Chiropractic is important for pregnant women for several reasons. The first is due to the intimate relationship between the spine and nervous system. The nervous system controls and coordinates everything in the body, including the development of the growing baby. When the bones in the spine misalign, they reduce the effectiveness and efficiency of the nerves they control. Chiropractors help restore normal function to the nervous system by restoring normal spinal function.
Secondly, the proper alignment of the pelvis is essential for the normal position of the baby and an easier delivery. Any misalignment of the pelvis can create torsion in the uterus, leading to in-utero constraint, which prevents the baby from moving freely. If the baby can’t get into the ideal position, labor is more difficult and less likely to result in a natural delivery. The Webster technique is a specialized chiropractic technique used to prevent in-utero constraint and assist the baby in finding the ideal position for birth. Thousands of women use chiropractic during their pregnancy to improve their health and birthing experience. Many women benefit from shorter labors, less pain, fewer interventions, and increased satisfaction with their birthing experience while under chiropractic care.