Birth Trauma Therapy in Waterford, MI
There is no question that birth can be a traumatizing experience for both mother and baby. For years, the medical establishment has disregarded the experiences of mothers and their infants in the birth process, and the injuries and ailments they experience as a result of a traumatic birth.
Birth trauma in infants has a number of causes, most of which relate to the circumstances of birth. The position of the mother during birth is of the major causes of birth trauma. In a typical delivery, the mother is positioned on her back, which is suboptimal for the evacuation of the infant and can lead to subluxation of the vertebrae of the infant.
The removal of the infant by the doctor using forceps or vacuum extraction can also cause misalignment or subluxation of the vertebrae in the infant. Other causes of this type of birth trauma include the nuchal cord being wrapped around the child’s head or neck during delivery and the use of labor induction with oxytocin. This type of injury is easily treated through birth trauma therapy by a licensed chiropractor.
Birth trauma therapy is also helpful in treating symptoms of birth trauma that may not arise for months or even years after the delivery of the infant. These include poor feeding, inadequate latch while breastfeeding, lack of appetite, inadequate weight gain, headaches, and hunger. In addition, continued coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing may be related to birth trauma as well.
Vertebral subluxations are caused when the neonate is not removed from the uterus an a timely, efficient, and natural manner. The role of a chiropractor is to correct the subluxations and return the vertebrae into their natural and correct alignment. This improves breathing, feeding and promotes adequate circulation to all the tissues of the body.
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