Dr. Ashley is the go-to Pregnancy Chiropractor in Centennial, Parker, and the greater Denver area! We focus on keeping mom well during her entire pregnancy, even from pre-conception.
Dr. Ashley is certified in the Webster Technique, a specialized form of chiropractic care for women to help minimize pain and promote a healthy pregnancy for BOTH MOM and BABY.
Curious about how the Webster Technique works? Check out some common questions below.
How does the Webster Technique help during pregnancy?
The mother is adjusted in a gentle and specific manner while also receiving a massage around the targeted ligaments to relieve muscle tension and misalignments in the pelvis.
The Journal of American Osteopathic Association (2012) also noted 9 amazing benefits for pregnant moms:
- Decreased duration of delivery
- Decreased use of forceps
- Decreased likelihood of having a pre-term delivery
- Decreased fluid overload (swelling)
- Decreased blood pressure
- Decreased low back pain
- Decreased carpal tunnel
- Decreased sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Decreased risk of having meconium-stained amniotic fluid
What exactly does the Webster Technique do?
The goal of these adjustments is to reduce the effects of sacral misalignments or SI joint dysfunction, while also balancing pelvic muscles and ligaments.
Can the Webster Technique work in turning a breech baby?
This technique helps to create space around the uterus giving the baby ample room to turn and optimizes the opportunity to get in the proper position for birth. This technique has proven it facilitates the correct environment to allow the birthing process to proceed as it naturally was created during pregnancy.
How well does it work?
According to research, the Webster Technique has a success rate of 85% when turning a breech baby, compared to an external cephalic version (ECV) that experiences only a 35% success rate.
Why would a pregnant mom choose the Webster Technique?
Because it’s an all-natural, safe technique that helps relieve all joint pain related to pregnancy including pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. It works to reduce the labor times and decrease the likelihood of delivery via Cesarean sections all while minimizing pain during the labor and delivery process, making it easier for the mother during the birth process AND it creates the best environment for the baby to grow in!