Because major uterine ligaments balance and stabilize the baby within the pelvis, any change to the pelvic alignment may dramatically affect the position of the baby within the womb. The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates biomechanical balance in pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. This may reduce effects of uterine tension, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
During pregnancy sacral misalignments can cause tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and abdominal muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It is these tense muscles and ligaments and their constraining potential effect on the uterus that may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the optimal birthing position. Obstetrical research confirms that optimal baby positioning is essential for a safer, easier birth and results in less medical interventions.