Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy – Mother and Baby

The Webster technique is a specialized Chiropractic technique for pregnant woman, with the aim of restoring function to the sacral/pelvic region, balancing the surrounding ligaments and muscles of the pelvis and thereby reducing intrauterine constraint.  This allows the baby more space to move, develop and grow, which may affect the baby’s spinal and nervous system development, improve the baby’s positioning and birth outcome, prevent dystocia (difficult labour) and relieve general aches and pains associated with pregnancy.

According to a report published in peer-reviewed Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the Webster Technique reported a high success rate of more than 82% of breech presentations that switched to vertex presentation following treatment, and without adding any risk to the pregnancy.

The benefits of Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy include:

  • Reduction of labour time and delivery
  • Restores poor posture
  • Restores pelvic balance
  • Controls pregnancy symptoms
  • Promotes fetal well-being

Chiropractic care for infants and children is very gentle, safe and effective and can help with the following:

  • Colic
  • Middle ear infection
  • Breast –feeding or latching issues
  • Constipation
  • General fussiness or irritability
  • KISS syndrome
  • Reflux
  • Deformational plagiocephaly
  • Improves immune system functioning
  • Reaching specific biomechanical milestones (rolling, sitting, standing, walking)

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