Breech Babies Turn! - Page 4
Yeah, I would be requesting additional work for my hip/knee pain beyond the Webster technique, maybe even TMJ therapy, which I thought I had conquered, but which has come back recently.
I think I understand the Webster technique, but then I think I don't, lol. It was explained to me as useful when a baby isn't able to move into optimum position because mom's bones, muscles, and tendons are limiting the uterus's space and limiting the baby's room to move around freely. The result of therapy being a more balanced frame for the uterus and baby to fit into. I could see how simply saying "making more room" was confusing, but does this description make sense with what you all have experienced?
As I understand it, sometimes the problem is that the baby is limited by these out-of-whack bones/muscles/tendons, and so simply cannot move past them and into a good position. That's why I am not sure it would help me, since my baby is clearly able to move in all directions at any time. Does that make more sense?
Edited by cynthiamoon - 6/9/13 at 7:39pm
Had my third chiropractor appointment today. Last night he ALMOST went head down, but didn't quite make it before flipping himself back up. We definitely found out why today! I was SO TIGHT at the place where he got stuck. So after a lot of work (ouch!) to loosen everything, she kind of... nudged him along until I felt (again, ouch!) his butt pass behind my right ribs, and his head go through my left pelvis.
So now MAYBE he is head down? I don't really know how to tell for sure, but I haven't had any kicks in the crotch since then, and have had a ton of thumps above my belly button... where before, I just got rolling movements. So I'm hopeful! I have a biophysical profile Monday morning, so I'll find out then for sure. Fingers crossed!!
Well the theory behind spinning babies and techniques like Webster are about ensuring the uterus is balanced, so yeah, if your uterus is really torqued it would be hard for baby to move around but usually that is anatomical, such as with a bicornate uterus. I have read of chiropractors who get adjustments frequently still have positioning issues with their babies, they did not try the Webster technique until it was too late however. Webster works best if you start it early. If you have no concerns about your babe being breech I wouldnt worry about having Webster done at this point. I started Webster at 33 weeks.
I have no idea wether I should be concerned. She moves around a lot and is breech for a while, then not, then again.
Either way, I went to my appointment and I am glad to have gone, even just for the other things we talked about. I really like the doctor I made my appointment with, and we have a plan for general comfort, as well as for a long-standing issue with TMJ!