Pregnancy is a miraculous journey that brings joy and excitement, but it can also bring discomfort and challenges to a woman’s body, especially towards the 3rd trimester. As the body undergoes various hormonal and physical changes, the musculoskeletal system can experience misalignments that lead to pain and discomfort it may also restrict the baby’s movement and create suboptimal space for the baby to assume an optimal position for birth. This is where chiropractic care, specifically the Webster Technique, comes into play.
How does the Webster Technique work?
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment method designed to address the pelvis’ alignment and balance the pelvic ligaments in pregnant women. Developed by Dr. Larry Webster, this technique primarily focuses on the sacrum, the triangular bone at the base of the spine and the surrounding ligaments and muscles. The goal is to restore optimal pelvic alignment, which can positively impact the position of the baby in the womb and facilitate a healthier and safer birthing process.
- Optimal Baby Positioning: A misaligned pelvis can lead to a breech or transverse baby position. By improving pelvic alignment, the Webster Technique can increase the chances of the baby assuming the head-down position, which is considered the optimal position for natural birthing
- Pain Relief: Pregnancy-related pelvic and lower back pain are common discomforts experienced by expectant mothers. The Webster Technique aims to alleviate these pains by promoting proper alignment and reducing stress on the surrounding muscles and ligaments.
- Improved Nervous System Function: The nervous system plays a crucial role in regulating the overall health and well-being of both mother and baby. By addressing spinal misalignments, the Webster Technique may enhance nervous system function and reduce stress.
- Enhanced Pelvic Function: An aligned pelvis supports the body’s ability to adapt to the physical demands of pregnancy. The Webster Technique helps restore pelvic balance, potentially improving the mother’s ability to carry the baby comfortably and perform daily activities with greater ease.
- Facilitated Natural Birth: When the pelvis is optimally aligned, it provides the baby with sufficient space to navigate the birth canal. By improving pelvic balance, the Webster Technique may enhance the chances of a smooth and uncomplicated natural birth.
If you are pregnant or planning to conceive, the chiropractor’s at Ohana are highly trained in this Technique so that we can assist you to get the best birth outcome possible. Remember, each pregnancy is unique and can be a stressful process. We are here to help.