The benefits of quality chiropractic care are certainly far-reaching. There are numerous studies and research that indicate that chiropractic care can have numerous health benefits. However, not many people are away from the specific advantages of using what is called the Webster Technique for pregnant women. Not only does it provide a number of health benefits for the expectant mother, but there are also advantages for the growing fetus.
Of course, people naturally have many questions when it comes to chiropractic care for pregnant women. We are more than happy to answer your questions and provide additional information so you can make the most informed decision regarding your health.
Larry Webster, DC, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, determined a connection between subluxations of the sacral and pelvic bones and the abnormal fetal positioning in the womb. He created a gentle chiropractic adjustment (later named the Webster Technique) in which the expectant mother has restored movement and motion in the sacrum. What this led to was the fetus naturally getting into the vertex position, which is the appropriate position that they should be in during the time of birth.
It is common for a woman’s sacrum to get out of alignment during pregnancy. This can create discomfort and even more tension and stress on one side of the body. When this alignment issue occurs, it can mean even more issues for the growing fetus. It may create a cramped space for the baby, which could lead to issues with development. Additionally, it may also cause the baby to get into a breech position, which can be dangerous during delivery. Not to mention, a condition known as torticollis may occur due to the baby’s inability to move properly in the womb.
The Webster Technique not only makes an expectant mother a bit more comfortable but can also help avoid numerous issues for the growing baby. Ultimately, it can provide more peace of mind and better delivery.
Sometimes, people have misinformation when it comes to chiropractic care in general, but it can be even more misunderstood when it comes to pregnant women. Rest assured that any chiropractor using this technique has specialized training and experience to do so. It is safe and effective, and the baby is not repositioned in any way—the body does this naturally. There are several resources and studies that also indicate that proper chiropractic care during pregnancy may mean shorter labor time.
If you are an expectant mother who would like to learn more about the webster technique, then we would love to hear from you! Please contact our office in Houston, TX to learn more and to schedule your consultation. It is our number one priority to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what to expect and how it can benefit you and your growing baby. Call us today to learn more. We are excited to work with you!