A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics shows clear correlation between babies born via C-section and an increased risk of chronic disease. The study showed that children born by C-section have been more frequently hospitalized than those born vaginally; due to asthma, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disorder, immune system defects, leukemia, and other tissue disorders during their lives.
“The study shows that babies born by C-section developed one of the above-mentioned disorders more often than those born vaginally, but it does not show a direct causal relationship. There are various reasons why children born by C-section more often become ill,” said the author.
They concluded that more research is needed to make the claim that c-section surgeries themselves damage the immune system.
NO MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED….CHIROPRACTORS KNOW THE ANSWER!!
First of all, this study was well done and the group size and time span were tremendous! The leaders of the study examined the correlation between C-sections and immunological disorders in two million Danish children born over a period of 35 years between 1973 and 2012.
- 3 things happen in a c-section:
1) The infant’s head and neck are immediately targeted and dug out through the incision in order to pull the largest part of the baby out first. This puts extreme pressure on the delicate upper neck and skull of the newborn. (1992 Manual Medicine Journal study proved what little force it required to irritate the nervous system of a baby at birth) Science shows that vertebral subluxation, caused by this trauma, deteriorates the immune system!
2) The infant never swallows what is considered to be the most important meal of his/her life…a bolus(mouth full) of bacteria as baby comes through the birth canal. The lack of good bacteria leads to altered gut flora, a major player in immune system health.
3) Pressure on the developing plates of the skull and squeezing of the lungs are important benefits of a vaginal delivery not experienced with a c-section.
Combine these 3 things and it becomes clear how babies born through c-section have a significantly greater risk of chronic disorders. Johns Hopkins, MD wrote an article describing almost the exact same list of symptoms children and adults will get when they have an increase in stress hormones. Vertebral subluxation causes a significant increase in stress hormones!
Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxation and reduce stress hormones…ALWAYS!!
All parents must know they have choices when it comes to designing and executing a birth plan. There are doctors, midwives, and other personnel that dedicate their lives to help expecting mothers have natural births.
And whether it was a c-section birth or not, one of the first doctors every parent should bring their infant to is to the Chiropractor! The study done in 1992 showed that most babies are subluxated at birth and the majority of them have no signs or symptoms a Medical Doctor would ever be able to catch. Chiropractors have answers. Imagine if you could catch the cause of a child’s asthma, allergies, IBS, or leukemia years before it occurred? Imagine if that child was yours?
-Dr. Dan Sullivan