5. Chiropractic for Pregnancy

On today’s episode, Elle and Taylor sit down to talk all about Chiropractic for Pregnancy. They dive into the Webster Technique, what chiropractors do and don’t do, and how chiropractic care addresses the physiological health of the pregnant person (and the baby) during pregnancy and during labor.

The Webster Technique for Chiropractic is designed specifically for pregnant person to optimize pelvic balance and space to allow the baby the freedom to move into their optimal positioning for birth. It’s a misconception that chiropractors will physically turn babies – they won’t. What they do is simply help the pregnant person’s body create the best opportunity for the baby to turn head-down on their own.

Birth is a natural process, and chiropractic care is designed to support and help the body obtain optimal functioning.

“We seem to forget that babies have their own ways of making the birth process natural.” – Taylor Garcia.

“Chiropractic just facilitates health. We don’t fix anything. We don’t heal anything. We help your body heal itself.” – Taylor Garcia

“As chiropractors, we want your body to be in its’ healthiest state… but we ourselves do not heal you. You heal you.” – Taylor Garcia

Listen to the episode here.

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Resources related to today’s episode:

Webster Technique

Ohm’s Philosophy regarding the Webster Technique

Kneeling Chairs

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)

Who are Elle and Taylor?

Elle Kennedy is a maternity, birth, and family photographer and doula based in Orange County, California. She’s a mother of two, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and an advocate for consent and respect for personal preferences during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. She homeschools, is polyamorous, loves tea and scones, and loves using her free time to create and bake.

Dr. Taylor Garcia is a Webster Certified Chiropractor located in the Orange County, California area, with a family practice that focuses on pregnant persons and babies. She is currently going through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s certification program and plans to have that completes by 2021. While not a mama yet, she is the consummate “mom friend,” and hopes to adopt with her partners in about 5 years. She is part of the LGBTQ+ community and polyamorous. She believes in focusing on health and wellness from before birth, and using that as a firm foundation for health and wellness throughout life. She believes in the importance of connection and consent in all aspects of life. She is a dancer, a writer, a bookworm, and a fan of music and musicals.

Contact Elle:

Instagram: @elle.kennedy.photography

Website: ellekennedyphotography.com

Facebook: Elle Kennedy Photography

Contact Taylor:

Website: birthandbeyondchiro.com

Email: taylorjgarcia@att.net

Facebook: Dr. Taylor Garcia, DC

Looking for More Content?

Want to hear a birth story? Listen to Episode 4: Elle’s Birth Story. Elle is the host of Birth Re-Imagined, a mother of 2 kiddos, and had one midwife-attended natural birth at a birthing center, and one OBGYN-attended natural birth at a hospital. It’s a good thing Elle has a pretty go-with-the-flow attitude, because her second child was born with a congenital heart defect, which meant some big changes to her original birth plan – even as she labored!

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