomach! OUCH! Knees on the bed for leverage one pushed one way the other the reverse, after several attempts no progress! My little one wasn't budging! So we scheduled a c-section for the following week, for a super planner like me at least it took the what if when is she coming questions out of my mind...longer recovery time? Yes, but it was a smooth procedure, healthy 6lb 14oz baby! Go with your gut! Didn't want to sugar coat, it was uncomfortable & unsuccessful (& I won't bother trying again) but I'm just one experience. I always joke there's no other way to have a baby, just lay back & relax, now natural childbirth scares me! Who would have thought! Guess it's fear of the unknown! But best wishes with your little one!!

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  53. As a former Labor & Delivery nurse of 10+ years, I saw many versions. Most of them were successful! Yes they are uncomfortable but not as bad as a C section recovery. I would give it a try & see if she cooperates. Good luck & God bless you & your baby!

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  54. Found you on Pinterest, love the chalkboard idea. My best advise is to see an acupuncture therapist or start pre-natal yoga, my teacher seems to have fab recommendations for everything. I'm currently 29 weeks and mine is laying from left to right on my tummy. Best of luck to you!

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  55. Hang in there! Try what you feel comfortable enough doing! Also, don't stress too much if it ends up a c-section. There are vaginal deliveries that hurt more or that are more dangerous than a c-section, trust me - Been on both sides! It will all work out for you and in the end all your worries will be out the window when you see your beautiful little one.

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  56. Just saw this today. This same thing happened to my best friend in Oct. I think it was at 37 or 38 week mark. She sas turned around again when it came time for labor so try not to stress too much. Her little sweet pea came a few days late and happy and healthy and so was mama. No problems at the labor at all.

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  57. I am sorry for the stress your under.... I heard at by a indian midwife who did all of the reservation pregnancies.... but she used a ultrasound... not the kind we go to see our little one... the ones for injuries... she swears it works like a charm.
    It's a thought... good luck!

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  58. Hopefully Baby Girl will turn on her own or with a less painful procedure! Your illustration is hilarious!

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  59. I didn't have that problem with my daughter, so I can't help you on how to get her to move out of the breech position. I can; however, tell you that I had a c-section and there is nothing to be afraid of. Trust me, I was scared to death myself, but when it came down to it, well, it was fine. Good luck!

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  60. I had a C-Section and it was no problem. If your baby doesn't turn, don't be afraid of the C-Section. I figured my daughter had to come out one way or another, so
    I wasn't afraid of the C-Section, I was excited to finally see her!

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  61. There are a lot of comments here, so maybe some one already said this, but here goes. I was in your shoes last year. What I did: Webster technique as well as Moxi stick (acupunture but no needles - google it). It worked for me; no manipulation or standing on my head. She flipped. Good luck.

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  62. Don't be afraid of the csection. It is the safest way for the baby to get here. I have had 3 in 4 years! If you are healthy and in shape the recovery is not bad! Just keep your eye on the prize- your precious baby girl!

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  63. Found you on pinterest; love the blog. I had a csection 3 years ago with my son. He was going to be a big baby so I opted for c section. Day before delivery the approximated him at 9 pounds 6 ounces. Next day at c section he was tilt 10 pounds 7 ounces. Never regretted My choice. I wasn't crazy about going in to labor; getting to the hospital; drugs; what and when and how it would all happen? So that choice was the right choice for me, sure it was uncomfortable for a bit, first couple weeks were the worst. But I managed. I can't think it would face felt that much different than vaginal childbirth with a 10 pounder but hey I don't know. One of the scariest parts of pregnancy and parenting is the unknown. So don't stress out. She may flip on her own when she's ready. And just go with it. The outcome you want is a healthy happy baby and momma on her birthday regardless of delivery method. Good luck!

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  64. I found you on Pinterest and I enjoy following your progress. Many of the comments mention the baby turning on her own and there's a really good chance she will. If she should decide to stay as she is, please don't try "flipping" her. My sister's first daughter was "flipped" during labor and came into the world with a broken collarbone. Have the c-section - it's not a lot of fun, but it's safer. Good luck to you and your baby girl! And hang in there - it's all worth it!

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  65. http://birthwithoutfearblog.com/2010/10/29/breech-babies-is-another-variation-of-normal/

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  66. I am sorry that you have to go through this obstacle. Although your drawing was hilarious! I hope for the best for you and your baby. A C-section is not the end of the world, as long as you are doing what is best for you and the baby. Good luck with trying to get the baby in position, and blessings to you and your family.

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  67. Just found your website, have to say this is so cute and taking pics of your belly and progress in front of a chalkboard is the cutest idea ever. Wish I would have thought of that when I had my daughter. lol may be next time...I just wanted to suggest something though. My daughter went breech about 3 weeks before she was due(most painful scary looking thing i've ever seen in my life, well besides the actual birth lol) and my mom told me to picture the baby turning around the other way. I thought she was crazy, but everyday for a week i pictured the baby actually turning around in the womb and I talked to her and told her she needed to go the other way...Well i didn't feel her turn back around but when I went into the doc a week later she had turned over, i can only assume when i was asleep she did it because I didn't feel it happen this time. Now its something I believe to be true, like you have a connection with your baby even if you don't feel it or know it. Its worth a try, huh? Just thought I'd put it out there. Love your blog though, its so cute. And congrats and good luck with everything!

