Greater Comfort and Safer Births
Chiropractic is the quintessential healthcare modality for today’s pregnant mom. Throughout pregnancy, many changes and adaptations occur to your pelvis and surrounding structures. The Webster Technique helps to establish balance to this area, preventing and diminishing common discomforts such as back, hip, leg, and pubic pain. This reestablishment of balance allows the baby on its own to move into and stay in the ideal head down position for delivery. Moms who utilize The Webster Technique throughout their pregnancy typically report safer easier births with fewer medical interventions. All three of our doctors are trained, certified, and experienced in The Webster Technique.
The Webster Technique
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic assessment and adjustment for pregnant moms that was developed over 40 years ago by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Performing The Webster Technique requires certification and it is the only proven safe, gentle and effective chiropractic method to treat pregnant moms. As a result, most of our referrals stem from reputable local birth professionals looking to help their patients have an exceptional pregnancy and birth experience.
Dr. Jessica Tagliarini is one of the most experienced Certified Chiropractors in Connecticut certified to perform the Webster Technique. She has had tremendous success with the Webster Technique and would be honored to have the opportunity to help you.
When should I start using the Webster Technique?
It is never too early in pregnancy to benefit from The Webster Technique. Some use it preventatively to avoid pain and optimize baby positioning. Others use it in crisis to alleviate pain or allow the baby to get into the correct position for birth. A special treatment table and pillows are utilized to comfortably accommodate for your growing belly throughout all 9 months of pregnancy, even for twins!
Benefits for Mother and Baby
- Decreases back, pelvis, hip, and leg pain
- Helps the uterus enlarge symmetrically with the growing baby
- Allows the baby to get into the best position for birth
- Enhances the strength of the uterus
- Creates an environment for safer, easier deliveries
- Helps avoid unnecessary medical intervention and trauma to the mother and baby
Statistics for Pregnancy
- 10-15% is the highest acceptable limit of cesarean sections annually.*
- According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the C-section rate has increased more than 50% since 1996.
- In 2018, 31.9% of births in the United States were born via C-section (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
- Nearly half of cesarean births in our country are due to breech presentation.*
- On average, 34.8% of births in Connecticut are born via C-section (StateMaster.com). This number varies by hospital.
- 84% of patients receiving chiropractic care reported relief of back pain during pregnancy. There was significantly less likelihood of back labor with chiropractic.*
* (World Health Organization)
“As a doula, I often recommend Chiropractic care from Tagliarini Chiropractic for many reasons: pain, headaches, baby positioning, etc. Dr. Jessica utilizes the Webster Technique for pregnancy as well as a number of gentle Chiropractic and soft tissue techniques for expectant moms. Dr. Jessica and her team are professional, while being compassionate at the same time. They are willing to explain every detail and can help ease the nerves of someone seeking Chiropractic care for the first time. They have aligned many of my clients so that their babies could have enough room to turn head down for delivery. I can’t recommend them enough!” ~ Melissa Duenas, Certified Birth Doula and founder of Birth Tribe
“I am an OB/GYN physician and have sent many patients to Tagliarini Chiropractic. They have helped many of my pregnant patients with low back and sciatic nerve pain. They practice the Webster Technique which helps balance the mom’s pelvis so that breech babies can turn and many cesarean sections are avoided! I have a lot of confidence in their expertise and will continue to refer my patients to them!”
~ Jennifer Grant, MD
“As a nurse midwife in the Hartford area I feel privileged to have a chiropractor I trust for myself and my patients conveniently located in West Hartford. I love being able to provide women a viable solution to the common discomforts associated with pregnancy as well as an option for babies in breech presentation. I’m pretty protective of my patients care and love the peace of mind that comes along with a referral to Tagliarini Chiropractic.”
~ Carissa Gonell, Certified Nurse Midwife
“After two difficult posterior deliveries, my doula suggested I try The Webster Technique. Dr. Tagliarini treated me routinely throughout my pregnancy resulting in my baby being in the correct position for delivery and a fantastic birth.
~ Lisa R., Tolland, CT
“Since experiencing The Webster Technique, my pain is gone and I’m much more comfortable. I can’t imagine going through pregnancy without it.
~ Beth A., Columbia, CT
“My baby was transverse at 38 weeks. After two adjustments, my midwife confirmed the baby had flipped head down.
~Susan K., Windsor, CT
Why Dr. Jessica Tagliarini?
Dr. Jessica Tagliarini, mother of two boys, is a 2000 graduate of Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the first female member of the Connecticut Chiropractic Council Board of Directors. Dr. Tagliarini is long time a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the founder of the Greater Hartford Birth Professionals.
Dr. Tagliarini is one of the most experienced Chiropractors in our area certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in The Webster Technique. Dr. Tagliarini has been featured as an expert in West Hartford Life and Hartford Courant newspapers as well as on “Better Connecticut” on WFSB-TV (CBS) and FOX CT discussing The Webster Technique.