The changes in posture during pregnancy, caused by the protruding abdomen, exert considerable stress on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the low back and pelvis. This stress can result in the pelvis becoming twisted or torqued, a condition known as intrauterine constraint, which may limit the space available for the developing baby. Chiropractors certified in the Webster Technique possess the ability to restore balance to the pelvic joints, musculature, and ligaments, creating an environment that promotes a more natural delivery process.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) defines the Webster Technique as a chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces nervous system stress and potential intrauterine constraint by improving pelvic muscle and ligament function. This improvement can reduce torsion in the uterus, allowing the baby to assume the optimal position for birth. Consequently, it maximizes uterine space, promoting optimal baby development and decreasing restrictions on developing structures such as the cranium, spine, and extremities. With ample space available, the baby can position itself favorably for birth, thereby reducing the likelihood of breech or transverse presentation and minimizing the need for C-section or other medical interventions. It's important to clarify that chiropractors do not turn breech babies; instead, they strive to achieve pelvic balance, offering mothers the opportunity for a natural and gentle birthing process through non-invasive means.