The current rate of cesarean section in the United States is 40-50%. The World Health Organization states that this rate should not be higher than 15%. That is a huge discrepancy! Once common cause for cesarean section is improper position of the baby. This could include breech or transverse position of the baby. Many women are told that their only option to help their baby turn is a rather uncomfortable, not very successful procedure, called an external version.
Chiropractic adjustments using the Webster Technique are very effective for helping ensure ideal position of the baby. Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh, who are pregnancy chiropractors in Arlington Heights, help tons of pregnant women in their office. The following testimonial is from a pregnant patient in their office who found out her baby was breech at 34 weeks.
“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Katie and chiropractic care. I sought chiropractic care during my last 2 pregnancies for pain relief and ease in walking, but encountered a new reason to value chiropractic care this time around when I discovered that my baby was breech at 34 weeks. I immediately called Dr. Katie and she put me on a care plan that helped align my pelvis and create more space for the baby to flip. Sure enough, my baby had flipped head-down by my 37-week prenatal appointment. Unfortunately, my baby stubbornly flipped back again the following week, and with Dr. Katie's help, we flipped them back the right way AGAIN. I firmly believe that I would not have been so lucky without chiropractic care. Thanks to Sleigh Family Chiropractic, I didn't have to get an external version from the doctor, which I was sort of dreading. I wish more women knew about alternative options when it comes to pregnancy discomforts, and especially correcting breech positioning with babies. I am so thankful for the exceptional care and warm smiles I received from Sleigh Family Chiropractic. They are truly wonderful people and gifted practitioners, and I can't recommend them enough!” A.M.
Drs. Quintin and Katie encourage all pregnant women to follow these guidelines throughout pregnancy to avoid breech positioning of their baby: