Saturday, June 30, 2007

Adjusted 3 week old 'inner tube' baby!

Last week I had the privilege of adjusting the cute little 3 week old baby girl whose Mommy had the famous 'inner tube' adjustment by the pool at 40+ weeks!

The mother was still very excited about her first 'non-posterior' delivery in 4 tries. She said how easy the labor and delivery was, and as a result, how easy it was on the wee one.

Typically, newborns have neck and cranial (head) issues from the birth process. This little girl's head was beautifully symmetrical, (yes, we measure it comparing sides), and she needed very little intervention by way of adjustment!

Another testimony of natural child birth in the right position (not posterior, breech or some way other than normal-anterior) is easier on Mom and baby!

Dr. Bill

Thursday, June 21, 2007

6 week old with reflux

About 2 months ago, a wee little lad came into my office with a severe case of reflux. As his mother described it, it was all day long (after he ate) and it was of the projectile variety...not fun for anyone, especially the little guy. (He was being breastfed, and Mom was pretty careful about what she ate).

We checked him out to see if I could be of any help. On little tiny people, I do some hands on 'palpation' but their whole spine is only a few inches long (think about a 22 inch baby, take away the head and legs, and you've only got about 8-10 inches of spine left). I also do 'kinesiology' or muscle testing to see what's going on.

Well, he had lots of issues that I picked up both on the palpation and with the muscle testing. I gave him a gentle adjustment...and saw him later that week. I wish I could say that he was healed immediately, but that wasn't the case. Instead, he slowly improved from partial or whole days with greatly decreased reflux.

The insurance company bugged out about paying for a 2 month old getting adjusted more than a couple of we went had to make other arrangements. Now I've seen him a couple of times a week for a few weeks and he is doing better...and most excitedly for Mom, he slept a whole 12 hours for the first time ever!

Go to the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Assn website for more information on reflux and other childhood conditions).

There are natural ways to help children without drugs and over the counter crud as well!

Dr. Bill

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Baby Girl born natural and in right position!

Sorry to leave you all hanging, but the cute little girl that was in Mommy's tummy and the subject of my last blog simply took a while to come and say hi to the world.

Two weeks after her due date, she decided it was time.

Mom was able to have a 'natural' labor, and the little one came fast. For the first time in three deliveries (the wee one has two older brothers), Mom had no back labor AND THE BABY HAD TURNED AFTER OUR WEBSTER TECHNIQUE ASSISTANCE AND WAS BORN IN THE RIGHT ANTERIOR POSITION!!!

Needless to say, Mom, Dad, and new little girl were all happy!