“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change”. ~  Marie Mongan, the founder of HypnoBirthing®

My Breech Baby only Turned Head Down at 39 Weeks

I am Lillian. My husband and I wanted a natural birth, so we took HypnoBirthing course and hire a Doula to prepare for our first birth. During my first pregnancy in 2017, my baby was found in a transverse position around 34 weeks. With my Doula’s guidance, we embarked on breech tilt, forward leaning inversion, side lying release and various other exercises. Finally, baby successfully turned head down at 36 weeks.

Lillian and Rj first baby YuHui who was in breech position at 38 weeks

We were relieved. However, by 38 weeks, my baby decided to go back to head up. Unfortunately, this time, she was in breech position! My doctor then suggested c-section. But we were very reluctant to go with that option. We asked if vaginal breech birth was possible. My doctor mentioned that it was possible but he would not recommend due to the risks involved. He mentioned that it was more difficult for first-time mom and there may be a risk of baby’s head get stuck.

This time We Had Hypnosis Breech Turn Session

I was worried and confused but at the same time, I knew breech tilt was one of the ways to turn baby head down. So we continued with the exercises we did when we help YuHui rotate to head down position earlier. This time, I also had a Breech Turn Hypnosis session on 4th March 2017 with my HypnoBirthing Instructor cum Doula. On 6th March, I had chiropractic adjustment just before doctor’s visit. An ultrasound scan later confirmed my baby had successfully turned back to head down position at 39 weeks! I went on to birth Baby Yuhui at 40 weeks 6 days. We were very happy!

During my second pregnancy, my baby was in transverse position again at 36 weeks much like the first pregnancy. This time I was not panic as I had experience in helping my baby to turn head down. I continued the forward leaning inversion and side lying release exercises again and baby indeed turn to head down at 38 weeks. I birthed my second baby past 40 weeks again on 25 October 2018.

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