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This consists of any position where the foetus is not sitting with the head positioned downwards towards the hips (cephalic).
1. Breech Presentation
2. Transverse Presentation
3. Shoulder Presentation
REASONS FOR MALPOSITIONS
AFTER THIRTY (30) WEEKS
WHY MIGHT IT NOT TURN
WHY DOES IT MATTER
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR TURNING
IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR TURNING
Acupuncture and Moxibustion have been shown to successfully turn breech babies with the use of Bl 67 (Zhi yin) in combination with other acupuncture points. Bladder 67 has been used for 2000 years and is scientifically proven to successfully convert breech presentations.
Acupuncture and moxibustion are non-invasive and effective in helping a women to progress to go to an efficient labour as it assists in turning the foetus from a posterior position to an anterior one.
1. Ineke van den Berg, Lidia R. Arends, Johannes J. Duvekot. Correction of nonvertex presentation with moxibustion. Letter to the editor: Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print]
2. Ineke van den Berg MSc, Guido C. Kaandorp, MSc, Johanna L. Bosch, PhD, Johannes J. Duvekot, MD, PhD, Lidia R.
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