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  68. I am 37 weeks along and our little man is due a week to the day before your lovely lady! We experienced EXACTLY the same problem. Everytime we went in for an appointment he was sitting lopsided so the doctor recommended an ultrasound, come to find out he was breech and measuring a week small. She said we were going to wait an week and see if he would flip and sure enough, yoga from me and his decision making, he flipped. Do not get yourself too stressed. If she is small she can move and flip! Best of luck to you and hoping the little lady still has some somersaults left in her.

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  69. This post made me crack up (mostly the picture).

    I hear a chiropractor can really help with turning babies. We had one speak at our birth class this past week and she said she has had good success. I hope it works out!! :)

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  70. Both my boys were c-sections; the second was a scheduled c-section. Not by choice, might I add. I can carry 'em - I just can't birth 'em.

    Don't be scared of a possible c-section. It's really not as bad as it seems. Yes, the thought of being cut open always scared the poo out of me when I went in and recovery kind of stinks, but as you're laying there holding your precious baby for the first time, you don't care how they got there. Promise. :)

    The illustration is PRICELESS, by the way.

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  71. My sister in law went through this with both of her babies. She went to her chiropractor who also practiced the Webster technique. Worked like a charm both times :) I'm pretty sure she would have murdered someone before she would have a c-section!

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  72. Dicks Sporting Goods sells an Inversion table.. its EXACTLY what you need ( if the dr says so). If you lived nearby I would lend you mine. Good luck. Had 2 C sections 13 months apart...I would opt for a third if the opportunity had ever presented itself..my boys are 22 and 23 now! You will be fine.. hang in there!

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  73. here is the story of my daughters birth also breech. aside from the throwing up, the c section was NBD. http://meaganmoving.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/birth-story/

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  74. I had the same thing happen to me. I was more horrified of the thought of the version that I refused, and just scheduled the c section. I heard so many bad things about versions that it wasn't even a factor. Long story short I ended up having one while I was on the table prepped for the csection. Though it was an extremely scary experience I had a very easy delivery afterward, and I am so glad that I changed my mind last minute.


    If you wanna read about my situation a bit here is the link to that post My daughter is 8 months now and it really was an interesting experience.
    http://amosfoxfamily.blogspot.com/2011/05/part-1.html

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  75. hey! i just found your blog, had to start from the beginning. ive been reading for a few hours! i just LOVE hearing other pregnancy/birth stories. always good to know you are never alone in any situation. i actually had this recently. just like you, i was SO disappointed to find out my baby was breech and going have a possible c-section (of course being pregnant, i was very upset, feeling depressed because this is my second and i want to have another vaginal birth. i went in for the turn, after getting the DRUGS to relax me and my uterus, she did end up turning on her own, all she needed was a little help. hopefully if you decide to try and have her turned, everything works out! best of luck!!

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  76. How exciting! I know there are a lot of horror stories about versions, but there are probably many more success stories. I am one. My version at 37 weeks was not painful, quick, and baby stayed put after. I did really work on being prepared for the 'worst' but was willing to try anything to avoid it. I'm sure that whatever you decide will be best. God bless you!

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  77. Ok, well being a nurse let me offer some advice. I have personally watched these done. They are not comfortable for you and they can have undesirable side effects. I have seen it work and not work. And like a previous comment said, it can work but won't stop her from flipping back!
    Don't fear a c-section. It's not a bad thing. Plus you never know, she may flip on her own. Let nature take it course and if she is meant to flip she will.
    Sorry for all your stress. Know this probably isn't how you pictured things going, but it will work out and your little girl will make her entrance into this world how she deems fit.

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  78. Try to relax. It's what's best for you and baby. Both of my boys were breach and didn't flip themselves around until just a few days before their due date. Praying the best for you and baby!

