Breech or Posterior Baby

What is breech or posterior baby?

Before a mother gives birth, the baby should be in a headfirst position in the mother’s uterus. This process happens naturally just before giving birth. This is the safest way to give birth as there is less risk for both the baby and the mother. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. When the baby does not manage to flip to a head first position before birth in the mother’s uterus, this is called breech or posterior baby.

What attributes to breech or posterior baby?

Some reasons include:

  • Too little amniotic fluid (baby is unable to direct it self correctly)
  • Too much amniotic fluid (baby is unable to be still as there is too much fluid for it to float in.)
  • Irregular pelvic shape from the mother
  • Fibroids

Why does structural chiropractic work so well for these issues?

Structural Chiropractic helps with the alignment of the spine, including the pelvis. Having a correct structurally aligned pelvis is crucial before childbirth. This is because, it gives the baby the most optimal space to switch position avoiding a breech or posterior scenario. Additionally, it also allows the baby to grow in the most optimal pelvic position. As a result, it is healthier for the baby.