Birth Trauma Treatment in Waterford, MI

Birth Trauma

Birth trauma occurs in babies due to customary birthing practices. Seeing a chiropractor for birth trauma treatment can be beneficial for treating any misalignments caused during the birthing process and for improving the health of your baby. It is important to see a chiropractor and have your baby evaluated as some consequences of birth trauma may not be visible for several years.

It can affect newborn babies in different ways; it can be as simple as slight misalignments of the vertebrae, or more severe like spinal cord damage and central nervous system problems. Other types of trauma from birth could include brain bleeding and swelling, breathing issues, or even sudden infant death syndrome.

Causes of Birth Trauma

Research has shown that the mother’s position can cause birth trauma during childbirth. Pulling the baby during the delivery can cause subluxation type injuries due to the unnatural pulling as the mother is lying down and working against gravity.

There are a number of other factors that can also cause birth trauma including the cervix not dilating enough, the drugs used to induce contractions and using additional equipment like forceps or vacuum extraction.



Some birth trauma symptoms occur immediately like nausea and vomiting, seizures, excessive drooling, and fussiness, high pitched crying and having issues with breathing, sucking, or feeding.

Other symptoms take longer to appear or be recognized such as anemia, hearing loss, dizziness, low heart rate, constipation, headaches, wheezing, jaundice and having a fever or hearing loss. But other symptoms such as a child having difficulty walking, or slower motor skill development wouldn’t appear until much later. birth trauma treatment is important because it can prevent it from impacting development.

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