For most women, pregnancy is a time of great anticipation and excitement. Unfortunately, this often also brings with it pain and discomfort. Although most pregnant women understand the importance of proper nutrition and moderate exercise during pregnancy, it’s also important to care for your back during pregnancy and childbirth.
Strategies to Make Your Delivery Easier
Some pregnant women may want to avoid delivering their baby by cesarean section, as it can lengthen the recovery time for the mother. However, if the baby is in the breech position at the time of delivery, a cesarean section delivery is virtually inevitable. When a baby is in the breech position, it’s head is pointing upward toward the mother’s head; making it nearly impossible for it to slide through the birth canal.
Fortunately, chiropractors have developed a technique that is proven to help babies who are in the breech position to turn downward. With the help of a chiropractor, a pregnant woman can use Webster’s technique, a practice that has been used for more than 20 years, to safely turn her baby into the correct position. In fact, experts estimate that this practice works for more than 75 percent of women. Fortunately, most women who are nearing their due dates are aware whether their baby is in the breech position and can take steps to correct the problem.
Also, some pregnant women who are past their due date may want to stimulate labor in a safe and natural way. That’s why some women turn to certified chiropractors for acupuncture, a homeopathic alternative to labor-inducing drugs that are commonly administered in hospitals.
These techniques help mothers deliver their babies as naturally as possible, so they can connect with them as soon as they’re born.
Caring for Your Newborn
Even though the process of childbirth is usually quite traumatic for a newborn, their bodies were designed to withstand it. However, about 80 percent of newborns have some spinal misalignment as a result of their journey. If this misalignment is left untreated or if it fails to correct itself, it could lead to problems with feeding, sleep, and other important aspects of the baby’s development.
Some new mothers may notice that their newborn baby’s head is slightly misshapen immediately after birth, but this is usually self-corrected.
Turn to the Experts for Help
Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of a mother and her child. For additional guidance during pregnancy and childbirth, consult with the professionals at Back on Track Wellness. Call us today to set up an appointment.