For women, especially expectant mothers, the pregnancy stage is beautiful and memorable. However, it is also challenging. An expectant mother’s body experiences different stages throughout the pregnancy circle. According to the American Pregnancy Association, pregnant women and their unborn children are usually exposed to varying levels of risk. For instance, if there is any form of misalignment, there is a high chance the fetus will not grow as expected, leading to a condition known as intrauterine constraint.
Another effect of pelvis misalignment is at the childbearing stage, especially regarding the baby’s position in the womb. So, whenever there is a misalignment of this nature, there is a high chance that childbearing through the normal procedure will become an arduous task. And when the delivery cannot happen through the natural process, the best alternative way to save the baby and the mother is through a surgical procedure known as breech birth or C-section.
Aside from discomfort during childbirth, pelvis misalignment also causes back pain for expectant mothers. Report as shown that 42% of pregnant women with pelvis misalignment are prone to back pain before delivery, while another 47% complain of back pain during delivery.
What is the way out?
It is important to note that pelvis misalignment affects both expectant and non-expectant women but is more severe for pregnant women. For example, a 35 years old woman who is also 32 weeks pregnant was used to research the impact of chiropractic treatment table for pregnant women. This research, which the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine conducted, aims to find out whether chiropractic traction table can reduce back pain in pregnant women or not. Before the treatment, the said woman complained of back pain, especially difficulty standing up and sitting down. So, to assess the impact of chiropractic, she was subjected to 13 weeks of intense chiropractic treatment. Within that 13 weeks, she was given chiropractic care combined with other soft tissue therapy, ergonomic advice, and exercise.
After the whole treatment that lasted for 13 weeks, the woman stated that there was an improvement in the level of back pain she was experiencing before the treatment. In fact, on a scale of 1-10, she stated that the pain level has dropped to 7.
The Webster chiropractic technique
According to a report from the U.S and Canadian members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the Webster technique has helped reduce pain in pregnant women, especially those close to their delivery period.
The Webster technique is a simple procedure, and all it takes is for the expectant mother to lay face down on pregnancy chiropractic table, then a pillow will be positioned under her hips to ease pressure on the belly. After this, the doctor will check the musculoskeletal imbalance that can cause intrauterine constraint. If it is discovered that there is a chance of intrauterine constraint, the doctor will then use the drop table to realign any misaligned region.
As stated earlier, there are different methods of chiropractic care, but the advantage of the Webster technique is that it is less complex. All the doctor needs to do is place a drop on the expectant mother pelvic in case there is any form of realignment, and after this is done, the situation becomes normal again. With this treatment, pregnant women can relieve pain before and during child delivery, particularly musculoskeletal issues that make childbirth difficult for expectant mothers.