So I had my 34 weeks check with the midwife on Wednesday. All was fine until my examination.
‘Oooh I think the baby is breech’ was not what I wanted to hear.
I was sceptical at first, as Piglet had hiccups the night before and they were very low. Plus this was exactly what happened with the gremlin. My community midwife couldn’t feel her head around 35 weeks, so I was assumed breech. I had another midwife dismiss this the week after; her head was just so low down.
Despite this I was worried. I’m planning a similar birth with Piglet to the gremlin, and breech puts a major spanner in the works. Don’t think I’ll be accepted into the midwife-led unit for a breech baby!!
Piglet had a good wiggle during the examination and stuck, what I thought was a foot out, under my right ribs. The midwife had a feel and again was not sure. The midwife then found her heartbeat in a place that indicated head down but she still couldn’t be certain.
My midwife is coming out to see me at 36.5 weeks to discuss the final birth plans. If there is still uncertainly, I could be looking at another scan! Not a problem and I’m trying not to stress too much.
Since Wednesday, I am certain to have felt Piglet’s hiccups very low down so I’m not so sure she is breech after all but there still is that niggle! I really don’t want the hassle of a consultant referral and a potential C Section. However, I’m just going to roll with it all.
What else can you do?
Wish us luck and get that head down Piglet!!