The Webster Technique is a method of assessing and adjusting the pelvis to achieve optimum nervous system function and pelvic alignment. This often results in resolution of symptoms such as low back pain, hip pain, flank pain, and pelvic dysfunction.
The Webster Technique can be performed on any patient that can bear weight, but has special benefits for pregnant women. These benefits may include mother-baby comfort, and easing the overall experience of labor.
As a baby grows inside of the uterus, causing it to expand, the round ligament and approximate muscles may become tight. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.
The Webster Technique targets the tight muscles and ligaments and allows them to relax, giving the baby more room to move into a natural position in preparation for childbirth. Additionally, correct position of the baby in utero decreases undue stress of the baby’s development.
Although many patients have experienced the turning of a breech baby after treatment, this technique is not for such purposes.
Allopathic healthcare has separate techniques that are specifically designed to turn breech babies.
If you have a breech baby, you may want to consider consulting with your medical doctor to discuss your options. Some of these may include external cephalic version (a manual turning of the baby), cesarean section, or delivering a breech baby.
With that in mind, we hope to provide you with supportive chiropractic care to give you the best experience possible.