I'm so frightened for her, but trying not to show it when we chat. She's due in early to mid-March and has a appointment next week for an outpatient procedure where they try to turn the baby.
Does anyone have experience with this? Please keep her/us in your thoughts. Thanks!
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It was very unpleasant to watch. At that time, they said the success rate was low, and even if it worked, sometimes the baby turned breech again.
It didn't work, and he was ultimately born via emergency caesarian. Emergency because of the legal climate of the time, which led to them never scheduling a first caesarian, but rather waiting for labor to start.
I hope they have new procedures, less painful and more successful, and that your sister has the best possible outcome.
She's trying to put on a brave face, but I know she's worried. I haven't brought up C-section, but that's the elephant in the room right now...
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The lesson I learned from this was...stay on your feet as much as possible during your labor. A baby in a sideways presentation can turn naturally if the mother uses the force of gravity to help the contractions turn the baby.
My second son (now 19) was like his brother and also in sideways position that didn't start turning until I went into labor. I knew better than to lay down with him and pretty much refused to even stay in a single room during his labor, choosing instead to pace the hallway. His birth was fine with no issues because contractions and gravity put him into position.
I have no experience with any proceedures to turn the baby in-utero as mine did turn, just really, really late. I suspect my first OB-GYN didn't believe in any proceedure to turn a baby before labor. He was weird. My second OB was great and assumed correctly that my second son would follow his brother's pattern.
Also, she could look into acupuncture, I seem to remember that moxibustion can be effective. Wishing her luck.
The recovery from C-section took longer than the vaginal delivery, but it was not too bad. I'm so glad they didn't force me to try and deliver him breach - I'm sure that would have been hell.
Sending strength and peace to your sister!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Baby Boy will turn on his own and the procedure will not be necessary....
So they set her up for a Csection, then her water broke in the middle of the night, get to the hospital, and guess what. That smart guy had spun himself into position, and no C-section was needed. He started off as being a bit noncompliant and a bit different, and still is. Smart kid, does Par cour (?sp) and has a rock band, and is planning on going to U or OK for meterology.
Anyway, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. C sections are not a huge ordeal, in fact I know several people that opted for them with their second kiddos even though there really wasn't a need, just that the first was a c-sect.
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Nurse made sure I had that device that compresses my legs and relaxes it and compresses again. It helps with preventing blood clots. A lot of hospitals use that now specially if you can't walk right away - please have her really slowly walk and able to fend for herself before leaving hospital. C-section aftermath needs to managed correctly hence women have died days later after one from blood clot or emboli.
Baby is now 4 years old and he seems to be on sugar all the time... moving and running and playing...
/sigh things we do for our kids.
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This one of those things that just isn't worth worrying about. Like the weather, there's not much anyone can do about it. The goal is a safe delivery, and no matter what occurs, this will be possible :)