As a Certified Webster Practitioner, I see a lot of pregnant patients in order to support easier labors and optimal fetal positioning, BUT did you know the Webster Technique is also used to support women trying to conceive.
According to the CDC, there are over 6 million women in the United States who are infertile. Current medical care which can be successful for infertility, is extremely expensive, and it involves potentially significant negative side effects. The average cost of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle is $12,400 – not including the costs of the medications that accompany it.
The good news is that there are countless cases in which specific chiropractic adjustments have led to conception success in couples with a history of infertility.
In fact, chiropractic is one of many healthy lifestyle habits that can assist couples to strengthen their reproductive integrity naturally.
A study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research looked at the effectiveness of chiropractic for infertility. It followed 15 women who ranged in age from 22 – 65 with a history of infertility. 14 of the 15 subjects became pregnant within 2 – 20 months of starting chiropractic care. The 65-year-old did not get pregnant, but after a lifetime with no menstrual periods, she began menstruating 4 weeks after beginning chiropractic adjustments. While not conclusive, the results of this study are definitely compelling warrant further research.
To be clear, chiropractic care is not a cure or treatment for infertility. Chiropractic care simply restores & optimizes your body’s inborn ability to create the miracle of life. If there are any structural shifts, particularly in the vertebrae of the lower back, these can obstruct the nerve communication between the reproductive organs & the nervous system. I urge all women, before considering medical intervention, to first try to get their body working optimally by addressing nervous system function, looking at nutrition, stress management and lifestyle habits first. I have seen, first hand, the amazing results that are possible.