My friend's OB is threatening pre-term scheduled c-section because her baby is breech. She wants to look into External Version, and as her doula and best friend, I'm trying to help her with that.
Please tell me that someone knows a good doctor in the area that is skilled in this technique?!? We are willing to travel.
Mac + Nick Expecting someone new in late June 2014. Remembering our 3 1 * * * 4 * * * 8 * * * 12 * * * 16 * * * 20 * * * 24 * * * 28 * * * 32 * * * 36 * * 40 * * 43
External version is very risky, IMO. She has to be ready for an immediate c-section if the baby goes into distress. A much better answer is to find someone to work on the MOM and get body issues worked out (she likely has pelvic issues) that are keeping the baby from turning him/herself in the proper position. You've got a number of safe options that likely will be very successful: chiropractic (Webster technique), acupuncture, or an osteopath (specifically a cranial osteopath) who does hands-on manipulation all are options to get the baby to turn himself.
After I had two malpositioned babes, a great chiropractor in Annapolis who specializes in pregnant women's and children's care, Dr. Carol Phillips, worked out my pelvic issues during my third pregnancy, and that birth (after babe being transverse for many weeks) was much faster and much less painful than my previous two. www.dynamicbodybalancing.com If you call her, she may know another resource closer to you (are you in NY?) Btw, Dr. Phillips does workshops teaching her techniques---great for doulas and other birth professionals!
Best wishes to you and your friend!
Which area is she in? That would help w/ recommendations. As the previous poster said, there are some excellent chiro's in the area who are skilled in the webster technique and getting things aligned for the birth. There are also acupuncturists who do moxibustion. Let us know her general area.
I hope she has wonderful birth, she is lucky to have a helpful doula friend like you!
Dr. Tchabo at VA Hospital Center (in Arlington) turned my son at a day shy of 38 weeks. He does it in the L&D room. Mine went very smoothly, i only had to have fetal monitoring and todorol or whatever the muscle relaxant is. This was my second baby and I had lots of fluid and he was high up, so i think i was a "good candidate." the actual version was over in less than 10 seconds and i went on to have my son at a birth center 3 weeks later with no issues.
I also was seeing Dr. Sean Woods (also in VA) for chiro adjustments. He is webster certified.