Many women experience discomfort during pregnancy. This occurs from the rapid growth of the baby and the physical changes that take place in the woman's body. Gentle prenatal chiropractic care may relieve, or prevent, these common discomforts.
As the baby continues to develop, the women's uterus enlarges. The uterus is supported by ligaments. Pelvic imbalance leads to torque in these ligaments. This pelvic imbalance may affect fetal positioning and development. Gentle prenatal chiropractic care may reduce pelvic imbalance.
Dr. Allison Scholes is Webster Technique Certified . She will communicate throughout your pregnancy with your Obstetrician, Midwife, and/or Doula. They are trained to work with your pelvis and supportive ligaments throughout pregnancy, restoring and maintaining a state of balance to create an environment for a safer delivery.
The postural changes caused by a woman’s protruding abdomen throughout pregnancy places a significant amount of stress on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the low back and pelvis . These stresses can lead to the pelvis becoming torqued or twisted , a condition known as intrauterine constraint, which can compromise the space of the developing baby.
Chiropractors certified in the Webster Technique have the ability to restore a state of balance in the pelvic joints, musculature, and ligaments to create an environment that allows for a much more natural delivery process.
The Webster Technique as defined by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) as “a chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces nervous system stress and potential intrauterine constraint by improving pelvic muscle and ligament function which can reduce torsion to the uterus and allow the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.”
This also maximizes uterine space allowing for optimal baby development thereby decreasing the restriction on developing structures such as the cranium, spine, and extremities. Having the maximum space available also allows the baby to move into the best possible position for birth decreasing the chance of breech or transverse presentation which subsequently decreases the need for C-section or other medical interventions.
This in no way means that chiropractors are turning breech babies. They are simply providing a state of pelvic balance and therefore increasing the opportunity for the mother to give her child a natural and less traumatic birthing process and achieved in a very gentle non-invasive way.