As a Webster technique certified chiropractor, I specialize in perinatal chiropractic care.
Under my care during your pregnancy, my goal is to support you in your journey into motherhood by decreasing stressors you will undergo while your body changes to accommodate your growing baby and prepares for a healthy birth for both of you. The ultimate goal during this precious nine months is to optimize your health so you can care for your baby now, during birth, and postpartum.
In my care of pregnant mothers I utilize the Webster technique during all three trimesters. According to the official definition of the Webster technique by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the Webster technique is a chiropractic analysis and adjustment to restore proper neurobiomechanical function of the sacral/pelvic region. Improper function in your pelvis may contribute to difficult labor for the mother by decreased nervous function, pelvic misalignment, and tightening and torsion and ligaments and muscles. All of these problems may also prevent the baby from comfortably assuming his/her optimal birth position.
In addition to Webster technique I will also adjust other portions of your spine so that you may function optimally in all areas of your life. (No one wants to go into labor with a neck that’s not quite right either! Relaxation of your whole body and mind is a critical piece of birthing.)
Under my care you will also receive other support for your pregnancy in addition to the adjustment. You can expect over the course of your pregnancy to get advice on proper nutrition and exercise, get answers to your questions about pregnancy and birth, and advice on newborn care and nursing. When your questions or concerns fall outside my knowledge or scope, I can refer you to other resources in our community that can help you.
Chiropractic care for pregnant women is safe and comfortable. If you are looking for a safer, easier birth and more optimal function in your pregnancy, call us today.
Update: New research has shown that the Webster technique utilized in prenatal chiropractic care has the following benefits for mamas-to-be: decreased fatigue, decreased pain, improved sleep, improved social satisfaction!