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 and 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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