During pregnancy, your body is subjected to concentrated weight gain over a short period of time. This extra weight causes the hips to tilt forward and an increase in the lumbar lordosis. These changes can be very uncomfortable and can translate into excessive labor pains. Our care throughout pregnancy makes these changes easier on the body and have shown to lead to simpler labor and birth.
It is also important to have your alignment checked postpartum as your body releases large amounts of relaxin, a hormone that loosens ligaments, towards the end of pregnancy in order to ready itself for the birthing process.
We can even help the baby sit in the proper position by aligning the hips with the Webster technique.