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Breech Presentation

Weeks 28-35 

If your baby is in breech position and has not yet turned head-down by 28 weeks, acupuncture and moxibustion treatment have a high success rate in helping turn the baby. It is one of the most tested techniques in Chinese medicine and has a turn success rate of between 76% and 85% in successive clinical trials. The technique is most effective between the 28th and 34th week, up through the 35th week of pregnancy. Babies can turn at any time, however it occurs less often passed 34 weeks as the baby grows leaving it with less space. For centuries Chinese Medicine has been addressing breech presentation with a technique called moxibustion. Moxibustion is used to heat certain acupuncture points which influence the mother’s hormones and result in increased fetal movement that encourage the baby to move in to an optimal head down birthing position. Treatment for breech presentation is recommended in a series of 4 sessions, depending on turn response from baby.

Research studies proven effective with Moxa and resolving breech presentation:  



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