Acupuncture To Prevent Breech Births - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/16/07

Acupuncture To Prevent Breech Births

Moms know that if the baby is turned wrong she could end up with a C-section delivery to get the baby out safely.

Commonly the doctor will just push on the mom's belly to try to get that baby to turn in the right direction. But now, some doctors are using acupuncture, a traditional form of Chinese medicine, to, as they say, restore balance.

"Balance equals wellness, and that's their philosophy, says Eve White, MD, an OB/GYN.

The theory is that when the needle, stimulated by electric current, taps into the nervous system. It sends neurotransmitters through the mom's body stimulating the baby to move and hopefully turn itself.

Dr. White says studies have shown a range of between 60 to 80 percent success rate.

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