Pregnant? Breech Baby?
Webster Technique: A Specialized Prenatal Chiropractic Treatment
The Webster technique is a specific technique performed by speciality trained chiropractor for patient's who are pregnant. The Webster technique focuses on specific ligaments, muscles, and joints to make the pregnancy and childbirth experience easier. It works on the joints in the pelvis to ensure proper motion so that when the baby is coming through the canal, the pelvis is able to open up without issues. This technique also works on the ligaments to reduce tension on them so that they are not pulling on the uterus or pelvis which causes imbalances. Lastly, the Webster technique works on the muscles by decreasing muscle tension so that they are not pulling on the pelvis. Having these imbalances decreases the space in the canal which can in turn increase the labor time and discomfort during the birth.
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The Webster technique is also beneficial for the baby. By allowing the pelvis to be balanced, this chiropractic treatment gives the baby more room which helps their bodies develop without restrictions. The uterus works best when pressure is taken off of it. Prenatal chiropractic therapy creates space in the body, allowing blood to flow, lymph to drain and nerves to function optimally. The increased abdominal space takes pressure off nerves which increases the neural stimulation that can help the baby develop. This allows the body to work at it's optimum, affecting not only the mother, but the unborn child. This is how the Webster technique makes room for the baby to move into the best position for birth. Other techniques physically turn the baby directly, which is uncomfortable for the mother and has risks associated with it.
The chiropractor who performs the Webster Technique itself DOES NOT turn the baby, but instead opens up space in the mother's body creating room for the baby, making it easier for the baby to turn on its own. This is why this specialized prenatal chiropractic therapy, the Webster Technique, is gentle, feels good and is very safe.
Basically, when our chiropractor performs the Webster Technique, the chiropractor works on two ligaments, two bones and two muscles (three in the front of the body and three in the back of the body). Once these six structures are "released" the baby has room to drop into place (why the Webster Technique helps with preventing and helping with Breech babies) and the mom-to-be is optimized for an easier natural birth.
A NOTE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN WHO SIT:
On a side note: pregnant ladies should be especially attentive to moving throughout the day. They should also completely avoid sitting cross-legged. It is my observation that pregnant women who sit for prolonged periods of time tend to end up with their babies breach.
Sitting cross-legged adds increased pressure to your lower pelvic bowl, and that pressure would work against the baby dropping head down in the last weeks of pregnancy. Maybe there will be studies to prove this one day. For now, I advise pregnant women to avoid sitting cross-legged. Instead, they should sit with their knees apart and the buttock pressed out and back, so there is plenty of room for the baby to drop down, especially in the last weeks of pregnancy. To learn more, check out my book “Top Seven Ways to Combat the Effects of Sitting: The Silent Killer”. Available on Amazon.
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We treat c-section scars too
If you have had a c-section, we are Graston Trained Chiropractor Specialists and have the tools to help break up the adhesions and soften your c-section scar for a speedier and more full recovery.
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