Tomorrow is the first day of my 38th week and baby boy is still transverse breech. He flips around a lot, but only from side to side, he's never been head down. I've tried various things, sitting in certain positions, yoga poses, etc, and he still isn't in position.
Tomorrow is my monthly ultrasound and if he is still breech, they want to schedule an ECV (http://en.wikipedia....ephalic_version) for Wednesday. For some reason, the thought of this scares the shit out of me. It just seems unnatural and painful to me and I'm really unsure whether I want to try it or not.
I told my midwife of my concerns (unsuccessful, painful, and baby moves back) and she confirmed that these are all kind of true. She said that her experience is about 40% success rate, and it's more of a discomfort then pain, and that the baby only tends to move back if it's not a first born child.
My thoughts are that women have been giving birth to babies for millions of years and the baby knows what he's supposed to do. If he's not turning maybe there is a reason. Maybe he isn't meant to be birthed vaginally. Maybe he doesn't fit that way in my pelvis. Maybe, maybe, maybe, I know.
Probably my biggest fear is that he would turn and then we would go through an attempt at a vaginal birth only to have him NOT fit through my pelvic canal and end up having a c-section. I really don't want to double tax my body by going through basically both types of birth when my body was telling me all along that he wouldn't be birthed vaginally.
Then I think, do I sound like a crazy person? WTF am I supposed to do? I'm so confused! Thoughts?