How to Tell if Baby is Breech? Learn it the Belly Mapping Way!
If there is one thing that mothers-to-be can’t control, is the worry of what will happen to her and the baby when it comes. It is real! It is a mixture of excitement and fear. What if there is something wrong inside?
How to tell if the baby is breech? All you like to have is a natural birth. But when there are indications that the baby is bottom down in the uterus, you will fear for the complications!
Are there easy ways to know?
The Different Breech Presentations
Before we move on to the different steps on how to tell if the baby is breech, you need to know the different types of breech positions.
- Complete Breech - The bottom of the baby is positioned downward with the legs folded at the knees and feet near the bottom.
- Frank Breech - In this presentation, the baby’s bottom is positioned in the birth canal with its legs sticking straight up in front of the baby’s body and the feet near the head.
- Footling Breech - This is just complete breech but one or both of the baby’s feet is directed downward and will go out first before the rest of the body. This could be one foot first or both feet together.
- Kneeling Breech - Actually, this is very rare that it is no often mentioned as one of the breech positions. The baby’s presentation is kneeling (one or both legs) extended to the hips with knees bent.
- Transverse - The best to describe this position is the “hammock style” when the baby is laying in a hammock. It is very rare though.
It is easier to tell the position of the baby inside the womb when it is already in the last term of the pregnancy. If you are one of those moms who treat ultrasound as the last option, then let us do the belly mapping way.
Belly Mapping is steps of a process that can identify the baby’s position of the mother’s last term of being pregnant. This is a fun and exciting way to find it out. It is literally drawing in your belly the result after mapping.
If you are greatly interested in this, find a doula or midwife that knows how to identify positions and belly mapping to help you in the process.
What do you need?
Of course, the very first thing that you will need in this tutorial is your belly! The rest will follow
- Marker - You will certainly need this to draw or mark on your belly the position of your baby. Be sure that you will use the kind that is non-toxic. A bottle of finger paint is a very good option to use too!
- Doll or anything that symbolizes your baby - It is more fun to bring something handy just to use and help you visualize your baby as the tutorial goes along.
Take note: “It is wise to belly mapping right after a midwife or doctor’s appointment. They’re best to tell if the baby is breech.”
Here are the steps. Let us have fun!
Here is a video instruction on how to do the baby mapping. This is one fun way on how to tell if the baby is breech.
Mothers nowadays are more creative and well informed when it comes to pregnancies. Belly mapping is one way to teach you how to tell If your baby is breech or not. Well, whatever the outcome, it surely is an emotional bonding for you, your partner and the baby!
I know that mothers who opted for Belly Mapping discourage ultrasounds. Of course, there is no limit on how you like it to be. You can also have an ultrasound appointment with your doctor for faster and medical approach
For that mom-to-be who likes fun and art, this is for you! You can hit like and share!