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  79. I don't know much about versions but just to relief some of your anxiety, I can give you a whole bunch of information on the scary but can happen c-section as I've had 4 of them. Yes that's right I said 4 c-sections. I was terrified when they told me I had to have an emergency c-section for my first who will be 10 on Monday. Everything was perfect. At first. I had a great pregnancy he was growing perfectly, I had a little bit of sickness but that past. My due date was January 31,2002 so when my water broke at 2am on the 30th I dismissed all the horror stories of the first being two or more weeks past the due date. Labor was going fine ( if you call Zeus throwing all of his lightning bolts at your back every 2 min fine) but then Christopher's heart rate did a funky number and started beating slower than mine after each contraction. Oh I forgot to mention this contraction every 2 min, BrunHelga sticking her whole arm up my who ha, can't eat, wonderful husband telling me how great I'm doing during all of this has gone on for 12 hours now because it's 2:00 pm. It felt like every nurse in the building was in my room at once(there was only 4 at the most). They flipped me and stuck more arms up my poor little va jay jay, they moved the monitors around to see if his heart rate would change but it didn't so finally one said "he's not handling the contractions" No shit heffa I'm not handling them either whats your point. Well this is called a baby going into distress. A big no no. Its bad enough their being snatched from their home into this cold bright world by literally being pushed and squeezed every two minuets from the contractions. So around 2:30pm I was told were taking you for an emergency c-section to get him out now. Is it bad that my first question was "Can I get some pain medicine now I done trying to be tough, bump this natural shit?" Anywho they threw something to my husband and told him to put it on as they whisked me away. My heart is now beating faster than Christopher's normal 150 heart rate. They gave me an epidural laid me flat on a table, put a sheet across my chest (oh now I'm scared and I can't see a thing) my tummy get's cold from them prepping and cleaning it,there's this strange voice behind my head talking but all I hear is my heart beat. The nurse then shaves me (yes she mowed my lawn so heads up do it yourself). I guess they were sticking me because the nurse kept asking if I could feel this or that. No I don't and I think the trampeed from the lion king was done running on my spine because I don't feel contractions anymore. I hear my Doctor's voice and finally what felt like hours but it was now only 2:55 I hear and see my husband. He kisses my forehead and continues to tell me everything will be fine and then I have this very heavy feeling like someone is sitting on my chest. Before I can ask what's going on I hear the most wonderful sound in the frigging world. It was Christopher's cry. I've never been so happy to hear someone cry before. He was born January 30,2002 at 2:59pm. Apparently it only takes them minutes to get a baby out. They put me back together and like a crackhead I did it again 3 more times. Daughter 3/24/03 (this one wasn't a planned c-section,another story that's out of this world), son 11/2/05, and daughter 11/16/07 my last two HAD to be c-sections because my first two were. If you have any questions please ask I also happen to be a nurse.

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  80. just saw u on pinterest. Didn't read all ur comments but the baby will continue moving around so try not to get stressed about it. The goal is a healthy mommy and a healthy baby no matter if it's vaginal birth or csection. That is the goal- just the health of you and your baby. Whatever you do may or may not matter - so just focus on the goal. Breathe - isn't it crazy how you are already worried about your lil beauty - it begun and apparently never ends.. I have 3 daughters the 1st and 3 almost had csect which scared me but with my first daughter it was a situation where her strips werent good. I was crying but not about the csect I only cared that she was born alive and healthy. Good luck to you on the birth of your daughter.

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  81. Just found your blog and I knew I just HAD to throw you some support, and share my experience. My story of ECV is here: http://justlikeflipflops.blogspot.com/2011/03/jaxon-kaye-remmeys-birthday-story.html
    It will NOT scare you! My third baby was breech most of the pregnancy. I used yoga, moxabuxtion, and Webster's from the chiropractor. They all 'worked' but he ended up back to breech several times. We thought he was head down again, but were at a clinic for a non-stress test at 42 weeks, and saw he was breech again! My homebirth midwife found me an OB who was willing to attempt at ECV in the hospital. Yes, at 42 weeks, I had a very EASY and successful EVC. I honest to goodness did not feel ANYTHING. The baby's heart rate didn't change one bit, and I went home to have my baby as planned, 2 days later. TEN AND A HALF POUNDS! If a 10.8 pound baby can flip with no issue whatsoever - anyone has a chance! That's not to say it always works, or is always easy, but please know, if your baby doesn't move on her own - you DO have options!

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  82. I just stumbled upon your blog on Pinterest last night and just wanted to say I love it! Your chalkboards are so creative!

    My mom told me that I was breech too and she was freaking out for weeks until one night in the middle of the night she was awoken by a big BAM in her belly - me turning around all on my own just days before she started going into labor. Babies have a mind of their own... ;-)

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  83. While I hope it isn't the final result know that a C-section is not the end of the world. I had an unexpected c-section with my first when he dicided to shift positions slightly and I couldn't progress. I've had two more since. Either way you baby will be beautiful and precious. After all the goal we are all reaching for is a happy and healthy baby no matter how god decides he or she should get here. Hang in there momma. Sometimes our babies do things for a reason that even WE don't know about (my sister was born with out a softspot and if her water wouldn't have broken 5 weeks early she probably would have tried to push out a baby that NEVER would have come out!)
    Trust in your baby and your body and good luck.

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  84. Stay positive! Trust that Baby Garvin will turn!!! It definitely does happen, even "late in the game". I work as a Newborn Nursery/ NICU nurse and though I'm not a fan of c-sections either, I've seen many many mommies have them and do so very well afterwards. I can definitely empathize with your fear though. No matter how she gets here, it will all be worth it when you hold her for the first time. Don't let the stress get you down, you've got this! Keep up the good work!!! Positive thoughts for the birth experience you are hoping for!!!!

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  85. My daughter was breech 2.5 years ago. I tried all kinds of natural remedies to turn her. Websters at th chiro 2x a week for 3 weeks. Lots of inversions/yoga poses. She never turned and I had a scheduled c-section. I was terrified, but it was just fine! It's what was the safest for me and the baby. 3 months ago, I had my son via c-section. My water broke and I tried for a vbac, but I never dilated. I guess God never wanted me to have a vaginal birth! You just have to do what's the safest for both of you! Good luck! Your chalkboard pics are darling!

