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Is it too early at 33 weeks to decide if I need a c-section or not?

hi alex,
i am currently pregnant with my third child and am 33 weeks along, my midwife has told me that the baby is breech and that i may require a c section, i thought it was a bit early to determin this and am just asking your opinion? my last 2 births have been natural and they both didnt turn til late, i am worried because i dont want to have a c section, thanx.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, The baby can turn up to around 36 weeks so you still have a bit of time. If the baby does not turn there is a procedure call external cephalic version that uses palpation to try to turn the baby manually. This can be very successful especially if you have a bit of room to move the baby around. If you have had babies that turn late previously then this may also be the case this time. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 15 Jan 2009