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Acupuncture and BREECH babies

When baby doesn’t do like you want it to ..

Up to week 35 or 36 of gestation, babies can be found in many different positions inside the womb. Ideally, in preparation for an easy birth, they should start facing down with their heads (vertex/ cephalic position) after week 36.


If during your last month of pregnancy your baby still hasn’t turned, your obstetrician will advise you on your best course of action.


In Chinese medicine, acupuncture in combination with moxibustion has been used when an expecting mother experienced a breech pregnancy. Moxibustion is the gentle warming of an acupuncture point with a lightened stick made out of a herb called ‘Ay Ye’ in Chinese, or simply mugwort in English.


Talk to your acupuncturist about your options with acupuncture.

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