One of the things I discovered in the last couple of weeks during all of my many prenatal visits is that my baby is currently breech. With an overload of amniotic fluid floating around my baby, this wee one has been flipping around like a dolphin inside. Time is still on my side and I'm hoping the child will find its way down in the next few weeks. Hopefully I'll be able to avoid a c-section that breech positioning often requires. A co-worker of mine just went through just about every procedure to turn her baby.
To see what steps she took (and I might take),
Devastated by her breech positioning, my friend tried all of the following to get her baby head down.
- Burning moxibustion sticks by her feet to draw the baby down while speaking kindly and in encouraging tones to the child.
- Elevating the lower half of her body while lying on her back.
- Ice packs on top of your tummy where the baby's head might be.
- External version — the medical procedure where doctors try to turn the baby by externally pushing on the mother-to-be's stomach.
Unfortunately, non of these tricks worked but in the end, she had a healthy happy baby so the method of delivery was a non-issue!