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Postby christinaprescott » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:24 am

I am 33 weeks. I am a first-time mom. I had my ultrasound yesterday. My doctor told me everything looked great. There was one concern though. Babies head was down. Furthermore, she is on her back. The doctor told me if she continues to stay that way I would need a c-section. Has any mom ever experience this and baby turned? Or is there anyone who experienced C-section stories. I really wanted a vaginal delivery. I am so much scared of c-section. Are there any tips I can avoid c-section. I want a vaginal birth baby. Please help.
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Re: First time

Postby KattyH » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:26 pm

christinaprescott wrote:I am 33 weeks. I am a first-time mom. I had my ultrasound yesterday. My doctor told me everything looked great. There was one concern though. Babies head was down. Furthermore, she is on her back. The doctor told me if she continues to stay that way I would need a c-section. Has any mom ever experience this and baby turned? Or is there anyone who experienced C-section stories. I really wanted a vaginal delivery. I am so much scared of c-section. Are there any tips I can avoid c-section. I want a vaginal birth baby. Please help.


Hi there, congratulations on your pregnancy! :) I had a C-section for my 18 months old but it wasn't really out of the same head-down issue. As far as I've understood from my experience, my natural labour was taking far too long than expected 36 weeks, which is why I needed the C-section when there was no labour and I was on the 40th week. After, the delivery,, however, I've heard from women that they got their babies naturally in 39-42 weeks even. I guess because mine was an assisted fertility clinic didn't want to take chance - most of those women had natural or simply medicated and timed TTC. I guess from the terms you mentioned (though there's a little confusion between the head down and on her back) that your baby is still to reach the position of normal delivery (supposed to be like a cashew nut with it's concave on the inside - that happens from 32-35 weeks in pregnancy. Perhaps, the difference in position is quite much for the Dr to consider that it can't get to the right position in time to have had suggested C-section. Honestly, I don't think it could be avoided by any means as such but then unless the actual delivery time comes no one can be sure that it will be a C-section and not vaginal delivery. Don't be freaked out... from the experience I can say C-section is smoother to the mother than the natural delivery... just relax for the time being.:)
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