Chiropractic care during your pregnancy

Updated: Jun 30


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The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and balances pelvic muscles and ligaments. This in turn reduces torsion in the uterus, a cause of intra-uterine constraint of the baby and allows for optimal fetal positioning in preparation for birth.The Webster technique is reported to have a high rate of success (82%) in relieving the musculoskeletal causes of intra-uterine constraint, restoring the neuro-biomechanical balance and function, allowing for the possibility for baby to naturally turn into the correct position for the birthing process.


Chiropractic may be a safe and effective way to support a woman’s body during pregnancy. It is a way to support physiological and neurological function of both the mother and baby in pregnancy and in the birthing process.


Chiropractic care focuses on the communication between your brain and your body. A change in a vertebral or cranial bone function and position, creates imbalances to the surrounding muscles, ligaments and nerves. Therefore, the body’s ability to communicate and function correctly decreases.


During pregnancy, the relaxin hormone is significantly increased, which could contribute to the misalignment of the sacrum. Other causes of misalignments can come from posture or certain exercises that affect the biomechanics of your pelvic and sacral joints. Misalignments of the sacrum can create tightening and torsion of the pelvic muscles and ligaments. This in turn may affect the uterus, as it's position from the pelvis is held via ligaments at the back, front and sides. A change in the position of the bones of the pelvis alters the uterus ligament tension, and therefore changes the shape and tension within the uterus. In many cases this is cause enough for the baby not to go head down (therefore, breech position).


The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment. The aim of this treatment is to reduce the effects of sacral or pelvic joint dysfunction. In doing so, the neuro-biomechanical function of the pelvis is improved, and allows for optimal positioning of your baby, ready for birthing.


If you would like to get your pelvis and spine checked and balanced, you can contact us to book in for an appointment.


REFERENCES:

1. Ohm J & Alcantara J. J. Paediatric, Maternal & Family Health. May 2012; pp49-53.

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