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Benefits of receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy for the MotherScreen Shot 2015-07-18 at 12.45.52 PM

Chiropractic Care throughout Pregnancy can help you create an easier pregnancy, balances your pelvis, muscles & ligaments, decreases uterus stress & ligament torsion and decreases the chances of other interventions. It also helps with reducing nerve interference and help improve your functioning.

Does the Baby benefit too?

Chiropractic Care during pregnancy can help the baby with better development, increases baby’s space to move & develop, decreases baby’s stress on the baby’s body & cranium, and decreases dystocia.

What is Dystocia?

It is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby malposition. Causes can be physiological and biomechanical and emotional stress, and medical or iatrogenic causes. Correction of sacral restrictions or interferences may have a positive effect on all of these causes.

What is the Webster technique and how does it work?

The technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral restrictions and joint dysfunction and in doing so, improve  neuro-biomechanical function and balance in the pelvis.

Is it safe?Screen Shot 2015-07-18 at 12.47.22 PM

The Webster technique has been shown to be a safe and effective chiropractic analysis and adjustment throughout pregnancy. In my clinical practice I have seen many pregnant women who have experienced more comfortable pregnancies, shorter labour times and better delivery outcomes. I highly encourage you to seek out doctors who are trained in the Webster technique for their special needs in pregnancy.

Why is this important for all Mothers?

A mother’s functioning becomes challenged, due to the rapid changes of her growing baby. The baby’s growth depends on mother’s
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In the care of pregnant women, sacral restrictions and dysfunction may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e. dystocia).  The resulting tension and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.

Does every Chiropractor perform this technique?

No. Only trained and certified chiropractors in the Webster technique can perform this technique. There are over 3000 trained practitioners!

What you should know

The Webster’s technique is not a breech turning technique nor in-utero constraint technique.

By Dr. Roop Dhesi

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