12201 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122

Prenatal Care & Webster Technique


Dr. Jeanne and Dr. Jana provide chiropractic care for pregnant women with gentle adjustments to help with common symptoms experienced during pregnancy, such as:

  • Back pain 
  • Hip pain
  • Difficulty sleeping

They are both certified in the Webster Technique, a method of specific chiropractic assessment and adjustment to the pelvis of a pregnant woman that helps balance the muscles, ligaments, and bony pelvis. The most widely recognized benefits of the Webster Technique include:

  • More comfortable pregnancy
  • Faster, easier delivery

Balancing the pelvis and associated soft tissues removes tension and torque on the uterus, allowing the baby as much room as possible to assume optimal position for delivery. It also creates the widest diameter in the birth canal for the baby to descend through. Furthermore, the chiropractic adjustment helps improve nervous system functioning by decreasing nerve irritation associated with joint fixation or misalignment. This enables the brain to communicate more effectively with key structures such as the hypothalamus (which produces oxytocin) and the uterus. 

The benefits of prenatal chiropractic care also extend to the developing baby:

  • Maximized room for physical growth
  • Less nervous system stress transmitted from mom

In addition, Dr Jeanne and Dr. Jana have advanced prenatal training, with a focus in the Sacro Occipital Technique and Enzyme Therapy. They are well versed in nutrition and their care includes individualized prenatal supplement support as well as dietary recommendations based on both the pregnant moms symptoms and exam findings. Their comprehensive skill set along with extensive knowledge equip them to support pregnant moms through more complicated concerns during pregnancy, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Swelling

According to the American Pregnancy Association, Chiropractic is a very safe and effective treatment to restore proper motion and alignment to the spine and extremity joints during pregnancy. All through pregnancy there are a number of physiological and endocrine (hormonal) changes that occur in relation to the growth of the developing baby and in preparation for birth. The following changes could result in joint restriction or misalignment:

  • Protrusion of the abdomen and an increased low back curve
  • Protrusion of the abdomen and an increased low back curve
  • Release of relaxin
  • Growth of breast tissue and strain on upper back
  • Nutrient deficiencies

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends that women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development, as well as to improve overall nervous system function and communication. The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine in motion and aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.

Dr. Jeanne and Dr. Jana look forward to providing moms with the most comprehensive support, practical skills, and up-to-date knowledge about how to have a healthy pregnancy and birth. 

For more information on the Webster Technique, see our blog “The Webster Technique: A Way to Reduce Pregnancy Fears and Delivery Complications.”

For more information and testimonials about prenatal care at our office see our blog “Chiropractic Care Can Be Vital for a Healthy Pregnancy.”