Friday, February 5, 2010

baby is breech

At my last ultrasound (2 weeks ago), Julianna was in a breech position. When I went to the doctor this week, I wanted more information about this. I really want to have a normal vaginal delivery (if possible) so I wanted to know what my options were. She told me that at 36 weeks, she would determine the baby's current position. If baby was still breech then she would try external (moving baby from the outside) and internal (moving baby from the inside) version at 38 weeks + labor would most likely be induced so that the baby didn't flip back to breech. If this wasn't successful, I would have to have a c-section at 39 weeks.

When I started researching breech babies online, I discovered there are several different ways a baby can be breech:

And this is Julianna at her last ultrasound:
Julianna's leg and foot are by her head. This makes me think she is either Incomplete Breech or Frank breech.

So either way, I won't be carrying her all the way to my due date. That means, I need to work on my lessons plans for maternity leave!

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