While the birth process is an exciting time for the parents-to-be, it can be a traumatic experience for the baby.
We don't often think about it, but squeezing through the cramped birth canal puts pressure on the baby’s cranium and spine — even under totally normal, natural circumstances. This trauma may adversely affect how the baby’s nervous system functions.
On top of those stresses, there are also other procedures such as inducing labor, vacuum extractions, and forceps and it’s not too difficult to see how the birth experience can be difficult for any newborn.
Both natural births and c-sections can cause trauma for your baby. According to an article from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) website, “Most moms who have had a c-section describe a pulling and tugging sensation as the baby was being taken out of the belly.”
A Healthy Nervous System For Your Baby
Once you've welcomed your little bundle of joy, it's time to get your baby adjusted. Doing this soon after birth is a natural and safe way to promote a healthy nervous system. We, as chiropractors, check for spinal subluxations or disturbances in the nervous system. When those disturbances are detected and then removed, your baby can experience healthier and happier growth and development.
You may also notice that your baby sleeps better...which means you do, too!
Safe and Gentle Care
Chiropractic care has an excellent success rate, particularly with children. It’s estimated that unfavorable events connected to pediatric chiropractic care are 1 in 250 million. When we adjust infants, we use only the gentlest pressure. Basically, we use the amount of pressure it would take to tell if a tomato is ripe or that you would use to press comfortably on your eye.
After your baby’s journey into the world, we invite and encourage you to bring your child along to experience the many benefits of chiropractic care.