Does it hurt when you get your baby turned around?

Im 36 weeks pregnant with a breach baby, I’ve been referred to the specialists to talk about my options..
I’m just wondering if anyone knows whether it hurts when you have a baby turned and also what are the risks of turning the baby?

An external version (manual turning of the baby) can be a bit painful, but it’s just soreness afterwards – kind of like after you have an intense massage.

There are many home things you can try to turn the baby as well. Some may sound weird, but they DO work.

1. Get on your hands and knees and arch your back like a cat and then relax several times in a row. (People who do yoga call this move cat-cow).

2. Shine a flashlight up your vagina.

3. Play music down by your vagina.

4. If you have a partner, or someone who is around them alot, have them get right down face to crotch and have them talk to the baby.

Babies turn towards light and sound!

That being said – 36 weeks is not really that much of a time for concern. Is there some other reason you are getting referred to a specialist? Many babies float around until week 38 or 39. And I’ve been at many birth where the baby started labor unengaged and not head-down and turned once labor started.

There are also homeopathic rememdies you can try, like pulsatilla, but I am NOT a doctor or midwife and can’t give you advice on that. If you are seeing a midwife – ask her!

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  2. bullrat Says:

    Also, wash the floor on all fours. The length of time the baby is in this position will help them possibly rotate on their own.
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  3. Delicious Pear Says:

    An external version (manual turning of the baby) can be a bit painful, but it’s just soreness afterwards – kind of like after you have an intense massage.

    There are many home things you can try to turn the baby as well. Some may sound weird, but they DO work.

    1. Get on your hands and knees and arch your back like a cat and then relax several times in a row. (People who do yoga call this move cat-cow).

    2. Shine a flashlight up your vagina.

    3. Play music down by your vagina.

    4. If you have a partner, or someone who is around them alot, have them get right down face to crotch and have them talk to the baby.

    Babies turn towards light and sound!

    That being said – 36 weeks is not really that much of a time for concern. Is there some other reason you are getting referred to a specialist? Many babies float around until week 38 or 39. And I’ve been at many birth where the baby started labor unengaged and not head-down and turned once labor started.

    There are also homeopathic rememdies you can try, like pulsatilla, but I am NOT a doctor or midwife and can’t give you advice on that. If you are seeing a midwife – ask her!
    References :
    I am a doula and childbirth educator.

  4. mum3 Says:

    Yes it does but remember that if they can move baby most if the time baby moves back so think before you let them do it.
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