Dr. Cantwell is a Webster Certified Chiropractor, which is a specific technique designed for pregnant women. The Webster technique is designed to balance and correct any misalignments in the pelvic region which not only reduces pain during pregnancy but also improves neurological function. This specialized technique is also used for wellness care throughout pregnancy. When treated with the Webster technique throughout their pregnancy, mothers-to-be, increase their odds of enjoying an easier, safer birth
Dr. Kathy Cantwell works with expecting and new moms on a range of wellness concerns. With 25 years of experience adjusting pregnant woman, Dr. Kathy Cantwell is proud to offer assistance throughout the stages of your pregnancy. Dr. Kathy can alleviate difficulties breastfeeding and pre- and post-natal back pain. Since adjustments are natural, there is no need to worry about exposing the baby to medication.
The Webster Technique Medical Definition:
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and sacral-iliac joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function of the pelvis is facilitated. Sacral subluxation can contribute to difficult labor for the mother (dystocia) because these misalignments can affect uterine function, pelvic contraction and baby malpresentation. Correction of the pelvis may have a positive effect on all of these.
Prenatal Chiropractic FAQ:
Is it safe to get adjusted throughout the whole pregnancy?
Yes, in fact it is recommended whether you are having pain or seeking wellness care throughout your pregnancy.
When is the best time to start getting adjusted?
In a perfect world, Dr. Kathy would love to start three months before conception with the future mom. This is a very important time in a woman's life, afterall she is about to grow a whole new tiny human! Dr. Kathy loves to be a part of the team during the pregnancy as she can answer questions about prenatal vitamins, make other nutritional recommendations, and holds a wealth of advice and information.
What if I am due in a few weeks, is it still worth getting adjusted?
Absolutely! Balancing the pelvis and nervous system is vitally important to a healthy birth, and it is never too late to start treatment.
Does the Webster technique turn breech babies?
No, the Chiropractor's job is restoring balance and nervous function, we do not turn babies or perform the Leopold maneuver.
Call Dr. Kathy, Your Chiropractor in Beaverton!
Dr. Kathy looks forward to helping your family and your future newborn in the healthiest, most comfortable manner possible. Call Dr. Kathy, your trusted chiropractor in Beaverton to schedule prenatal care!