Webster Technique Certified Chiropractor
Webster Technique for Pregnant Women
The Webster Technique was designed to help remove subluxations in pregnant women and restore balance to the pelvic area through adjustments and relaxation of special ligaments in the pelvic girdle. This helps to relieve the pressure and stress that can be placed on the pelvic area during pregnancy & childbirth and it also helps with optimal fetal positioning.
FAQ’S About The Webster Technique
What is the Webster Technique?
According to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates biomechanical balance in pelvis structures, muscles and ligaments. This has been shown to reduce he effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. At no time should this technique be interpreted as an obstetric, ‘breech turning’ technique.
Is the Webster Technique painful?
The majority of women who have had the Webster Technique performed, report no pain or discomfort at all. Ocassionally, there may be some soreness in the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and joints similar to that of a massage.
Is the Webster Technique safe?
This technique is very safe and is performed on pregnant women in all stages of pregnancy; including up to the day of delivery.
How many treatments do I need?
There is no exact timeframe as this varies from patient to patient; as there are many factor that affect this. It is possible for the technique to work within the first few visits and sometimes it may take a couple of weeks.
When should I begin having the Webster Technique?
I believe that ALL pregnant women should have their spine analyzed by a chiropractor certified in the Webster Technique so they can be evaluated for any sacral misalignment and any interference within their nerve system.
Is it ever too late to have the Webster Technique performed?
It is NEVER too late. As soon as you find out the baby is in the breech position, you should contact a chiropractor certified in the Webster Technique. The earlier you begin, the more successful the Webster Technique is. We have had expectant moms begin care in the 38th and 39th week of pregnancy.
How successful is the Webster Technique?
According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in the July/August 2002 edition, the Webster Technique was successful in 82% of the cases.
What is In-Utero Constraint?
In-Utero Constraint happens when misalignments occurring in the pelvis may cause the uterus to twist and pull, tightening the muscles of the uterine wall. When this happens, the baby can no longer move and may become stuck in the wrong or unnatural position. This position may cause compression or twisting of the baby’s neck and spine.
How do these positions place strain on or cause trauma to my baby’s spine?
In the breech position, the baby is being compressed and pressure from above is pushing down on his or her neck.
In the transverse position, your baby is receiving neck, middle back, pelvis pressure or strain which may lead to postural scoliosis.
Brow or Facial
In the brow or facial position, your baby has severe unnatural neck stretching which may lead to birth trauma.
Why should my baby be checked?
The doctor of chiropractic has been trained to gently examine and care for your baby. If your baby has suffered any strain or spinal trauma due to his or her fetal position, your family chiropractor may be able to help avoid any long term effects.
What does the nervous system do?
The brain, spine, and nerves make up the nervous system, which is the master controller of all your infant’s bodily systems.
Why should my baby receive chiropractic care?
Any spinal strain or trauma caused by in-utero constraint or birth trauma can affect the nervous system and may result in symptoms such as; colic, reflux, earaches, constipation, torticollis, etc.