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At 20 to 25 weeks gestation, the incidence of breech presentations is 30 to 40%, around 32 weeks this is 10 to 15% while at full gestation, only 3% of babies

Of course, many people ask me how it works. How can warming up a small point on a little toe make something happen in the womb?

One of the most commonly asked questions about turning the baby. What should I do when the baby has turned?

Just some brief information about the two different breech presentations. You have no doubt already heard of the terms complete breech and frank breech.

If you have been on cloud 9 during your pregnancy, it can suddenly seem a dark cloud if it turns out that your baby is presenting in a breech position.

The treatment

Moxa-therapy is completely painless and can be carried out at home, and the most important aspect of it is, research has shown that through moxa-therapy, the chances of a baby turning spontaneously are increased from 50% to 75%.

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The science

At this moment, the most common treatment for a baby in breech presentation is an external turn. The gynaecologist will try to turn the baby externally, by hand. About 80% of the women with a baby in breech presentation will ultimately have a caesarean operation. They would rather experience a natural delivery.

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During the more than 6500 instructions on how to use moxa-therapy for breech position, the following questions were asked most frequently. 

Frequently Asked Questions about moxa-treatment


“As I have just said on the answerphone: our baby has turned! Hopefully it won’t turn back again!”

-- Marieke Esser/ Mark Eshuis

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