Chiropractic and Pregnancy – The Webster Technique
Birth Without Fear
Every Chiropractor who is experienced in Chiropractic and pregnancy knows how the Webster technique can make a birth easier on an expecting mother. Pregnancy can be an extremely uncomfortable experience for most women. Therefore it isn’t surprising why anything that can relieve some of the discomfort is a welcome prospect.
Why Intervention may be Necessary
The rounded ligaments that suspend a uterus within a woman’s abdomen can tighten during pregnancy. This in turn restricts the space in which a baby in the womb has to move which causes spastic pain to the expecting mother. The restricted space also forces the baby to remain in a breech position beyond 37 weeks.
Chiropractic and pregnancy go hand in hand for this very reason. The pelvic and sacrum almost move as one due to their complex alignment. However, any misalignment of these structures can cause the birth canal to narrow and complicate a baby’s ability to birth naturally. Any complications can also contribute to severe lower back pain for expecting mothers. The pain of carrying a developing child coupled with an eventually painful c-section is a prospect that few women would like to go through. A pelvic area that is properly aligned will help the muscles to loosen up which in turn will allow the complex network of nerves to transmit messages from the nervous system without any obstructions along the way.
The Webster Technique
And this is where the Webster technique comes in. Also known as the Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique this particular process is designed to balance a pregnant woman’s pelvis while reducing the stress to the ligaments. The technique was developed by its namesake Dr. Webster after he experienced his own daughter go through the excruciating pain that is often associated with a baby that develops in the breech position.
The technique is a common one in chiropractic and pregnancy practices especially when it comes to women who carry breech babies. It focuses on relieving the resulting tightness around the rounded ligaments and therefore give the developing baby ample space to move around and position itself for an easy birth.
Non invasive treatments like these stack the odds in the favor of an expecting mother and her child. Chiropractic and pregnancy practices ensure that the whole ordeal isn’t more strenuous or causes more stress to someone than it has to.
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