Breech babies can cause a serious threat to themselves as well as their mothers. Read the article given below for some tips on turning a breech baby.
The Breech Tilt
Knee To Chest Position
Kneel with your hips flexed at slightly more than 90 degrees (but do not let your thigh press against your abdomen) and try to keep your shoulders, head and upper chest flat on your mattress. Maintain this position for 15 minutes every two hours after waking up, for five continuous days. By positioning your body in a way that your head is a a level lower than the other parts of your body, gravity encourages the baby's head to turn towards your fundus. As pressure builds on the back of baby's head, she gradually rotates, first slanting, then all the way to the vertex.
Cold At The Top Of The Uterus
Take a cold compress like a bag of ice or frozen peas and put it on top of your uterus. The cold pack is likely to force your baby to turn her head away from the cold temperature. However, do not put the pack directly on to your skin. Cover your skin with a light fabric and then use the cold compress.
Research has proved that babies respond to sound. Just place earphones or small speakers on your lower abdomen and play the music. Use music to guide your baby to the desired position.
Like music, babies react to light as well. Hold the light near the pubic bone or gently move it from top to bottom, letting the baby follow the light and turn upside down.
This method can be used in combination with the “breech tilt”. This technique involves rubbing both hands wide and flat around the belly in the direction you want the baby to turn. Both hands should be opposite each other and move in a circular way around the baby.
Yoga is an ancient art of breathing practices, physical exercises and meditation. It is believed to unite the practitioner’s body, spirit and mind. Yoga poses can help a breech baby turn head down. Just kneel on your fours with shoulders against the floor and buttocks up in the air, giving more space for baby to move in the abdomen and rib cage. You can also try lying with a pillow under your pelvis to raise your hips higher than your head, as well as in a variety of a few other inverse positions.
Many people are of the view that acupuncture can release or balance energy in the body. Find a professional acupuncturist familiar with pregnancy. Acupuncture will help the body release energy and help the baby find a better position by allowing the mother’s body to relax so that the baby can position herself safely for birth.
Note: Don't try the above exercises on your own. Please consult a qualified doctor for medical advice.
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