Saturday, September 25, 2010


*breech! frank breech! the midwife told me my sweet angel babe is frank breech and we gotsta get to flipping the lil' one asap. i panicked... i'm better now. but still obsessing a bit.
*basically the further along we go, the less space there will be for the baby to flip, and we want the baby in a nice head down position for the last weeks of pregnancy. frank breech is a bit harder for the baby to flip out of because he/she has to somersault over the legs also.
*what's the big deal you ask? not many people will deliver a breeched baby vaginally, and the midwives at the birth center definitely will not. i was hoping to avoid a hospital birth and wanted to deliver the baby vaginally. so we'll just have to see what we can do and see how this whole thing evolves.
*i have exercises to do, that should help move the babies butt out of the pelvic floor area and encourage it to turn over. i am also seeing a chiropractor that has helped women with breeched babies... with something called the webster technique. i'm consulting with my acupuncturist friend, and prenatal yoga teacher. and then throwing in some positive visualization, talking to the baby to let him/her know what we're hoping for, etc. some people even do things with a flashlight or music lower on the abdomen to encourage the baby to follow the light/sound. one of the craziest things was to put an ice pack on the top of the belly, near where the head is... i guess to give the baby brain freeze and make it move away from the cold, i don't know!?!
*like i said, i am obsessing a little bit. but trying to remain calm and go with the flow. wish me luck. and send good energy and thoughts to the baby so that he/she and ger and i will all have a smooth, healthy labor and birth. head down head down head down!
*btw, i can't seem to get returns between paragraphs, or tabs. so i've resorted to asterisks.

1 comment:

  1. I got one of those huge bouncing exercise balls during those last 2 weeks that Molly was overdue. I was trying to bounce her out. I'm not sure, but I think they are also recommended for turning a breech baby. Let me know if you want to borrow it. Kellie