Here is a glowing testimonial from a mother who was recently told that her baby was in a transverse position in her womb. Transverse means that the baby was lying horizontally instead of in the normal head-down posture in preparation for birth. Babies assume this head-down position as early as 28 weeks.
This mother (whose name is withheld due to patient privacy... she calls herself Third Time Mom) has a strong desire to deliver this baby normally and naturally and to avoid a Caesarian section. After her midwife informed her that the baby was not in optimal alignment, she sought care at Johnson Family Chiropractic, seeking the Webster Technique. She had already been a chiropractic patient at our clinic, and had heard that sometimes mothers and babies who are in breech positions respond well to the Webster Technique.
I cautioned her that the Webster Technique should not be considered a breech-turning technique, since it is not an obstetric procedure. Instead, the purpose of the Webster Technique is to realign the sacrum in order to relax ligaments attached to the uterine wall, which may be tight, taut, or torsioned. In some cases the tension of the uterine wall prevents the baby from moving freely, which is why the Webster Technique seems to have such a high success rate with breech or transverse babies. The Webster Technique addresses specific bones, muscles, and ligaments, but the chiropractor performing the technique does not turn the baby or even touch the baby.
The basic idea behind Webster's Technique is the same idea behind chiropractic: if the body's ability to function is restored, then the body will function normally.
After our discussion, Third Time Mom agreed to a course of chiropractic care with the Webster's Technique. Click here to read her review of the Webster Technique and Dr. Johnson.
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