Webster Technique for Pregnancy

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Webster Technique for PregnancyCurrently 10% of our patients are expecting mothers.  Pregnancy is a very important time to be under chiropractic care as it supports the changes that your body is going through; it also helps your body to function better so that you can provide a better environment for the growing fetus.  There are additional benefits to prenatal chiropractic, including optimal pelvic alignment for fetal movement and position – this makes for a quick and easy childbirth, too!  Our mums usually labour for only 1-4 hours if they follow their recommended care plans.

Dr. Jassal is certified in the Webster Technique for pregnancy. Contrary to what some people will have you believe, Webster is a technique only for your pelvis and the ligaments supporting your uterus – it aligns your own body so that the fetus has the freedom to move on its own. The chiropractor does not move, manipulate or adjust the fetus itself.

Below is a small abstract outlining the effects of Webster Technique for pregnant women with abnormal fetal positions. If you are curious about whether Webster adjustments would help you with your pregnancy, please call us to book your complimentary consultation.

The Webster Technique: Results From a Practice-Based Research Network Study

Joel Alcantara DC Bio Jeanne Ohm DC Bio  Derek Kunz BS Bio.  Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2012 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 16-21  

Objective:  To contribute to evidence-based practice, the use of Webster Technique is characterized in a chiropractic practice-based research network.

Methods:  In an exploratory study, we sought data from pregnant subjects under chiropractic care that included their sociodemographic information, previous prenatal care and abnormal fetal positioning prior to after care with the Webster Technique.

Results:  A convenience sample of 81 pregnant women receiving chiropractic care comprised the study subjects.  The average age of the patients was 32.4 years.  Previous or concurrent care included external cephalic version, slant board, acupuncture, moxabustion, homeopathy and various forms of exercises. Based on 63 of the 81 subjects, we found  70% of the subjects with abnormal fetal pregnancies reporting a correction to the vertex position.

Conclusion:  The preliminary results of our study contributes to evidence-based practice that pregnant women with abnormal fetal positions may derive benefits from chiropractic care using the Webster Technique.

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