Children deserve to enter the world as healthy as possible. While each pregnancy and birth is a unique dance, it is often times strenuous work for mom and baby. Research shows that chiropractic prenatal care contributes to more comfortable pregnancies, less painful and shorter labors, and reduced trauma on mother and child. We acknowledge the effect trauma can have on both baby and mom during the labor and delivery process; particularly when medical interventions such as labor induction with Pitocin, vacuum extractions or forceps, pulling or twisting the head, caesarean sections and other surgical procedures are employed.
Pediatric chiropractors are specially and extensively trained to detect signs of both macro-and micro-trauma and their effects on a child’s developing nervous system. When misalignment’s known as vertebral subluxations put pressure, stress or torque on nerves or the spinal cord, chiropractors gently restore proper alignment thereby removing insult to the nervous system and restoring proper function. The amount of pressure used during a pediatric treatment is equal to what you'd use to check a tomato for ripeness!
When subluxations from traumas are left uncorrected it can impact a
baby's spinal growth and neurological development by reducing the
healthy function of the nervous system. Some signs your baby may benefit
from chiropractic care include; nursing difficulties, sleep
disturbances, inability to be soothed or colic symptoms, head tilt to
one side or difficulty turning their head to one side.
In many cases of pediatric chiropractic care, parents have reported improvement or resolution of symptoms associated with infantile colic, flat head syndrome, breastfeeding issues, constipation, chronic ear infections, bed-wetting, reflux, asthma, allergies, torticollis, postural changes and even ADD. The effects of an adjustment on an infant, toddler or school-aged child can be profound because it eliminates not just the symptom of many common ailments, but the central cause.
Dr. Porter has recently had an intense calling in caring for children and growing families. She has almost completed the ICPA 400 hour certification program while continuing working towards a Pediatric Diplomat. She loves working closely with moms and soon to be mothers during all the various changes and challenges of the birthing process; including back and sciatic pains, neck pain and headaches, breeched babies, round ligament and pubic symphysis pain, nutritional needs, movement/ bending/lifting techniques, breathing exercises, pelvic floor rehabilitation for coning and more.
As an ICPA trained chiropractor, she has a unique approach to caring for and the management of a pregnant woman's needs when dealing with joint pains, pelvic distortion or birth trauma. In addition to being certified in The Webster Technique, Dr. Porter has taken training in Craniosacral Therapy and various cognitive behavioral techniques for working with sensory diverse children and children with early neurological or developmental delays. She can work closely with you and your pediatrician for all your baby’s needs at various stages.
To learn more about chiropractic prenatal and pediatric care or for peer reviewed research and studies, visit icpa4kids.com