No matter how much planning you do, there is no way to account for everything that can happen when you give birth. In many cases, C-sections and other interventions may become necessary. You may have heard that this means all your future deliveries will be similar. However, having a C-section at one birth doesn’t mean that one will be necessary in any future births. In fact, it’s been shown that C-sections are often performed when they are not needed for the situation and it can be better to have a VBAC, or vaginal birth after cesarean. One of the benefits pregnant women can experience from visiting a Lithia Springs chiropractor is a higher chance of a vaginal birth in the future, even if she’s had prior cesarean sections.
Why Try for a VBAC?
It has been shown in a number of studies that a large number of interventions during birth, such as forceps, vacuums, or C-section deliveries, can actually be detrimental to the short- and long-term health of a baby. Jaundice and feeding problems are among the top concerns for intervention-related risks, though others can occur. In some cases, a C-section can be a lifesaving procedure and is very medically necessary. However, patients are not often well informed before they are told they need to undergo this surgery, and they are often not aware of the potential risks. For example, a baby born surgically may have a lower body temperature upon delivery. When planning your birth, it is important to balance the risks and benefits of any interventions you are offered and to be in the know ahead of time.
How Chiropractic Care Helps
Whatever kind of birth you are hoping to have, the best way to ensure success is to adequately prepare your body for delivery. When you are aiming for a VBAC, it can be important to make sure the pelvis is prepared for birth, including that it is aligned well. For pregnant women with this goal, Dr. Ronnie Bolar can perform gentle adjustments that prepare the body for childbirth as well as help the baby move into the correct position. A balanced pelvis has been shown to be an important element of helping a baby be born vaginally.
Chiropractic care encourages overall health and wellness, which is often why women want a VBAC delivery. The recovery for vaginal birth is often quicker and easier than that for a C-section, which is a major abdominal surgery. It has been shown over time that chiropractic care is safe and beneficial for pregnant women in a variety of situations, including those seeking a VBAC delivery.
When you visit Vital Life Chiropractic, Dr. Ronnie Bolar is able to assess your spine and perform adjustments that remove any misalignments. In addition to positioning a baby for birth, regular chiropractic care can relieve pain and discomfort caused by spinal curvature during pregnancy and the impacts on posture and balance. Women who visit a Lithia Springs chiropractor can often achieve more comfortable pregnancies, as well as shorter labors and easier recoveries.
To improve your pregnancy and labor outcomes, contact Vital Life Chiropractic early in your pregnancy to keep your body aligned and prepared for the job of childbirth.
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