Neonatal Stress and Chiropractic
A recent study titled: Infant and Neonatal Mortality for Primary Cesarean and Vaginal Births to Women with "No Indicated Risk," found that the risk of death to newborns delivered by voluntary caesarean section is much higher than previously believed. In this study of almost 6 million infants, researchers found that neonatal mortality rate for caesarean delivery is 3x's that of vaginal delivery.
Furthermore, the rate of allergies, sinus issues, asthma, colicky babies, autism and neurological spectrum disorders are on the rise. Although the cause of these is multifactorial, the root of the issue is always the same.... it's a problem with the central nervous system or the "wiring of your body".
Whether a baby is born vaginally or cesarean, the risk of neck trauma is fairly high due to the fact that most infants are pulled out of the mother's body with some type of force (hands, forceps, vacuum, prescribed ptosis to help with contraction - forced delivery of the baby) from the doctor.
All these neonatal and in-utero stresses cause the infant's nervous system to go into sympathetic distress. Sympathetic nervous system activation is a chronic stress response to something I call a SUBLUXATION.
A subluxation has 3 components to it...
1. Misaligned vertebra (bone in the neck or back)
2. Fixation of the vertebra out of proper alignment
3. Which then causes STRESS on the nerves around it.
The problem with this cycle, if not corrected, is the baby (or adult) is in a state of CHRONIC SYMPATHETIC DISTRESS. This weakens our immune system, alters our hormone balance, can cause ear infections, fatigue, digestive issues, ADD/ADHD, and even autism.
I advise all parents to at least get their children checked 4 times in the first year of life to prevent these issues and avoid drugs/meds at all costs.
Times to be checked:
1. Directly after birth
2. When the baby can hold their head up right. (cervical/neck curve begins to form)
3. When they begin to crawl (lumbar/low back curve begins to form)
4. When they are learning to walk (the average kid falls 5,000 times per year til the age of 5-6).
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