What is a Breech Baby? & How can a Chiropractor Help?

During pregnancy, a woman can see many doctors except the one that might be the most effective if she has a breech baby or suffers from back pain. Many women don’t even know that chiropractic care can provide back pain relief and help to avoid C-section from a breech baby.

What is a Breech Baby?

Even though only 4% of pregnancies have breech babies, it might be frustrating. Usually, a baby turned head down towards a vaginal canal by the mother’s 26th to 34th week of pregnancy. If the baby is not in the proper position by that time, it is critical to turn the fetus. A chiropractor can perform such treatment.

Some breech babies can be delivered naturally, but most of the doctors perform C-section to avoid complications. C-section can involve a lot of risks, including bleeding, infection, and a long recovery process. Also, forget about the perfect stomach; your abdominal muscles will never recover. 

How can a Chiropractor Help? 

At Manhattan Wellness Group, Dr. Rashad Trabulsi has had great success in the Breech baby correction and published many articles on the topic. He is a board-certified New York State Chiropractor with over 16 years of experience and has helped many pregnant women achieve a natural delivery without C-section. With the addition to utilizing the Webster Technique, Dr. Trabulsi has developed a modified, more successful approach. His approach is to align your pelvis and hips and relax the uterus. The goal is to allow more room for the baby to move into a proper head-down position on his own. The technique uses a combination of gentle adjustments to balance the Sacroiliac joint and soft trigger point work to reduce the tension. When the sacrum is misaligned, it can pull on the ligaments, which contributes to distortion in the uterus’s position within the pelvis. Functionality and ease of movement in the SI joints are not just crucial for comfort during pregnancy but also in the birthing process. It allows space for the baby to pass through.

Dr. Trabulsi recommends coming for the session as early as 30th to 32nd week of pregnancy but no later than 35th week. You need as little as two visits to the chiropractor to help your baby get into a proper position. Dr. Trabulsi implemented the technique on his wife during her last pregnancy at 34 weeks. After only two treatments and some stretching techniques, she felt the turn and delivered their baby son safely and naturally. 

Another method that Dr. Trabulsi suggests – inversion. The gravity can help to turn the baby, relax the pelvic muscles and uterus. A simple Child’s pose will help your future child feel much more comfortable in the womb. 

The Webster Technique

The ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) definition for the Webster Technique – is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and SI joint dysfunction. The technique improves neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral-pelvic region. Sacral misalignment may contribute to three primary causes of dystocia: uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment, and the tightening of pelvic muscles and ligaments. As a result, these muscles and ligaments may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible birth position. 


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