Evidence shows us that moxibustion in combination with Acupuncture and other postural techniques such as inversion can safely turn a baby in the breach presentation. Consulting an acupuncturist trained in Chinese medicine with experience and a high rate of successful outcomes in these cases is a smart choice.
Doctors refer their pregnant moms to me between 32 and 35 weeks. I prefer to see them sooner rather than later. Only 3 to 4% of pregnancies will be delivered with the breach presentation. Most babies in the breach, position will turn on their own by 36 weeks. However, undue stress on the mother worrying about possibly having to deliver by cesarean section can be upsetting to her and the whole family.
Acupuncture for these moms is wonderful because it relaxes the mother, and helps baby get into to the right position for birth. While she is there I will often treat other symptoms of the last trimester of pregnancy such as back pain, heartburn, and sleep problems.
Let us know at Acupuncture health and healing if you or anyone you know needs help during their pregnancy.