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Breech baby? There is hope!

Posted By On 06 Jan 2020
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Breech baby? There is hope!

Today I was very blessed to have all pregnant woman in my office! Some very newly pregnant (4 weeks!) and others nearing the end of their pregnancy.

A couple of these women had babies who were in breech position. They both intuitively knew that there was something we could do and booked in right away.

Here are some treatment options Naturopathic Doctors can use to help:

1. Moxabustion–used for thousands of years to flip babies, this technique uses a heated moxa stick (which looks like a stick of charcoal, but it made out of a herb mugwort) over the acupuncture point Bladder 67. Studies have shown that by doing this 2 x/day for 15 minutes at 33 weeks can help to keep baby head down or encourage baby to turn to the head down vertex position. 

2. Hypnotherapy–by helping a mom to deeply relax in their body and mind, there can be just enough room given for the baby to safely and effectively turn. 

3. Homeopathy–depending on which position the baby is in (horizontal, complete breech, frank breech etc) in addition to other symptoms mom is experiencing, can help to determine which remedy is appropriate. 

For more information on how to keep you and your family healthy, I can help in a couple of ways:

1. Work with me one-on-one
If you would like to work directly with me and radically improve your energy-just send us a quick email erinmillshealth@bellnet.ca and we can set you up with a Naturopathic initial consult.

2. Test drive my services
Email us at erinmillshealth@bellnet.ca and we can set you up with a complimentary 15 minute consult

Our Mississauga Chiropractors have also worked with patients with babies in the breech presentation and are familiar with the Webster Technique.

Disclaimer
This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

Dr. Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for "naturopathic well child visits" and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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