icpa babyThe International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) is an organization created to share knowledge on how chiropractic is not only beneficial but essential for pregnant women, babies and children. They are dedicated to researching the benefits of a healthy, functioning nervous system on development, and how chiropractic adjustments restore balance to our nervous system by eliminating subluxations, or misalignments. Below is an excerpt from their October newsletter.

I have heard that even babies should see a
chiropractor to ensure they are aligned, especially
after birth. My son is seven weeks old and was born
via cesarean. I don’t know what you advocate in
regards to infant chiropractic care or if you
recommend it at all. Please advise.

My husband and I have been seeing infants in my
practice since 1981 and all six of our children (even
though they had natural home births) were checked
immediately after birth.

This is because as doctors of chiropractic who read
the literature on birth and have also witnessed
numerous births, we can say that the birth process
even under normal, natural circumstances can be
traumatic to the infant’s spine and cranium. This
trauma may adversely affect the infant’s nerve
system function and therefore affect the infant’s
future health potential.

Most hospital births include unnecessary trauma.
The routine procedures of technological birth
(anesthesia, maternal positions, a fearful
environment) all contribute to increases in
complications and often result in invasive, traumatic
births. As we are seeing in the US, the startling rise
in C-section deliveries is a good indication that
these routine procedures are not leading to safer
more natural births but rather to the practice of
more invasive, unnatural procedures. Infant and
maternal mortality rates are rising, not declining.
Technology is not necessarily providing safer care.
A C-section delivery has as much, if not more,
trauma than a vaginal birth.”

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About the Author

Dr. Brenda Trudell is a chiropractor and owner of New Beginnings Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, WI. The clinic focuses on natural health, especially for women, pregnancy and children through chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, fitness, nutrition, essential oils, and more. As a female chiropractor, she understands the special circumstances surrounding women's health. Men and women are not created equal, and it is important to acknowledge that in the healthcare world. She strives to find the most current healthcare information to help all of her patients.

Dr. Trudell is available to present to groups on many different topics. Please contact the office for details or with any questions. Dr. Trudell is certified in the Webster Technique. For more information, visit newbeginningschiropractic.net or email at brendatrudell@drtrudell.com.