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QuestchiroWhat is Webster’s Technique?

Sacral misalignment can contribute to a difficult birth due to uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment, and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments.  The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. The correction of sacral subluxation through Webster’s Technique can have a positive effect on all causes of a difficult birth.  

What will the doctor do?

The doctor will perform a Chiropractic analysis and gentle adjustment of the mother’s sacrum.  

What are the benefits of Webster’s Technique?

  • Pelvic balance is improved, allowing the baby’s ideal positioning
  • Facilitates a more comfortable pregnancy
  •  Allows optimal space for the baby to grow naturally

What is a Doula?

By definition, a Doula is “a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before, during, and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.” DONA (Doulas of North America)




What will a Doula do?

  • Suggest/perform physical, mental, and emotional comfort techniques
  • Assist the mother in creating a birth plan to outline her ideal birth
  • Remain with the mother throughout the entire birthing process
  • Gather and provide information for the mother to ensure she is fully understanding throughout each step of the labor and delivery
  • Honor the mother’s desires

What are the benefits of having a Doula?

  • 50% drop in cesarean sections
  • 25% reduction in length of labor
  • 40% less need for augmentation with oxytocin
  • 30% drop in need for pain medication
  • 40%less use of forceps
  • 60% fewer requests for epidurals

Klaus, M.H., Kennell, J.H., & Klaus, P.H. (1993). Mothering the mother: how a doula can help you have a shorter, easier, and healthier birth.

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No cost breasfeeding classes in Volusia County February 2019


The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is hosting no-cost breastfeeding classes for new and expectant mothers. Classes cover the basics of breastfeeding and are scheduled at DOH-Volusia locations from:

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Tues., Feb. 5, 2019 at 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City.
  • 10 to 11 a.m., Tues., Feb. 12, 2019 at 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach.
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 at 717 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach.
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 21, 2019 at 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach.

Each class is a one-time session. Reservations are suggested but not required.

Lactation consultants from the department’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program offer resources and assistance to breastfeeding mothers. WIC also offers breastfeeding peer counseling programs. Trained peer counselors are chosen from the same socio/economic/ethnic groups as WIC clients and have successfully breastfed their own babies.  Breastfeeding peer counselors provide mother-to-mother basic breastfeeding education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

For information or to register for a breastfeeding class, please call 866-WIC FOOD (942-3663).

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