When a baby is in an optimal position in the womb, it benefits mom and baby. Not only does it help ensure that the baby receives vital nutrients and space for development, but it also increases the likelihood of the mother-to-be having a comfortable pregnancy and easier labor and delivery.
Dr. Jacob, Dr. Maura, and Dr. Elizabeth at Well Beings Family Chiropractic in Lakewood, Colorado, help ensure ideal pelvic positioning by using the Webster Technique, as they are both certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Webster Technique.
Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, developed the Webster Technique in 1978. The technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment that eliminates sacral misalignment and improves nerve system function. It helps balance the pelvic muscles and ligaments in pregnant women, therefore encouraging easier births.
The Webster Technique is similar to other chiropractic adjustments because there is a light force applied to the sacrum to make the adjustment. It is gentle and effective in aligning the pelvis, which is key to safer, easier, natural births.
“When a woman has a pelvis that is moving properly and positioned ideally, the baby may have a better chance of being in the ideal position for birth,” says Dr. Maura.
The Webster Technique is not the medical procedure — external cephalic version
— of manually turning the baby, like an obstetricians and midwives might do. Instead, chiropractors re-establish pelvic balance. As an article in Pathways to Wellness explains: “This helps to remove tension in pelvic muscles and ligaments and through the restoration of normal biomechanics in the mother, babies optimize their positioning on their own.”
Because the Webster Technique is so gentle, expectant women may receive the adjustments throughout their pregnancy. If you’re pregnant and want to see how chiropractic care can help you and your baby have optimal positioning and alignment throughout the term, call Well Beings Chiropractic today at 303-238-6500.