Pregnancy and Prenatal Care
More than half of women during pregnancy experience pain and discomfort in their lower back due to a shift of weight to the front of the pelvis.
Chiropractors gently and specifically adjust a mother’s spine and pelvis back into a proper balanced state, reestablishing normal physiological function. In this balanced state, the baby can do what it’s designed to do, find the best possible position for itself for birth.
The Webster technique was developed by Larry Webster, D.C., in 1982. This specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment was designed to restore normal body function. It was observed time and time again that when this technique was used on pregnant women who were carrying breech, their babies turned from breech to head down. (Some babies even turned from posterior to anterior.) Once balance in the mother’s pelvis was restored by this adjustment to her spine, babies sought out their optimal position for birth. Studies have shown that with the help of Chiropractic care, women carrying were able to help restore their state of balance, avoid the use of pain medications, and even reduce time in labor!