Chiropractic in Pregnancy: Webster Technique for Safer Births and Pregnancy Comfort

Webster Technique

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment of the pelvis, sacrum, and surrounding ligaments for pregnant women.  It reduces interference to the nervous system and improves the function of the pelvic structures, muscles, and ligaments.  Theoretically, this may decrease pain for pregnant women, reduce tension in the uterus and allow for optimal positioning of the baby.

Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh, your pregnancy and pediatric health advocates in Arlington Heights, IL, use the Webster Technique to help restore balance in the pelvis, sacrum, and ligaments that support the uterus in pregnant women.  Many women report that they have significantly less pain after treatment and that they sleep better at night.  


Pregnant women go through a lot of changes in their bodies over a relatively short time period.  With changes in center of gravity, weight, posture, and hormones, pregnant women become more prone to misalignments and imbalance in the pelvis, sacrum, and ligaments.  


These problems tend to lead to much of the discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy.  Common complaints during pregnancy include low back pain, leg pain, pelvic pain, and mid back pain. Read a patient testimonial on the Webster Technique.  In addition, preexisting and often times unnoticed problems become stressed during pregnancy.  This can lead to even greater pain and discomfort.  


Pregnancy Chiropractic Adjustment Arlington Heights, ILMore often than not, women feel that they just have to deal with the pain and discomfort of pregnancy.  They are made to feel that this is “just part of being pregnant.”  Generally, pregnant women are told that they can take Tylenol to help with the pain.  If that doesn’t work or if the mother wants to avoid medications, she is left to just put up with it.  This doesn’t have to be the case.  The Webster Technique can help alleviate these problems so that women can have more comfortable pregnancies. 


When the pelvis is out of balance, it can torque or twist the ligaments that support the uterus.  This condition is commonly known as intrauterine constraint.  Intrauterine constraint will limit the amount of space that the baby has to grow and develop.  When this is limited, optimal development is affected.  Intrauterine constraint may limit the baby’s ability to get into the proper position for labor and delivery.  Any position even slightly off normal, will make labor less than ideal.  Whether that position is breech, posterior, or a slight head time, it may slow labor, add pain, and/or lead to the need for additional interventions.  


When the pelvis, sacrum, and ligaments are balanced, the baby will have the proper space to grow, develop, and prepare for Webster Technique chiropractic adjustment for pregnancybirth. The Webster Technique has been shown to reduce constraint to the mother's uterus 82% of the time, allowing the baby to get into the vertex position for birth. (Forrester J.   Can Chiropractor 1997; 2(3):8-13 (Special Section)).  Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh recommend that all pregnant women have chiropractic care using the Webster Technique throughout pregnancy.


Pregnant women should consult with a pregnancy chiropractor to determine a plan of care so that they can have a more comfortable pregnancy and safer birth!  


Contact us to meet with Dr. Quintin or Katie, your pregnancy and pediatric health advocates in Arlington Heights, IL, and a certified Webster Technique chiropracto. Call: 847-788-0880!