Expectant mothers have many things to decide going into the birthing process. While most parents focus on what they need to do to prepare for their baby and how they want to deliver their baby, very few focus on using a chiropractic immediately after birth.
The birthing process is extremely traumatic for baby and mother. Squeezing through the birth canal puts an enormous amount of pressure on the baby's spine and cranium. If this trauma is left uncorrected it can affect the function of your baby's nervous system. Now, add in the possibility of inducing labor, forceps, or vacuum extractions and it's easy to see that that birth experience is pretty tough on newborns. Even if you have a c-section or a natural home birth, there is likely still trauma for the newborn.
So what should you do?
As soon as you are able, take your newborn to a chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments are safe and gentle for newborns. Adjustments are a natural way to promote a healthy nervous system so your baby can grown and develop properly. Chiropractors will check your newborn for spinal misalignments and correct them. You may also notice that this helps your baby to sleep better too!
Chiropractic for Newborns
Adjustments for infants are extremely gentle. Similar to testing a tomato for ripeness. So once you've finished bringing your bundle of joy into this world, bring them in for an adjustment!