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272759 tn?1270489194
when should baby turn head down?
hi girls,

i am very concerned about a c-section.  i am in my 32nd week (31wk4days) of pregnancy.  my little girl seems to be sideways (transverse).  should i be concerned?  when should i expect her to turn head down?  once she's head down, will she stay that way??  i really don't want to have a c-section.  have any of you had your baby sideways 8 weeks before delivery??
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357635 tn?1306114409
im 35 + weeks and your baby still has plenty of time to turn around they say 36 weeks and on is when the baby starts to make the transition so you can relax your baby has alot of time to turn around
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362119 tn?1223141536
I am 34weeks1day... and for about a month now my little guy has been head down.. it is different for everyone i think
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280369 tn?1316705641
Krissy, your baby still has time. I think my midwife wanted to see that Jeremiah was in position by the 35th or 36th week. He was in position by week 35. But he was a big baby and ran out of room! Your baby may be smaller and right now still has room to move around a bit....but give her time...hopefully she'll be head down by 36 weeks! I have a friend who just had a baby 2 weeks ago and she was a week overdue, but her baby was breech and turned around the day before her scheduled c-section! Just thought that would encourage you a bit! Try getting on all fours and start rocking...that can help to get her in position. But you still have time, don't worry!
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272759 tn?1270489194
thank you all for your encouragement!!  i really don't want to have a csection if i can avoid it.  

chantal-i will start rocking on all 4s tonight!!!  for how long and how often?
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280369 tn?1316705641
As long as you feel comfortable, you can rock all day! lol. I use to do it several times a day for like 10-15 min. Also, while you are on all fours....kinda suck your belly up and arch your back up and then release...it's a really good stretch and helps move the baby in the right position.
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280369 tn?1316705641
oh yea...another trick that my midwife did for me was....get on all fours...and get a small blanket (well someone else has to do this part for you) but put it under your belly....the best way to explain it would be if someone put the blanket under you and was going to life you up with the blanket. they stand behind you and pull the blanket in an upward motion one side and then pull the other side very quickly. And you keep going back and forth like that for  5-10 min. It actually feels really good for you and also helps move the baby into position. I hope I explained that okay...I'm horrible when it comes to descriptions!! But my midwife did that for me when I was just about to go into labor with Jeremiah...I think I was almost 38 weeks.
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272759 tn?1270489194
thank you, i just did a 10 minute session.  i'm taking a break and will go at it again in a bit!  i hope it works!!!  thank you much :-)
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280369 tn?1316705641
You are very welcome!! I can't believe you are almost there!!! yay!
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554628 tn?1362781519
my best friends baby did not turn head down until she was 37 wks. so no worries there. lol
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my frist baby turned at 25 weeks...his brother followed about 2 weeks later but decided the other day he wanted to be butt down. lol so i have one head down and trying to break free and one who apparently is quiet content where he is.
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