While the birth process can be an exciting time for the mom-to-be, it can be a traumatic event for the baby.
Why? Squeezing through the cramped birth canal puts pressure on the baby’s spine and cranium — even under normal, natural circumstances. This trauma may adversely affect the function of the baby’s nervous system.
Add in procedures such as inducing labor, forceps and vacuum extractions and it’s easy to see how the birth experience can be punishing for any newborn.
A c-section can also 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.”
PROMOTING A HEALTHY NERVOUS SYSTEM
Getting your baby adjusted soon after birth is a safe and natural way to promote a healthy nervous system. As chiropractors, we check for spinal subluxations or disturbances in the nervous system. When those disturbances are removed, your baby can experience healthier growth and development.
You may also notice that your baby sleeps better too!
SAFE AND GENTLE CARE
Chiropractic care has an excellent track record, particularly when it comes to children. It’s estimated that unfavorable events connected to pediatric chiropractic care are estimated to be 1 in 250 million. When we adjust infants, we only use gentle pressure, the amount of pressure it would take to determine if a tomato is ripe or that you would use to press comfortably on your eye.
After your baby’s long journey into the world, we invite you to bring your child in to experience the many benefits of chiropractic care.