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  86. Hey! New follower here via pinterest! My baby was breech and we scheduled a version. We went in for our version and when the dr came in to discuss the pros and cons there were more risks and cons than pros and it sounded liked I'd end up with a c section anyway. So I just scheduled a c section. And I never wanted a c section but I have to say it was not as bad as everyone says. I was up and walking right away and my recovery was great. In fact I'd do it all over again but everyone's experience is different. You just have to di what's rights for you!

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  87. My son was breech too! I had the procedure done to try and flip him, but with no luck. I think he was facing straight back and it works best if they are sideways? I could be wrong, that was 3 years ago! Anyways, the version didn't work, but there were no problems because of it and at 38 weeks my son finally did the switch on his own! My doctor said he had never seen a baby do that on their own after 37 weeks. But I ended up having an emergency c-section anyways after a day of labour because labour just wasn't going well. So be prepared for anything, c-sections can happen no matter what, and for a lot of people recovery is pretty easy. Best wishes!

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  88. not to be a "downer" but my husband was breech (butt first!) and my MIL decided to get him flipped. They did manage to flip him after EIGHTEEN HOURS of her being in labor. She was able to deliver him but she said the pain of the "flipping" was terrible. Just an honest account of what can happen. Hopefully she will flip on her own!

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  89. Hi, I'm a doula and I had the same problem you did. Breech baby at 36 weeks. My husband would talk to my baby (near my hips) and the baby followed his voice and turned! Other clients have used flashlights to have the baby turn. It's worth a try. If no luck call your chiropractor, before going to the hospital for a turn. Your OBGYN's are not trained to deliver breech anymore, but Midwives (in hospitals!) are. Go with your gut. It could be a short cord, or placenta placement too. Trust your baby, if she won't turn listen. I wish you the best.

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  90. My sister's baby was breech. They had been doing the webster movement since early in the pregnancy (before she knew the baby was breech) and that didn't help. She also had the version done but that didn't work either. After her water broke she had an emergency c-section and everything turned out just fine. In her case it's due to the shape of her uterus that caused the baby to be breech and nothing was able to move him.

    I love your blog! Good luck with everything!

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  91. Hello There,

    Try a long car ride as that help to turn my daughter around when I was 37 weeks. We found out she was breech by accident when I was around 36 weeks and thought my water had broken but it was just her kicking me, her feet were all down. Unfortuneately, I had to travel for a funeral and could not fly so we drove from South Caroline to Mississippi and on the trip back around Alabama, she turned. They were going to do the manual version thing too but the car trip was much easier. Give it a try, can't hurt and it worked for me.

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  92. One of my best friends used my pool and did 'whale dives' (just deep arches) baby turned :) But a c section is the safest thing if she stays breech and you will do fine.

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  93. I just wanted to say that I had an unexpected breech baby at delivery time (my 2nd baby) and had to have a c-section. I was a wreck since my first baby was fine. I was also so angry that it wasn't caught until after my water broke. BUT the c-section was not bad, my recovery was fine and my baby was perfect :-) I think people freak about c-sections because they aren't "natural" but being a mommy and is the most amazing, natural thing in the world, regardless of how the baby gets here. The second your eyes meet it won't matter how she arrived. Best of luck to you!

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  94. I have be following your blog for months and love it. www.thefitnessista.com just went through this and her baby flipped before birth, I recommend teaching out to her she is amazing and is a wealth of information on how to get the little one to flip

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  95. loved your Pinterest posting...I had a version with my 3rd. No one seems to mention ahead of time that it HURTS! That said, I wouldn't allow them to turn your baby unless they are willing to induce labor right then and there.

    Our was successful and less than 4 hours later, I delivered our baby girl... with ONE push...without the doctor in the room. :)

    Sounds like your baby is small so you might be able to wait and attempt a version closer to your due date so you can have labor induced on the spot. Mine was small too which made the version an option.

    You do have to be aware that a c-section might be needed if the version doesn't work or causes distress to the baby. In our case, we lost the heartbeat right after the turning, but it came back quickly and all was well.

    Good luck with your baby and your birth. Remember, the most important thing is getting her into your arms, not how she arrives there!

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  96. Hang in there, honey! Best of luck to you flipping that little girl around... Praying for you!

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  97. Hi!
    I found your blog through your adorable chalkboard pin on Pinterest. What a cute idea!

    I just wanted to share some encouragement :) Spinning Babies really does work!

    Here's when I found out that my baby was transverse

    And here's when we found out that the whole ironing board/icepack thing had met with success! (And yes, that is a picture of me hanging upside down on an ironing board...)

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  98. OH! I have BEEN there. I was having twins though. My first baby was vaginal, but the doc told me baby A was breach this time and unless something changed, I would have to have a c-section. I was less than thrilled... :( I did EVERYTHING to turn that baby. Since they were twins, they couldn't do a version and with baby A being breach --instead of baby B-- no one would even attempt a vaginal birth. In my case, my babies just got too big too fast. I ended up with a c-section. My forth child, however was a VBAC.

