Giving birth is often not any easy process. The bones of a baby’s head, which are not yet fully formed, are able to move and deform in order to adapt to the forces of labour as it moves down the birth canal. Sometimes the infants head may be slow to, or may not fully, recover from the stresses and strains put on it during labour. This may particularly be the case if there was any complications during labor and assistance or intervention was needed, or if the labour was long. This may even be the case where there are no complications.
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There are 12 cranial nerves which exit either between or through the forming bones of the infant skull. These nerves control the vital functions of the body and especially the organs of the head, of breathing, digestion and excretion. These nerves can be pinched, stretched or irritated during the birthing process which may leading to subsequent issues.