All of our female chiropractors received Webster technique certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (icpa4kids.com); Webster technique is a very specific type of prenatal chiropractic care adjustment focusing on the mother's pelvis. Here is the definition from ICPA's website:
"The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia."
Women under chiropractic care during their pregnancies report 24-39% faster labor times, fewer complications and less back labor pain, 50% less drugs (analgesics) involved, better milk production and reduced likelihood of postpartum depression (link).
After baby is born, chiropractic can provide another level of care to children; see Pediatric Chiropractic Care.
The ICPA conducts annual peer-reviewed practice-based research and case study reports to reflect the practice of family wellness chiropractic around the world. The ICPA Practice-Based Research Network is the largest PBRN in chiropractic and is regularly published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic. Click here to see some of the ICPA's latest published articles on pregnancy and chiropractic. If you have more questions on chiropractic care during pregnancy, just read some of our patient Testimonials for a first-hand account on its effectiveness!
Prenatal chiropractic care can provide benefits for women who are pregnant. Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy.
- Controlling symptoms of nausea.
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery.
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain.
- Prevent potential cesarean delivery.