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"The babys turned!"
As the due date draws near, most babies have assumed a head-down position in the mother's uterus. If the baby hasnt turned, there is a greater chance of a more difficult breech birth or risky Caesarean intervention.
Developed by the late Larry Webster, D.C., this chiropractic technique releases stress on the pregnant woman's pelvis, relaxing the uterus and surrounding ligaments and permitting the baby to turn naturally.
Sacral subluxation causes the tightening and twisting of pelvic muscles and ligaments, constraining the uterus. These tense muscles and ligaments prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the proper vertex position. The Webster Technique reduces interference to the nervous system, improves pelvic balance and allows the baby to assume the optimal position for birth.
The July/August 2002 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reports that 82% of chiropractors using the Webster Technique reported success.
Sometimes, using the Webster Technique the baby can turn in just one adjustment. But usually it takes between three to 10 visits over a several week period.Because the Webster Technique relies on the inborn intelligence of the mother and baby, there is little risk. Correcting pelvic imbalances and reducing tension in the uterus gives the baby the room it needs to turn.