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What can cause birth trauma in infants?

Updated: May 5, 2020

This question has come up a lot in today’s society, as more and more people are turning to chiropractic care for their whole family as well as their newborn babies.

Unlike the traditional twisting and popping, chiropractic care is very specific, and gentle especially for newborn infants. Whether you have had a natural birth, or a C-section, it is always important to get your infant checked right after birth so they can grow up to become healthy adults.

But how do birth traumas occur in infants?

  1. Very short labor

  2. Very long labor

  3. The use of Pitocin to strengthen/induce uterine contractions

  4. Restricted maternal birthing positions

  5. Pulling or twisting on the head to deliver the infant’s body

  6. Pain medications

  7. The use of forceps or vacuum extraction

  8. Cesarean delivery

Left uncorrected, this trauma continues to impact a baby’s spinal growth and development, reducing the healthy function of his or her nervous system. This can cause many health challenges later in life that could easily have been prevented.

Just a few of the symptoms that your infant can experience include, but are not limited too: nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, immune system dysfunction, and an inability to be soothed and settled are all potential signs of spinal nerve stress in infants.

Meet, KaiAir! Not only did his mama get adjusted the full length of her pregnancy, but KaiAir was adjusted 3 days after being born!!!! His parents know the importance of having a very gentle, and specific adjustment to keep his nervous system functioning at its highest level!!!!!

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