Successful VBAC and Chiropractic Care

More and more women are interested in doing a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) for their next birth (second, third, fourth…). VBAC is becoming more accepted in obstetrical practices and there is a strong movement within the natural birth community for this choice to be offered to women who have had a previous c-section.

If you are wanting to do a VBAC, first you have to find an OB that will allow you to do one. Some OB’s will say they’ll do a VBAC, but when it comes closer to time, they’ll start pushing you towards another c-section (I’ve heard some women say that their doctor started talking to them about scheduling another c-section as early as 20 weeks). By doing some research and asking which OB’s are actually doing VBAC’s in their practice, you should be able to find a doctor that will support you in having the birth that you want to have.

Next you have to prepare yourself for labor & delivery: physically, mentally and emotionally. This video explains how chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy will help you have a successful VBAC.

  • Healing from the past c-section
  • Reinforcing the mindset that this vaginal birth is absolutely doable
  • Optimizing the strength and coordination of the uterine muscles during labor
  • Aligning the pelvic bones so that your baby may more easily pass through the birth canal

 

 

 

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.