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How to Turn a Breech Baby

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Alternative methods such as Forward Leaning Inversion, Knee to chest exercise, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Chiropractics using Webster technique, hot and cold packs including Hypnosis methodscan help you turn a breech baby with ease. However, please be cautious while performing these methods because if not done properly they may result into complications.

What is a Breech Baby?

Normally, a baby’s natural position before birth is head down bottoms up. However, in certain cases, the baby moves inside and takes a head up or bottom-first position. This change in position of the baby is called breech position and accordingly the baby is termed breech baby in medical terminology.

Turning a Breech baby naturally is not an easy task.A breech baby is a sudden happening, which may change your planned course of delivery (vaginal or Caesarean section) and creates moments of terror and anxiety. Let us get some ways to help you with how to turn a breach baby naturally along with a discussion on the alternatives.

Symptoms of carrying a Breech Baby

Carrying a breech baby does not entail any specific symptoms. Neither they come up with any conscious physical experience by the mother. Most of the breech position is taken by a baby during his/her mother’s sleep.

When do you know that your baby is a Breech?

A breech baby is an almost fully developed baby in its mother’s uterus. Normally, during regular ultrasound at 35-37 weeks, a baby if it is a breech - can be diagnosed.

How to deliver a Breech Baby?

Your doctor/medical health professional/midwife will suggest you to go for a cesarean section delivery rather than a normal vaginal delivery if you are carrying a breech baby.

How to deliver a Breech Baby

This is due to the reasons that, with normal vaginal delivery, it is not only painful for women with breech babies, but also entails the risk of various fatalities such as-

1- Umbilical cord prolapse due to amniotic sac failure.

2- Oxygen Deprivation to the baby which may lead to brain damage and death in worst case.

3- Injury to brain, skulls or other parts of the baby.

4- Excessive vaginal bleeding, which may lead to the death of the mother.

5- Premature death of the baby.

How to turn a Breech Baby naturally?

1- Exercise

Exercise is the key to most of the health problems. However, with a breech bay inside, the exercises are different and have a significant chance of un-breeching your breech baby. There are various home exercises such as forward leaning inversion (kneeling down back and forth), breech tilt (elevating hips back and forth), knee to chest exercise etc. which are simple, riskless and worthy of turning around a breech baby.

How to turn a Breech Baby naturally

2- Swimming

Swimming can change the vertex position of a breech baby and bring him/her back to the natural position. Swimming gently during last weeks of your pregnancy not only zings up your mood and undertones your fatigued muscles; but also create waves which signals the baby to change its breech position.

3- Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Chiropractics

Gem of physical and muscular relaxation, these three techniques are considered very effective in turning a breech baby. Acupuncture helps in generating good blood flow which induces the baby to change its breech position. Similarly, Moxibustion is a technique where low heating technique is applied on the skin of the mother which creates sensation in her body which eventually helps in un-breeching the breech baby. In this way, Chiropractics also comes handy with its relevant benefit of balancing the pelvic area through which a baby can be un-breeched.

4- ECV- External Cephalic Version

ECV is considered somehow the best technique to turn a breech baby. Although it is a natural method, it involves medical precision and should not be tried at home. Under this method, your doctor or the midwife use hands to manipulate baby’s position with the help of an ultrasound.

5- Music

Music always works great. Be it uplifting your mood to turning a breech baby around, music is very helpful. Music entails sound waves which if you can transmit to your baby can help him/her un-breech.

 

Hope, this article has been able to resolve your queries on how to turn a breech baby naturally. Follow Elawoman to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi

About The Author

Laparoscopic Surgeon, Gynecologic Surgeon Dr. Srilatha Gorthi
Hyderabad

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi is an infertility specialist and laparoscopy surgeon located in Hyderabad. Her area of expertise lies in the field of Gynae diseases and conditions, and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). She provides a number of services that comprise of In vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), ICSI, TESA, MESA, Gynae Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, treatment of Ovarian Cysts, Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids, Polyps and so on. Dr. Srilatha Gorthi practices at The Birthplace Hospital, Revive Multi Specialty Clinics and Fertility Centre, and The Birthplace Clinic and has a rich experience of more than 18 years. Dr. Gorthi has won 9 Gold Medals in MBBS.She is a reputed member of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), European society of Gynaecological Endoscopy and British Medical Association, UK, and British Fertility Society. You can get her information at www.elawoman.com

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  1. 15 weeks pregnant - symptoms, baby size and more ultrasound, Elawoman - 2017

5 Comments

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Garima Nellapa

Informative piece. I never knew about Breech Baby. Thanks for share!

Oct. 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m. 5.0

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Ashwani Pradhan

The side effects of a breech baby are like a nightmare. Turn breech baby naturally is only what we could do.

Sept. 15, 2018, 4:57 p.m. 4.5

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Samjhana Rag

Does breech baby often happen when you are carrying twins?

July 9, 2018, 1:25 p.m. 5.0

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Lily Fernandez

Sissy needs to turn her breech baby, wondering which one would work! Thanks a ton for sharing!

June 2, 2018, 1:27 p.m. 5.0

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April 21, 2018, 11:22 a.m. 4.5

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