Dr. EeVon Ling ND is excited to offer her Turn Baby Turn Breech Baby ProgramTM which uses safe traditional and evidence-based methods* to encourage your baby to turn head down. This 90 minute private session incorporates:
Specific breathing exercises
Acupuncture and moxabustion (the burning of incense-like sticks near, but not touching, acupuncture points)
Fee: $200 (may be eligible to be covered under naturopathic services by your third party insurance)
To get more information how to help turn your breech baby please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ideal and safest position for a baby to be born is head down or vertex position. Babies will turn head down between weeks 26 to 34 weeks of pregnancy (some babies as late as 36 weeks) however, with each week after 30 weeks there becomes less and less room for the baby to turn. On the other hand, once the baby is head down after 34 weeks, he or she is less likely to change from this position. Breech position refers to any other part of the baby except the head presenting first: baby’s bottom (complete, incomplete or frank breech), legs and feet (footling breech), arm or shoulder (transverse breech).
Breech position is not very common, occurring in 3-4% of pregnancies. Most women who have a baby in breech position have very limited options for how they can give birth, with the vast majority giving birth by Cesarean. Although vaginal breech births are making a (very small) return to obstetrical practice, such a birth, where an experienced care provider is available, is highly dependent on the baby’s position, size and other factors that make many breech positioned babies ineligible for vaginal birth.
To possibly avoid a c-section, it is in the mother’s and baby’s interest to explore options to help turn the baby into the head down position.
*Interested in how these modalities work? Read about their effectiveness here: