Breech Birth and Chiropractic
Everyone has heard sometime in their life of a breech birth but maybe not that Chiropractic can play a major and effective role in preventing or helping to correct it. A breech baby is one that enters the birth canal improperly with the feet down not the head and although this is not a common, these presentations do exist.
Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system–the communication system between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct spinal, pelvic and cranial misalignments (subluxations). When misaligned, these structures create an imbalance in surrounding muscles and ligaments. Additionally, the resulting nerve system stress may affect the body’s ability to function optimally, effecting the development of your child.
Sacral misalignment causes the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. It is these tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus which may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position (breech) for birth. The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates neuro-biomechanical function in pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. In a theoretical and clinical framework, this may reduce aberrant tension in the uterus, a cause of intrauterine constraint of the baby and allow for optimal fetal positioning.
At Friends & Family Chiropractic our doctors are certified in the Webster Technique to give the best care to you and the amazing miracle of life inside of you. Interested in what we have to say schedule a free consultation with our doctors to see if we can help.