The most common reason pregnant women seek out my clinic or a prenatal chiropractor in Charlotte is because of a breeched presentation during the 3rd trimester. While I only treat the mother (prenatal chiropractic care) and never treat the breeched presented baby, I have seen 92% of babies flip during my prenatal chiropractic care over the past 12 years.
The theory (and goal) on why prenatal chiropractic care helps babies position themselves properly has to do with balance within the pelvic cavity. Misalignments, called subluxations, may contribute to difficult labor, due to inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction and baby mal-presentation. (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) Balancing the sacrum, pelvis, lumbar spine and associated soft tissue within mom helps create a better environment for labor and allow mothers the opportunity to deliver naturally and avoid a cesarean birth.
I developed a guide—“The Definitive Guide to Turning a Breeched Baby in 7 Steps” that I share with my patients in these situations. There are a variety of approaches available, and I have had the most success with a process that follows 7 movements/stretches that I have learned through 12 years of experience. While this guide comprises the most common and successful movements and stretches that I recommend, keep in mind that each patient that I see is different and recommendations are ultimately based on the findings of an examination in my office. Be sure to read my disclaimer on the guide as this guide is not for everyone and always look for a Webster Certified Chiropractor.
Click here to read my guide. Breeched Baby Guide
About me: I own a family practice with special interest as a pediatric chiropractor and prenatal chiropractor in Charlotte. I have a passion for wellness and I use my office as a platform for educating and inspiring parents to raise healthy families.
After my wife had a natural birth 2 years ago in a hospital setting in Charlotte, we have been on a mission to help as many women prepare and experience birth the same way we did—As an Amazing Miracle!
Active Life Chiropractic teaches a variety of free monthly classes such as preparing for natural childbirth, steps to take when your baby is breeched, the 4th trimester and raising healthy babies during cold/flu season.