Pregnancy is a beautiful life experience. However, a woman’s body goes through enormous changes during pregnancy. Mothers can develop poor posture and more than 50% of pregnant women experience low back pain due to ligament laxity and a shifted center of gravity. Chiropractic care can help optimize pregnancy and protect the health of the mother and unborn baby. It also allows for a shorter labor, ideal positioning of the baby in the womb, and less of a chance for invasive practices during the birthing process.
Why is Chiropractic Care Important During Pregnancy?
Here at Precision Chiropractic, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and we offer relief without using any drugs. Some other benefits of prenatal chiropractic care include:
- Better sleep
- Less physical and emotional stress
- Shorter and less painful labor
- Decreased swelling in the feet
- Elimination of back pain and sciatica
- Increased energy
- Less digestive issues
- Reductions in reflux and morning sickness
The Webster Technique
What is the Webster Technique?
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment for pregnant women. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated. Precision Chiropractic is happy to be certified in the Webster Technique.
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is becoming more popular as women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy and childbirth. It is vital to the physiological function for both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. The Webster Technique assists in making this process a smoother transition.
Is the Webster Technique safe?
It is extremely, gentle safe, and effective.
Is the Webster Technique able to re-position babies in the womb?
The Webster Technique is not a baby-turning technique. There are no direct external forces used on the baby.
What are the benefits of the Webster Technique during pregnancy?
Sacral subluxations may contribute to difficult labor for the mother known as dystocia. This can be caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction or baby mal-presentation. By correcting all of these areas throughout pregnancy, it can have a positive effect on the causes of dystocia. According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (2002), an 82% success rate is seen by Webster Technique Certified Chiropractors who work with mothers with babies presenting breech or transverse. Another added benefit of utilizing this technique during pregnancy is a greater chance of your child being in the proper position for childbirth.
Here at Precision Chiropractic, we value the health of you and your baby and want to be a part of your journey during this beautiful life experience. We recognize the importance of a child’s well-being which begins in pregnancy. If you or someone you know is interested in pregnancy care, contact us today. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.