    THINGS TO TRY:
    1 Obviously you are already laying inverted... that is suppose to help.
    2 There is a spot on your heel that, when rubbed, is suppose to help. Even if that is wrong... who cares?! You just got a free foot rub!!
    3. GO TO A CHIROPRACTOR!!!! Even though it should be obvious, tell them you are pregnant because your body will adjust much easier and they need to know. There is a technique that is VERY effective in turning babies. (Not twins unfortunately... )
    4. I even did acupuncture... that is how desperate I was. Again... there are spots that are suppose to help open your uterus for baby to have a little extra wiggle room and FLIP!

    I signed in anonymously only because... I didn't really understand the other ways... sorry!

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  99. Found you on Pinterest, too like others are saying :) Your post sounds very familiar to what we went through a while back. My DD, now almost 14 months old was also breech, and we found out about it at our 36 week appointment. I tried everything - WT at the chiro, acrobatics at home, music and ice on the tummy, etc. We weren't comfortable with the version because of the risks - I was terrified that something would happen to the cord - and felt that if she didn't turn in the end that it just wasn't meant to be that way, and it was God's way of keeping us from possible complications with a natural delivery. I could feel her trying her hardest to turn on her own but there just wasn't enough room. My doctor let me go into labor on my own hoping that the contractions would help her to flip, but in the end, we had a c-section. It wasn't that bad. I've heard of natural delivery stories much worse than what my recovery was like. Granted I wasn't running laps even weeks after she was born but we came through it just fine. Do whatever you're comfortable with. I just couldn't bring myself to "schedule" the c-section. It really bothered me to choose her birthday - ha! The doctor did a stress test and she was fine so that's why they allowed me to go as long as possible. Hope all works out for you! I was super stressed about it, too, but in the end we had a beautiful, healthy LO and didn't look back :)

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  100. So pretty much! I had the
    Same problem and honestly I freaked out too...My little girl was not turning whatsoever so good luck with that ;)... But the c-sections are very fast and the scar is very little and not noticeable... The only thing that sucks is you don't get to hold the baby after its born, and recovery is longer... But it's well worth it! And your not the only person that's had the same problem... U at least went a week longer than me! And the baby is safe ;)

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  101. LOVE your weekly chalkboard, found it and your blog on pinterest.

    you are ADORABLE- old new though, right! ;)

    i had my first baby {a girl} 7 months ago and she was breech until about 20 some weeks.... then in my last couple hours of labor she FLIPPED talk about FRICK! i then had to go with a c-section, baby was on its way and my doc/hospital does not deliver via breech.

    best of luck to you baby does SO much moving in the last couple of weeks- i dont know you yet but i'll be thinking of you!

    xoxo

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  102. Try Downward Dog (the yoga pose).

    Kelsey at Minted Life just went through this and it worked for her!

    http://www.mintedlife.com/2012/01/18/flip-baby-flip/

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  103. Hi! I also found you on Pinterest and LOVING your blog! As the mother of two under 2 I would say hang in there! Versions can be extremely painful,putting stress on you and baby girl which is why they tell you about the emergency c section. Your chiropractor might help but if not Baby Girl Garvin will come at her time, planned C section or not. Good luck and you three will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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  104. Found you on pinterest! But I just wanted to add that I am sorry for your complication! I know there are moms who have already said c-sections arent the end of the world, and they aren't. I have had 2, but I know how frustrating it is. It's like you grieve the loss of the birth plan you hoped for.

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  105. The ironing board really does work. I was breech too and they told my mom to do this and about two weeks before I was born, I flipped. Mind you this was about twenty years ago, so I think you'll be in good shape! Blessings to you, your family, and the new baby!

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  106. Just have to say you are hilarious!! I have been following your blog for a few months now and can't wait for your weekly updates. On to the current subject, please don't be frightened of a c-section, the most you can do is read up on it a little. I (and this is not meant to scare you in any way) had a prolapsed cord and a very emergency c-section. I read every single pregnancy book and did exactly zero minutes of reading up on c-sections because I didn't think I would ever have one. It really is not bad- but I guess I don't know any other way. So in short, sorry to hear that little Miss G is chilling in the wrong position, but she will come either way and by knowing the possibility of the section you will be prepared. Good luck!!

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  107. Please don't be frustrated about not catching this sooner -- it's not that uncommon for babies to flip even around 36 weeks, she may have been head down at your last appointment and I hope she'll be that way again soon. Do try as much of the spinning babies techniques as you can handle. I didn't have a breech baby but was concerned about avoiding back labour the second time and the various suggestions seemed to help. The belly sifting technique (http://spinningbabies.com/techniques/activities-for-fetal-positioning/rebozo-sifting) felt really great, at least for me.

    I've had both a c-section (cascade of interventions scenario with a 42-week induction) and a drug-free VBAC, and while the second birth was a much better experience it had a lot to do with my medical/doula support team. With the chiropractor who's done the Webster Technique training and the midwife who caught this, it sounds like you've got good people helping you. I hope that everything goes very well for you and your baby!

