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Webster's Breech Turning Technique
Because major uterine ligaments balance and stabilize the baby within the pelvis, any change to the pelvic alignment may dramatically affect the position of the baby within the womb. The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates biomechanical balance in pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. This may reduce effects of uterine tension, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
During pregnancy sacral misalignments can cause tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and abdominal muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It is these tense muscles and ligaments and their constraining potential effect on the uterus that may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the optimal birthing position. Obstetrical research confirms that optimal baby positioning is essential for a safer, easier birth and results in less medical interventions.
Gentle and Safe
The Webster Technique has been extremely successful in balancing the mother's pelvis in preparation for a safer, easier birth. It is extremely gentle as well as safe.
Our office utilizes a system analysis to determine which ligaments are most restricted within the mother's abdomen. Based on specific analysis, precise adjustments alter the tension, tone, and patterns of motion of the pelvis. Imagine a stranger standing too close to you in an elevator, just as you would take a step back or away to a more comfortable position, your baby naturally wants to be in the best possible position for birth. Given the optimal environment, the baby may adjust within the abdomen just as you would in the elevator.
"My midwife suggested visiting a chiropractor who specialized in the Webster Technique. The recommendation was a result of having a twin pregnancy with both babies in the breech position. One week before delivery and I am happy to announce that both babies are presenting head down. Dr. Rob's adjustment also relieved my hip and lower back pain. I felt his adjustment was respectful of what I was experiencing physically and emotionally." - Christine T.