|Chiropractic Technique Helps Turn
Breech Babies During Pregnancy
A November 7, 2001 report on a study conducted by the International
Chiropractic Pediatric Association showed that a chiropractic technique
known as the "Webster Breech Turning
was statistically very successful in resolving breech pregnancies without
medical procedures. A Breech pregnancy is when the baby is not
properly positioned in the mother's womb near the date for delivery.
If the baby is not positioned head-first, the delivery may be difficult or
even dangerous for both the mother and child.
This chiropractic technique was created by the late Dr. Larry Webster,
who was affectionately known as "The grandfather of chiropractic
pediatrics." The study entailed surveying members of the
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Inc (ICPA -
www.icpa4kids.com) throughout the United States and Canada. The survey noted that
there were a reported 112 cases of breech recorded by the chiropractors.
Of these, the results were 102 positive resolutions. This means that
in 102 of 112 cases the baby turned properly after the chiropractic
procedure was performed. This represents a success rate of almost 92%!
The conclusions of this study clearly stated, "When
successful, the Webster Technique avoids the costs and/or risks of either,
ECV, cesarean section or vaginal trial of breech. In view of these
findings the Webster Technique deserves serious consideration in the
health care management of expectant mothers exhibiting adverse fetal