Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I've called all sorts of doctors and midwives here in South Florida. No one is really into doing an "external cephalic version", a procedure I had done with Cash who was also breech but was successfully turned and then stayed head down until he was born a day after his due date. A few doctors down here will deliver breech babies, but this boy's head is HUGE (at 34 weeks his head measured 40+ weeks) and so from what I've been told delivering him breech is not an option.
But honestly, I've come to peace with the fact that this little guy might not turn. He tries, he really does. Most of the time he's in what's called a transverse lie where he is laying across my belly instead of up and down. And a few times I've gotten him to flip 9/10ths of the way, but then he flips back. And I can't help but wonder if maybe the cord is wrapped around his neck, or something else is preventing him from getting into the optimal birthing position. Mostly, I just want this little guy to get here safely. And if that means a c-section, then I'm on board. But for now, I'm going to go lay upside-down with some frozen peas on my belly and play some music for this boy... maybe that song by The Byrds, "Turn, turn, turn".
Wish me luck!