How Chiropractors Can Help You And Your Baby Before And After Birth


Most people think of chiropractors as someone adults see to help relieve back pain. Going to the chiropractic clinic can also be effective for moms during pregnancy and for babies after being born. 

Before Birth

Mothers can help ensure their babies will have a trauma-free birth when they go to the chiropractic clinic during their pregnancy. Chiropractors recommend chiropractic care for mothers-to-be so they can attain pelvic balance and alignment. When the pelvis is not aligned, it can decrease the amount of room available for the baby to grow and develop. A misaligned pelvis can also deter the baby from getting into the proper birthing position, and ma result in the baby being born breech.

Some other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • Reduction in labor and delivery time
  • Relieves back, neck or joint pain
  • Prevents potential C-section delivery

If you are pregnant and desire to have the safest and easiest labor and delivery possible, it is recommended to go to a chiropractor to see how they can help.

After Birth

If you did not go to the chiropractic clinic during your pregnancy, a chiropractor will still be able to help your baby. This is true especially if your baby's birth was a traumatic one. If any of the following occurred, you will want to have your baby evaluated by a chiropractor:

  • Prolonged labor
  • Cervix failed to dilate
  • Medications were used induce labor
  • Forceps were used
  • Vacuum extraction was used
  • Cord was wrapped around baby's neck
  • Emergency C-section was executed
  • Baby's head was pulled or twisted during delivery

In any one of these instances, the baby's spine, head and neck can be susceptible to damage. During some births, the spinal cord can stretch up to 2.25 inches, causing potential subluxations and other types of damage. Some cases of birth trauma have even been linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Because of the potential harm to a baby during birth, many chiropractors feel babies can benefit from receiving spinal manipulations shortly after they are born. This is especially recommended if the baby has any one of the following symptoms:

  • Breathing problems
  • Reflux
  • Colic
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Delayed development
  • Difficulty nursing

If you notice any of the above symptoms or if there was a traumatic birth, it is recommended to take your baby to a chiropractic clinic that is dedicated to serving children to see how they can help.

As you can see, going to a chiropractic clinic, such as Fish Creek Chiropractic, before and after the birth of your baby is a great way to give your baby the best start in life.


13 April 2015

Learning All About The Benefits Of Chiropractic Adjustments

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