I’m at 38 weeks. We’ve tried everything. This wee one is breech and won’t flip, and we’ve tried EVERYTHING. We wanted so much to have this one experience be at the laid-back, comfortable birth center where we could walk the halls, play cards, I’d sit in the birth tub, we’d laugh… My other half would feel like a coach and partner, and we’d be able to manage the pain the old-fashioned way, like people have done for thousands of years. We’d not have to be part of the over-medical over-litigious birth industry in the U.S. that has cesareans for everything, including convenience. I didn’t want a C-section. I didn’t want abdominal surgery. I didn’t want a hospital birth!
I’m pretty bummed.
95 percent of pregnancies turn head-down by the end of the 8th month. Goody for me. I get to be a rare exception.