Webster Technique and Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Posted by Mords1944 on December 15th, 2020

Some of these changes include weight gain, fluid retention, hormonal changes, and postural changes that can contribute to muscle pain and joint irritation responsible for the pain. Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps restore balance, calm irritation to the involved muscles, joints, and nerves, and helps the body heal from the inside out.

What is the Webster Technique?

Webster Technique is a special chiropractic technique that deals with the alignment and mobility of the pelvis in a pregnant woman. Ideally, there should be a balance between the right and left sides of the pelvis. When there is pelvic balance, there is less irritation to the muscles and joints and also more even pressure on the uterus, allowing the baby more freedom to move and turn. However, when there is a misalignment in the pelvis, the twisted position puts adverse stress on the round ligament of the uterus, which puts uneven pressure on the uterus. It can also cause inconvenience to the mother.

Chiropractors trained in the Webster Technique can assess pelvic balance and then gently adjust the abnormal side to help restore optimal position and joint function. The Webster technique is only one aspect of caring for the pregnant woman. Additional techniques may be applied as indicated based on physical examination findings.

Does the Webster technique hurt?

Most women find the Webster technique very comfortable. The adjustment itself involves a gentle downward push on the affected side of the pelvis; therefore, there is no rotation toward the lower back, and generally no crunching. In the second part of the technique, gentle pressure is applied to release tension on the affected round ligament. Special pregnancy pillows are used to ensure comfort.

Does the Webster Technique Convert a Breech Baby?

Some may have heard that the William Webster Technique turns babies. The goal of the Webster Technique is not to turn babies, but to correct faulty alignment and / or movement of the woman's pelvic joints. That said, the result is usually a normal vertex down position. When pelvic balance is restored, the pelvis is rounder and pressures are more even, allowing the baby more freedom to turn.

Who Should Seek Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?

Any woman with a healthy pregnancy can have a chiropractic evaluation. The physical exam involves evaluating the woman's posture, mobility, and alignment and the function of the spine, pelvis, and related joints. Pain is often the main motivator for people seeking chiropractic care. That said, you don't have to be in pain to have a problem.

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