Well­ness Arti­cles

Breech Preg­nancy Returned to Nor­mal with Chi­ro­prac­tic — A Case Study

A doc­u­mented case study show­ing chi­ro­prac­tic care help­ing a breech preg­nancy was pub­lished on April 7, 2008, in the sci­en­tific peri­od­i­cal, the Jour­nal of Ver­te­bral Sub­lux­a­tion Research (JVSR). In this case, a 28 year old woman returned to the chi­ro­prac­tor in her 34th week of preg­nancy. She had pre­vi­ously been receiv­ing chi­ro­prac­tic care for headaches and sacroil­iac pain.

In week 34 of her preg­nancy, the woman’s nurse mid­wife rec­om­mended that she return for chi­ro­prac­tic care after it was dis­cov­ered that the pre­sen­ta­tion of her cur­rent preg­nancy was breech. She had pre­vi­ously car­ried her first preg­nancy in a breech pre­sen­ta­tion until 37 weeks until seek­ing chi­ro­prac­tic care.

This study notes that approx­i­mately 3%-5% of term preg­nan­cies in the United States result in a breech pre­sen­ta­tion, while 80%-100% of those breech pre­sent­ing fetus? are deliv­ered by cesarean sec­tion. Breech pre­sen­ta­tion is when a fetus is set up for the birth with the but­tocks or feet rather toward the birth canal rather than the nor­mal head first, known as the “cephalic presentation”.

Upon chi­ro­prac­tic exam­i­na­tion, the breech pre­sen­ta­tion was con­firmed and the chi­ro­prac­tic analy­sis and pro­ce­dure known as the “Web­ster Tech­nique” was uti­lized to deter­mine intrauter­ine con­straint and ini­ti­ate correction.

Two days after receiv­ing chi­ro­prac­tic care using the Web­ster Tech­nique, the woman returned to her nurse mid­wife for her fol­low up visit. That exam­i­na­tion showed that the fetus had turned to a nor­mal pre­sen­ta­tion. In the con­clu­sion of this case report, the chi­ro­prac­tor, Dr. John Cameron Thomas noted, “The impor­tance of pre­vent­ing intrauter­ine con­straint and cesarean sec­tion deliv­er­ies is appar­ent. For women who desire to deliver vagi­nally, there are options that can be per­formed before hav­ing a sched­uled cesarean section.”

Ran­dom Article

A story that appeared in the April 19, 2004 Asso­ci­ated Press, high­lighted schools that were elim­i­nat­ing all junk food from school grounds.

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