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Application of the Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique: A Case Series

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From the abstract:   The purpose of this paper is to present a brief review of the medical versus chiropractic management of breech presentation. This paper includes a description of the Webster in-utero constraint technique and the author's application of the technique with six pregnancies.

Patients:  Amish women of varying ages and parity who had developed third trimester breech malpositions.

Outcome measures:   Correction of the malposition was determined by palpation using Leopold's maneuver and verified by medical doctors.

Results:   All cases were successfully treated using the Webster in-utero constraint technique. One woman had a failed external cephalic version attempt by a medical doctor. Five of the deliveries were uncomplicated: one birth is still pending as of this writing.

Conclusion:   The author has presented a case series of woman with successfully corrected breech malpositions using a chiropractic technique developed by Larry Webster, D.C.

Kunau, PL.   J of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol 3 No. 1, 1998.