1 day ago
The baby turned 💃🏻🙃
My baby was breech at 34 weeks and we found out this week they have now turned head down which I am super happy about.
According to the stats 50% babies will turn on their own, but I also tried some other stuff to try and help them get the memo...
🔥Moxibustion - is a Chinese herb that is burned on an acupuncture spot on your little toes once a day for five days (or until the baby turns). I went to The Village Clinic near Bicester which was great - and my husband learned how to do it so we could do it at home. It smelt gross but did bring on loads of movement from the baby. I also had a little bit of acupuncture even though I am super needle phobic and it didn’t hurt a bit.
👐Chiropractic treatment - I have been going to the wonderful Active Family Chiropractor in Deddington who offers The Webster Technique, which is where small adjustments are made to check the pelvis is aligned. Mine was slightly revolved and any issues can prevent the baby turning head down - even if the baby is not breech this can help with baby position and pregnancy discomfort.
🧘🏻♀️Yoga and positioning - @spinningbabies is an awesome website with loads of great resources - I’ve been doing the breech tilt and forward leaning inversion, and also hanging out in puppy pose and on all fours to try and give the baby space to come out and spin.
💫I didn’t feel a huge summersault so I can’t say for sure what turned the baby but all of these things were non-invasive and actually quite therapeutic for me.
Now fingers crossed the baby gets the message and stays where they are 🤞 at Bicester, Oxfordshire