As you know my midwife suspected that Baby C may be breech, so I went along to my presentation scan on Friday, I told Mr.C not to worry I would be fine, the midwife was 90% sure babys head was down so I expected to go in, be told “yep all ok” see you when you are in labour… Well No.. Low and behold Baby C is definitely in the breech position.
It’s fair to say I was in shock, everytime someone has asked me if I’m scared about labout, I’ve been honest, I wasn’t scared, I never saw my self having a traumatic labour, well it doesn’t look as thought I’ll be having a labour at all. The midwife told me that Baby was unlikely to turn by himself- he is in the Frank Breech position above and I don’t have a lot of fluid for him to turn. I have been offered a external cephalic version (ECV) on Monday 9th September, I’ll be 38 weeks then. I haven’t decided whether to have this or not, it looks distressing for both baby and mum and only works 50% of the time, I am hoping once we go along to the appointment the consultant will be able to tell me the chances of it working on my Baby.
If nothing changes I’ll be booked in for a C-Section sometime in my 39th week (if I haven’t gone into natural labour by then!) I hate the thought of a C-Section, I hate that I won’t have a labour story, I hate that I won’t get to tell Mr C that I’m in labour, and I hate that I won’t be able to recover as quikly as I would after a natural birth. I know that a C-Section is the safest option for a breech baby, I just never thought it would happen to me! So much so, I used to skip C-Section Birth Stories (silly me!)
So before the 9th I am going to try all the techniques for turning a breech baby naturally, last night I sat a bag of ice on top of the bump -cruel mummy, he did move but he didn’t turn. Today I have been on all fours and on laying on a iron board leant to the sofa.. nothing so far !! I have reflexology on Tuesday so hoping she can work some magic too. In the meantime, I am trying to get my head around the fact I may end up having a C-Section, thinking of all the positives rather than the negatives!
I had a lovely email from Hayley over at http://www.sparklesandstretchmarks.com/ telling me all about her great experience of her C-Section birth. I don’t know anyone who has had a CS so it was so helpful to read her experiences.
Maybe Baby C thinks his mummy is too posh to push! Did you end up having a C-Section? Can you offer my any advice on turning a breech baby?