Pregnancy and Webster Technique

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Dr. Meggie Smith and Dr. Will Vogds provide comprehensive specialty care for women in all stages of pregnancy. From week 1 to 42 to postpartum, getting adjusted can not only relieve many of the aches and pains involved in pregnancy, but also can create shorter and easier labors and births, as well as a more comfortable postpartum experience.  Frequently women tell us they wish they had started chiropractic care earlier because it makes their pregnancy so much easier and more enjoyable.

Our office has pillows that are specialized for pregnant women, allowing them to lie face down with ease and comfort.

Common results from chiropractic care during pregnancy:

  • Increased overall comfort
  • Feeling that there is “more room” inside the belly and ribcage
  • Decreased or elimination of sciatica symptoms
  • Decreased headaches, joint aches, and wrist/ankle pain
  • Decreased feeling of instability and pain in the pelvis and pubic bone
  • Better and deeper sleep
  • Decreased nausea/morning sickness
  • Decreased anxiety about the birth and postpartum period
  • Increased ease in labor and delivery

 

Webster Technique and Breech Positioning

Dr. Smith and Dr. Vogds apply the Webster Technique for pregnant mothers who need help with uterine and pelvic alignment. It helps a woman’s womb and pelvis expand and grow during all stages of pregnancy. The technique is often sought out by women looking for assistance with in problems with fetal positioning.

The most common reason babies do not turn head down toward the end of gestation is intrauterine constraint, which is a misalignment in the pelvis or tightening of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. This can prevent the baby from having space to move into the proper position. Chiropractic can help the uterus return to its proper alignment and shape. In turn, this often allows the baby to turn head down. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment method that balances pelvic muscles and ligaments.

Women who receive chiropractic care early in their pregnancy often avoid these problems. The doctors encourage women to begin chiropractic care as early as possible, in order to prevent problems in fetal positioning from occurring and to help make pregnancy, labor and delivery as easy as possible.