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What is a Breech Baby? Your Chiropractor in Ottawa Explains.

What is a breech baby and what can be done about it?

Dr Craig at Loving Life Chiropractic Ottawa explains the 3 main types of breech presentation and gives a little known method of helping the breech baby turn.

The “What is a Breech Baby” Video transcript is below.

In this video, I’m going to briefly explain what a breech baby is and giving resources at the end so that you can find out more about having a safer, easier birth.

And we’re gonna get started RIGHT NOW!

Hello & Hi!

It is Dr. Craig here from Loving Life Chiropractic. And today, we’re gonna talk about a baby in a breech position.

So when mom is pregnant, baby can be in various positions. If the baby’s head down as usual position in the pelvis, going down with the back face. Now, that’s the usual position for pregnancy.

Now, if you have a breech position, there are three different positions.

  • One is a full breech when the legs are crossed in front of the baby and the bum is pointing down.
  • The second is a footling when the leg is actually pointing down as well.
  • And the third position is the Frank breech position when both legs are up in the air.

Now, not so long ago, a breech birth was not an issue because there was a plenty of training on breech pregnancies. That has now changed and a lot of that training has been lost.

Cesarean section training for breech babies has taken over, which is why a lot of people are interested in chiropractic care, and how chiropractic care can help if baby is in a breech position.

Now, there is a technique called The Webster Technique. It used to, historically, be known as The Webster Breech Turning Technique, but that’s no longer the case because we understand that The Webster Technique can help give faster, easier births when a baby is breech, or anterior facing, or either normal facing position, okay?

Recent research in the JMPT, done by Pistolese, had 112 breach cases. And out of the 112 breach cases, 82% of the cases were corrected using chiropractic care alone, and 92% using chiropractic care combined with some other intervention.

So I trust you enjoyed that video and it helped you understand what a breech baby is. And if you want to find out more about having a safer, easier birth, then click the card above.

And at the end of this video, there will be a Webster Technique demonstration video link and there is also our babies and pregnancy video series. We’ll put a link to that in the description and put a card up above and both these resources are designed to help you have a safer, easier birth and beyond.

And finally, if you’re from the Ottawa area, I have the ultimate Ottawa pregnancy resource guide available to you for free. Just click on the appropriate card as it pops up, and I’ll put a link down in the description.

My name is Dr. Craig Hindson from Loving Life Chiropractic, helping you and your family do what you love for longer.

Thank you.

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  1. Melanie says
    Jan 07, 2021 at 5:55 PM

    Hi, Thank you for this post. I learned a lot about what is a breech baby. So informative. Thanks again!

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