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I'm at 33 weeks and my baby is still not head down - is it safe to let the doctors turn the baby at 36 or 37 weeks?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Generally, yes.

A baby that is not head down at 33 weeks is not necessarily a problem, as most babies revert to a cephalic (head-down) position by 37 weeks.
If your baby is not head down by 36-37 weeks, your obstetrician should discuss the pros/cons of turning your baby--an external cephalic version.

In brief: Generally, yes.

A baby that is not head down at 33 weeks is not necessarily a problem, as most babies revert to a cephalic (head-down) position by 37 weeks.
If your baby is not head down by 36-37 weeks, your obstetrician should discuss the pros/cons of turning your baby--an external cephalic version.
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Generally, yes.

Most babies will revert to a head down position spontaneously by 37 weeks.
Your obstetrician should discuss the pros/cons of turning your baby (external cephalic version) in the 36-37th week. Certain parameters need to be in place before a version is attempted and the success rate is approximately 60-75%. Consider looking into the webster technique practiced by some obstetrical chiropractors.

In brief: Generally, yes.

Most babies will revert to a head down position spontaneously by 37 weeks.
Your obstetrician should discuss the pros/cons of turning your baby (external cephalic version) in the 36-37th week. Certain parameters need to be in place before a version is attempted and the success rate is approximately 60-75%. Consider looking into the webster technique practiced by some obstetrical chiropractors.
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