What is breech fetal position?

Many women may discover their fetus is in an improper or breech position.  Breech (feet first) or transverse lie (fetus is in an angle in the uterus). After the seventh month of gestation, if a fetus is in this type of abnormal position, it can be subject to biomechanical stress leading to vertebral subluxations. Any abnormal biomechanical stresses to the vertebra may cause abnormal development of cartilage structures (which eventually become boney).

A doctor trained in evaluating and treating pregnant women for breech fetal positioning can treat the patient with good results (97% successful).  This is a safe method, not only for mother but for the fetus and normal positioning of the fetus usually occurs within 4 to 5 visits. When the fetus is in a normal position, it’s chances of developing properly in the uterus, greatly increase.

Symptoms of Breech Fetal Position

  • There are no known symptoms, an ultrasound can be done to find out what position the baby is in.

Causes of Breech Fetal Position

  • If the woman has several pregnancies.
  • Pregnancies with more than one baby.
  • Amount of fluid in the womb - More fluid means higher chance of movement.
  • An abnormal uterus shape.

Treatment of Breech Fetal Position

Breech fetal position can get progressively worse if untreated, it is important to treat it via:

  • Moxibustion therapy.
  • External Version.
  • Inversion.
  • Chiropractic Care.

Preventing Breech Fetal Position

Some preventative measures include:

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Regularly sit in a tailor style position.


If you suffer from breech fetal position and want a natural approach to health, we can help. Our Mississauga clinics have an approach to better health.