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..it was unpleasant but, happily, it worked! I tried almost every "home remedy" and also went to a chiropractor for Websters. I did not try acupuncture. If anyone has a breech and has questions, I'm available.. AMA.
Hi I've been told I will most likely need an external version. How far along were you when they performed yours? How long did it take? Was your partner/support person allowed to stay with you while it was being performed?
Little bit nervous about having one done as I've heard so many people are against doing and external version....
My doctor's office does it for the first time at 37 weeks exactly. And then if she is stubborn we can try again another day or later possibly, but they don't really recommend it, as the baby is just getting bigger and more 'stuck'. This opinion varies from doctor to doctor of course.
The checking in & monitoring etc etc.. the whole appt took from noon-3:30. The actual version itself took about 1-2 minutes.
Yes, my husband was right by my side the entire time, the doctor when told him where to sit so I could squeeze his hand
It was lots of pressure and hurt sharply at two points but she was clearly being cooperative and so I just breathed through it. It was short, after all.
My drs say in their experience, it is pretty obvious if they can be moved or not.. if you try for a minute with no luck - you could probably try all day and still have no luck.
Small baby, 2+ baby, taller mom, shot of tetrabutaline, the stretching and whatnot I had done in the 2 weeks previous: all these things worked in my favor.
I was nervous too, but it was worth a shot to avoid a surgery, in my opinion. The risks just aren't that great.
I had a version done Monday, also at exactly 37 weeks. In my case the baby is/was apparently too small still, so the dr was able to flip him (twice) but he just moved back. So the dr will try again next week, hoping he will be bigger. Meanwhile i am also trying a chiropractor.
The version procedure is very uncomfortable/painful, but I will try again to avoid the risk of surgery!
Our LO is currently breech as well. Ladies who had the external version, was this covered by your insurance? Just curious...thanks!
Yes, it was covered by my insurance. I'm not completely sure if it falls under the global fee for delivery or if is a separate charge, though. Either way, much cheaper than the difference between a c-sec and vaginal delivery.
hutchjess:I had a version done Monday, also at exactly 37 weeks.nbsp; In my case the baby is/was apparently too small still, so the dr was able to flip him twice but he just moved back.nbsp; So the dr will try again next week, hoping he will be bigger.nbsp; Meanwhile i am also trying a chiropractor.nbsp; nbsp;The version procedure is very uncomfortable/painful, but I will try again to avoid the risk of surgery!