The Webster Technique: How to Turn a Breech Baby—Naturally
Dr. David Lester of New Paltz, NY is one of the few chiropractors in the Hudson Valley certified in the Webster Technique—a gentle chiropractic technique that relaxes the pelvic structures and ligaments in pregnant women, helping to achieve a balanced state that contributes to the best possible scenario for delivery. The Webster Technique has been shown to result in easier labors and quicker deliveries for women whose babies are correctly positioned for birth.
However, the Webster Technique also helps create an environment that enables babies who have assumed breech or anterior positions to return to the head down position that is most likely to result in a normal, natural birth.
After my first treatment I could feel that the baby was no longer up under my ribs and at the next sonogram the Dr. said the baby had turned to a head down position! I’m so happy for my baby and me that we are having a natural childbirth.
– Thanks Dr. Lester!
Helping To Prevent C-Sections
Helping a breech baby turn from its bottom down position through the use of this gentle, no force technique is one of the most natural ways to help a breech baby turn, which decreases the possibility of a C-section (Cesarean Section) or delivery with other interventions.
Using the Webster Technique developed by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Dr. Lester also applies sacral analysis and diversified adjustments specific to women experiencing back pain during pregnancy. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint dysfunction and facilitate neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis. Learn more about the origins of the Webster technique on the ICPA website
Relieving Back Pain
As women experience pregnancy-related hormonal increases, weight gain, and postural adaptations, they are at a greater risk for back pain in pregnancy than the general population. Relief for back pain during pregnancy through Dr. Lester’s use of the chiropractic Webster Technique also helps maintain optimal body functions by reducing overall nerve system stress.
Whether you want to reduce unnecessary stress and optimize your health, or if you’re seeking alternative pain relief during pregnancy, Dr. David Lester can help both you and your baby achieve overall health and well being.