Breech Presentation

If your baby is in a position other than head down, or breech, the most direct method of correction is to have a medical doctor perform an External Cephalic Version (or ECV, or “version”). They will physically apply pressure to your abdomen under fetal monitoring to make sure they are safely turning your breech baby. Dr Bartlett does not perform any such medical techniques.

Dr Bartlett became certified in the Webster Technique in 2001 and has been focusing his practice on pre- and post-natal care ever since. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.

The ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) recognizes that in a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e. dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby malpresentation (breech). The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.