Wednesday, December 18, 2013

34 weeks (tomorrow!): spinning baby

I had an appointment yesterday with my midwife and am happy to report that all is well!  We heard a nice strong heartbeat and everything looks normal . . . well, except for his position:  he's transverse.  This means instead of being head down (as he used to be) he is now lying sideways across my belly.  The good news is that he apparently has plenty of room to move around in there and he is likely to go back to being head down by the time he's ready to greet the world.  However, if he hasn't moved by 36 weeks then things get a little scary.  I will be referred to see a consultant who will attempt to turn him the right way around.  If that doesn't work I will be scheduled for a C-section.  Having a C-section is basically my biggest fear when I think about giving birth (second to the baby or me being not well, of course). 
So please pray or send the baby some spinning vibes or anything else you think might work to get this little guy in the right position!  I'll be doing my part by checking out this website that a friend recommended about how to "spin your baby" into position.  It supposedly works wonders!  


  1. When I went into labor with my son, he was incorrectly positioned. The doctor, John Repair, came to the house and asked me to get on the bed on my hands and knees and press my chest to the bed.. So my butt was in the air and my chest was down. He massaged my belly and the baby slid up out of my pelvis. Then he massaged some more and flipped the baby. Then he told me to get up and walk up and down the hall until I felt him slide back down into position in my pelvis. When he did, the doctor checked the position and he was perfect. He was born 6 hours later, 8 and a half pounds. All was well and natural. He was very healthy and is now a very nice man in his 30's. So, don't worry, the specialist will flip him/her.

  2. Bethie, don't worry! That won't help! I had both of my babies by C-section, and while it's not what I wanted, it's what I got, and Emma and Grant are now awesome 19 and 17-year-olds - healthy and happy - all that matters!