Ogden Family Chiropractic

Natural Family Health Care

Birth Trauma


Consider this…you spend nine months in a perfect environment designed especially for you, feeling safe, secure and loved. Then, you’re squeezed out through a narrow opening into a cold, noisy, brightly lit room.

No wonder you cry!

Most women give birth lying down, rather than squatting, a position that could use the force of gravity to assist in the birthing process. Drugs used to manage pain during labor hinder the mother’s ability to push. Deliveries using mechanical intervention, such as forceps or vacuum extraction, may cause a newborn’s first vertebral subluxation. The pulling and twisting can create an overlooked injury to the spine. The resulting nerve compromise can disrupt normal communication between the brain and body.

Ripe Tomato.

The adjustments we deliver to newborns and infants are often no more pressure than what you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.

Left undetected, vertebral subluxation may significantly affect the newborn’s ability to adapt to his or her environment, increasing an infant’s susceptibility to infection and illness. Dr. Abraham Towbin, a prominent medical researcher on spinal injury, stated, “The birth process, even under optimal, controlled conditions is a traumatic, potentially crippling event for the fetus.”

Consider the possible effects:
  • Colic and irritability
  • Digestive problems
  • Breathing disorders
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Failure to thrive
  • Learning disorders

Please contact us to discuss virtually any concern you may have about chiropractic care for newborns and young children. Chiropractic care for infants is safe. Often, no more pressure is involved than what you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato. We’re happy to discuss the safety of what we do and refer you to others in our practice who can set your mind at ease. After all, chiropractic is for everyone!


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