The birth process is amazing, beautiful, and at the same time can be very stressful. It is vital that babies be checked for alignment as soon after birth as possible. Not only should baby be checked, it is imperative for mom to be checked for alignment as well! Chiropractic care is the perfect answer for both of you as you recover and settle in to your new life.
Chiropractors are the number one alternative health care provider of children and should be an essential part of every child’s health care regime. Clearview Chiropractic Life Center’s goal is to help babies and children grow into strong thriving adults. More and more parents seek chiropractic care for their children because many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. The birth process can be very traumatic to a newborn, especially to the upper spine and neck, and any misalignments that occur can have adverse effects on the child’s nervous system, including: Colic, breathing problems, developmental delay, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances and ear infections. We recommend that all babies get checked after birth to detect any spinal or cranial misalignments.
As the infant grows, learning to hold up his or her head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment. These milestones are important times to have a child evaluated by a chiropractor. We start care with a history and perform a thorough newborn exam to determine if spinal subluxations (misalignments or restrictions) are present. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal developmental stage. Adjustments for infants and children are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures.
“I have a few stories about how chiropractic are with Dr Sharla has help my family & I. My best thought when I think of Dr Sharla was when my 2nd son was born he was completely not wanting to nurse on the left side. Dr Sharla came out to our home the day of his birth and adjusted him (she was very gentle and my baby never fussed) right after his adjustment and Dr Sharla getting her new baby fill of snuggling him, he nursed on the left with no problem. We took him to Clearview a few days later for a follow up during our whole family’s regular scheduled appointment.”
You just had a baby and things have definitely changed! Choosing Chiropractic care to get your body back into alignment is critical for mom’s recovery after the amazing birth process. Ligament changes are necessary in order to give birth, and proper adjustments to your spine and pelvis will ensure that your body keeps functioning and thriving as you take care of your sweet little one.
When you’re ready to ease into postpartum workouts, find out whether your body is ready for exercise and get advice about safe low-impact and higher-impact activities, including how to do them with a baby in tow. You can also find out how to tone your post-baby belly (even if you had a c-section), or get a specific diet and exercise advice for nursing moms.