3 Reasons to Turn to Chiropractic Care to Prevent the Need for Birth Interventions
According to a recent study conducted in Australia, children born with the help of birth interventions such as forceps, vacuum, or C Section are at a higher risk for both short-term and long-term health concerns. This study looked at 500,000 women that gave birth between 2000 and 2008 and had low risk, healthy pregnancies. What researchers found was that the labor and delivery experience had a significant impact on the first 28 days of life and even impacted the health of the children up until the age of 5. Because birth interventions can have such a significant impact on a child, only using them when absolutely medically necessary is key. Today in the US, birth interventions are at a high rate and one must ask themselves if all are absolutely necessary. With chiropractic care through a Rochester Hills chiropractor, the need for birth interventions can be reduced and the chances for a healthier, happier baby are increased.
A Healthier Pregnancy
Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan have helped many women have a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy. Carrying a baby can put a lot of stress on the lower back and cause a great deal of overall discomfort. Spinal misalignments only exacerbate pain throughout pregnancy. Gentle adjustments can remove spinal misalignments and ease back pain and other discomfort for an easier, healthier pregnancy.
A Reduced Risk for Interventions
Birth interventions, such as hormones to speed up labor, the use of the vacuum or forceps, or a C-section, can be a great tool when absolutely necessary but can also lead to other health concerns. According to the study, babies born using birth interventions were more likely to develop jaundice or experience problems feeding within the first weeks of life. Babies born by C-section saw lower body temperatures that required medical attention, which can be a major cause for concern. Long term, babies who were born via birth interventions instead of a spontaneous vaginal delivery were also more prone to obesity, diabetes, eczema, and upper respiratory infections. Preparing the body throughout pregnancy is one of the best things a mom can do to reduce the need for birth interventions. Chiropractic care from Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan is a great way to do just that. Spinal health improves the function of the central nervous system so the body can function optimally, especially throughout pregnancy, to prepare the body for a natural, safe, vaginal delivery.
A Quicker and Easier Delivery
Chiropractic care at Vitality Precision Chiropractic is also beneficial for preparing a woman’s body for delivery. Women who are under regular chiropractic care during pregnancy see a reduction in labor time of 25 to 30 percent. Additionally, 92% of breech babies are able to get in proper birthing position
before labor begins with chiropractic care. Removing spinal misalignments allows for more room for the baby to be in the best position possible for a quicker, easier delivery all around.
If you are pregnant, consider the many benefits of chiropractic care for you and your baby. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Madigan and Dr. Shanahan of Vitality Precision Chiropractic for the best outcome for both you and your baby.