Chiropractic Plan for “Spinning” Babies
How You Can Help Your Breech Baby Turn Naturally
By around 8 months of pregnancy, most babies move their heads and settle into a position to come out head first. Well, your baby is fully grown 3 to 4 weeks before due date and there’s a lot of planning going on how the baby will be born. Most babies twist and turn to move their heads down near the birth canal, however your bundle of joy could be a little mischievous and different.
Some babies are poised to come out bottom or feet first, and this is called a breech presentation. Your healthcare provider may tell you what position your baby is in by locating the baby’s head, bottom and back. An ultrasound can also be recommended to confirm the baby’s position.
Will My Baby Turn?
If you are approaching due date and your baby hasn’t turned at 37 weeks, you are a good candidate for chiropractic “spinning” plan. It’s almost impossible for babies to turn near term but this is where chiropractic care comes into play.
Before we see how a chiropractor can help turn your baby, let’s understand the changes that are taking place inside your body. First, there are hormonal changes, and you would know this better if you have annoying morning sickness and unusual cravings at the wrong time. Next, you’ll notice slow and steady physical changes. As your baby grows, your belly would grow larger and those old clothes just won’t fit. This physical alteration can cause problems such as improperly aligned pelvis and back pain which can be extremely uneasy. Furthermore, this titling and misalignment of pelvic structure limits your baby’s ability to turn naturally near term.
Giving Birth to a “Spinned” Baby – The Webster Technique
Having your baby turned by a chiropractor isn’t very uncomfortable and our experienced team members are trained to work with “mommy to be.” Dr. Larry Webster developed a special chiropractic technique that supports the uterus and helps the baby get into the proper “head first” position before birth. A more relaxed uterus makes it easier for the baby to shift comfortably and other important benefit of Webster technique includes reduced time of labor and delivery.
Everyone’s body is different but you can go for regular chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. Even if this is the first time you are approaching a chiropractor, there’s nothing to worry about. One of our experienced pregnancy chiropractors will guide you about the procedure and you would know exactly how many visits are needed to turn the baby.
Well, the technique isn’t painful. Your chiropractor will apply gentle pressure and perform a few “painless” adjustment moves to relax the ligaments and bring back the pelvis in perfect alignment.
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If you are not yet familiar with chiropractic care in breech presentations, ask our pregnancy and wellness chiropractors to find out more about the numerous benefits and your possible options. We hope you enjoyed reading this post and feel free to share it with your friends.