If you’re pregnant, the Webster Technique is an incredible way to achieve a natural birth. Dr. Maxine Helman in Scarsdale, NY provides this and other treatments to help you throughout your pregnancy and childbirth journey.
Pregnancy’s Impact On the Body
Pregnancy is a beautiful and miraculous thing, but it comes with a great deal of trouble. The mother’s body is changing and adapting to carrying another living being. And it’s preparing to bring that baby into the world.
It’s no surprise that the body goes through so many changes, including those that impact the spine and pelvis. Often, these changes and the extra weight from the baby can lead to pelvic/sacral misalignment. This can lead to a great deal of lower back pain as well as tightness and pain in the groin and legs.
Additionally, it can actually shrink the diameter and mobility of the pelvis, which can lead to longer, harder labor and the baby being in a breech position.
How the Webster Technique Helps
The Webster Technique is a chiropractic treatment that was designed to prevent such issues. In fact, Dr. Larry Webster – the man behind the Webster Technique – developed it after his daughter had a very difficult childbirth experience.
The Webster Technique focuses on the pelvic area. It’s typically performed through a series of adjustments – completely safe adjustments for pregnant mothers – in conjunction with massage and stretches. The result is an aligned spine, room for the baby to move into the proper birth position, and – almost always – an easier birthing process.
The good news is that you don’t need to wait until you hear that your baby might be born in the breech position to take advantage of the Webster Technique. Visiting with Dr. Helman in Scarsdale, NY from the moment you find out you're pregnant gives you an even greater chance of success. It will also help relieve pain and discomfort throughout the pregnancy. At the latest, it’s best to start this chiropractic care by the 34th week of pregnancy.
Excited to start your journey toward an easier and healthier birth? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Helman in Scarsdale, NY to experience the Webster Technique by calling (914) 722-7688.