adjusting a pregnant woman Pregnancy puts a tremendous amount of physical stress on a woman's body. Weight gain, postural changes, and hormonal fluctuations can lead to back pain, hip pain, sciatica, and other musculoskeletal issues. At the same time, the baby is undergoing rapid growth and development. Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy can help manage these discomforts and ensure proper support for mother and baby. When selecting a chiropractor for prenatal care, Webster certification is essential, which is why Dr. Chloe Lightner devoted the time required to become certified. Here's an overview of how chiropractic helps during pregnancy and why Webster technique is so valuable.

Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy provide a drug-free approach to relieving aches, back and pelvic pain. The goal is to establish proper pelvic balance and alignment of the uterine ligaments. Optimizing skeletal structure takes pressure off nerves and muscles. Specific techniques can also help baby get into the best position for delivery. Overall, chiropractic promotes comfort, mobility, and healthy nervous system function. Research shows it can reduce labor time and the need for medical interventions. Regular chiropractic visits are an important part of comprehensive prenatal care. Read the help we offer to pregnant women here.

About the Webster Technique

The Webster technique is a special protocol designed specifically for pregnant women. It was developed by Larry Webster, DC, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. The Webster technique focuses on alignment of the pelvis and sacrum to restore proper function of pelvic muscles and ligaments. This in turn reduces intrauterine constraint on the baby, allowing for optimal fetal positioning. The technique does not use any forceful thrusting or twisting adjustments. It is gentle and non-invasive. Correcting pelvic misalignment also takes tension off the nerves and muscles of the low back and pelvis. The Webster technique is safe to use throughout pregnancy.

Why Choose a Webster Certified Chiropractor

Chiropractors, such as Dr. Chloe must undergo specialized training to become certified in the Webster technique. This advanced education covers assessment of fetal positioning, analysis of maternal pelvic alignment, and use of appropriate adjustments and exercises. Webster certified chiropractors have a deep understanding of the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy. Their specialized skills can facilitate an easier, safer delivery. Going to a chiropractor without this certification may lead to techniques being applied that are contraindicated during pregnancy. Expectant mothers should ask about Webster certification when choosing a chiropractor for prenatal care. Click here to schedule a free consultation with Dr Chloe at San Diego Integrative Spine Center.

What to Expect

The first visit will include a thorough health history, discussion of pregnancy discomforts, and orthopedic and neurological exams. Dr. Chloe will check for misalignment of the pelvis, spine, and sacrum and evaluate fetal positioning. Gentle adjustments will be given where needed. Recommendations may also be made for supportive belt pillows along with exercises to facilitate alignment. Follow-up visits will monitor progress through repeated assessments. Adjustments will be modified as the belly and pelvis change shape. After delivery, chiropractic care is important to help the body recover postpartum.

Chiropractic plus Webster technique provides a valuable approach to managing pregnancy discomforts. It encourages optimal nervous system health for mother and baby without risky medications. By choosing Dr Chloe, a Webster certified chiropractor, expectant mothers can feel confident they are receiving the safest, most effective care. This promotes proper fetal development and makes delivery easier and more comfortable. Prenatal chiropractic care with the Webster technique lays the foundation for a happy, healthy pregnancy and baby.

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