Pregnancy is another time where our bodies go through an enormous amount of change very quickly. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can ensure a less traumatic birth process for both mom and baby. There are many gentle techniques that can be used throughout pregnancy, or even before conception to help a woman prepare her body for what is to come. Webster Technique is one of these, and Dr. Lexie Romero is certified by the ICPA to utilize Webster to ensure optimal positioning of the pelvis for child birth. Chiropractic care throughout and post pregnancy will allow the body to heal and express health at its fullest potential.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing, neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved. The ICPA recognizes that in a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia 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 aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.
- Maintaining an overall healthier pregnancy
- Optimal pelvic alignment
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Fetal positional changes
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Reducing the time of labor and delivery
- Promote optimal positioning for delivery