Avoid C-Section: Advice for the Pregnant Mother

From the April 1, 2007 issue of the Monterey Herald in California comes an article with a story of a woman who was having trouble with her pregnancy. She was 36 years of age, and 32 weeks pregnant when her obstetrician told her she was facing a Caesarean delivery because the baby in her womb was in a high-risk position.

The mother’s obstetrician performed an ultrasound which showed that her baby was 180 degrees from the normal head-down position for birth. With this news and wanting to avoid a possible C-section, she then sought the services of a Prenatal Chiropractor certified in the Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique.

The mother reported her reaction after starting chiropractic care, “I felt a great relief after the first adjustment.” The article then noted that after two sessions with the doctor, a new ultrasound showed the baby was in the proper head-down position. “Immediately after the first treatment, I felt he moved.”

Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique is described by, “It reduces interference to the nervous system, balances out pelvic muscles and ligaments, which in turn remove torsion to the uterus. It allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. “Webster” technique doesn’t involve any risk. However, the article did note that the success rate drops if the patients have passed the 34-week mark of their pregnancies.

Kelley/McIlnay Chiropractic is very fortunate to have Dr. Shannon McIlnay, she is certified in Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique. She has been very successful with helping hundreds of pregnant mothers avoid C-sections. If you or someone you know is pregnant, share with them how Chiropractic Care can not only help with the aches and pains associated with pregnancy, but also allow for an easier birthing process. It is never too late for a pregnant mother to begin Chiropractic Care but the sooner the better for both the mother and the baby.

For more information on Chiropractic Care during pregnancy, visit our Pregnancy Care page.

Christopher Kelley