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#1 of 4 Old 07-24-2006, 05:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi there, not too sure where to post this. Sorry if it's already been discussed, haven't been here for a LONG time! I'm due Aug. 28, and just found out the baby is breech. We're wanting to look into the Webster's Breech Technique, which is a chiropractic technique. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with this. We're wondering about the safety of it. My dr. of course seemed horrified when I even mentioned chiropractics. I'm in Canada so we really don't have access to midwives and more wholistic healthcare. I figure it's gotta be more safe than external cephalic version, which is our only option if we hit 37 weeks and still haven't turned and we're at 35 weeks now! Anyone's input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!
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Obviously your doc doesn't have a clue as to what it is if he's horrified by that but not an external version.

Here's what I know (after my chiro explained it to me). It's a combo of a gentle adjustment (meant to correct any sacral misalignment) and accupressure on the round ligament. The theory behind the technique is that the baby is breech because it can't get into a better position, due to some misalignment of some sort. If the misalignment is corrected, the baby can then get in to a better (head down!) position.

It's very safe, very non-invasive, and quite effective. I'd definitely look into that and any other natural way to turn a baby before resorting to a version. Which, btw, often ends up with the baby flipping right back around afterwards.

disclaimer: I'm going on second hand info that I may or may not be remembering entirely correctly.

For accurate info, just google webster technique. It comes up with all sorts of good websites.
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I just have to plug spinningbabies.com in there to. It has a TON of info on turning breeches and good positioning in general!
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Here is the other breech thread from this ddc.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=486702


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