New Beginnings-122The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) is an organization created to share knowledge on how chiropractic is not only beneficial but essential for pregnant women, babies and children. They are dedicated to researching the benefits of a healthy, functioning nervous system on development, and how chiropractic adjustments restore balance to our nervous system by eliminating subluxations, or misalignments. Below is an excerpt from their April newsletter.


“You have probably heard about the Webster
Technique– the chiropractic technique used in
pregnancy to help optimize the mother’s pelvic
function. It has been widely covered on natural
birthing sites, and has become a conversation piece
in the pregnancy circles, perhaps your doctor of
chiropractic has discussed it with you as well.

The Webster Technique, discovered by Dr. Larry
Webster, in 1978, founder of the International
Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), is a
specific chiropractic adjustment to eliminate sacral
misalignment and improve nerve system function.
He developed it as a specific sacral adjustment for
pregnant women to help balance pelvic muscles
and ligaments and potentially improve birth
outcome. The first woman who came into his
practice and had this technique applied was
pregnant with a breech baby. Shortly after
beginning care, the baby turned to a head down
position. Dr. Webster continued to offer this
adjustment for all pregnant mothers in his practice.
For those presenting breech, he claimed a 95% rate
of these babies assuming a more optimal
positioning for birth. This led to great interest by
chiropractors, birth providers and mothers seeking
options for safer, easier natural births.”

To continue reading the ICPA’s Family Wellness First article, click here.

About the Author

Dr. Brenda Trudell is a chiropractor and owner of New Beginnings Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, WI. The clinic focuses on natural health, especially for women, pregnancy and children through chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, fitness, nutrition, essential oils, and more. As a female chiropractor, she understands the special circumstances surrounding women's health. Men and women are not created equal, and it is important to acknowledge that in the healthcare world. She strives to find the most current healthcare information to help all of her patients.

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