Objective: The purpose of this study is to discuss the chiropractic care of a pregnant patient with breech presentation utilizing Webster technique.
Clinical Features: 31 year old pregnant female patient presents to the chiropractor with a diagnosis of transverse breech presentation by her obstetrician at 30 weeks gestation.
Interventions and Outcomes: Webster Technique was utilized during patient’s care of 24 visits. After 7 visits over 3 weeks of chiropractic care, midwife confirms vertex presentation of fetus through assessment of fetal position. The mother went on to have a natural home birth thereafter.
Conclusion: This case describes the resolution of a transverse breech pregnancy at 33 weeks, following utilization of Webster technique, confirmed by midwife.
Author Keywords: Pregnancy, breech pregnancy, Webster technique, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation
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