Sacral subluxation causes the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments producing uterine constraint. It is often these tense muscles and ligaments and their constraining effect on the uterus which prevents the baby from comfortably assuming the vertex position. The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system, facilitates balance in the pelvic and abdominal muscles and ligaments, which in turn reduces constraint to the woman’s uterus allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
Any position of the baby other than vertex may indicate the presence of sacral subluxation and therefore result in intrauterine constraint. It is strongly recommended that this specific analysis and adjustment of the sacrum be used throughout pregnancy, to detect imbalance and prevent intrauterine constraint.
Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, discovered this technique as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function for pregnant mothers. In expectant mothers presenting breech, there has been high reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position. Because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions, pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, allowing for safer, easier deliveries and optimized health benefits for both the mother and baby.
Dr. Alorna Dolan, of Dolan Family Chiropractic, is a certified Webster Practitioner. She has done her post-doctoral work in Pediatrics and Pregnancy, and with her husband, runs a family chiropractic practice. You can contact her at (630) 236-3090, if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment. Learn more about chiropractic care for pregnancy related issues in Aurora, IL here:
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