Breech Tilt

Is your baby breech? The Breech Tilt may help your baby turn head-down.

Prepare a surface where you can lie down comfortably on the floor. Have several pillows ready.

Get on your hands and knees and breathe deeply for a few minutes.

Sit up.

Lie down on your back on a hard surface for 10 minutes with enough pillows under your pelvis to raise it to a height of 9 to 12 inches above your head.

Lie in this posture with your pelvis raised as described above twice daily for 10 minutes at a time.

Perform the Breech Tilt on an empty stomach. Wear loose clothing or do the posture nude. Do not wear a leotard or constrict your abdomen in any way.

This position can be effective as long as the baby has not dropped too deeply into the pelvis. Practice the posture for 4 to 6 weeks or until the baby turns head-down. Ask your birth attendant to check the baby’s position frequently, as he could turn within a week. Once the baby has turned head-down, discontinue the breech tilt at once and begin walking frequently to help the baby snuggle down into your pelvis.

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