My Baby Is Breach Should I Be Worried

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myhusband2catsandbaby - February 25

I am 22 weeks and went for my ultrasound a couple of weeks ago and was told that my baby is in a breach position. I was told it is still early but that they are going to check me again to see if she is still in a breach position closer to time. I asked what this means and they said I may have to have a c-section. Can anyone tell me exactly what this means and has anyone been told this and then had a va___al delivery?


suze42 - February 25

oh gosh dont worry now. Babys are usually breech until closer to delivery. Mine is head up 20 wks...they can even reposition several times. If I remember my ds turned head down about a month b4 delivery. Also, now docs they have ways of trying to turn them, not fun but they can. So relax, you got a while to go before its an issue.


Tammy276 - February 25

I don't even know why they would tell you that now and make you worry. Babies don't usually turn head down until closer to around 30 weeks or even later. My baby was laying across my belly when I had my 20w u/s done. don't worry about it at all, there is plenty of time for your baby to turn and like I said, I don't even know why your doctor would tell you that now as it has no coerrlation as to giving birth...........your baby still has plenty of room to turn in there and even if it were in the head down position at the time of your u/s chances are it would have moved later..babies don't settle into position until later on. Now if you were like 34 weeks and they said your baby was breech, then I would worry more, but even then, some babies dont' turn until right before delivery.


DownbutnotOUT - February 25

I found out too at a recent u/s that my baby is in the breech position and that was a few weeks ago I believe and I can say now at 25 weeks I know the baby has shifted sideways. Its still early and there is still lost of room for baby to move so I wouldnt be too worried. take care


MNMOM - February 25

There is plenty of time for your baby to still flip. If it doesn't, your doctor can try force the baby to turn, sometimes this works and even if it does, sometimes the baby still turns back to breach. Don't panic yet :)


mommybabyboy21 - February 26

I subscribe to several pregnancy calander up-date sites...that email me whats going on with your baby this week and pregnancy baby gaga said this "Fetal development in pregnancy week 25:fetus in sixth month Your tiny grower’s physical proportions are evening out at this point and most of their remaining development will largely be weight gain and lots and lots of nervous system development. The good news is: if your child is born premature now they’ll be more likely to survive without too much trauma as their lungs began to produce “surfactant” last week, which means their tiny respiratory system is getting stronger with each pa__sing day. Yes, now’s a good time for a minor sigh of relief and a quick pat on the back—all that hard work and conscientious living is really getting your child prepared for a healthy delivery. Keep up the fabulous work mama! This week they’ll be scootching slowly out of the old breech position and start rotating (already!) into a better position for exit during their birth. Their head and feet are slowly rotating so that the head is pointed down towards the birth ca___l. Time is short (or really long, depending on who you ask)—just (still!) 14 weeks left before you can go back to being a single-resident human." So according to this your baby should be in the breached position...and not come out until 25 weeks...don't know if that helps =)


AshleyandAverysmom - February 26

No worries! Both my girls were breech, and although they offered to manually turn them I declined and had C-sections. Your little on will probally turn around just in time, but if he/she decides that it's comfy where they are, it will be ok! I promise!


kelley - February 26

myhusband2catsandbaby, don't worry, you have plenty of time... they told me the same thing with my last pregnancy and I totally freaked. I did not know about this site, thus I really had no one to ask about it... but she flipped about 28 weeks and was fine after that... my OB told me that if she had not flipped by 34-36 weeks that they would try to do an inversion... I think that is what he called it... where they flip the baby manually... but there was no need... I ended up delivering her v____ally at 38 weeks. She is now 21 months old and very healthy.


myhusband2catsandbaby - February 26

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for responding to my question. I feel a lot better!!! Good luck to everyone!



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