By the end of pregnancy, most women are itching to be done and have their babies in their arms. When it seems like that baby just wonâ€™t come out, consider getting a chiropractic adjustment to help jump start labor.
Getting chiropractic visits throughout pregnancy helps prime the body for labor; however, an adjustment towards the end can definitely speed things along. Sometimes, labor doesnâ€™t start because the baby is stuck in a bad position or isnâ€™t putting enough pressure on the cervix. A chiropractic adjustment can cause a release of the hormone relaxin, which can help the pelvic muscles open up and expand in preparation for birth. This opening up can help the baby wiggle down to where he or she needs to be for birthing.
Even a lower back adjustment can do wonders for helping to induce labor. A tense back and pelvic areaâ€”common problems for the end of pregnancyâ€”can get the baby wedged into a position that doesnâ€™t start labor. A chiropractic adjustment may help the baby drop down into the pelvis, giving your body the signal to start labor.
When you are choosing a chiropractor for your pregnancy treatments, find one with lots of experience in safely using chiropractic care to induce labor. Furthermore, this isnâ€™t something to try early on. At the very earliest, donâ€™t go for a chiropractic session with the hope of inducing labor until 38 weeks. Dating scans can be off, and if you go earlier you could risk a premature baby. If youâ€™re comfortable waiting, it might even be better to wait until 40 weeks.
Chiropractic adjustments are a great way for women to give their body a gentle nudge into labor. Avoiding Pitocin and other induction drugs is only one of the benefits. Going into a shorter, less painful labor is also wonderful; however, neither compare to the joy of bringing your baby home.