From the article: 5 Ways to Turn a Breech Baby
If you've had a breech baby you know that trying to turn a baby isn't always easy. What did you to do try to turn your baby? Did you use natural remedies? Did you try an external cephalic version (ECV)? What were you feeling emotionally? How was your birth? Share Your Experience
Tried everything to turn my frank breech
- I have tried everything to turn my frank breech baby boy, I am 36 weeks. I do not want to have a c-section, so I am hoping he is in the slim chance and turns himself. Hoping that being on all fours will turn him..
- —Guest Nikki
- I couldn't breathe at 25 weeks, as I'm pretty tiny and she was on my lungs. So I slept on my right side on a hard bed, crossed my arms and brought them close together, then bent my legs up. Like a fetal position. Baby ran out of room and flipped. I could breathe again, but she kicked the snot out of me in the process!
- —Guest Missal
- I am a physician certified in acupuncture and have been performing the Webster Technique since 2002, much to my surprise when I began practicing- it worked on the first few patients who asked for it. Since than I have literally seen hundreds of baby's turn.. However it's important to find a practitioner who has ALOT of experience... I actually believe that the success rate goes up quite a bit with consecutive treatments- so I do 6 in a row.. Even if that means weekends and holidays...
- —Guest Babytwirler
- The Webster Breech method is excellent and I have seen great results when this implemented with other modality. I would recommend this method as a useful tool for new mothers.
- —Guest Dr. Warren Bruhl
grandson on the way
- my daughter is scheduled to deliver by C section in 2 weeks. our little guy is frank breeched. Have any of you dealt with the possiblity of hip dysplasia in your newborns? The cleft lip we're seeing in his ultrasounds has us rattled enough, and we won't know the extent of the cleft ( palate?) until he arrives...
- My first child was an emergency c-section after 2 days of labor and not dialating past 3 centimeters. My blood pressure dropped and in I went. For my 2nd child my OBGYN and hospitals allowed for VBacs. At my 38 week checkup baby was breech due to excessive amnio fluid. I wasn't allowed to do anything to try to turn her. The VBac option was no longer an option.
- —Guest michelle
Vaginal Breech Birth
- It is possible to have a vaginal breech birth - not necessary to be fearful of cesarean. Read Breech Birth, Woman Wise to make informed choices. You might have to switch care providers.
- —Guest Di
Turning Breech Baby
- Hypnosis works exceptionally well. I have had a success rate of 90% in facilitating babies turning.
- —Guest Di
Baby didn't turn
- I found out at 36 weeks that my baby was transverse breech. Every week my doctor would do a quick ultrasound and see that she still had not moved. I tried getting on all fours every chance I got. I tried lying with my legs elevated. I scheduled an ECV at 38 weeks, but my baby would only budge a quarter turn and then go right back where she was. Since she is my only baby, my doctor was not going to let me deliver her breech, especially transverse breech. A c-section appeared to be a foregone conclusion; so, my doctor and I decided to go ahead and perform a c-section. A c-section is not so bad. I wanted a vaginally delivery, but my little one had other plans.
- —Guest Jamie
Mom to be
- Today I found out that my baby girl is breech at 37 weeks, I am scared to death, as this is my first baby, my doc told me to walk as much as I can on all fours, will that help? (GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes! Read the attached article at the top for more details.)
- —Guest Mona Richardson
- I am 37 weeks pregnant and baby is in a frank breech position. I have done everything to try and get her to turn. I have lied with my bum up in the air, seen a chiropractor, had acupuncture, went in for an external cephalic version, played music against my pelvis, put an ice pack near where the little baby's head is..... And she refuses to budge. The doctor wants me to schedule a cesarean, but I would prefer to wait for the onset of labor and see where that takes baby and me. Crossing my fingers for a vaginal birth!
- —Guest Mamabear
How Did You Try To Turn Your Breech Baby
- Scrubbing floors was indeed a good, easy and flexiable technique. It worked wonders. Just two weeks before I went into labour, my son was breech, but without fail every day I did a scrubbing floor stand and weekends away from work, scrubbed my whole house's floors. It too kept me fit. So try it mommy, I know we all have loads of work to do, house cleaning one you cannot ignore! Just don't stretch and don't lift heavy weight goods. You should be fine.
- —Guest Fran