Breech Presentation – You Have Options: Moxibustion for Correcting Fetal Positioning

By Sarah Thompson Dpl.OM, L.Ac., Doula Breech. As an expectant mother, this one word can strike fear and anxiety into the most beautiful of pregnancies. Why? In today’s medical birth society, this often means one thing: cesarean delivery. Aside from External Cephalic Version (ECV), there is not much option offered by Western Medicine to prevent a cesarean delivery. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has spurred interest in an ancient modality used in Traditional Chinese Medicine called Moxibustion. The conclusion of the study noted that “Among primigravidas with breech presentation during the 33rd week...

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