Breech Babies

Breech Babies

Babies start to migrate head down from about the 28th week of pregnancy. Sometimes they just don’t do what you like and stay with their head up towards you or lie across your belly.

If your baby is still not head down by about week 34 or is lying with their back towards your back (occiput posterior) there are clinical trials that have shown the following to increase the chances of your baby turning and then staying put.

These Include

Acupuncture and moxibustion (application of special heat sticks) for pregnancy can be used to help turn a baby from 34 weeks until your due date. At The elbowroom clinic, we can provide this specialist treatment and show you how to continue the treatment at home.

Osteopathy to check the alignment of your pelvis. A misaligned pelvis may change the shape of your uterus making the bottom of your womb an unfavourable shape for your baby. In addition, the pelvis with poor alignment may prove a difficult path for your baby to negotiate when moving head down or during birth.

Reflexology has been shown to be useful in helping turn and correct the position of a baby.

Booking Your Appointment

To book an appointment any of our clinic’s therapists please call 01 677 9859 or email info@the-elbowroom.com.


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