We have had an interesting phenomenon in our Fall Bradley
Method® class. Three of our couples had/have breech babies – 30% of the class! Interesting since
the overall statistic ranges between 1-4% babies being breech at term – it
depends which information you are reading.
In this post I will describe steps to take if you find out you have a breech
baby at any point in your third trimester.
These are all ideas that do not involve the physical manipulation of the
baby. To read more about that option,
I admit it - I was one of those complete skeptics about chiropractic care. I used to call them "chiro-quackers" and felt 100% sure that I would never let one touch me or my back.
Then our third child, Bryan, was breech at 32 weeks. And he stayed breech - at our 36 week ultrasound, there was definitely a bottom where there should have been a top! Desperate to avoid a cesarean and willing to try any natural measure I could, I asked my natural momma tribe if they could recommend anyone for the Webster Protocol - the three with answers all sent me to the same person: Dr.
I am sharing this because I am hoping this will allow other mommies-to-be with
breech babies avoid a cesarean section in the hospital. One of our students is working at turning their baby right now, so I thought it apropos to share this online today.
Journal: July 19, 2009
Bryan's Estimated Due Date (EDD): August 14, 2009
As advocates of natural childbirth, and after two amazing birth experiences,
I wanted the same for our third child. We found out in early June that he was
breech, but didn't give it much thought at the time since we figured we still
had time left for him to turn head-down.