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.
Dr. Kevin Ross, DC has been our chiropractor since I went to see him
for help with Bryan’s breech presentation. He is trained in the Webster Protocol, which as he explained
to our class last night, it’s NOT a turning technique. It’s an adjustment that addresses the
imbalance in the pelvis. Once the
pelvis is aligned, then the baby can safely turn head down. They may be unborn, yet they are smart
enough to avoid tension!! We were
very blessed that his “magic hands” worked to align my pelvis and Bryan turned
head-down 11 days before he was born.
Birth place options
, Bradley Method® outcome
, natural labor coping mechanisms
, Natural labor coping techniques
, Pain management
, Pain management natural labor
, The Bradley Method®
, Second Stage Labor
, Chiropractic Care
, Webster Protocol