Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment during pregnancy. Learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care and the Webster Certification below.

Chiropractic care is a popular and effective form of healthcare for pregnant women. During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes many changes, including an increase in weight and a shift in the center of gravity. These changes can cause stress on the joints and muscles of the spine, leading to discomfort and pain. Chiropractic care can help alleviate this stress, promote balance and alignment in the body, and improve overall well-being for both the mother and the baby.

Benefits of Chiropractic care during pregnancy include, but are not limited to:

  • Relief of pain and discomfort: Pregnancy can cause a variety of aches and pains, such as back pain, headaches, and sciatica. Chiropractic care can help alleviate these symptoms by addressing the underlying causes, such as misalignments in the spin
  • Improved posture: As the pregnancy progresses, the weight of the baby can cause a woman’s center of gravity to shift, leading to poor posture. Chiropractic adjustments can help promote proper alignment, reducing strain on the muscles and joints and improving overall posture.
  • Reduced labor and delivery time: Research has shown that women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy may have shorter labor and delivery times. This may be due to the fact that chiropractic care can help ensure that the baby is in the optimal position for birth.
  • Improved sleep: Pregnancy can cause sleep disturbances due to discomfort and pain. Chiropractic care can help alleviate these symptoms, allowing for better sleep, especially in the later stages of pregnancy.Reducing the need for medication: By addressing the underlying causes of pain and discomfort, chiropractic care can help reduce the need for medication during pregnancy.

The Webster Technique

One specific technique that is used in chiropractic care for pregnant women is called the Webster Technique. This technique was developed by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). The technique is designed to relieve the stress on the pelvic muscles and ligaments, which can cause imbalance in the pelvis and lead to discomfort or pain during pregnancy. The Webster Technique may also improve the function of the uterus and promote optimal fetal positioning.

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that is applied to the sacral area of the spine. The sacrum is a triangular-shaped bone located at the base of the spine. The sacral nerve roots control the muscles that support the uterus and the pelvic floor. When the sacrum becomes misaligned, it can cause tension in the pelvic muscles and ligaments, leading to pain and discomfort. The Webster Technique is used to correct this misalignment and release the tension in the pelvic muscles and ligaments.

Webster certified chiropractors have received specialized training in this technique and are able to provide this specific adjustment to pregnant patients. They are also trained in other techniques that are safe and effective for pregnant women. These techniques may include gentle adjustments to the spine, soft tissue therapies, and exercises that can help improve balance and alignment in the body.

Overall, chiropractic care is a safe and effective form of healthcare for pregnant women. By addressing the specific needs and concerns of pregnant women, chiropractors can help alleviate pain and discomfort, promote optimal fetal positioning and support a healthy pregnancy. The Webster Technique is one of the chiropractic techniques that is specifically designed for pregnant women and can be a valuable addition to a woman’s prenatal care.

As a Webster Certified Chiropractor, Dr. Guison has helped many women throughout Nixa and across Southwest Missouri relieve pain, improve their sleep, and experience an overall more comfortable pregnancy. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and start enjoying the benefits of chiropractic care for yourself.

Important Notice

Dr. Guison will be taking the remainder of the year off due to personal health reasons. During this time, our offices may not be open for appointments. We understand the importance of your health and wellness needs, and we are actively exploring options to ensure continuity of care during this period. Please stay tuned here and on our Facebook for further updates. Thank you for your understanding and patience.


The Simply Chiropractic Team