Incidence or how frequently do breech presentations actually occur?

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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 present as breech. Little is known about the cause of breech positions. It is logical that unborn babies can be in any position in the early stages. They still have a lot of space to swim around. As pregnancy progresses the baby grows larger and its space in the womb becomes relatively smaller up to the point that its space is too small for a spontaneous rotation if the baby’s head is not down yet.

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. 

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“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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