Chiropractic adjustments are one of the best things a mom can do during her pregnancy. A well-adjusted spine is necessary for optimizing health during pregnancy, optimizing the baby’s development, as well as creating conditions favouring a positive birth outcome. One of the most effective techniques for pregnant women is the Webster Technique.
Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations, or misalignments in the spine that disrupt the proper performance of the nervous system. These disruptions diminish an individual’s ability to function optimally. This is key during pregnancy because a mother’s functioning becomes challenged, due to the rapid changes of her growing baby. The Webster Technique specifically addresses the subluxations in her sacrum and pelvis.
Pregnant moms are more susceptible to sacral and pelvic subluxations because of increased hormones (relaxin), weight gain, and the associated changes in her posture. The aim of the Webster Technique is to decrease the effects of subluxations in the sacrum and pelvis through a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment, in order to improve neuro-biomechanical functioning to the sacral/pelvic region. Restoring this neuro-biomechanical functioning can improve the baby’s positioning and birth outcome, prevent dystocia (difficult labor) and relieve general aches and pains in the sacrum and pelvis.