Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Whether you are suffering from back pain during your pregnancy, or are looking for wellness care to provide the best chance for a healthy delivery, Clifton Chiropractic Center is here to help.
Many pregnant moms do not seek relief from back pain for fear of hurting their baby. However, Chiropractic care during pregnancy can not only relieve back pain, but help your joints, improve mobility, keep your baby safe and help to prevent a breech birth, where the baby is delivered feet-first instead of headfirst.
If any of these problems have been a concern for you, let us introduce you to the Webster Technique.
What is the Webster Technique?
A chiropractic adjustment called the Webster technique is a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother’s pelvic alignment and nerve system function. This in turn balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus. This offers a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning. Originally used for breech presentations and then posterior presentations, current research is revealing the benefits of receiving the Webster technique throughout pregnancy for the prevention of dystocia.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
The Webster Technique is a very safe and gentle and non-invasive technique for both mother and baby. In our experience it has been very effective at allowing babies in a breech presentation to turn naturally. In this specific case we recommend beginning care as soon as breech presentation is detected by your Midwife or OBGYN. Of course you do not need to be breach to begin chiropractic care or Webster technique during pregnancy! On the contrary, it has been proven that women under regular maintenance care throughout pregnancy have less pain, better mobility and easier delivery with significantly reduced chances for needing a C-section.