keystonen. 1. the wedge-shaped piece at the summit of an arch, regarded as holding the other pieces in place 2. something on which associated things depend for support
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The Webster Technique is a non-invasive technique that allows the baby freedom to move if there is no physiological barrier and is a gentle option for mother’s to try when faced with a poorly positioned baby. There is a high reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position when the Webster Technique was utilized. The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates balance in the pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. This in turn reduces the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. It does not involve manual turning of the fetus, rather, the technique relies on gentle maneuvers to relieve tensions in a pregnant woman’s musculoskeletal system. At no time should this technique be interpreted as an obstetric, "breech turning" technique.