The late Larry Webster, D.C, founder of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA) developed a specific Chiropractic analysis and adjustment which enable Chiropractors to establish balance in a pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments.
This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal foetal positioning. The technique is known as the Webster Technique.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue an 82% success rate of babies turning vertex when doctors of Chiropractic used the Webster technique.
Further, the results from the study suggest it may be beneficial to perform the Webster technique as soon as the 8th month of pregnancy when a woman has a breech position.
Currently the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA) recommend women receive Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimise the room a baby has for development throughout the pregnancy.
With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth, and the crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided altogether.
Most importantly, the pregnant woman should seek options that support the body’s natural abilities to function and find a team of providers who are respectful of your choices.