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Breech Babies:  A Safe, Gentle And Highly Effective Solution

The information below has been written by Dr. Elliot Berlin, a Prenatal Chiropractor in Los Angeles, California and is endorsed by



During the final months before birth, most babies settle into a head-down position in preparation for labor and delivery.  Breech refers to a baby who is positioned with the feet or buttocks down.  One cause of breech presentation may be constraint or tension in the lower part of the uterus.  Usually the bottom of the uterus is larger than the top.  Late in pregnancy, as the head becomes larger the baby will naturally turn head down where there is more space.  However, if there is tension in the lower part of the uterus there is no incentive to turn.


Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy are safe and gentle, and provide incredible benefits to both mother and baby throughout gestation.  One particular benefit is the normalization of the bones in the lower back and pelvis.  When pelvic bones become fixated they tug on ligaments that attach to the lower portion of the uterus and cause uterine constraint. 


There is a Chiropractic method called the Webster Technique that works to restore normal pelvic motion which in turn relaxes the lower uterus and removes a key obstruction to the babies natural ability and desire to turn.


Dr. Larry Webster, the founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, developed the Webster Technique after seeing his own daughter deliver a breech baby.  A recent study by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported a high rate of success (82%) in relieving intrauterine constraint using the Webster Technique, allowing breech position babies to turn to the normal occiput anterior position. This naturally facilitates easier and safer deliveries and helps avoid more invasive procedures like the external cephalic version and c-sections.  The technique is very gentle, safe, and comfortable, and can be done any time during pregnancy.


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