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Is the Webster technique safe for you and your baby?

Have you ever considered chiropractic care to put your body back into balance and to help you better function while a new beautiful life is growing inside you?

During pregnancy, your body has to undergo physical and psychological changes to accommodate the baby’s growth and development. Unfortunately, some of these shifts and changes can also lead to pain, discomfort, or unwanted symptoms. That’s where chiropractic care can help! There is a specific chiropractic technique that is uniquely designed for pregnancy called the Webster Technique. This technique is gentle, non-invasive, and drug-free, and can help your body better adapt to all the physical, emotional, and hormonal changes that your body endures through pregnancy. Let’s just say, chiropractic care is a game-changer through pregnancy! 

Here’s what you need to know about this technique

Why should you choose Webster Technique during pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life. However, it can definitely come with its own challenges. This is where the Webster Technique comes in! The Webster Technique is a technique only Chiropractors can perform and is specifically designed for pregnant women. The Webster Technique is one of things that you can seek out to help prepare your body for birth. This technique focuses on optimizing the amount of room in the pelvis so that your body has optimal room for baby to grow and develop. The Webster technique focuses on balancing the pelvis by adjusting any sacral misalignments (subluxations), relieving the tension in your round ligaments, and addressing any additional tight muscles that connect to the uterus or pelvis. This allows for proper nerve function, creates more space for baby to assume an ideal position for birth, makes for a more comfortable pregnancy, and a faster and less painful labor and delivery! 

Some of the effects of pelvic misalignment are:

  • Pain in the legs and groin
  • Round Ligament Pain
  • Symphasis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD or pubic bone pain)
  • Lower Back Pain or Sciatic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Potential longer labor that can lead to unwanted interventions

But, the Webster technique can help throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development. With a balanced and aligned pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into their correct position for birth.

Is the webster technique safe?

You may have hesitations about trying the Webster Technique for a variety of reasons: 

You may be wondering if it’s safe for both you and your baby. The answer is – Yes, the webster technique is completely safe for you and your baby. No direct pressure is ever applied to the baby.

Receiving chiropractic care using the Webster Technique during pregnancy is an effective way to make you more comfortable during pregnancy and safer while giving birth, especially for high-risk pregnancies. While the Webster Technique doesn’t directly turn a breech baby, it does relieve tension that can occur in the pelvis during pregnancy, which allows for a baby to naturally assume an ideal position for birth. 

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Benefits of Webster Technique

 Not many people are aware of the specific advantages of using the Webster Technique for pregnant mothers. Not only does it provide many health benefits for the expectant mother, but there are also advantages for the growing baby. The Webster technique is beneficial to all expecting mamas! There are many benefits of this technique during pregnancy.

 Here are some of them: 

  •       Helps the baby have room to wiggle
  •       Reduces the chances of having a cesarean section
  •       Helps in faster recovery after birth as compared to c-section births
  •       Decrease in discomforts such as back, hip, pelvic, and groin pain
  •       Better sleep and mobility
  •       Proper Development of Nervous System
  •       Easier Labor

The Webster Technique not only makes you a bit more comfortable but can also help avoid numerous issues for your growing baby. Ultimately, it can provide more peace of mind and a better birth experience.

The Webster technique is something that we recommend for all of our Blossom mommas. The outcomes, both for mom and baby, are incredible!

When you’re ready to create the best environment for your baby through chiropractic care and give your body the ability to adapt during pregnancy, we’re here to hold your hand every step of the way.

As Webster Certified chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your baby with the best care and experience. If you are in the St. Petersburg area and are looking for a prenatal chiropractor, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how Webster Technique can help during your pregnancy and postpartum recovery!

 

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