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Oblique or transverse lie at 37 weeks - HELP!

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SREXRODE1
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2/29/08 8:33 P

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My fifth and sixth babies were BOTH transverse before labor. I remember waking during the night with the fifth baby and noting he'd turned. Then I woke a little later and he was transverse again. I woke a couple hours later, in labor. I couldn't tell ANYTHING! I feared the worst. But labor moved quickly and the baby was indeed in position. I've been told many times that labor is the BEST mover of babies:) Good luck!!

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2/29/08 9:05 A

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haha, I can't imagine drinking half a bottle of wine at this point! I think I would pass out. I had 1/2 a glass last night and couldn't even make it 1/2 way through that. Man, I'm a light weight these days

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2/29/08 8:53 A

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chiropractors do a technique called webster that turns a lot of babies. it's a two part adjustment. if someone is watching, they would never guess that anyting was being done (no twisting, cracking, etc). usually babies turn within 2 weeks. if you need help finding someone to do it, let me know and i can help.
i have also heard about the flashlight and visualizations and icepacks. my midwife said she has a technique that turns babies too, but she hasn't told me the details, except she would have me drink a half bottle of wine to help me relax while she is doin it.

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2/29/08 8:32 A

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When I went to the chiropractor the other day he was talking about different ways to turn babies (mine is not breech, but we were just talking about techniques).

Some of the things he suggested that you can do at home are:
*Shine a flashlight near your pelvis, sometimes the baby will move toward or away from the light.
*Put an icepack over where the head is. The baby won't like that and will curl up into a ball and possibly flip into the right position when he uncurls.
*Tap on the baby's hands and feet, this will make him curl up into a ball also, and then hopefully uncurl into the right position.

I would suggest you find a chiro who specializes in prenatal. They can give you an adjustment which may free up some room in your pelvis for the baby to get his head down there.

Good luck! It is never too late, babies can flip up until you go into labor. Don't let that crabby midwife get you down.

RAES4BOYS
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2/28/08 7:20 P

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The only reason a transverse baby has to be born via cesarean is because it can't come out sideways. :)

The good news is that this is your second baby, which means that your uterus has been stretched out before and there's a good chance that baby is still flipping somersaults in there. Do you feel a lot of movement? My last child (the 3rd) was all over the place at the end of pregnancy. Sometimes transverse, sometimes breech, sometimes posterior, etc. He settled in to the right position by the time he was born.

My advice is to wait it out until labor starts on its own. It's not uncommon for a baby to flip head down at the onset of labor.


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CHERUBF
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2/28/08 7:00 P

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Is that the same for Oblique lies do you know?


Mother of 2 boys and 1 girl.

Toby born 13th March 2006.
6 pounds 8 ounces
Born at 39.5 weeks, vaginally.
Breastfed until 18 months (he self- weaned when I was 3 months pregnant)

Gus born 12th March 2008.
4 pounds 14 ounces
Born at 38.5 weeks, via c-section (breech!)
Got pregnant with #3 when breastfeeding him at 20 months).

Poppy Tallulah born 30th July 2010
6 pounds 12 ounces.
Born at

CALLICOOP
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2/28/08 6:52 P

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It sounds like you are doing all you can. Keep it up.

My understanding is that the transverse babies DO NOT like to turn and are one of the only breech babies that NEED c-sec. I have also heard from a nurse that they have high IQs, so that may be your consolation prize if baby doesn't turn, and you need the surgery.

Good luck with whatever happens.


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CHERUBF
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2/28/08 6:41 P

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Well, seems like natural childbirth is the least of my worries at the moment as have been told that baby is not head down and I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow. I am desperate to have a vaginal delivery and a natural one at that. My birth last time was ultra medicated and I am doing everything possible not to go that route again. I've really mentally prepared myself this time and have hired a doula.
I am wanting to try everything "natural" to turn this baby before I go the ECV route. I haven't even talked to my doctor about ECV or what we will do if baby doesn't turn - I guess we'll discuss that next week.
I had acupuncture on Monday and am also doing Moxibustion and have some Pulsitilla tablets to take.
Anyone have any suggestions about positions to get into - I tried the one on my knees and elbows but found it incredibly uncomfortable.
Anyone have anymore suggestions?
The midwife at the hospital (who was not very helpful) didn't think it was hopeful that it would turn and didn't seem to have any suggestions either. She was pretty useless actually - I seemed to know more than she did :)
Anyway, any suggestions and turning vibes greatly appreciated!


Mother of 2 boys and 1 girl.

Toby born 13th March 2006.
6 pounds 8 ounces
Born at 39.5 weeks, vaginally.
Breastfed until 18 months (he self- weaned when I was 3 months pregnant)

Gus born 12th March 2008.
4 pounds 14 ounces
Born at 38.5 weeks, via c-section (breech!)
Got pregnant with #3 when breastfeeding him at 20 months).

Poppy Tallulah born 30th July 2010
6 pounds 12 ounces.
Born at


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