As our society progresses, we seem to be taking a step away from the natural process of birth. Birth is an intimate "dance" between mother and baby, where a mother trusts her body and brings a new life into the world. Unfortunately, new mothers feel as though they need outside help during their birth experience.
Perhaps this is due to the fact that many women are unfamiliar with birth. Many women have never been to a birth, or seen a birth except on TV and do not know what to expect. Add to this the issue that society teaches us to fear birth and to expect extreme pain. Proper pelvic biomechanics directly influence the amount of pain a mother experiences during delivery. Chiropractic care helps properly align the pelvis, allowing optimal space for the growing baby and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. When maximal space is available to the baby, birth is much less painful and becomes less traumatic for both the new mom and the baby.
The take home message is : "Listen to your body". Women have been giving birth for thousands of years. The ability to bring a new life into the world is ingrained in us. We instinctively know what to do if we just listen to our bodies, and do what feels right. If, during your delivery, you feel like you need to move around, DO IT!
Do what feels right and have the birth experience you want, not what society tells you should happen. No one knows your body better than you!