Breech Presentation in Waterford, MI
A baby in breech presentation is a head up, feet down in the womb – the ideal position for birth is head down, feet up. While it is possible to deliver a baby in the breech position, this can mean prolonged labor, an increase in the likelihood of complications, and a cesarean section.
Can Breech Presentation Be Avoided?
Babies in breech position may sometimes turn on their own. This can happen in a matter of moments, whenever the baby decides to do it. However, sometimes the baby needs a little help. Some OB/GYN’s will perform procedures in the hospital to manually turn a baby in the womb but this can be uncomfortable or painful, and with no guarantee that it will be effective.
Chiropractic for Pregnancy
Chiropractors are trained in the care of pregnant women and their babies. Studies show that chiropractic treatment during pregnancy is beneficial for many ailments. Chiropractors target and alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with a protruding belly, curved back, and issues with swelling.
In this same sense, chiropractic maneuvers for breech presentation have also been successful.
How Does It Work?
Chiropractors are trained to use safe and effective treatments for breech babies. There are a handful of recognized methods used to prompt an infant to turn itself in the womb. One of these methods is The Webster technique, which, by applying gentle maneuvering, they stimulate the baby to spin around, positioning itself correctly for birth.
Another therapy for helping with breech presentation includes readjusting the mother’s spine to provide an optimal environment for the baby to turn itself.
Let Chiropractic Care Work for You
At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists in Waterford, Michigan, we can create a treatment plan for you and your baby. Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care. You can achieve this by calling and making an appointment today.