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  108. Dear Reverse Gravity Mamma,
    I am a Nurse in South Carolina. I work in the nursery and see versions that are successful without complications frequently. Trust your midwife (after all you chose her carefully I'm sure! :)) I'm sure she and her team will do what's best for you and baby! I like to think of things with a worst case scenario in mind. Say you go in for the version and they can't spin the baby you have your c-section and when they put that baby in your arms it won't matter how she got here!! I just started following but love you happy/comical outlook. Hope to see more an good luck in the future!! Btw don't try to plan too much about your delivery these are the days of your life that never go as planned! ;)
    Best Wishes
    SCbabyRN

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  109. My son was measuring really small my entire pregnancy! He was also breech my entire pregnancy! He flipped at 38.5 weeks! We had already planned a c-section! I did a lot of swimming and flips in the pool (as I was pregnant this last summer). Not sure if it helped though! I also put ice on my lower abdomen and heat on the upper! The same goes for light, they say to put the light up toward the top of your uterus because the baby follows it! Not sure if that worked either, but he did flip! It was pretty much a miracle because I have 2 uterus and they are both smaller than a normal size, so my chances of him flipping were even slimmer than the average!! Didn't really matter because I ended up with a c-section anyways after 40 hours of back labor! Not fun!! Good Luck with your daughter:)

    Julie
    www.myclothdiaperstash.com

    Here is my birth story if you are interested too:)
    http://www.myclothdiaperstash.com/2012/01/my-birth-story.html

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  110. I just found your blog... I had the same thing only I didn't figure out my son was breech until 3 days before he was due. I agree with just about everyone else. Wait the baby may still turn (especially if she is small). If not do a c-section. My husband was scared at first, when we found out we would have to have one. I was totally zen. I could not wait to meet my baby and there was some comfort in knowing that I was already in the worst case birthing scenario. No scary emergency c-section with my husband and family freaking out after I had already been in labor.

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  111. I have had 3 babies and the last one was breech. I had a version done. Basically they will give you medicine to get your heart racing. You have to remain still and calm and hold your breath. The doctor pushed one direction and nothing happened, he then tried the other direction and it worked! It was uncomfortable, but not worse than labor. ;)

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  112. I am following your blog for awhile and was quite surprised to read your little lady is breech. However, I do have a very special spot in my heart for breech babies. I am a Doula and have attended breech birth before <3 But that was in Germany with Dr. Frank Louwen who is well known international. My recommendation, check out all your options and also try music, light, talking, pelvis tilt, swimming to get the baby moving. Some babies are breech for a reason. Low water, short cord, shape of the uterus. I am surprised your midwife didn't catch that sooner, as you can perfectly well feel the babies position from the outside. Also check out spinningbabies and coalation for breech birth. They might have more info to help you make an informed decision for your upcoming big event.
    Best of luck :)

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  113. Get Accupuncture in your big toe (it works 98%). It's amazing, but it does work! Good luck.

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  114. Ahhh...I felt the same way! I went in for my 32 week appointment and that is what the told me too, I wasn't too worried since it was still early on in my pregnancy until a week later I was in labor and freaking out about having a c-section. Turns out my little man made the transition...when the time is right for your little girl to come she will be ready! :) Also, we had the same due date, be thankful that she is still growing and developing inside of you! 3 weeks in the NICU is NO fun! Blessings to you and your growing family!

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  115. Ahhh...so I was in the same position you are in! Our little one was due on Feb 22 as well. At my 32 week appointment my baby was breech as well, not super concerned since it was still early on in my pregnancy. Then a week later when I was in the hospital I was panicking about potentially having a c-section. All I have to say is when the time is right your little girl will be all ready to go! Just be thankful that the LORD has kept her in there until now. Sitting 3 weeks in the NICU is NO fun!

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  116. My sister's baby was breech. Stayed that way the whole pregnancy. She was really bummed, because she had a midwife and wanted to have a natural birth. She tried a version, which was really painful, she put cold peas on her stomach, and hung upside down on this piece of equipment they sent her home with it. He clearly had no intention of turning around, and the midwives told her just to stop and that he probably wasn't turning for a reason. They were right. She had a c-section, healthy beautiful boy...with the cord wrapped around his neck. She was glad she had the c section!

    You seem like a loving mama--you'll have no problem doing whatever you have to to help your darling daughter :) Your doctors or midwives will be excellent and it will go fine.

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  117. Hang in there! My baby girl was breech as well, and I had a scheduled c-section. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, or concerns (blushprintables@gmail.com)

    It was scary at first, but having so much time (about 5 weeks) allowed me to research the procedure, ask my OB questions, and come up with a new birth plan. In the end, it was an AMAZINGLY STRESS FREE experience and I had a wonderful surgery (considering it WAS surgery, it was pretty damn easy!). It was my first surgery, so I was nervous, but I had an A-Team surgery team & the whole thing was over within an hour (but it felt like 5 minutes).

    Good luck!
    xo
    Jen

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  118. I was in a similar situation with my second daughter. I found out that she was breech around 34 weeks. The doctor kept telling me that a version would be a good idea and being tall I would have great results. I had it scheduled, but the entire time I was not at ease with the idea. I decided to follow my gut and go with the c-section. As they were pulling my daughter out the doctor looked over the drape and said "I really thought that you should have done the version. But I am glad that you didn't!" The cord was wrapped around her neck so tight that I would have had to go in for an emergency c-section and she would have been without oxygen until they got her out. This could have caused permanent brain damage or even death. I am not telling you this to scare you; I am just sharing my experience. You need follow your GUT, if it does not feel right then don't do it. Your motherly instincts are usually correct. I have a natural and c-section and I would do a c-section over any day. I healed faster and was not as miserable. Take care and God Bless.

