The Webster Technique for Pregnancy Explained

By Dr. Paul Fierro, Sports and Family Chiropractor at Koru Chiropractic

Pregnancy is such a beautiful process and can be a physically demanding journey. The Webster Technique alleviates symptoms of stress, tension, and imbalance during pregnancy while improving pelvic function throughout pregnancy and childbirth. Read on to learn more about the benefits and how a chiropractor certified in The Webster Technique can help support your pregnancy and delivery.

What is the Webster Technique?

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces nervous system stress, balances the pelvic bones, muscles, and ligaments, and optimizes mom’s pelvic function in pregnancy and birth. A properly aligned pelvis may provide more space for the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment During Pregnancy Help?

The pregnancy hormone Relaxin allows the ligaments and soft-tissue structures of the body to “relax” as they loosen to support the additional passenger growing within. With this, it becomes much easier for misalignments to occur within the mother. However, now that our body’s soft tissues are loosening, chiropractors who are trained specifically in The Webster Technique can make profound changes with a lower, more gentle force.

Torsion of the body and its structures is also very common in pregnancy and even prior to, as we often have dominant limbs, occupational stressors that have us turning one direction repetitively, or habits that have us crossing one leg over the other or favoring one leg repeatedly. These patterns show up within the body and can affect the internal structures of the mother. The Webster Technique aids in balancing that tension and provides ease for the expectant mother as her body establishes new patterns of movement and new postural norms.

Chiropractor performing the Webster Technique on a pregnant woman.


Top 5 Benefits of the Webster Technique During Pregnancy

  1. Pain Relief: Many expecting mothers experience discomfort in their lower back, hips, and pelvis as pregnancy progresses. With The Webster Technique, aligning the pelvis allows us to alleviate pain and improve mobility, enhancing overall comfort.
  2. Optimal Birth Position for Baby: The Webster Technique balances the pelvis and related structures, as well as the uterus. This brings ease to the system and may give the growing baby the space needed to assume the best possible position for birth.
  3. Enhanced Pelvic Floor Function: Pelvic misalignments can contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence. The Webster Technique reverses misalignments to improve pelvic floor function and reduce the risk of complications postpartum.
  4. Faster Labor & Delivery: Studies suggest that chiropractic treatments like The Webster Technique may be associated with shorter labor durations and reduced rates of medical interventions during delivery.
  5. Physical & Mental Health: By supporting the body’s natural ability to adapt to the demands of pregnancy, chiropractic care can promote holistic wellness for both mother and baby. Pregnant women often report feeling less stressed and more energized after receiving chiropractic adjustments.


During Which Trimester is The Webster Technique Most Beneficial?

Each patient, and pregnancy, faces unique challenges and requires individualized care. Please contact us to schedule a consultation where we can discuss a tailored treatment plan for you.

Can Any Chiropractor Perform The Webster Technique?

No, only Webster Certified Chiropractors should offer The Webster Technique to patients. Certification requires specific perinatal coursework and evaluation through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

How Does Koru Chiropractic Support Patients Through Pregnancy?

At Koru Chiropractic, our perinatal chiropractic lens focuses on making the process of pregnancy as natural and easeful as possible. As the body changes to accommodate the growth of the baby, supporting that process is crucial. We are passionate about empowering pregnant women to experience a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy journey, regardless of their personal vision for birth.

As a Webster Certified doctor, I use The Webster Technique to provide balance to the nervous system and the structures of the body within the pregnant mother. I do this through gentle adjustments using specialized equipment to ensure the safety of the mother and baby. Every patient receives a customized approach that supports their personal wellness goals.

If you are pregnant and interested in The Webster Technique or any of our other services for pregnant women, like headache and migraine chiropractic treatment or acid reflux help, complete the form below to book your consultation.

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