My baby had been breech basically since 28 weeks. She was breech at 28 weeks for my midwife appointment, at 30 weeks I was told her head was up where my ribs were. I don’t know why but even though there was plenty of time for her to move I just knew she would remain there! At the 34 week scan she still was there too.
I was referred to the breech clinic at 35 weeks for confirmation of position and advice on how to turn baby. At 37+2 I had a failed ECV and baby was firmly engaged into my pelvis.
My waters broke at 6.30am with some twinges. I headed to hospital just to get checked etc. It was decided it would be best to keep me in due to breech/second baby and contractions had started at this point which I was more than happy to do. I had planned to have my VBB on the birth centre which luckily was honoured and not met with any disagreement. I stayed mobile and upright and contractions picked up quite a bit. Was 3 almost 4 cm by about 10.30am. At about 12 a foot presented itself. Contractions picked up and by 13.49 baby was born- about 5 mins between bum and head.
I am very happy about all the support I’ve received at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and am very pleased I was able to be on the birth centre which made me feel very comfortable.