Hi Jona - how are things 4 months after your awful experience? I bet you were in shock - you poor bugger. I am suprised your midwife missed it, mind you like any-thing, there are some good ones and bad ones. I would love to hear more about your experience if your happy to share.
I was a little luckier in that by DD turned breech at 37 weeks - little humbug. I was booked in for a c-section a week later so had some time to get my head around it. It was the one appointment my DH didn't come to so quite stressful. I was not expecting it at all so hadn't spent any time reading up on it.
It was too late to try a manual turn although we could have tried, but the hospital had never had a success this late in a pregnancy. The risks were a bit to scary for my liking so surgery was the best option. We could have tried a natural birth but finding a Doctor to do it is pretty tough.
Looking back I was lucky that it all went pretty well and we have a very healthy and happy DD now.
DD is 3yr 8 months - DS is 6 months