Babies will go the route of least resistance when entering the pelvis so if the muscles on one side are tight, but are looser on the other side, the baby will go to the looser side since there is less resistance. This may cause baby to enter the pelvis with the head tilted off to the side instead of centered, or baby may enter in a posterior position with the back of baby's head against the spine. Both of these can cause a longer, more intense labor. If baby settles into a breech position, Webster Technique is one tool that may help a breech baby into a head down position.
Having muscles, ligaments, pelvis and spine aligned can reduce common complaints such as low back pain, or hip pain. Regular adjustments may help with swelling, espeically swelling that is more on one side than the other. If your baby enters the pelvis with the head off to one side, that can put pressure on the blood and lymph vessels on that side which may cause you to swell more on that side. If things are aligned, then baby may be able to center their head, more evenly distributing that pressure.
I encourage my clients to get regular chiropractic care, especially when experiencing issues with lower back pain, swelling, hip pain and pelvic pain. Having everything balanced and in alignment can lead to an easier labor, and birth.
For clients in Manhattan, Junction City, St Marys, Chapman and the surrounding areas, Nichols Chiropractic, Flint Hills Family Chiropractic, Alternative Health Care, and Premier Chiropractic and Wellness in Manhattan have chiropractors certified in Webster Technique.