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  119. My first baby flipped around 34 weeks, so I was extremely nervous when my second was still breech at 36 weeks. By 39 weeks he finally flipped around. I didn't do anything, just let nature take its course, good luck!! Your chalkboard timeline is adorable!

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  120. i'm due a week after you and am having an ultrasound this week. I can tell that my baby is transverse and has been for some time now. it's very weird! i'm having a c-secion anyway, but i'm hoping she gets straightened out before then!
    good luck with baby g!

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  121. Hey girl! I found your blog on pinterest too- we share a due date!! i'm waiting for my little boy! We clearly have more than a few things in common- I'm an invitation designer, I also make custom screen printed signs and such. :) AND I have a pregnancy blog of my own! Lol. Feel free to check it out www.alessonindancing.wordpress.com
    I'd love to keep in touch since we're due together! Let me know!
    -Lauren
    Laurenalexareed@gmail.com

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  122. I just read your most recent post and I wanted to let you know that this happened to my daughter(Ava) who is now 4. I had the version scheduled and when I checked in to the hospital my doctor and his wife who is also a doctor wheeled me into the room and did an ultrasound before they did anything and Ava had flipped herself into the correct position. I agree with the others who have posted on here not to freak out. Just keep calm. Everything will be just fine. Can't wait to see pictures of this beautiful little baby G when she gets here.

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  123. I am new to your blog, but I just had to comment on this. My son was breech and they never tried to flip him, just scheduled a c-section. I was so relieved!! The unknown of a natural delivery scared me!! So I had a c-section with him and had such a great experience with it I chose to have a c-section with my second!! Just do what you feel is best for you and your baby!! Good Luck!

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  124. The SAME thing happened to me! My daughter was breech, and I chose not to do the "flipping" procedure, because I was under a lot of stress (as was Belle), and so I thought doing that would stress her (and me) out more. I ended up having to get a c-section...which I would do again in a heartbeat! I had no pain, and a super fast recovery, and a very healthy baby girl! :) Just go with the flow, they do what they want!

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  125. A little prayer goes a long way and you have until they are wheeling you into OR for that little girl to do her flip...Love your chalkboard idea! Filing that away for the future...Blessings to you and yours for a healthy baby!

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  126. My sister had a version and it went perfectly!! Ask your doctor how many of these procedures they have actually done and what the success rate was.

    The version itself was definitely uncomfortable but I think my sister was happy that they were still able to deliver the baby vaginally.

    Wishing you all the best!

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  127. Hang in there sweet lady! My labor/ birthing experience the I had pictured did not go as I had planned/ always pictured in my mind and I ended up having an emergency c-section with Elle. It was def scary but in the end all went well and like the Dr and nurse told me... in the end it doesn't matter how your baby is born but that your baby is healthy.

    If you do go the c-section route and if you have any questions feel free to email me. I will tell you no matter which way you deliver have a lot of extra comfy black yoga pants on hand! You will live in them for at least a week afterwards.
    I will be thinking of you!
    Big Hugs,
    heidi

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  128. I am currently feeding my 16 day old baby girl that was born breech VAGINALLY. I was induced, thinking baby was head down, until just before I started to push, the doctor checked me to see how dilated I was, and said, this is meconium and she's breech. Everyone in the room was surprised, including my daughter I'm sure you just got her first rectal exam!! I panicked and said, "Am I going for a c-section?" he said no, she's already far down, we are going to push. We had to turn off the epidural and turn up the pitocin to get her out! Ouch!! 90 minutes later I have birth to a beautiful baby girl. Except now, in the past 2 weeks, all we've had are complications. The bruising on her but was So bad from the pushing she ended up with jaundice and was re-admitted after going home, got an IV, and stayed 2 days under the bilirubin lights. She has a broken left clavicle, which is common and now healed. Her left hip clicks, and we had to get an ultrasound to rule out hip dysplasia. We find out on Tuesday If its bad enough, she will be fitted for a brae to wear for the next 6 weeks. She has significant swelling to the right side of her neck (a sternocleidomastoid tumor) that causes torticollis. She will be receiving in home physical therapy for. All these were due to her breech delivery. All this could have been avoided by a c-section. And a c-section was my worst fear. If I could have gone back and done it all over again, I would have begged for the c-section!!! Hope your experience is better than mine was!! As a first time mom, it wasn't at all what I dreamed! Good luck!!!

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  129. i had an emergency c-section, but i went well, we didn't know when we got pregnate that i can not have children naturally and even though my doctor had noticed something off he didn't feel the need to share it untill i was 40 weeks and 1 day UGH... i was pretty upset but everything went very smoothly with my c-section, it was very easy and i had almost no pain after i was up and taking a shower that night, but weigh out your options because not everyones c-section goes as smoothly..
    P.S. i love your blog

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  130. I know you've had a billion comments, but I wanted to add one more. I have a friend whose baby was breech. She laid on a sheet while her husband and a friend attempted to pull the sheet out from under her (never really pulling it out, just pulling as if they were going to) and the baby FLIPPED! I think it took several attempts, but it might be worth looking into! good luck!!! (ps - I had a csection after getting to a 10 and pushing for 3 hours, and also had a successful vbac with no meds - unexpectedly at 30 weeks - and I honestly don't know which was worse. All that to say, regardless of whether you have a csection or not, recovery is painful! Although I've heard scheduled csections are much easier to recover from than unplanned csections that happen after you've labored a long time. Again, good luck! It'll be worth it!

