Osteopathy and Babies for residents of Waterford
Birth can be a difficult process for both mother and baby. Sometimes it can leave both somewhat traumatized.
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.
Osteopathy For Babies in Waterford
Difficulties with feeding, sleeping, bowel habits and general irritability can often be soothed away.
The types of difficulties that osteopaths have found that they have been able to help with are;
- irritated or restless babies who find it difficult to settle and sleep
- digestive issues such as colic, reflux or winding problems
- respiratory issues such as recurrent upper respiratory tract infections
- sticky eye
- ENT issues such earaches, glue ear, sinus blockages
- Failure to thrive or delays in progressing through their milestones
Cranial Osteopathy is a safe, gentle and effective form of treatment for babies and children. It can help with many of the difficulties in infancy.
Cranial Osteopathy gently works to free strains that may have occurred during birth. It can help the infant skull to remould and free the inherent movement between the bones of the skull. It helps to settle the nervous system and improve cerebrospinal fluid flow. This helps the brain and nerves to recover from any injury and form new neural connections.
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