Eden's Garden Birth

Birth Education and Doula Support by Amy Rollogas

I offer doula support for your labor and private childbirth education in your home in the Richmond, Va metro area and west to Charlottesville, Va. I also offer instruction in acupressure for labor and moxibustion for breech. 

Moxibustion For Breech

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Around 3-4% of babies are in a bottom down or breech position at the end of pregnancy. Women who have a baby in a breech position will usually have limited options for birth here in the U.S. where 90% of breech babies will be born via cesarean section.

There are many tricks for helping a breech baby into a head down (or vertex) position. Some of these include positioning, doing handstands in a swimming pool, external cephalic version (the doctor manually turns the baby by manipulating the outside of the pregnant woman's belly), and moxibustion.

One of the tools we have that has been shown to sometimes be successful for turning a breech baby is Moxibustion. Moxibustion for breech is done by applying heat to an acupoint on the outside of the pinky toenail.

Is your baby breech? try Moxibustion

Before calling me, read these articles and discuss moxibustion with your provider. If your provider has any questions about moxibustion, have them call me at 804-869-1225. 

I will come to your home after 34 weeks and teach you how to do indirect moxibustion and how to continue moxibustion in the days to come.  I will leave you with all the tools you will need. 

Here are a few articles about moxibustion. These may be helpful when discussing moxibustion with your provider:

 http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=188144

http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/can-moxibustion-help-turn-breech-babies/

http://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-for-using-moxibustion-to-turn-breech-babies/