Why every pregnant momma should see a Webster-certified chiropractor
Chiropractic care is an essential part of a team-based approach to healthy birthing strategies.
The tightening of pelvic muscles and ligaments or "intra-uterine constraint" is what prevents the baby from comfortably assuming the normal head-down position.
When performed by a trained and certified doctor of chiropractic like those at Wyss Family Clinic of Chiropractic, the Webster technique – a safe and specialized approach to chiropractic adjusting for pregnant women – is extraordinarily effective in reducing back pain, maintaining pelvic floor symmetry and stability and, in some cases, reducing labor times. The Webster Technique has shown a 75 to 95 percent success rate of proper baby positioning for labor. However, any position of the baby other than head-down may indicate the presence of subluxation and intra-uterine constraint.
A Webster-certified chiropractor is a vital team player in a successful birth experience, particularly in any home-birth strategy. Furthermore, chiropractic care is a trusted and highly recommended approach to postpartum care and may be particularly helpful in addressing breastfeeding challenges.
As such, we believe that pregnant mothers who have access to chiropractic care in addition to midwifery, doula services and other holistic birthing education strategies early and often throughout their pregnancies are significantly more likely to follow their birth plans, reduce the need for medical intervention and deliver healthier babies.