Here is a photograph from my time as a new mom. It tells the only narrative I had dreamed of sharing with my son about my early days of motherhood. He came, my world was complete and it was the happiest time of my life. In truth, I was suffering from postpartum depression (PPD).
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Statistics show that approximately 4% of babies end up in a breech position at full term. If this is you, it can be all-consuming and very discouraging, especially if you have your heart set on a vaginal delivery. Know that there is still hope that your babe can get into the head down (vertex) position.
Your doctor or midwife may recommend an ECV (external cephalic version) to turn the baby manually. You can use these techniques in preparation to make the ECV go more smoothly- or ideally, these techniques will help you to avoid needing the ECV at all.
During my pregnancy, the first two trimesters passed without any discomfort beyond the occasional calf cramp and bout of heartburn. As I entered the third trimester, however, I found that the aches and pains of pregnancy started to rear their ugly heads. Despite being tired, I no longer looked forward to bedtime, because that was when the restless legs and hip pain started. As I would sink into my lavender-laced pillow each night, the familiar dance of switching sides to find short-lived comfort began. When using the Snoogle® pillow failed to alleviate my hip discomfort and upper back pain, I realized I had to seek professional help beyond massage. At 34 weeks pregnant, I booked an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Wise and waited anxiously, hoping for some relief.