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Webster Pregnancy Technique


Dr. Parsons is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in performing the Webster Technique



Webster Technique
Chiropractic Care benefits the whole body by working with the nervous system to help it function and heal properly on a daily basis.  Chiropractors work to move the actual bones in your spine to take the pressure off of individual nerves causing imbalance in the muscles and ligaments. Sacral misalignment may contribute to some of the causes of difficult labor via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.  (ICPA)


The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment. The goal of dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.  It is a technique that has proven its success over and over again. 


What should I expect when I go in?

Dr. Parsons will evaluate your pelvis and determine if you are a candidate for the Webster Technique.  If so, she will adjust your pelvis as well as do some trigger point work between your belly button and pubic bone. Dr. Parsons does this preliminary check on all of her pregnant patients at every visit to PREVENT the torsion of the pelvis.


Is this like the External Cephalic Version my Ob/Gyn said I'd have to try before a C-section? 

No. This is not a technique that involves pushing and turning the baby, in fact, the baby is not touched! Most women experience mild discomfort on some trigger points, like getting a deep massage.
The treatment seems so simple, what happens after?  
After the treatment you will be given instructions to continue at home and you will usually feel your baby moving more than usual because of all the new 'space' he or she has!
Does it work the first time? 

Sometimes!  Dr. Parsons has had success with this technique on the first try, but that is not typical. More commonly this pelvic torsion has been going on for some time throughout the pregnancy, and one treatment is not always enough time to get the pelvis to hold the new position for very long.  Typically it can take a week to 6 weeks, depending on you, your body, and of course, your baby! 

With the Webster Technique, The Sooner the Better!