What is the Webster Technique and How Can it Help With My Pregnancy?

In the late seventies, Larry Webster, DC, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, noted a connection between misalignments of the sacral and pelvic bones and abnormal fetal positioning in his patients who were expecting. Looking for a way to correct this issue in his patients he developed a gentle chiropractic adjustment (the Webster Technique) to restore movement and alignment in the pelvic region. Upon doing this technique he saw that babies would regularly turn to the vertex position on their own after the adjustment.

So why and how does this happen to your body and your baby? During pregnancy, the increased physical loads on the skeleton and the presence of the hormone Relaxin in soft tissues make it easy for the sacrum and pelvic bones to shift and become misaligned. Extended bed rest can also contribute to sacral misalignment, as can improper postures and minor traumas. When this occurs, the two ligaments described above are pulled into tension.

What the Webster chiropractic adjustment does is begin the process of realigning the sacrum, relieving the tension and creating a place for the baby to be free and follow it’s natural course.

During his career, Dr. Webster himself had a success rate over 90% (within three adjustments), working with approximately 1,000 pregnant moms with babies in compromised positions. The Webster Technique involves no external forces on the baby directly and it is very comfortable and extremely safe.

Dr. Cantwell is certified in the Webster Technique by the International Chiropractor Pediatric Association and offers complimentary Pelvic Alignment Check-ups for all pregnant moms. Make your appointment today by clicking here.


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