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Breech Babies & Chiropractic

The late Larry Webster, D.C., of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, developed a technique which enabled chiropractors to release stress on the pregnant woman's pelvis and cause relaxation to the uterus and surrounding ligaments. The relaxed uterus would make it easier for a breech baby to turn naturally. The technique is known as the Webster Breech Technique.

Approximately 13% of all pregnancies result in a breech presentation. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue that 82% of doctors using the Webster Technique reported success. Further, the results from the study suggest that it may be beneficial to perform the Webster Technique in the 8th month of pregnancy.

Breech presentations are common early in pregnancy. Most physicians are not concerned with breech presentations until a patient is 37 weeks along. Breech babies are known to turn themselves, even late in pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments may aid in that process.