Webster Technique and Your Baby

Hi everyone!  Dr. Dejti here, your Lebanon OH Chiropractor!  I get asked a lot of questions on a daily basis and one of those questions is “Is Chiropractic safe for pregnant women?”

My answer to that is… Yes, it is absolutely safe if you go to a chiropractor who specializes in working with expecting mothers.  You might be thinking, “Well… there are thousands of chiropractors out there. How can you tell if a chiropractor is qualified?” Chances are, if the chiropractor is serious about taking care of expecting mothers and babies, then they most likely have taken seminars at the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and should be certified in Webster TechniqueClick here to find a certified Webster Technique Chiropractor.

What is Webster Technique?

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improvedRead more on Webster Technique here.

What causes subluxations and SI joint dysfuction?

As an expecting mother progresses through the pregnancy, biomechanics of the body change and weight is shifted to different parts of the body.  Shifts in weight/motion can often cause parts of the spine and pelvis to become subluxated or misaligned.

Why is it important to get sacral subluxations adjusted?

Sacral subluxations may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia). The ICPA states that “Sacral misalignment may contribute to three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments.  The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.”  The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

Why Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system–the communication system between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct spinal, pelvic and cranial misalignments (subluxations). When misaligned, these structures create an imbalance in surrounding muscles and ligaments. Additionally, the resulting nerve system stress may affect the body’s ability to function optimally.  So find a certified Chiropractor today!