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What is the Webster Technique?

As a mother grows during her pregnancy, her balance and equilibrium must shift to accommodate her growing belly.  Due to daily physical stresses, changing hormones, and perhaps already compensating for previous misalignments of the spine and pelvis—a woman's body may be unable to adapt to the numerous changes occuring.  This may affect the optimal position of her baby, and places additional stresses on her body as she progresses through her pregnancy;  sometimes this causes pain and/or discomfort, sometimes not. 
 
Dr. Larry Webster developed the Webster Technique as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment protocol to be used during pregnancy.  Because of the relaxin hormone softening all of the joints in the body, it is crucial that adjustments are gentle and take into consideration the very special needs of pregnancy.  The purpose of the Webster Technique is to relieve interference to the nervous system by balancing the pelvic region as well as the attached muscles and ligaments.  In turn, these areas provide the support needed by the growing uterus while appropriately distributing the changes in weight-bearing to those joints best designed to bear the weight.
 
The Webster Technique is a gentle adjustment that reduces constraint within the uterus, thus increasing the space in the pelvis and allows ALL babies to get into the best possible position for birth. At the same time, it allows the body to prepare for birth when given time to stabilize and strengthen the pelvis.
 
In addition, current research supports our personal experience that chiropractic care is a gentle, natural way for pregnant women to optimally transition through pregnancy and birth with a minimal need for interventions. 
 
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association offers classes of instruction and issues its qualified attendees a Certificate of Proficiency in the Webster Technique.  Only those doctors on the ICPA website maintain recognized certification status with the ICPA.

Parents, to find a certified D.C. in your area, visit the ICPA website:  www.icpa4kids.org and click on the locate a doctor link.