Dr. Miaken Zeiger | Monday August 23, 2021
In an ideal world? The earlier the better.
The earlier you start chiropractic care – the more resilient your brain and body are to adapting to life stress with age. Not only that, the growth and development of your neural network (AKA: your brain) is vital, essential, critical in the first 1000-days of life. That’s why chiropractic care for preconception and pregnancy is so important, AND why we love taking care of babies and children. Everyone deserves the opportunity to express their fullest potential, and it starts in the first 1000-days of life.
This is a look back on several articles I’ve written to better understand the importance of chiropractic care for the whole family… during every phase of a growing family. And why, chiropractors will always say the best time to start care is now.
First, take a look at how the brain moves through development here: Why Chiropractic is Vital for Neurodevelopment
Choosing chiropractic during pregnancy can have significant health impacts on mom and baby.
Dr. Wendy Ann McCarty, in the emerging field of psychology says: prenatal and perinatal psychology, is expanding our understanding of how our earliest experiences in the womb and during birth and bonding lay core patterns in our implicit memory, subconscious, and autonomic nervous system that profoundly shape us and set in motion life-long patterns. According to Dr. McCarty’s research, at conception, babies are conscious and aware beings. And, our experience from the first moments of conception, from the time in the womb and birth itself has profound and lasting impact. These early experiences imprint and establish our core view of the world, our feelings about ourselves, our health, our body and how we are going to relate to it all.
Chiropractic care plays a valuable role in pregnancy to support a holistic approach to manage the physical and mental stressors associated with all the changes mom experiences. And, by supporting mom, chiropractic is supporting baby, too! (In addition to supporting mom and baby’s connection as outlined by Dr. McCarty above!)
Mom’s choice to address pain and discomfort during pregnancy can have major impacts to a child’s health later in life. Here’s why: Chiropractic for a Healthier Mom & Baby
And, I invite you to take a peek into how a chiropractor chooses to approach pregnancy with my pregnancy story (and learn how chiropractic plays an important role in pregnancy): My (Alternative) Approach to Pregnancy
Chiropractic is for babies, too! I went into detail on the importance of having newborns checked following birth (because birth is hard work!) And why chiropractors discuss the importance of getting checked early on: My Choice for Homebirth & Baby’s 1st Adjustment and Chiropractic Benefits for Newborns
Whew! That was A LOT of vital information. Now, you might be asking yourself:
Why isn’t everyone under chiropractic care. And why not start early?
I agree. Everyone should have a chiropractor… an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The health benefits are big for moms and babies… and they are great for you, too. If you haven’t invited your family and friends in to get checked – the time is NOW.
What are you waiting for…?
Love and Appreciate you!
1. Wendy Anne McCarty, Ph.D., R.N. Being With Babies: What Babies Are Teaching Us, Vol 1 and 2, 1996, 1997; first e-edition 2004.
2. Wendy Anne McCarty, Ph.D., R.N. EFT for Mom, Baby, and Dad from the Beginning of Life, 2007.