By 37 weeks gestation babies should be head down ready for birth.
Babies that are in the breech position have their buttock toward the cervix and head toward the rib cage. I.e. they are 180 degrees out of the head down position.
There are three main breech positions:
1) Frank Breech: The baby’s bottom sits over the woman’s cervix, and the head towards the rib cage, the baby’s feet are usually placed on either side of their head, near their ears.
2) Complete Breech: the baby sits with their legs crossed, therefore both their feet and buttocks sit close to the woman’s cervix.
3) Footling breech or incomplete breech: The baby’s foot sits over the woman’s cervix, leading the way, whilst the other foot is up toward the head.
For many years chiropractors have been using the Webster technique to turn babies from the breech position. This chiropractic technique is specifically for pregnant mothers, it corrects sacral misalignments, balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, allowing your baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
The Webster technique is very safe, gentle, and effective. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) reported an 82% success rate of babies turning head-down when doctors of chiropractic preformed the technique. Another study showed out of 700 women carrying breech, 682 of their babies turned head- down after having the Webster Technique performed.
The earlier you have the Webster technique started then the better the outcome.
If your baby is in the transverse or breech position, don’t wait any longer, make an appointment to see our specifically trained Doctor today!