Bounce on Birthing Ball if Baby is breech? Good or bad idea?

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spanish mum Posts: 2468
I dont know whether i should sit and bounce on my birthing ball with my baby in breech position? I have looked it up and some say yes, (could turn him) and some say no (as it could rock the bum into where the head should engage). As they aren´t familiar with birthing balls over here, i havent had a medical yes or no, so wondered if anyone had asked their midwifes and had an answer? I´d prefer to go on the medical say so, rather than google! :o0 Thanks, Spanish Bump (36wks 4days)
slinkyminx Posts: 650
Sorry, I don't the answer to this SB, but I'm curious to know the answer, just for future reference..... :wv
Forgottenpassword Posts: 1078
Well my baby is transverse and I have been told not to use it, but, that is also because I am waiting on a scan to check if the placenta is fully covering the cervix opening. I will know more after the 20th of Feb, so should be able to give you a proper answer then. FP
Bridezilla07 Posts: 2237
My babs is currently "frank breech" (at 33 weeks) which means he's bum first. I use my ball and am seeing my consultant on Weds. If he's still in that position, I am booking myself in for an accupuncture (moxa) session. Apparently is has a 70% success rate which are good odds. I just have a fear that if babs stays in this position, all of a sudden I'll get a c-section date which is the last thing I want...... Zilla07
spanish mum Posts: 2468
thanks forgottenpassword & bridezilla. let me know how you get on. bridezilla - good luck at your appointment tomorrow - let me know how you go. i am wondering if mine is bum first as i feel kicks to the left (they ma be punches tho). Does your consultant think its ok to still be bouncing on the ball? i would be worried the bum would engage where the head should be, at this late stage?...
Bridezilla07 Posts: 2237
Hey Spanish Bump I'll update you tomorrow as I'm not seeing the consultant until this evening. I hope the little blighter has turned (although Mother's intuition tells me otherwise) Take care Zilla07
spanish mum Posts: 2468
Likewise here Bridezilla. I really think it is still his head up here too! Fingers crossed for you this evening....... :lvs SB
McMummy Posts: 1041
Hopefully they'll turn for you ladies, DS didn't move until the day I was sitting in the doc's waiting room while they were deciding to give me a c-section as his head hadn't moved out of my side. The little trouble maker wanted to keep me in suspense until the last min :o0 I'm not sure if it's different for breach babies but with DS I could really feel him moving into the correct position.
Bridezilla07 Posts: 2237
:o)ll :o)ll :o)ll :o)ll :o)ll :o)ll :o)ll My darling boy has turned and is ready for action (well, in a few weeks time)!! I had my first proud Mummy moment last night in the consultants room as he pointed it out. Spanish Bump, just to let you know, before I found out babs had turned, I asked the cons. about the ball and would it do more harm than good (i.e. lock him into a position get out of) and he said nope! I don't know if the ball helped - I would like to think it did! My last appt was 4 weeks ago and for the last 3 weeks I have been rotating my hips on the ball while watching telly and hey presto. Coincidence? Maybe but I am one happy Mammy to be!! My advice is to get a ball! Take care Zilla07
spanish mum Posts: 2468
mcmummy - wow!! thats amazing!!! i hope mine doesnt keep me in suspense for that long! did you feel him turning? bridezilla - great news!!! :o)ll you must be sooo pleased!! well done! ..now, tomorrow, i´m getting my ball back out and am gonna get gyrating!!! cross your fingers for me ladies..... SB
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