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  131. I love your blog, which I also found via pinterest. I know this is a stressful time for you, but you will get through this. You have such a great attitude and have had a wonderful pregnancy so far. Everything will work out. (maybe already has, I am a little behind on your posts).
    I just wanted to tell you that your graphic made me laugh and spray coffee out my nose. The ipod playing bottoms up! I know this is a serious situation for you, but I love that you can still have a sense of humor about it.

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  132. My first baby was breech as well. I had the c-section and was total fine. My DR said her moving the baby manually would be EXTREAMLY painful and it only works 50% of the time, so it is not worth it. c-sections are fine! people are over dramatic about them and they are not as bad as they seem!

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  133. I recently needed an emergency c-section after 8 hours of labor. I recovered very fast. It was a little scary but it was nice knowing in just 30 minutes she would be here, instead of 12+ hours. I'm abotu the same size as you, and my scar is just a 5-6 inch thin white line.

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  134. My daughter was breech up until 32 weeks. My OB scheduled a c-section and I was mortified. My hopes and dreams of delivering naturally were destroyed. So I did some research and started doing all those silly little maneuvers like walking on your hands & knees every few hours and hanging out upside, along with countless other things that only made me feel worse about not knowing that my little girl hadn't flipped face down until 32 weeks :( I had considered a version until I found out my insurance wouldnt cover it. Again, my dreams were crushed. But I kept doing all those silly maneuvers as suggested and soon became determined I could flip her my self. Well, one day while sitting on the couch doing some technique I researched I felt a big swoosh and looked at my stomach to see what looked like my daughter doing a somersault. I had actually flipped her over, safely, head down. I couldnt believe it. I was so ecstatic I shrieked with joy, out loud, and I probably shed a few tears of joy. I was over the moon, but in the back of my mind I didnt wanna get too excited in case I only imagined it or that what i felt wasnt really her flipping over. I called my OB the next day to tell her what I thot and at my next appt she confirmed I did in fact flip the baby face down. She was completely surprised. Now, Im not a medical professional, or your OB, so I cant say you *should* do those techniques, but I wanted to share with you that I did them and they worked. Best of luck to you, and congrats on your baby girl :)

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  135. I found your blog through pinterest and love all your blackboard pictures. When reading this, the memories from my almost EXACT experience (only 8 months ago) came flooding back. I was at my 36 week appointment alone when I was told our little girl was breech, and I too burst into tears and was overwhelmed by the sudden gush of information about scheduled c-sections and also versions. My hubby and I decided to opt for the c-section considering it was the safest option for bub and hope she would turn in time for a natural delivery. (Along with encouraging her with the music in the lower abdomen and some other funny home remedies.)

    She didn't turn, but I have to say, aside from the nerves of the planned c-section, I enjoyed the preparedness that came with it. I've heard its a lot more peaceful going into a planned section rather than an emergency one. Do what you feel is best for bub and you, and the outcome, although not as originally expected will still be perfect, because at the end of the day, your holding that precious new life. :)

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  136. I had a friend that has aversion and she ended up having a beautiful home birth. I know there are horror stories of aversion being done. But that's not the case with everyone. I have another friend who's babies like to wait until due date to turn. Each child will be different. Trust you decision and stick with it. Praying for the best.

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  137. Hey pretty momma! What a beautiful pregnant woman are! I don't know you but I can say that I love your weekly postings, and I happen to do the same thing for my daughter.

    I just had my daughter in November and while she was not breech she was very badly stuck in my pelvis muscle. I too try the chiropractor and much to our dismay it didn't work. I had to have a c-section and while I wasn't fond of the recovery period and scar, I realized it was best for my daughter.

    Getting back on my feet was a little harder than expected- only because of where she ripped through my muscle where she was stuck BUT I was up walking the next day, my scar is beautiful... The doctors did an amazing job and hides in a bikini so nicely. I didn't feel like I didn't give a REAL birth and while scary I felt so much stronger for doing that for my daughter.

    You seem like an amazing and strong woman and you will get through this with ease and determination and once you hold your little girl it will seem like the littlest hurdle in the huge WONDERFUL journey you've started!

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  138. Hi there! I love your blog posts. As with many of your readers, I stumbled onto your blog via Pinterest. :)

    Anyway, I wanted to share one tip with you. (This comes from a woman I work with.) When she was pregnant with her son, he became breech, and her midwife suggested that she get on all fours, tilt her head down to lay on her hands, and keep her butt up. She had to do this for three hours a day---for three weeks...and it worked. Elijah flipped right on around.

    Not sure if you were already given that advice, but just in case you didn't, I wanted to share.

    Good luck!

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