The highest function of a woman’s physiology is reproduction. This innate and profoundly complex process requires a woman to be very healthy in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Proper movement through the spine is essential for ideal feedback from the body to the brain, which is what controls the health of the womb to ensure proper growth and development of the fetus. The movement is also critical to allow for adequate space for the growing uterus and fetus, which helps to ensure ideal positioning for labor and the birth of your baby.
Chiropractic care for your babies and children is essential for a healthy family. Commonly, newborns are ready for their first adjustment after enduring the birth process, whether natural or cesarean. Birth involves an incredible amount of compression on your baby’s head and neck, as the head is naturally the first part to be born. Although your baby is intended to withstand this pressure, it still leads to tightness in the joints, muscles and ligaments in the area.
What is the Webster Technique?
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise through Webster Certification.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.