Physically the mother’s pelvis tries to accommodate an increase in load on the front of the body. Chiropractic helps prepare the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in the bony structures, muscles, and ligaments in the pelvic region. This also benefits the baby by allowing room to move into the best possible birth position. The chiropractic manipulation also directly affects the central nervous system which controls and coordinates all of the mother’s systems and functions.
The Webster Technique is a safe, effective chiropractic assessment and treatment that restores proper pelvic balance and function for pregnant mothers. There has been high reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position in expectant mothers presenting breech who utilize the Webster technique. This specific analysis and adjustment of the sacrum should be used throughout pregnancy, to detect imbalance and prevent intrauterine constraint.
Dr. Steinys will also often prescribe specific therapeutic exercises to assist in restoring proper function to the mother’s accommodating joint structures. Muscle release and acupuncture may also be used in conjunction with chiropractic during prenatal treatment.