Pregnancy, Webster Tech., & Chiropractic

People are often surprised to find out that chiropractic care has had great results with pregnant moms and their babies. Why would a pregnant mom need chiropractic care?

The simple answer: misaligned vertebrae causes stress on the nerves, stress on the nerves causes stress to the body…….

  • A stressed mom = A stressed baby.

Chiropractors align vertebrae, alleviating nerve stress.


During pregnancy, there are many structural and hormonal changes that occur while creating and preparing a healthy environment for the baby. These changes can and do result in misalignments in the spine. Some examples:

  • Protruding Abdomen
  • Increased Back Curve (Sway Back)
  • Pelvic Changes
  • Postural Adaptations
  • Altered Gait

What are the Benefits of chiropractic care in pregnancy?

Potential benefits include:

  • Maintains a healthier pregnancy
  • Controls Nausea
  • Reduces Labor and Delivery Time
  • Helps prevent C-section delivery
  • Relieves Back, Neck, and Joint Pain


Breech Deliveries and Webster Technique

Approximately 4% of all pregnancies result in a breech presentation. Most birth practitioners are not concerned with this until a patient is 3 weeks along.

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment balances the pelvis properly, while reducing the stress to the ligaments that support the uterus, more specifically the round ligaments.

The round ligaments hold the uterus in suspension within the abdomen. However, as the pregnancy goes on, these round ligaments can become thin and tight like a rubber band pulled to tension, causing sharp, spastic pains and restricting the space in which the baby has to maneuver within the womb. Restriction of this movement can cause the baby to stay in a breech position beyond 37 week. Once the pelvis and sacrum are properly aligned, the Webster Technique focuses on relieving the tightness in the round ligaments. This allows the baby to shift comfortably and freely within the womb so that he or she may get into proper position for the big journey.


If you have any questions, please contact me, Dr. Deborah Pearson, a chiropractor serving Roswell, Johns Creek, and Alpharetta.




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