Title

Moxibustion: An alternative option for breech presentation

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Mark Allen Group

Place of Publication

United Kingdom

School

School of Nursing & Midwifery

RAS ID

26847

Comments

Originally published as: Morris, S., Geraghty, S., & Sundin, D. (2018). Moxibustion: An alternative option for breech presentation. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(7), 440-445. Original article available here.

Abstract

In many countries, including the UK, Australia, China, and the USA, more than 80% of breech-presenting fetuses are born by caesarean section. However, it is important for midwives to note the options that are available to women desiring a vaginal birth. This article will investigate cephalic version methods available to women with a breech-presenting baby, including external cephalic version, moxibustion and acupuncture. The literature emphasises the need for further research into alternative methods of cephalic version, for clinicians to up-skill on vaginal breech birth techniques and, if not recommend, then advise women of alternative methods available if mainstream interventions are unacceptable or contraindicated.

DOI

10.12968/bjom.2018.26.7.440

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