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Acupuncture and moxibustion has been used for thousands of years to turn breech babies. In most Western countries the breech position is an indication for elective c-section. Acupuncture and moxibustion is a valid option for women willing to experience a natural birth. It is absolutely safe to both the mother and child. Needles are placed in the arms legs and feet – never in the abdomen.

High success rate when patients attend as soon as they have been diagnosed as breech/transverse.

My aim is to equip the mother with moxa and show them how to treat themselves at home for 5 days following the first treatment. Then attend midwife/doctor to see position of baby and return to me on the tenth day if no movement yet.

The theory is that moxibustion increases foetal activity.

Suzanne Cafferky is the recommended acupuncturist for Midwifery Led Unit in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

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