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I can't relate to this topic personally, however I have heard that putting an ice pack on your tummy near baby's head will encourage them to move. I don't know if it is true or an old wives tale, but thought I would just mention it to you. Good luck, hope baby turns around for you. smile Michelle
My 1st was breech from about 33 weeks & I tried all sorts of things & he never turned. Consequently I had a c-section & it's the safest option with a breech baby for both you & your bub. Now you know that you might have a c-section then you can at least prepare mentally. My girlfriend went thru a country hospital & found out her baby was breech when she was in labour & had to have an emergency c-section. This was a lot more stressful.
I am currently pregnant with my 2nd, due 19/12 (tomorrow) and this little girl is actually head down. Early on in the pregnancy I did some more research on turning babies "just in case" and found heaps of info on the internet about exercises, japanese herbal heat stick remedies, acupuncture etc. They give you details of how & what to do.
I tried the lie on your back with your legs up & lifting your hips up. This made me dizzy after a little while so I didn't do it for too long each time. I don't know if it worked but this bub is head down. Having one baby breech doesn't mean any future bubs will be.
I've also heard that lots of walking helps as the bubs head is their heaviest part & walking around uses gravity & gets them to turn head down. You probably don't feel like doing this at the moment but it sounds like it should work.
If bub doesn't turn don't be too stressed as it's not the worst thing in the world to have a c-section, it just takes a little longer to recover from.
Best of luck
Mum 4 1/2 boy & baby girl 12 months (on Dec 21st)
my friend was breech she was due to have c-section but the day b4 her baby turned so it can happen anytime so dont stress
had 2 C-SECTION and a proud mum