The Webster technique is specifically designed for the care of pregnant women. It has been proven safe and is gentle. The Webster technique is based upon removing tension and torsion from within the pelvis including its bony structures, ligaments, and muscles thereby reducing strain on the fetus and providing the expecting mother relief from low back and pelvic pain during pregnancy.
Although Webster technique does not claim to treat breech births it has been shown to be approximately 85% successful in helping to prevent breech birth presentations by reducing intrauterine constraint. This is accomplished by correcting sacral misalignment and promoting proper biomechnics within the pelvis. When this is accomplished the ligaments, muscles, and bony structures are allowed to function without undue tension thereby allowing for proper fetal movement. It has also been helpful in reducing other complications during labor and delivery and helping to make that process go more smoothly and naturally. In addition, the Chiropractors at DREAM Wellness are proficient in the use of other various techniques to provide assistance to expecting mothers during maternity and throughout motherhood.
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy:
- In expectant mothers presenting breech, there has been a high reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position. The Webster technique has been successfully used in women whose babies present transverse and posterior as well. It has also successfully used with twins.
- Prepares the woman’s pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments allowing the baby the room to develop without restrictions to its forming cranium, spine and other skeletal structures.
- Removes tension on the ligaments that support the uterus, such as the round ligaments- reducing torsion (intrauterine constraint) to the woman’s uterus offering the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth.
- Reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system which controls and coordinates all of her systems and functions for better baby development.
- With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia (resistance to normal function in birth) and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention.
- Allows for a safer, easier birth for mother and baby by decreasing the potential for interventions such as augmentation, c-section, vacuum and forceps extraction, etc.
*Derived from the notes of Jeanne Ohm, D.C., F.I.C.P.A., Perinatal Care, www.icpa4kids.com