- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reducing labor and delivery time
- Relieving back, neck or joint pain
- Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
With Breech presentation, Chiropractors can be extremely helpful. The late Larry Webster, D.C., founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant mama’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments.
This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning. The technique is known as the Webster Technique.
It is considered normal by some for a baby to present breech until the third trimester. Most birth practitioners are not concerned with breech presentations until a mama is 37 weeks along. Approximately 4% of all pregnancies result in a breech presentation.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue and 82% success rate of babies turning vertex when doctors of chiropractic used the Webster Technique.
Currently, the ICPA recommends women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy.
With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth and the crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided altogether.
Optimal baby positioning at the time of birth also eliminates the potential for dystocia, and therefore, results in easier and safer deliveries for both mama and baby.
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