View Full Version : chiropracters to avoid caesarean
i jsut read in our local newspaper that if your baby is breech a cesarean can be avoided if you see a chiropractor.
does anyone know anyting about this?
not sure about the chiro, an acupuncturist was very helpful for turning my baby,
but a lady staying with me at the moment said she read something about it recently but couldn't remember the details
at what week did you have your baby turned?i'm now 30 weeks. did it hurt much?
I'd try it just to give it a go. Anything to avoid a c-section with me, anything to avoid any surgery actually, i'm a wuss when it comes to surgery. Freaks me out sooooo much.
freaks me too!!the scariest thing is that my sis is one of those people who can foresee what will happen. she was exactly right with dd's birth, her gender etc then just after i gave birth she pretty much told me when i'd fall pregnant again which shocked me as it was only 8 mths after dd was born and sure enough despite the pill i am preggers, she predicted the gender...and again is correct, then she's predicted a complicatin which could result in cesarean. her and i are both thinking it's cos he's breech.
I don't think a chiropractor can guarantee that a baby will definitely turn, but they can make some adjustments to encourage the baby to turn. I have heard of babies being turned by acupuncture, but then turning right back.
I reckon give it a go. I'm a firm advocate of chiropractors, but don't have your heart set on it just in case your baby is a stubborn breech!
The technique is called the Webster technique to turn a breech baby, I'm not sure if all chiro's do it. My old chiro in Brissy does it, and with some success. I think it can take more than one go though.
Better than an ECV from what I've heard.
Last time my baby went breech for a week, it was very painful when he turned, but I used the downward dog yoga pose to get him back head down. It didn't hurt at all when he turned back after a week. I spent ages (well as long as I could manage) in the downward dog position, it really helped. Also maybe try optimal fetal positioning - crawl around on your hands and knees!!
But you're only at 30 ish weeks, so your baby won't settle head down properly for another two weeks or more
^ Yep webster technique.
The theory is that misalignment of the pelvis can encourage the baby towards malpositioning.
Adjust the pelvic alignment and the baby gets into the right possie.
Have heard of successes with this and if you're looking at having an ECV or a c/s I think it'd be worth a try.
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