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Can a C-Section Delivery Lead to Kids' Health Complications?

child getting adjusted on mums tummyDid you know that, according to the March of Dimes, in 2021, 32.1% of live births in the United States were cesarean deliveries? A C-section is considered a major surgery, which is not only tough on mamas but also on children.

The Impact on Twin Teo

Let’s take a look at fraternal twins Jordan and Teo and the impact that a C-section delivery had on Teo (Jordan was born vaginally).

While Jordan had a much easier time with eating, calming down, sleeping, and overall health as a baby, Teo experienced struggles with digestion, sleeping, soothing, and optimal development. He was also smaller, more stressed, had difficulty gaining weight, and had an array of health issues, including inflammatory reactions and ear infections.

At six months old, Teo started having infantile spasms, which were naturally very distressing for his parents. Despite being hospitalized and getting different medical treatments, he did not respond until he received precise neurologically focused chiropractic adjustments, which helped release tension and calm his central nervous system.

How Infants Are Affected by C-Section Deliveries

Teo and Jordan had identical genetics, diets, and environments, and the only significant difference was Teo’s C-section birth, and that difference had a lasting impact. Here’s a look at some of the health challenges infants experience as a result of this type of delivery:

Misalignments and Nervous System Challenges

A significant challenge newborns experience is subluxation or misalignment in their cranial and upper cervical areas. This is due to the enormous force placed on a child’s skull, neck, and brainstem during a C-section. These subluxations disrupt the normal function of the nervous system.

Digestive Distress

Colic, constipation, eczema. These are common digestive issues that babies may experience due to a C-section delivery. The reason is a lack of optimal activation of the thoracic spine and neuromuscular system that controls movement, absorption, and assimilation in babies and children.

Respiratory and Immune Compromise

Disruptions in the ENT (ear, nose, and throat) lymphatic system, lungs, microbiome, and vagus nerve can lead to respiratory issues and immune compromise, such as seasonal allergies and asthma. The vagus nerve is a primary player in the autonomic nervous system, which influences different bodily functions, including respiratory and immune systems.

The Benefits of Neurologically Focused Chiropractic

Thanks to neurologically focused pediatric chiropractic care, Teo could enjoy improved health and flourish. This gentle care addresses subluxations and helps optimize the nervous system, which controls every system in your kiddo’s body.

If you are a parent whose baby was born via C-section and are struggling with various health issues, we want you to know that there is hope for your little one.

Help Your Child Thrive With Our Gentle Care

With over 20 years of experience and a certification in pediatrics from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), Eden Prairie chiropractor Dr. ShaRhae Matousek is an expert in providing gentle and incredibly effective pediatric chiropractic care. Whether you had a vaginal birth or C-section, she can help you and your little one enjoy the optimal healing and health you deserve!

Give our practice a call today to book an appointment!

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