Chiropractic Pregnancy Care
Dr. Mandy is currently pursuing a Diplomate in Prenatal and Pediatric Care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Throughout this post graduate training she is receiving 300 extra hours of training in preconception, pregnancy and perinatal care with chiropractic practices.
Dr. Mandy is very passionate about helping mothers through their entire pregnancy journey from conception until delivery. She is certified in the Webster Technique, an analysis and adjustment technique specifically designed for pregnant women to maintain proper pelvic balance and nervous system function. Pregnant women adjusted with the Webster technique often report faster, easier and less painful labor and deliveries! Dr. Mandy believes that a proper functioning nervous system and balanced pelvis and spine are essential to helping mothers birth babies in the manor of which they choose.
At Positive Chiropractic Solutions we strive to educate mothers on the safety and effectiveness of regular chiropractic care throughout pregnancy and are here to answer any questions you may have about treatment!
What is the Webster Technique?
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise through ICPA Webster Certification.
Dr. Mandy is the only Webster Certified chiropractor in Navarre!
About the Webster Technique
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of pelvic imbalance.
In pregnancy, pelvic imbalance may affect the mother's comfort and the baby's imbalance. During birth, pelvic imbalance can affect labor progression, leading to unnecessary intervention. Pelvic imbalance adversely affects uterine nerve function, the structure of the pelvis, and may hinder a baby's ability to gain optimal positioning. These are the very causes of dystocia or difficult, stalled labor. The Webster Technique helps achieve a state of balance in the pelvis that may contribute to a safer, easier birth outcome.
History of the Webster Technique
Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the ICPA, developed the Webster Technique in response to his daughter's long and arduous birth of her first child. He felt that chiropractic could have a bigger impact on birth with a more specific approach to the pregnant pelvis. He developed then applied the Webster Technique in his practice as a means of achieving pelvic balance in preparation for birth.
He noticed that in most cases, when women had a breech presentation, these babies would turn themselves to the more desirable, head down position!
The ICPA initiated the Webster Certification Program to provide doctors of chiropractic with the advanced training and physiological understanding for this technique in pregnancy. Additionally, Webster Certified doctors contribute to ICPA's ongoing clinical research relating to the technique's ability to support optimal physiological function in pregnancy and birth. The research reveals that this particular adjustment may very well contribute to safer, easier births by alleviating the very causes of dystocia.
The goal of all birth providers and mothers is a safer, easier birth for both the mother and baby. As more mothers are benefiting from the specific care offered by the Webster Certified doctors, more and more birth care providers are actively seeking these doctors to care for their pregnant women throughout pregnancy.