Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cranial Osteopathy for newborns

Newborn babies cry for a variety of reasons, bored, hungry, tired, lonely or has a dirty nappy, however once the baby's needs have been attended to they go off to sleep.  For some babies, the crying continues even though the parents have done everything they can think of to settle their baby down and the parents become distraught themselves.  If there are no medical reasons for the baby's continued crying, then cranial osteopathy for the newborn maybe the answer.

"When newborns are brought to me for treatment there can be any number of parental concerns… inability to settle, continuous crying, misshapen heads, bruising or colic type symptoms. There are important acknowledgements within the craniosacral approach"
Article on craniosacral therapy

"During birth the bones of a babies skull are compressed and will often overlap each other. Following the birth the bones will try to reform into their normal positions to allow the inner movement of the brain, the fluid and the containment membranes to take place.
Commonly not all the positions are how the body would like it to be, and when this happens the body must now attempt to compensate for these malpositions. These compensations will often cause the baby to become unsettled in a variety of ways, as the babies body tries to come to terms with the problems that exist. Some of these problems may lead to colic, poor sleeping ability, poor feeding ability or just crying or unsettled.
The Osteopath, working cranially, will locate the areas in the babies body where the problems exist, and facilitate the babies body to release these areas of tension and take away the bodies compensations that are causing the problems. The baby should be more relaxed and a far happier child."  For more information on cranial osteopathy for the newborn, the Whangarai treatment providers can be contacted at this link

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Men experience the pain of childbirth

This is a dutch video with English subtitles.  I do not think they will take the pain of childbirth lightly again.  For a two hour stint of simulated labour, it gave them a small understanding of what women go through.

Are you watching partners :-)