Chiropractic during Pregnancy: The Webster Technique

Chiropractic adjustments are one of the best things a mother can do during her 
pregnancy. A well-adjusted spine is necessary for optimizing health during pregnancy, 
optimizing the baby’s development, as well as creating conditions favoring a positive 
birth outcome. One of the most effective techniques for pregnant women is the Webster 
Technique. 

Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations, or misalignments in the spine that disrupt 
the proper performance of the nervous system. These disruptions diminish an individual’s 
ability to function optimally. This is key during pregnancy because a mother’s functioning becomes challenged, due to the rapid changes of her growing baby. Furthermore, her baby’s growth and development hinges on her functioning and the internal environment that she creates for her baby. The Webster Technique specifically addresses the subluxations in her sacrum and pelvis. 

Whilst pregnant, women are more susceptible to sacral and pelvic subluxations because of 
increased hormones (relaxin), weight gain, and the associated changes in her posture. The 
aim of the Webster Technique is to decrease the effects of subluxations in the sacrum and 
pelvis through a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment, in order to improve neurobiomechanical functioning to the sacral/pelvic region. Improving this neuro-
biomechanical functioning may affect the baby’s spinal and nervous system development, improve the baby’s positioning and birth outcome, prevent dystocia (difficult labor), and relieve general aches and pains in the sacrum and pelvis. 

In practice, the feedback received from mothers that we have performed the Webster Technique on during pregnancy has been overwhelmingly positive. We observed marked 
improvements in their health, quality of life,and overall disposition as they continued 
care throughout their pregnancy.They reported positive birth outcomes with beautiful 
birth experiences. In fact, many of the mothers didn’t receive chiropractic or the Webster Technique during their previous pregnancies. They noted having a better pregnancy and birth the second time around because of chiropractic and the Webster Technique. First-time moms 
expressed gratitude for the care received during pregnancy. 

Pregnancy is a critical period for both the mother and the baby. It prepares the baby for 
the external world that they will enter and it lays the framework for their future health. A 
baby’s potential is a quality developed during pregnancy. It needs optimum physical, 
chemical, and emotional conditions to manifest its greatest possibility. Through the 
chiropractic and the Webster Technique, a mother can achieve optimal functioning of her 
nervous system, which in turn improves her health and creates conditions for her child to 
be born with the greatest potential possible. 

Both of our chiropractors are Webster certified and passionate about working with women during pregnancy and beyond.