First of all and as hard as it may be, don’t panic! There’s lots of things you can do to increase the chances that your baby will turn. The Webster technique is one of them. It’s a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that finds and corrects pelvic misalignments and reduces tension in key muscles and ligaments that support and surround the pelvis. By reducing these misalignments and tensions, there’s more room for the baby to move around and get into the best position for birth-vertex or sunny side down.
The adjustment is gentle and designed for pregnancy. As such, it doesn’t require the woman to move around much, increasing comfort. The doctor uses special pillows that allow the expectant mother to lay on her stomach, safely and comfortably during her chiropractic adjustment. If a woman is unable to lie on her stomach for her adjustments, they can be performed while the patient is lying on her side.
Like with most things, there is no guarantee that Webster Technique will work, but the average rate of success is 82%! Webster can be used with babies who are presenting breech, transverse or posterior. Dr. Maya also provides comfort, support and in-home suggestions to help you help your baby.
Research has found that normal pelvic motion and balance is important for the prevention of having a difficult birth. Chiropractic literature has established the significance of chiropractic adjustments in normalizing the pelvis and surrounding structures, ligaments and muscles. In addition, because of the effect chiropractic adjustments have on the body by reducing nervous system stress, expecting women may notice a significant benefit by getting adjusted throughout their pregnancy.
It is therefore a good idea that gentle chiropractic care be used throughout your pregnancy to find and correct these imbalances. Due to factors unique to the pregnant women, such as increase of certain hormones, weight gain and posture changes, they have a greater chance of having pelvic misalignments than the general population.
Dr. Maya Pande has been in practice for 19 years and is certified in Webster Technique. She is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). She has helped many moms have the kind of birth experience they desired.