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Chiropractic care during pregnancy

The Webster Technique

During pregnancy, chiropractic adjustments are one of the best things a mum can do to optimise her health and her baby’s development, as well as creating conditions favouring a positive birth outcome. One of the most effective techniques for pregnant women is the Webster Technique.

Chiropractors correct subluxations, or misalignments in the spine, which disrupt the proper performance of the nervous system. Without correction, disruptions diminish the body’s ability to function optimally. This is key during pregnancy because the mother’s functioning can become challenged with the changes her body is making to accommodate her growing baby. Furthermore, her baby’s growth and development is dependent on her functioning optimally and the internal environment she creates for her baby.

Why This Technique is Useful

The Webster Technique is especially useful during pregnancy because it addresses the subluxations in the pelvis and sacrum. During pregnancy, the hormone, relaxin, causes joints to loosen which, coupled with weight gain and changes in posture, make pregnant women more susceptible to subluxations in this area. The Webster Technique aims to decrease the effects of subluxations in the sacrum and pelvis through a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment, in order to improve neuro-biochemical functioning to the sacral/pelvic region. This restoration of function may affect the baby’s spinal and nervous system development, improve the baby’s positioning and birth outcome, prevent dystocia (difficult labour) and relieve general aches and pains in the sacrum and pelvis.

Positive Feedback and Improvements in all Aspects of Pregnancy

In my practice, the mothers with whom I have used the Webster Technique have given me overwhelmingly positive feedback. I have observed marked improvements in their health, quality of life and overall disposition as they continued care throughout their pregnancy. They reported positive birth outcomes with beautiful birth experiences. Many mums, who didn’t receive chiropractic care for their previous pregnancies, commented on having a better pregnancy and birth this time around because of the Webster Technique.

Pregnancy is a critical period for both the mother and the baby. It prepares the baby for the external world that they will enter and it lays the framework for their future health. During pregnancy, a baby needs optimum physical, chemical and emotional conditions to develop to its fullest potential. Through chiropractic and the Webster Technique, a mother can achieve optimal functioning of her nervous system, which in turn improves her health and creates conditions for her child to be born with the greatest possible potential.

Dr Fredericksen is a registered doctor of chiropractic. He is committed to helping pregnant women, their children and their entire family reach and enjoy optimal health. He practises in Shrewsbury and Wem at Shrewsbury Family Chiropractic.  Call 01743 588 190 or visit us at

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