The Birthing Process Can Impact Your Baby’s Spine

the-birthing-process-can-impact-your-babys-spineThis is something we don’t often think about, but it is true that your baby’s spine can be damaged while undergoing the birthing process. While this is rare, it does happen.

How does your baby’s spine get damaged? Well, a few factors can contribute to this. For one thing, the position you lay in while giving birth can affect the baby. There are births in which the mother is pushing while the doctor is pulling, putting stress on the infant’s spine. Other methods used can have a negative effect on the baby:

  • Vacuum extraction
  • Cesarean section birth (C-section)
  • Forceps

Both forceps and vacuum extraction use 70 pounds of force to pull the baby out of the birth canal. A C-section involves pulling the baby out through a small incision.

Mothers often feel like they need some relief from the pain of childbirth and will ask for an epidural. Or a drug called Pitocin may be given to induce labor. It is important to realize that the further away from the natural birthing process you move, the more trauma and stresses your baby is experiencing.

Is Your Baby Hurting?

It may be hard to tell what is causing a baby to cry. If the normal things like feeding, changing diapers, and comforting them are not working, they may be suffering due to a sore neck. This is something for a professional to look into. Bringing them in to see us at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California can be a good place to start finding some answers.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for Babies

Be reassured, misalignments in a baby’s spine are very rare. There are cases where they do happen, however. We will examine your baby to see if he or she has a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck. If so, we will use a very gentle method to realign it. It does not involve cracking or popping the spine or neck. In fact, it is so gentle the baby will not even realize it is being done. It is very important to get this corrected because spinal misalignments can be responsible for other health problems:

  • Colic
  • Acid reflux
  • Ear infections
  • SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)
  • Other neurological conditions

By correcting the issue as soon as possible, your baby will start out life healthy and happy.

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