Pregnancy is a wonderful time of anticipation, marked by intense excitement about bringing a new little life into the world.  However, for some, pregnancy can also be scary and anxiety-ridden.  Many moms wonder if they are doing enough to keep their little one safe.  Are they eating well enough, exercising enough, and taking enough vitamins?  Moms all across the world want to do everything they can to ensure they bring a healthy, happy little baby into the world.   The good news for many moms is that Charlotte chiropractic care is a natural and safe method that can help moms have an easier pregnancy and delivery with fewer complications and more positive short-term and long-term results.

Are Birth Interventions Always Necessary?

We are fortunate enough to live in a country that provides birthing interventions during medical emergencies to bring healthy babies into the world.  But are these birthing interventions always required? Or are we getting a little over zealous in our intervention during the natural birthing process?  Birthing interventions, such as a vacuum or forceps delivery or delivery by C-Section, should be a last resort, not a rushed decision at the first sign of problems and certainly not planned in advance due to convenience.  Approximately 1 in 3 babies born in the US are born by Cesarean Section.  A 2017 Consumer Reports’ study states that of women who had C-sections, 26% of them were low risk pregnancies where the baby was in proper birthing position, and all signs were leading to what should have been a normal, vaginal birth.  Birthing intervention such as C-sections, while sometimes necessary, come with risks for both mothers and babies.  After a C-section, mothers could have such complications as bleeding, uterine rupture, or a hysterectomy.  Babies can also be negatively affected.  A study out of Australia found that babies born by C-section are more likely to have jaundice or experience feeding problems in the first 28 days of life.  They are also more at risk for lower body temperature which can lead to numerous other health concerns.  What can mothers do to prevent medical need for birth interventions and increase their likelihood of a favorable birth outcome?

US Birth Outcome Rates

If we have so many medical interventions available to us, then it should seem as if the birthing rates in the United States should far outrank other countries who do not have the same advantages.  But this is simply not the case.  In fact, the US ranks 33rd out of 36 member countries of the OECD for high infant mortality rates, meaning that we had a higher infant mortality rate than the majority of other countries.  What are they doing that we aren’t accounting for here in the United States? The high number of birthing interventions that we employ can factor into the reason for our high mortality rates here in the US.

Chiropractic Care Improves Birth Outcomes

Relying on modern medicine can be a good thing when required.  But our bodies are equipped in amazing ways to do certain things, such as giving birth.  Instead of resorting to medicine or interventions immediately, perhaps women in America should first consider natural and effective solutions such as chiropractic care from a Charlotte chiropractor.  Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic has helped many women have a comfortable, easy pregnancy and go on to have a quicker, safer delivery.  Chiropractic care removes spinal misalignments that improve central nervous system function so our bodies can do what they are made to do without interruption.  Proper spinal position also ensures baby has more room to get in proper position and prepare for delivery.  Regular visits to Dr. Lisetor throughout pregnancy is a great way to get your body ready for delivery and improve birth outcomes naturally, avoiding all interventions if possible.

To find out more about what role chiropractic care can play in your pregnancy for the most favorable results, call Greater Life Chiropractic and schedule your appointment today.

 

 

Sources

Choahan, N. “Birth Interventions ‘Negatively Impact Child’s Long-Term Health.’” The Sydney Morning Herald, 2018 Mar. https://www.smh.com.au/national/birth-interventions-negatively-impact-child-s-long-term-health-20180325-p4z66i.html

“International Comparison.” America’s Health Rankings, 2018 Annual Report. https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/reports/2018-annual-report/findings-international-comparison