About 3-4% of babies decide they don't want to get into the traditional birthing position and instead of head down, they put their bum down. This presents a problem for a lot of moms and medical practitioners as it generally makes for a tough decision: go ahead with a (now more complicated) vaginal birth or schedule a c-section.
Lots of women seek out options for ways turn the baby -- one such way is with a little herb we in the Traditional Chinese Medicine world, call moxa.
Acupuncturists burn this ancient herb close to the outer corner of the pinky toe, along with needling other strategic Acupuncture points. Visit your Acupuncturist for a few treatments to receive both Acupuncture and Moxa and they will teach you how to continue the moxa practice at home.
This Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for breech babies can be started as soon as it is identified that baby is breech and ideally repeated 2-3 times a day. This is generally done for several consecutive days (2 weeks is ideal).
I'm the first to admit this is totally weird -- even weirder is that it usually works. Check out this study.
If you are trying to avoid scheduling a c-section for your breech baby, give moxa a try!
I’m on maternity leave until July 5th — but you can book in with me for Acupuncture now and reserve your space! Click here to book or call my clinic at (613) 235-7243 for more info :)