Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise through Webster Certification.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjusting protocol for expecting mothers. During pregnancy, the increased physical loads on the skeletal system and the presence of the hormone Relaxin in soft tissues make it easy for the sacrum and pelvic bones to shift and become subluxated.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
Consistent chiropractic care has been shown to promote a safer, healthier, and more enjoyable labor and birth experience. Many symptoms associated with pregnancy can be reduced with chiropractic care such as headaches, back pain, sciatica symptoms, nausea, muscle spasms, and more!