Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2012 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 113-117
Objective: The chiropractic care of a woman with a breech pregnancy using the WebsterTechnique is described.
Clinical Features: A 35 year old woman presented to the office during the 30th week of her second pregnancy after her doula determined that the fetus was in breech position.
Intervention and Outcome: The patient was evaluated via Webster Technique which revealed a sacral subluxation and trigger points along the round ligament. She was adjusted using a drop mechanism table followed by effleurage trigger point therapy and home exercises. After four adjustments the fetus was determined to have turned from transverse breech to vertex position. She reported a successful vaginal birth.
Conclusion: Chiropractic care was administered to a pregnant patient with a breech presentation using the Webster Technique. Post ultrasound confirmed the vertex position and cesarean section was avoided.
Key Words: Chiropractic, Webster Technique, pregnancy, breech presentation, intrauterine constraint, sacral subluxation