Is your baby really breech?
Katharine Graves shares her view:
“Women who are going to do the KG Hypnobirthing class sometimes say to me, “I’m going to have a caesarean because my baby's breech”. And quite frequently, people say that to me pretty early on in pregnancy, from 25 to 30 weeks.
I want you to know that at that stage of pregnancy, you do not have a breech baby. It's simply a baby that hasn't turned yet.
At that stage, babies are swimming around, doing their own thing, perfectly happy and the vast majority - all except about 3 or 4% - will have turned into the head down position by about 35, 36, 37 weeks.
So, if you've heard somebody, maybe when you've had a scan say “oh, the baby's breech” and it's very early in your pregnancy, just remember, it's simply a baby that hasn't turned yet and it is very, very likely, most of all likely, to turn, ready to be born by about week 35.”
Read our article on breech babies here.