A 41-year-old woman was recently reported to have avoided a planned cesarean section due to breech presentation through the use of the Webster technique. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment used to facilitate balance and improved function in the mother's pelvis. Balancing the pelvis and normalizing its function may alleviate tense muscles and ligaments preventing the baby from assuming optimal fetal positioning.
The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health reported that after five visits to the chiropractor using the light-force, specific-contact adjustments of the Webster technique, a fetus turned from breech position into vertex position, the normal position for birthing. Current cesarean section rates make the procedure the most common operation in America; the Webster technique is emerging as a safe, effective and non-invasive way for safer, easier births.
This article appeared in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue #24.
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