At Passion Chiropractic we have a special interest in babies. Our special training and experience helps give babies the best start in life. We use extremely gentle techniques on bubs, like softly touching a tomato to check if it is fresh.
Giving birth is an incredible experience. It can also be quite stressful for mum and traumatic for baby. If you think about it, it makes sense.
After being warmly snuggled up in utero for nine months, baby enters the outside world and is exposed to a strange, new environment. Even during normal births there is compression and stretching of baby’s delicate spine.
Babies over seven pounds often get their shoulder stuck or dislocated during birth. There may have been intervention during the labour such as epidural, induction, forceps, vacuum extraction, c-section to name a few.
These can all have serious implications on your baby’s spinal and nervous system, and have serious consequences to their development. Therefore, it is very important to have your chiropractor check your baby as early as day one. At Passion Chiropractic in Elwood we have treated many babies on the day they were born.
Did you know that immediately after conception it takes 24 days for the baby’s heart to develop, after 36 days the eyes begin to develop, yet after only seven hours the nervous system starts developing.
This highlights how important your nervous system is to your health. As nervous system specialists, chiropractors are the best trained people to give your baby the best start by gently and thoroughly checking their nervous system.
Babies that experience difficult births should have their delicate bones, muscles and nervous system gently checked by your chiropractor to ensure everything is functioning normally.
As a parent it can difficult to detect development issues as your baby can’t talk to you. At Passion Chiropractic in Elwood we are well trained to detect interferences to your baby’s nervous system and apply gentle, delicate treatments to give them the best start in life.
Some symptoms of an unhappy baby are:
- Relentless crying
- Favour turning head to one side
- Unable to attach properly to the breast for feeding/ difficulties with attachment during breast feeding
- Not sleeping for long periods
- Flattened skull or miss-shapen head
Early detection of scoliosis, followed by regular chiropractic treatment can help to correct the issue.
There is a saying ‘so bent the twigs grows the tree’, which means the earlier you begin correcting a problem the less likely it is to develop into something worse.
Watch the video below to learn how to grow happy and healthy children.