If you’ve delivered a baby by C-section and you’re pregnant again, vaginal birth after cesarean or VBAC may be an option for you. Taking this route can have several benefits for your health and recovery time after labor. At our Spokane office, we can provide chiropractic care to help you prepare for this procedure. Schedule an appointment today.
Why Choose Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)?
Opting for VBAC can have several benefits. Along with lowering your risk of surgical complications, it can also allow for better care after the procedure. Other important benefits include:
- Avoiding the risks of multiple cesarean deliveries, such as placenta previa or placenta accreta if you plan on having more kids.
- Having a shorter recovery time and a shorter hospital stay. This can help you resume your normal activities sooner.
- Opportunity for an individualized birth plan. For some women, it’s important to experience a vaginal delivery.
What Are the Risks of VBAC?
While a VBAC causes fewer complications than a C-section, a failed labor trial can be dangerous. Possible problems include a uterine rupture, which will require an emergency C-section to prevent life-threatening complications. In some cases, a hysterectomy may be needed if the VBAC fails, in which case you will not be able to get pregnant again.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
As a Webster-trained chiropractor, Dr. Chad can properly position your sacrum and sacroiliac joints as well as realign your spine. This will minimize ligament pain during pregnancy, along with helping your baby get in the correct birthing position. Adjustments are gentle and non-invasive, making them safe for all concerned.
We can also provide you with stretching and exercise recommendations you can do at home. With proper alignment, labor will be much easier, and the complications associated with a VBAC will be minimal.
Chiropractic Care in Preparation for VBAC in Spokane, WA
If you’re pregnant and considering a VBAC birth, our chiropractic adjustments can help you prepare. These gentle manipulations will make the labor process less intense and minimize delivery risks. Get in touch with our team today by filling out the form below or calling (509) 464-0444.