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How Chiropractic Care Can Help with a VBAC Delivery

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Childbirth is an incredible experience that ends with holding a precious baby in your arms.  A woman’s body is able to adapt and overcome extreme physical challenges in order to give birth.  But sometimes, the birthing experience can be a difficult process and may require interventions or even a C-section.  But just because you have had a C-section in the past doesn’t mean you have to have one again the next time you deliver a baby.  In fact, statistics show that C-section rates in the United States are extremely high, with every one in three births resulting in a C-section, with most of those being unnecessary. And unfortunately, C-sections don’t usually lead to better birth outcomes.  If you have previously had a C-section but want to try to deliver vaginally with your next or current pregnancy, it is possible with a VBAC delivery.  Regular visits to a Charlotte chiropractor can better your chances of having a vaginal delivery after a C-section.  The benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant women are amazing and are something every pregnant woman should look into for a healthy pregnancy and easier delivery, especially if considering a VBAC.

Birth Interventions Aren’t Always the Answer

A recent study conducted in Australia stated that children who are born with the help of interventions. such as use of forceps, vacuum delivery, or a C-section, are more likely to have short-term and long-term health concerns than babies delivered vaginally without intervention.  The study found that jaundice and feeding problems were among the top concerns of babies born with the help of intervention.  Having a C-section is sometimes a medically necessary choice if your baby is at risk, but all too often, patients aren’t informed of all the facts before they are told they need a cesarean section.  Babies born by C-section are more likely to have a lower body temperatures that require medical attention.  Before deciding upon a C-section, know the facts to ensure you are making the most informed decision possible for you and your baby.

Chiropractic Care Supports a VBAC Delivery

Preparing your body for delivery is key to an easier, safer, and overall better delivery.  Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor can help prepare your body for childbirth with regular chiropractic adjustments that align the spine and pelvis, as well as help get the baby in the correct position for delivery. Studies have found that women with a balanced pelvis are more likely have their babies move into the correct birthing position prior to labor so that no outside interventions are necessary. Vaginal births lead to the quickest recovery for the mom and are always the best choice if possible.  Proper alignment is essential, especially for women wanting a VBAC.  When the body is aligned correctly, it makes it easier for the baby to pass through the birth canal.  Women have been told for years that it’s just not possible to have a natural delivery after a C-section, but medical professionals have discovered that this simply isn’t true.  Consider chiropractic care with Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic if you are hoping for a VBAC delivery.

Benefits of Chiropractic for Pregnancy

A woman’s body undergoes several significant changes when pregnant.  The physical aspects of carrying a child can cause an increased curvature in the lower spine, as well as pain or discomfort in the spine or pelvis.  It can even affect posture during and after pregnancy.  Chiropractic care addresses spinal health to ease pain and discomfort during pregnancy so that you can enjoy this special time.  Not only can chiropractic care ease discomfort, but it can also provide an easier labor and delivery.  Women who ensure they are in proper alignment are more likely to spend less time in labor, report less time during delivery, and have an easier recovery experience.

Chiropractic care is a great option for pregnancy and to improve labor outcomes, especially if you are considering a VBAC.  Contact Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic today for the best neurologically-based chiropractic care in Charlotte.

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