Greater Comfort and Safer Births
Chiropractic care is the quintessential healthcare modality for today’s pregnant mom. This safe and effective practice can optimize the space that the baby needs to develop over the course of pregnancy. While the mother’s center of gravity shifts forward, her pelvis and surrounding structures undergo many changes and adaptations. As a result, many women experience pain and discomfort in their back, hips, legs, and pubic area. Chiropractic care, specifically The Webster Technique, helps to prevent and diminish these common discomforts while allowing the baby to move into the ideal head down position for delivery. Moms who utilize The Webster Technique throughout pregnancy report safer easier births with fewer medical interventions.
The Webster Technique
Developed by Dr. Larry Webster, The Webster Technique is a specialized Chiropractic certification, assessment and adjustment for pregnant mothers. For over 40 years, this safe and gentle technique has been successful in providing proper pelvic balance for greater comfort and safer births. In addition, 85% of pregnancies have reported success in relieving intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. 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 to start benefiting from Chiropractic care during pregnancy. Some mothers use it as preventive care, to avoid pain and optimize baby positioning. Others use it in crisis, to alleviate pain or assist in aligning the pelvis to allow a breech or transverse baby to move into the correct position for delivery. A special treatment table and pillows are utilized to comfortably accommodate for your growing belly throughout all nine months of pregnancy, even for twins.
Benefits for Mother and Baby
- Relieves back, hip, leg, and pubic pain
- Optimizes baby positioning
- Results in easier, safer deliveries
- Reduces risk of cesarean
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)
“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
“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
“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 has been specialty trained and certified in The Webster Technique and helped hundreds of mothers with pelvic alignment resulting in successful deliveries. She is the mother of two boys, the first female member of the Connecticut Chiropractic Council Board of Directors, a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and the founder of the Greater Hartford Birth Professionals. She has been a featured expert spokesperson in local print and broadcast discussing the benefits of The Webster Technique, including West Hartford Life, The Hartford Courant, “Better Connecticut” on CBS CT, and FOX CT, just to name a few.