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Was your baby injured during the birth process? Part 3 of 3

During the first two posts in this series we looked at the possibility of a baby being injured during the birth process and the possible consequences of that injury, along with signs and symptoms that may be present when a baby is misaligned during birth.

Today we are going to talk about how these birth injuries can be corrected gently, safely and effectively by the right approach.

If a child is misaligned during the birth process, frequently the upper neck will suffer the worst of the consequences. A doctor trained in upper cervical techniques such as Upper Cervical, will be uniquely qualified to provide appropriate care for your child.

The wonderful aspect of finding problems early in the life of your child is that the frequency needed of an adjustment. An infant corrected at birth or within the first year of life may be able to hold that one adjustment for months if not years. Unlike an adult who was developed chronic postural distortions, degenerative changes and bad habits. An infant or small child has a misalignment that is new to their body. As a result the misalignment will frequently correct much faster than a similar misalignment would in an adult.

So get your kids checked…there really is no downside to having a properly aligned spinal column and properly functioning brain and nerve system.
And a skilled upper cervical chiropractor will be able to correct this misalignment without any popping, cracking or twisting of the spine. A gentle and precise force to realign the atlas is the key.
Children receiving upper cervical chiropractic care have colic symptoms reduced by 5 times

In the October 2012 edition of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, researchers from the United Kingdom examined the […]

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Was your baby injured during the birth process? Part 2 of 3

Last time we looked at the possibility of a baby being injured during the birth process and the possible consequences of a child being misaligned at birth. So if you are a parent, and your concerned that your baby may be misaligned, what are some signs or symptoms that may help you determine if your baby should be evaluated for an upper neck misalignment because of the birth process?

Certain symptoms are commonly found when a baby is misaligned. Such as ear infections. If a child is having ear infections a frequent cause is a misalignment in the upper neck that leads to poor drainage of the ears because the nerves that control the ears begin in the upper neck.

Or if your baby has colic. Colic is frequently related to a vagus nerve irritation from an upper neck misalignment during birth. Once the misalignment is corrected. The colic often will go away immediately.

Or a variety of other symptoms that most pediatricians and parents will think that the child needs medications to cover up rather than seeking the underlying cause. Such as GERD, constipation, acid reflux and other digestive problems.

But if you have a seemingly healthy child who has not developed any symptoms yet, then you can look at a few different things. Such as when the baby lays flat on their back do they have a tendency to always have their head turned in one direction? Or can you feel if the musculature in the lower back area near the pelvis is symmetrical from side to side? Or can you feel that one side is much tighter than the other?

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Was your baby injured during the birth process? Part 1 of 3

Many new Moms and Dads will ask if it is possible for an infant to be misaligned during the birth process. Good question!

Modern birthing methods of having the Mom push the baby out without gravity working to your advantage, laying flat on your back is a prescription for increased force into the head and neck of the baby in and of itself.

But then you introduce all the drugs used during the birth process, which includes an epidural which numbs the area that a woman typically would feel when pushing. And the introduction of drugs like pitocin to induce delivery often before the baby is ready for delivery, can lead to prolonged labors and an increased likelihood of birth trauma.

Also the practice of a doctor pulling during delivery with 50-70 pounds of force into the infant’s head from the birth canal and instruments like forceps and vacuum extraction can lead to a variety of different birth injuries. C-sections can also be very traumatic as the baby is pulled out of a small incision.

So much so that women are told things like “yes your baby fractured their clavicle during the birth process, but that is normal.”

What?! What is normal about a fracture during birth? It may be common…but that doesn’t make it normal.

Now an important consideration is that not all infants are misaligned. In fact, in my experience even with the severity of forces that are used in the majority of American births, most babies are not misaligned. On average, of the babies that I have checked over the years only about 10-20% are misaligned at birth.

But if a child is misaligned at birth it is critical to get that misalignment corrected as soon as possible.

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4 Ways to Raise a Natural Baby in Upland, California

How to Raise a Natural Baby
With ADHD, acid reflux, allergies and other conditions on the rise, many parents are looking to raise their babies as naturally as possible.

2.7 million kids are now taking medication for ADHD in the United States alone and the research is mounting that these mind altering drugs are likely doing more harm than good.

Infants are now frequently treated with protein pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Nexium, etc. As Dr. Eric Hassall explains in the Journal of Pediatrics, “in the 6 years from 1999 to 2004, there was a >7-fold increase in PPI prescription. One of the PPIs… saw a 16-fold increase in use during that 6-year period…”

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control, showed the prevalence of food allergies increased in children under age 18 from 3.4 percent in 1997 to 5.1 percent in 2011. Skin allergies rose from 7.4 percent to 12.5 percent in the same time period.

So what are steps that you can take to keep your baby is healthy, natural and drug free as possible?
Watch What You Eat
According to parenting.com, if you’re ever going to make an effort to change the way you eat, now is the time. “Pregnant and nursing moms should try to make as much of their diet organic as possible,” says Robert Sears, M.D., co-author of Happy Baby: The Organic Guide to Baby’s First 24 Months. “We know that pesticides can harm developing brain cells, even in small amounts.” If going organic is outside your budget, Dr. Sears suggests buying only the organic version of the fruits and vegetables, known to have the most amount of pesticides called the “dirty dozen”:

Apples
Blueberries
Celery
Cherries
Grapes (imported)
Kale
Nectarines
Peaches
Potatoes
Strawberries
Spinach
Sweet Bell Peppers

“These 12 foods have more pesticides than any […]

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