Danielle Drobbin, DC & Londee Zink, DC
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ October 18, 2018 ~ Pages 138-144
Objective: The purpose of this case study is to discuss the outcome of a pregnant patient presenting with a frank breech fetal presentation following chiropractic adjustments.
Clinical Features: A 33-year-old nulliparous female presented to the chiropractor at 29-weeks pregnant. A frank breech position of the fetus was confirmed with ultrasound by her obstetrician.
Intervention and Outcomes: The patient was analyzed and adjusted utilizing Webster and Diversified techniques over the course of 9 weeks. The patient received nine adjustments before obstetrician confirmed vertex positioning of the fetus. The patient went on to have a successful, natural, vaginal birth with no reported complications. This is the patient’s first vaginal birth.
Conclusion: The patient was able to avoid medical intervention such as cesarean section and underwent a natural, vaginal birth with no complications.
Keywords: Webster Technique, vertebral subluxation, breech, pregnancy, chiropractic, adjustment, intrauterine constraint