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i am 30 weeks and 5 days and my baby was lying transverse at last midwife appointment. I have been getting shooting pains and a dull ache like period pain in my lower abdomen all day. is this my baby moving into the head down position? i also have back ache but have had it from about 18 weeks.

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replied August 13th, 2010
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Hi! Many thanks for your question on eHealth forum!

At 30 weeks pregnancy the baby usually takes a head down or buttocks down (breech) position. Some do this as late at 31 weeks. Hence try to walk around and see if it helps. If transverse lie continues then baby will be delivered by cesarean only.

Some backache is expected but if this is troubling you, the uterus could be going into contractions. Be in touch with your midwife or obstetrician. Hope this helps. Take care!

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