“Hmmm…this feels like a head. Wait! Isn’t my baby’s head supposed to be ‘down there??’ I think my baby’s breech!”
If you find yourself in this situation, first of all, don’t stress! The majority of babies turn head-down by the third trimester; of those that haven’t, the majority of them will head for the exit sign by the time labor commences. Keep your chin up and believe that your baby will turn head-down.
That being said, often times a pregnant mama with a breech baby is told by her practitioner that her only options are waiting and then later attempting an external cephalic version (ECV). There are a myriad of techniques and methods that can gently encourage your little one to turn head-down before resorting to more invasive procedures.