Subluxation and Birth
How Does Birth Cause a Subluxation?
Birth is a natural process, a true miracle. However, the birth process can put unnatural stresses on a new baby that can induce subluxation. Additionally, medically induced labor or procedures often precludes a natural labor and birth. High pressure, twisting of the head, pulling, forceps, suction, or cesarean section can place tremendous stress on the baby's neck and spinal cord. This stress can potentially produce a subluxation and a myriad of subluxation related health problems.
Can This Be Helped?
This whole process can be helped in several ways. First, when a woman is pregnant she should follow her doctor's instructions for exercise, diet, and health. She should get her spine checked regularly during her pregnancy to ensure optimum nerve innervations to her reproductive organs and pelvic muscles which is necessary to the baby's optimal development, and helps to promote a more productive labor.
Secondly, have the newborn checked for subluxations as soon as possible after delivery, even after an uncomplicated birth. A difficult labor can dramatically affect mother and baby. This difficulty can be caused by such things as dysfunctional contractions, poor positioning of the baby during labor, or a large baby relative to the size of the mother's pelvis, among other causes.
Health problems in the infant that can result from a subluxation due to difficult labor include: VSC, damage to the bones and tissue of the skull, facial nerve palsy, injury to the brachial plexus (nerves to the arms), breathing problems, difficulty feeding, ear infections, and colic.
While pregnancy and birth are monumental life events, they can be stressful. By correcting the subluxations of the mother during pregnancy, and of the child soon after birth, we can allow new babies to begin life functioning at optimum health.