Why is Chiropractic Care Important for Both Mother and Child Post-Natal?
The time of gestation creates great changes in the mother's body, but it also affects the baby as it grows and the space of the womb becomes smaller and smaller. Both mother and child can become misaligned during pregnancy, or if not in those 9 months, then in labor and delivery. It is safe to allow an infant to get adjusted right after birth or a few weeks after. This can make a significant impact on both natural and c-section babies. It is said that as much as 70 pounds of pressure gets put onto a baby's head and neck in the birthing process. Babies are very resilient and can heal on their own, however, if a baby is struggling, chiropractic care can make the difference between a fussy baby and a happy baby with overall better development. Some disturbances like gastroesophageal reflux have been treated with medications, but after a simple adjustment, have been proven to relieve the symptoms immediately and more effectively than meds. This is also true for ear infections and overall immunity. Chiropractic care is said to lead to an immune boost and directly impact ear infections and gastro-intestinal function. Finally, physical development is directly affected because the spine actually doubles in length during the babies first year of development. The body grows most effectively when it is in alignment, and this alignment will support less injuries and better rest. In general, babies and mothers have better digestion, better sleep patterns, less fussiness, and stronger immunity with chiropractic care. It is safe, gentle, and can be the answer to a lot of small issues that have been challenging to resolve.