We had an appointment this past Monday and my doctor was a little suspicious about the positioning of the baby - definitely breech, but maybe frank breech. What's the difference, you ask? Well here's a little OB lesson for you all -We went for an ultrasound on Wednesday, and it was confirmed that the baby is in the frank breech position. So our little bugger is suck - head up, butt down, and feet in the the air - all set to be a diver and to specialize in dives in the pike position!
The doctor presented our options - wait to see if the baby will turn (unlikely now that I am almost 38 weeks), schedule a C-Section at term, or try an external cephalic version. Now I know that I am quoted in the past saying that I could totally comply with a C-Section if the baby was breech, and I still stand by that comment. However, if I can avoid it - I would like to try. My doctor was very pro-version, which made the decision much easier.
Therefore, we are going to see specialists at Magee on Monday morning. This is just a consultation so that they can review my history and we can talk and such. If I am a good candidate for the procedure (which my doctor thinks that I am), we will be trying the version later in the week.
It doesn't sound like the most comfortable procedure and I am preparing myself for it to hurt - A LOT. That way, if it doesn't, then I will be pleasantly surprised. Here are the potential outcomes:
- Successful version - baby in vertex position and will await labor naturally
- Unsuccessful version - baby still breech and schedule a C-Section in a few weeks
- Complicated version - emergency C-Section next week
Pretty much the outcome is the same - the baby will be here, and that is all that matters to me. If I can have a vaginal delivery - that would be optimal, if not - that's fine too.
I will be updating the blog about the details of this process.