Pregnancy is a tough road and the labor required to bring a child into this world can be overwhelming. For all the pregnant women and families out there, we want to help make your life a little bit easier.
At Health Path Chiropractic, we focus on keeping mom well during her entire pregnancy, even from conception. Dr. Jami is certified in the Webster Technique that is a specialized form of chiropractic adjustment for women to help minimize pain, not only during pregnancy but through childbirth and beyond. More and more women and birth providers are recognizing the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy.
How does chiropractic care during pregnancy work?
The mother is adjusted in a specific manner while also receiving a massage around the targeted ligaments to relieve muscle tension and any misalignments in the pelvis.
What exactly does the Webster Technique do?
The goal of these adjustments is to reduce the effects of sacral misalignments or S1 joint dysfunction, while also balancing pelvic muscles and ligaments.
Can the Webster Technique work for a breech baby?
This technique helps to create space around the uterus giving the baby ample room to turn and optimizes the opportunity to get in the proper position for birth. This technique has proven it facilitates the correct environment to allow the birthing process to proceed as it naturally was created to.
Why would a pregnant mom choose the Webster Technique?
Because it’s an all-natural, safe technique that helps relieve all joint pain related to pregnancy including pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. It works to reduce the time for labor and delivery as well as C-sections while minimizing pain during labor and delivery, making it easier for the mother during the birthing process. Also, it promotes the likelihood of a full-term pregnancy.
How well does it work?
According to research, the Webster Technique has a success rate of 85% when turning a breech baby, compared to an external cephalic version (ECV) that experiences only a 35% success rate.
Webster Technique helps the S1 joints. Where are the S1 joints located?
The S1 joints make up the triangular shaped bone at the bottom of the spine, known as the sacrum. These joints connect the spine to the pelvis.
Give our team a call with any questions and we’d love to help you and your family on your pregnancy journey.