One of our chiropractors at Manhattan Wellness Group, Dr. Trabulsi, performs a version of the Webster Technique. He is able to help turn a breeched baby. A 37 year old woman came into our office at the beginning of the week with a breeched baby at 36 weeks. She scheduled a follow up visit for two days later, but didn't need to come because the baby turned after just one appointment. It is recommended though that at 5 to 6 months to seek chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic care is health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, related nerves and bone geometry. It involves the art and science of adjusting misaligned joints of the body, especially of the spine, which reduces spinal nerve stress and therefore promotes health throughout the body.
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as c-sections. The late Larry Webster, D.C., Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association(ICPA), developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning. The technique is known as the Webster Technique. It is considered normal by some for a baby to present breech until the third trimester. Most birth practitioners are not concerned with breech presentations until a patient is 37 weeks along. Approximately 4% of all pregnancies result in a breech presentation. These simple adjustments can help women create the room needed for their babies to turn. Call us today to set up an appointment if you are expecting.