- Frank breech: The baby’s buttocks are aimed at the birth canal with legs in front and straight up.
- Complete breech: The baby is “sitting” in the birth canal with folded legs.
- Footling breech: One foot or both feet present first.
Chiropractors use the Webster Technique to loosen and stretch the ligaments in the sacrum that can become misaligned. The purpose of the Webster Technique is to allow the baby to move on its own into the correct birthing position. The chiropractor will make about eight adjustments.
When you are pregnant, it’s important to speak to your chiropractor about the choices you are making for you and your baby. Also, speak to your OB/GYN about any important decisions. Many women want their pregnancy and birth to be as natural as possible. After all, women have been giving birth to babies since the beginning of time. During most of history, the journey from conception to birth was allowed to progress with little interference from doctors or medicines. Your chiropractor is a partner in ensuring that your baby comes into the world safely and naturally.