How Does C-Section Affect Your Baby’s Health?

The rate of Caesarian Section (C-Section) deliveries has skyrocketed over the past several decades. Not surprising, the rate of chronic immune disorders, such as asthma, allergies, type I diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome, has also increased significantly. During a C-Section, the amount of pressure on a baby’s neck is significantly increased. This pressure can cause the bones to shift out of alignment, putting pressure on the baby’s nervous system.

While C-Sections have saved the lives of many infants, it’s overuse has serious consequences. The World Health Organization states that the ideal rate of c-section is less than 15%, whereas the rate in the U.S. is around 33%! Researchers conducted a massive study involving 22 million term children over the course of 35 years. The study showed that those born via c-section had a significantly increased risk of developing immune diseases. The diseases with the highest correlation include asthma, IBS, leukemia, connective tissue disorders as well as systemic connective tissue disorders.

How can chiropractic help?

Chiropractic throughout pregnancy can help make sure that mom’s pelvis is in the right position to prepare for birth. In addition, Webster Technique helps to realign the pelvis and remove torsion of the pelvic muscles and ligaments. By removing sacral imbalances, we decrease the likelihood that mom may need a c-section. Research also shows that chiropractic during pregnancy can significantly decrease labor pain and time! Even if the baby is born via c-section, pediatric chiropractic care can help remove the effects of birth trauma. In our office, Dr. Christina has extensive experience in working with infants and helping their nervous systems heal. By locating and correcting vertebral misalignments, chiropractic can help take pressure off the nervous system and allow the baby to function at its full potential!