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you could sit on YOUR head... ; ) seriously, my doctor used to tell me to lay on my side, but I don't know that it helped... : ( perhaps #6 will be your "challenge" baby...? 'how can i bug mommy j u s t enough?'....: )
Don't worry - he will turn around just in time for his birthday!
crawl around on your hands and knees a couple of times a day...if that doesn't work, drink LOTS of water and hope there's enough fluid in there for him to get top heavy and sink that head to the bottom?
mom, there is still so much time. spinningbabies.com is helpful now though. they have tips for the prego this early on. i like it for optimal placement for easy labor and delivery. also, if you are nervous- ask your ob or midwife if they do external versions. and if the babe remains to be stubborn- FIND A DO WHO DOES VAGINAL BREECH. oh, did i just yell? sorry. i'm pretty passionate about lowering the c-section rate and keeping women from being unneccesarily cut. visit ican-online.org if c/s is being set before you as your only option.
My midwife had me get on hands and knees several times a day and rock my pelvis.
AAAAKKKK! External version is dangerous without a hosp nearby and an ultrasound handy so the doc can see what he/she is doing (which parts they are trying to press on). I tried it with Matty (numbah 2) and it DID NOT WORK. It was scary, painful and horrible, besides. I went in for the c-section two days later and voila...head down. I cried like a dang baby because I WANTED a c-section at that point. That kid was 9lbs 6oz of fatness and big head. OH well, at least I got to have him that day (induced because, "Hey, we have the bed reserved anyway.").
i would ask your midwife about her numbers, like, "how many have you turned?" "how many were disasterous?" and midwives usually are more skilled at knowing what part is what bc they are more hands on. i would take a chance with ecv anyday than just roll over for a c/s. you can go to my blog for a piece of my mind about c/s.
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