Although birth is an amazing experience, it can also be very traumatic for the baby with the use of birthing instruments, or simply the birth process itself.
The pressures applied to the newborns head and body during labour can be extensive. This is especially the case if instruments were required during the birth. Problems experienced for babies may be a result of these pressures.
Most births appear normal and the babies resilient. However babies may be imprinted with these strong, compressive forces to their system. Strains can also be caused by baby positioned in one spot for an extended period of time. This may occur in early head engagement in the pelvis. At the extreme end you may see obvious physical injury such as dislocation, bruising and deformation.
What can an Osteopath do?
Osteopaths have highly developed sensitive skills to locate these birthing strains. We use this skill along with a detailed birth case history and examination, to potentially resolve the strains & relieve the discomfort.