The Webster Technique for Pregnancy The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint dysfunction. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is important to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth.
Benefits of the Webster Technique Reduces nerve system stress Balances pelvic bones, muscles, and ligaments Optimizes pelvic function during pregnancy and birth
When a woman’s pelvis is out of alignment, the ligaments that connect the pelvis to the uterus develop increased tension, resulting in distortion of the uterine space. For the baby, the walls of the uterus tighten with pelvic imbalance, leaving inadequate space for growth and development. This inhibits the baby’s ability to move within the mother’s belly, potentially leaving them in a less-than-ideal position for birth. The Webster technique provides a gentle adjustment to the pelvis releasing tension in the ligaments so the baby can move freely and assume the best possible position for birth. This may give the mother a more comfortable pregnancy and birthing experience. The Webster Technique can be used at any point during pregnancy. However, to prepare the mother’s body and prevent imbalances within the pelvis, it’s recommended to engage this technique early into the pregnancy.