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    Default 36 weeks - breech position question

    Hello all! I'm 36 weeks preggo now and she is still breech position. The OB is talking about c-section. For me, as long as she is healthy I don't mind it. And whatever people say : "she has time to turn" I was told by professionnals that is not the case at all....at 35-37 weeks, the baby will stay in the position she/he is...on rare occasion it will turn at the end. And they do not force it anymore because too much damages can be caused to the baby.
    What I would like to know is if you guys had the experience....when did your c-section happened? a week before due date, or two?? How was the experience?
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    Our DD was laying sideways right up until the day before our scheduled c-sect. The date was 2 weeks prior to my due date as if I were to go into labour I was told it could be fatal for me and the baby. Once the found out that she had turned, we opted for a vag birth again.

    I went one week overdue, turned out she wouldn't fit and had a c-sect anyway. The days events leading up to the c-sect were not the most pleasant, but the section its self was fine. I found recovery to be very fast and had no post op problems. Good luck!

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    You can try the www.spinningbabies.com website for ideas maybe?

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    A. It is not too late to turn at all. babies turn in labour even!
    B. They do still do external versions. I had several.
    C. You can still have a vaginal birth depending on the breech position. the risks are the same for a vaginal birth and a c/s for breech. The SOGC no longer recommends automatic c/s for breech.

    I had a c/s for my breech baby after I attempted a vaginal birth, but it wasn't because she was breech.

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    I turned in labour, it is possible!



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    Vaginal delivery is always preferrable to major abdominal surgery. I can imagine you are feeling pretty anxious over the news that your baby is breech at the moment but there is still time for the position to change & even if it doesn't, as pp's have mentioned, cesareans aren't the first recommendation anymore (or shouldn't be).

    I would second taking a look at spinningbabies & also suggest booking an appointment with an accupuncturist.
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    i'd also get a referal to Dr Maruncic. He'll do breech deliveries, and prefers them to c-sections.

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    lol ok....I didn't want to know if it was possible for the baby to turn around, or if it was possible to have the baby vaginally even if she is breech....Everyone has there own beliefs on that.
    I just wanted to know when it was done and how was the experience. But thx for the answers

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    When what was done?

    And you didn't say you didn't want to know that stuff, and your post had some misinformation. Even if you don't want it cleared up, other people in a similar situation might be reading.

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    And at Vic's....the c-section IS the first recommendation for breech position. They don't take the chance anymore. And I was told last week.

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    Well they are not following the SOGC. They are not taking what chance any more? The amount of risk for a c/s for breech is equivalent to the risks for breech vaginal birth.

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    ljmama....i'm not posting to cause problems...and I just wanted to know how was the experience. People can answer what they want. I have no problem with that. Just re read my first post...it is very simple. I will tell my OB that she misinformed me. No problem with that.

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    My c/s went fine. The nurses were amazed and calling other nurses in to look at how well the incision was healing. No one could believe I was up and showering as fast as I was. It was still major abdominal surgery, and way more difficult than vaginal birth.

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    Thank you how long did it take you to recuparate all together?

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    We ARE telling you our experiences with breech position/sharing knowledge. Better to be informed, dont you think? Sure, a dr says one thing, but some dr.s form their opinions and don't tell you all your options.

    Maybe you should change the title to C-Section question, or do a search?



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