Have you heard any tricks for encouraging a baby to turn?
I'm pretty sure both of mine are still breech. I'll find out for sure at my appointment later today. My OB says with twins that by 28 weeks they are probably settled in their positions and won't move. So I suspect that if they haven't moved by my next appointment, he will suggest that we schedule a c-section. Which I really, really, really don't want.
So - we need to encourage baby A to turn over.
In one book I have it suggests 'childs pose' - a yoga pose. I will start trying that.
And I asked at my multiples class last night - both of the instructors are former doulas - and they said they had hear that dad talking to the belly way down low sometimes works - one of them actually said have dad talk to your crotch! They said that the baby is drawn to dad's voice because they are drawn to deep sounds. And if he talks to them down by the cervix, that sometimes the baby will want to be closer to that sound and it will move towards it.
We're having some very hilarious visions of J talking to my crotch. Personally I don't think he's capable of putting his head 'down there' and just talking. The man has little self control in that area. ;-) They said that shining a flashlight onto the lower part of the belly sometimes has the same effect - that the baby might want to move toward the light to check it out.
Apparently there was a very small test done years back - just with singletons however - but I think she said that 13 out of 20 babies turned over after using these techniques.
So right now I'm sitting here with a flashlight on my belly.
Any other suggestions? I'm open to anything. old wives tales, true stories, etc.
In other news ... Class last night focused on pre-term labor, how to recognize the signs, what do to, complications of pregnancy, complications of pre-term birth, etc. And we got a quick tour of the NICU and ante-partum unit. The NICU tour was brief - we couldn't really go into the area where the babies are - but we did see one very tiny little guy through the glass. It was all a little scary. We hope to never see the place again. But it is comforting to know that our hospital - which is about 2 miles from our house - has such good facilities in case we should need it.
but I don't plan on needing it...
We are just back from the ultrasound. Baby A is still breech - the little stinker. But somehow Baby B decided to flip - so that one is now head down. So I still need to work on convincing A to turn over.
More detail on the ultrasound later - we're off to the OB in a few minutes.