Natural labour and footling breech

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  1. MrsB2105

    MrsB2105 Well-Known Member

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    So my google search was naff

    I am curious if natural labour can start with a footling breech

    Things such as waters breaking, cervix dilating, real contractions.

    I have idea what to expect from this scenario and the more I think about it the more worried I become. I'm planning on a planned section which I am waiting to be booked in for ... But I have a fear that I could end up with an emergency section if labour decides to do its own thing ... I live about 40 mins away from the hospital and really don't want to be taking too many risks if I can avoid it.

    Advice or experiences welcome :) x
     
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    I went for a scan at 33 weeks baby was classed as footling breech. He turned 2 days ago when I was 34 and 5 days. You have lots of time for baby to turn. Footling breech is a c section. They can turn baby if he moves to a breech position with his legs up. My midwife said they would have scanned at 36 weeks and made a plan.
     
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    It's twins and they are both footling breech and they won't turn them because of the harm that can be caused to the other x


     
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    Ah yes I didn't see u had twins! I was also told footling breech shouldn't be turned x hope you get a date and everything go smoothly. Much better planned section than emergency
     
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    I was told that by a dr as they can give better pain relief if it is planned and it would be more civilised. A midwife told me today that if I was to go into natural labour - which is highly unlikely - I have to ring 999.
    Got another scan tomorrow so will find out more then x
     
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    My SIL went into labour naturally with a footling breach and she had a planned c section the week later, so her waters broke and she started contracting then they just did a c section any way xx
     
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    I have been told that will happen to me in those circumstances ... You never know what surprises are around the corner x
     

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