Is The Baby Breech?

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.


What next?

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!!



  1. August 19, 2016 / 8:13 am

    Good luck I had this with Logan they sent me for a scan same day to confirm either way. They said if he was breech I’d have to have an injection to relax tummy muscles so he could be turned and if he couldn’t be turned I’d have to have c-section that day!. Luckily it was a false alarm. If u think the piglet is head down ur probably right. We know our babies before their even born.

  2. August 19, 2016 / 8:23 am

    Ah fingers crossed piglet either is head down but playing hide and seek, or turns in time as there is still time. Fingers crossed all will still go to plan but as you say you just have to roll with it as not much else you can do. There are loads of yoga positions you can do to encourage the head down position as I remember trying them with Monkey before we knew my womb wouldn’t allow for a turn. Fingers crossed for you and hey a late scan means another opportunity to see her!

  3. August 19, 2016 / 8:50 am

    You are so right, what can you do? Hopefully all will be well and Piglet is head down and there’s still time. My second was a C Section and it was all fine, but fingers crossed you’ll get the birth you want x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  4. Karen
    August 19, 2016 / 9:15 am

    Piglet is being a little monkey 😀 I am sure all will be fine, try not to worry too much and go with the flow.

  5. August 19, 2016 / 10:34 am

    I really hope that piglet is head down for you, it really does make things easier doesn’t it. I think you do know though, it definitely feels different. I had two breech babies, the first managed to turn on her due date and I went straight into labour. The other, my last baby, didn’t turn. I was told by my midwife at 36 weeks that he was head down and engaged, but I instinctively knew that something wasn’t right. I was getting kicked low down and there was something big lodged up under my ribs. At 39 weeks I was told that baby was feet first breech and I was booked in for an elective section. Not what I wanted but when it comes down to it, it’s what’s best for baby and mum in the end. I’d go with your instincts for now, breech babies do feel very different, and midwives, brilliant as they are, can be wrong sometimes xx

    • August 19, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      “Something big lodged up under my ribs” is exactly what it felt like. Peachy was in the frank breech position (tush down). She was perfectly willing to come out that way too but the doctor didn’t want to risk it due to other factors. Ended up with a c-section after about 6 hours of labour. Seemed like the worst thing in the world at the time. I wanted that vaginal delivery so bad. Now, almost 9 months later, I’m glad I trusted the doctors instead of insisting on a vaginal delivery. If something had happened to Peachy, I could never live with myself.

  6. August 19, 2016 / 10:39 am

    My daughter at one point in my pregnancy was breech too, but luckily she decided to turn around before she was born, although I still ended up with an emergency c-section though 🙁 Hopefully yours will also turn around.

  7. August 19, 2016 / 10:39 am

    My daughter at one point in my pregnancy was breech too, but luckily she decided to turn around before she was born, although I still ended up with an emergency c-section though 🙁 Hopefully yours will also turn around. #wotw

  8. August 19, 2016 / 11:12 am

    Get on your hands and knees my lovely! Martha was definitely breech until I think 34/35 weeks. Somehow I didn’t feel her turn then suddenly I was being kicked in the ribs instead of the bladder haha Doesn’t sound like Piglet is necessarily breech though from how you’re feeling the movements so fingers crossed xx

  9. August 19, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    I know exactly how you feel. Peachy was a breech baby. For weeks I stressed and worried. I did all the recommended positions to help a baby turn. A c-section was not what I had envisioned. Even after the ultrasound confirmed the breech presentation I still planned to deliver the good old fashioned way. But it wasn’t in the cards. I was terrified and disappointed. But you know what, none of that matters now. Peachy is here safe and sound. She is a happy and healthy baby. The c-section wasn’t nearly as bad as I had imagined and is a distant memory now. I have a scar that nobody will ever see (unless I want to show them) and it only serves to remind me of the special day when I met Peachy.

    I do hope your baby is head down and your delivery will go as you planned. But if it doesn’t, don’t worry. It will be ok. Regardless of how your baby comes out of your body, none of it will matter in the long run. You will get through this.

  10. August 19, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Oh good luck! I find it crazy that even at my stage (28 weeks) the midwife can have a quick poke and know exactly where baby’s body parts are, and you’d think as they get bigger it would be even easier to work it out, but obviously not! Fingers crossed for you 🙂 xx

  11. August 19, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Ellie my youngest was breech all the way through my pregnancy. At 37 weeks she was breech but at 38 weeks I was scanned and it turns out she had managed to turn. lol Try not to worry….There’s time for her to turn yet! Good luck! x

  12. August 19, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Piglets got lots of time to turn yet so hopefully you won’t be worrying much longer, late scans are great as you can see all the features properly it’s like you get a sneak preview, hope all goes well for you. #WotW

  13. August 19, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    G was breech until 38 weeks the little monkey but I did all the different positions they recommend and I also spent many an evening with a bag of peas on the top of my bump to make her move away from the cold haha – it worked and she moved round!! xx

  14. August 19, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Like I said earlier you know your body honey! Although I still think you should get bouncing on your ball and got to haha. Fingers crossed she’s head down and you get the delivery you want. Popping over from the #binkylinky

  15. Helen
    August 21, 2016 / 9:00 am

    When I was about 36 weeks pregnant the midwife said I was breech, turned out I wasn’t at all and I went on to give birth without an issue. It’s so hard to tell with these babies! Good luck with everything 🙂 #SundayBest

    Helen x

  16. Sarah Mud Cakes & Wine
    August 21, 2016 / 10:47 am

    It’s so hard, they thought my sister was breech with her first and she was not, my little one they discovered was breech at 42 weeks. As you said go with the flow and see what happens, take care and try not to worry xxxx #sundaybest

  17. August 21, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Fingers crossed she moves for you! Hope your next appointment goes well. Not long now! How exciting! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  18. Nige
    August 21, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Hopefully will turn out ok and you can go the way you want Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky come back next week please

  19. August 21, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    Oh, best of luck with the next few weeks and I hope you manage not to get too stressed about it. You still have time for Piglet to wriggle her way around, and there are various exercises you can do to to help, should you need to. As you say, go with the flow and either way you’re soon to meet your little one!
    Have a lovely week
    xx #Wordoftheweek

  20. August 21, 2016 / 11:41 pm

    fingers crossed for head down! she is probably just being cautious (the midwife not piglet!) 🙂 #wotw

  21. August 22, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    Babies have their own plans. So as you say you’ve just got to go with it. #WotW

  22. August 27, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Let’s hope piglet is head down, or if not turns! I’ve had a friend who turned her baby using moxibustion (it’s non invasive) and another friend who planned for and had a successful vaginal breech birth. Thanks for sharing with #SundayBest x

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