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Resolution of Transverse Breech Pregnancy Following Administration of Chiropractic Using the Webster Technique: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature

Danielle Drobbin, BA, DC & Sara La Rosa, BS, DC


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2015 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 9-14 



Objective: The purpose of this study is to discuss the chiropractic care of a pregnant patient with breech presentation utilizing Webster technique.


Clinical Features: 31 year old pregnant female patient presents to the chiropractor with a diagnosis of transverse breech presentation by her obstetrician at 30 weeks gestation.


Interventions and Outcomes: Webster Technique was utilized during patient’s care of 24 visits.  After 7 visits over 3 weeks of chiropractic care, midwife confirms vertex presentation of fetus through assessment of fetal position. The mother went on to have a natural home birth thereafter.


Conclusion: This case describes the resolution of a transverse breech pregnancy at 33 weeks, following utilization of Webster technique, confirmed by midwife.

Key Words: Pregnancy, breech pregnancy, Webster technique, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation

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