Exciting Breech Pregnancy Case Study
A study in the Journal of the Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health describes the chiropractic care of a woman during breech pregnancy.
A 37-year-old woman in her 35th week of gestation presented to a chiropractor for hip and low back pain. Her ultrasound showed the baby in a frank breech position. Especially relevant, the chiropractor found vertebral subluxations using Webster Technique.
The chiropractor used Webster Technique on the patient over three visits spanning five days. Subsequently, the patient gave birth vaginally with the baby in the vertex position.
Webster Technique is used on pregnant patients to improve the function of the mother’s nervous system. The nervous system coordinates all functions of the body. Therefore, the technique also improves the ability for the baby to develop.
“It is an important distinction” states Dr. Gary Barone, of Port Moody. “Webster Technique is famous worldwide as a baby-turning technique. This, however, is not the purpose of the technique. It just so happens that when you unlock the function of the body, amazing things can happen.”
That being said, further research on the role of pregnant patients under chiropractic care may show benefit beyond symptomatic care for low back pain.