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It's called an external version (you can google it for more scientific info that I have). :)
Basically, they manually take their hands and try to move baby into the right position. It's supposed to be very uncomfortable for the mom and also doesn't have an amazing success rate since many breech babies go back to the way they were. It also has to be done along with an ultrasound since there are some risks to baby.
Your baby still has plenty of time to flip-my DS flipped late at around 35 weeks and he was a big guy (10lbs @ birth).
i heard the same thing. it can be painful and the baby can still flip back. my LO was breech, too, a few weeks ago. but judging by the kicks i'm feeling, i think she's diagonal now.
our birthing class instructor said there are exercises you can do to help encourage them to move. one is to do the yoga "cat pose". she also said you can lie on your back and put your legs up on the sofa. i guess gravity is supposed to make them want to move.
you can also check out spinningbabies.com for more info. good luck!
So I guess I can opt out of the whole manual turning thing....it does't sound fun and not worth the risks. I'd probably rather just have the c-section :)
After what LO's been putting me through this entire pregnancy I'm just hoping she still decided to flip at this point....after all I've been going through with my short cervix the last thing I want is to have a c-section!
From what I remember reading in one of my pregnancy books, there are drs who are more experienced with this and might have a higher success rate. At the least, I think it's best to have someone do it who has done it before.
I hope your LO flips!