“As a midwife, I am very familiar with Alisha’s success in helping breech babies to turn head down. Any of my clients who present with breech babies are referred to Alisha for hypnosis because it works. In fact, when my own littlest person was breech well into the third trimester, I did not hesitate to call Alisha myself for hypnosis. I am delighted to say, yes, it worked for me too. Thanks Alisha for all your help! We are so grateful.”
– Rebecca Prediletto Midwife/Mother
“After a single session with Alisha, we were able to turn the breech baby. I had no pain medication during labor.”
– Agnes Magsino, Mother
I’ve had tremendous success turning breech babies into the vertex position in a single session using specific hypnosis techniques. Mothers with babies in breech position can be helped with fear release therapy which is an integral part of our session. Anxious Moms learn to let go of fears concerning their pregnancy, birthing, and parenting. When the turning of the breech baby is achieved through hypnosis, the baby usually remains in the vertex position. I suggest going to a chiropractor who uses the Webster Technique, and acupuncture along with hypnotherapy. Moms leave with a recording of their session to listen to throughout the rest of the pregnancy to keep them relaxed and babies in position.
This concept is supported in a study presented in May, 1992 by Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona formerly of the Psychiatric Department, University of Vermont Medical School. The study included 100 women who were referred from practicing obstetricians and an additional 100 who responded to an advertisement. Only women carrying their babies in breech position at 36 weeks gestation or more were included.
Dr. Mehl-Madrona used hypnotherapy with the 100 women in the study group. The comparison group of 100 women had no hypnotherapy, though some did have ECV (external cephalic version), a procedure whereby the baby’s head is manually manipulated from outside the abdomen to bring about the downward turn.
In the study group the Mothers, while in hypnosis, were led through guided imagery to bring about deep relaxation. Suggestions were then given that they visualize their babies easily turning and see the turn accomplished, with the baby in proper vertex position for birthing. The Mothers were helped to visualize the uterus becoming pliable and relaxed in order to allow the baby sufficient room to make the move. The Mother was asked to talk to her baby, and the therapist encouraged the baby to release itself from the position it had settled into and to turn downward for an easy birth.
The study ended with 81 of the 100 breech babies having turned spontaneously from breech to vertex presentation. In the comparison group of 100 women who did not participate in hypnotherapy, only 26 babies turned spontaneously. An additional twenty turned with ECV. It is not uncommon for the baby who is turned through ECV to turn back into breech position. It was originally thought that each Mother would require approximately ten hours of hypnotherapy in order to accomplish the desired result. As the study unfolded, the average number of hours with each woman was only four, and half of the successful 81 turns required only one session.