During the third trimester, around week 28 until you give birth, is where you will experience similar symptoms in the second trimester and some new ones. Some symptoms include:
- Back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Breech position
- Induction of labor
Acupuncture is a great treatment to take especially during this time when you are about to go into labor any time soon. But, during this time, pain is not the only concern you might have. There is a chance of a breech presentation.
In one study, it studied the effect of acupuncture in correcting fetal presentation. They got a total of 240 women at 33-35 weeks of gestation carrying a fetus in breech presentation and randomly separated them into two groups: acupuncture plus moxibustion treatment group or an observation group. They looked at the fetal presentation at delivery.
During that study, they found that the amount of cephalic version (normal fetal presentation) was lower in the control group than the acupuncture plus moxibustion treatment group. Acupuncture also reduce the use of cesarean sections (c-section). At the end of this study, they concluded that acupuncture plus moxibustion is more effective than observation in revolving fetuses in breech presentation. Such a method appears to be a valid option for women willing to experience a natural birth .