Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractic
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can allow for the pelvis of the mother to be optimally positioned so that it enables uninhibited growth of her baby. This in turn provides relief of undue stress on joints and muscles due to improper alignment during the transitional growth period of pregnancy. During labor it is vital that the pelvis of the mother is free of any spinal misalignments (subluxations) to allow for a better passage through the birth canal. Even a “natural” birth is going to put a great amount of stress on the body of a newborn baby. If other factors are incorporated into birth such as traction or pulling on the baby to assist with delivery it can exacerbate any injury that may have been present either in utero or acquired during the process of birth. These subluxations in a newborn may be seen in baby as colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, and chronic infections.
As children develop they will start to reach exciting milestones of rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and walking. These are all wonderful things but they can put strain on their developing spine. In order to make sure your child meets these milestones without any issues it is ideal to have them checked by a chiropractor who is trained in pediatric chiropractic care.
As your child grows and begins to participate in sports it is common to see minor injuries that can usually be addressed with a simple adjustment to allow for the body to heal on its own.