Pregnancy Complications: Turn a Breech Baby
A breech baby, a pregnancy complication where your full-term baby's head is up instead of down by your cervix, is something all moms want to avoid. If your little one is head-over-heels in the womb, and you're not thrilled about the idea of your doctor performing a breech maneuver, there are several ways to try to avoid pregnancy complications and get your baby to move head down before birth. Ice Your Belly Put ice packs on the top of your belly where his head is. Many moms swear this makes baby squirm away from the sudden frost, before the doctor has to shove that little rebel around.
Heat Up Your Pubic Bone Sometimes, your baby will move toward the heat, turning his or her head in the right direction. Some mothers claim that music placed in the same area will get your baby to turn as well.
Tilt Movements This one may be tough to pull off when your belly is getting so big, but done right, you could avoid pregnancy complications. Stack pillows under your hips so they are above your heart. Or ask someone to place a board so that it tilts from the edge of your bed toward the floor. Then lie head-down on the board. Do this exercise up to three times a day to encourage your baby to turn around.
Swim If you walk on your hands in the water, it has a similar affect as tilt movements.
Moxibustion Performed by a practitioner, this Ancient Chinese procedure involves burning a Moxi stick (made of an herb called mugwort) near a particular point on your baby toe. Some acupuncturists are trained in moxibustion, which can help avoid pregnancy complications.