Families planning to have kids need to form a great team of childbirth professionals. The chiropractor specializing in prenatal chiropractic is part of the integrative movement to help a mom throughout pregnancy, and into postnatal recovery. Chiropractic care also involves the help for families to connect with all the right people. For example, an obstetrician, a midwife, a lactation specialist, a birth doula, even a prenatal pilates program like IM=X Pilates NYC, and of course, regular chiropractic check-ups and adjustments.
What fewer families consider is the benefit of a family sleep consultant. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a newborn should sleep 13-17 hours per day/night, but for new parents it definitely doesn’t feel like that much. It can be downright exhausting. That’s where the work of a Certified Sleep Consultant, like Carolina Romanyuk can help. A complete wellness program customized to the philosophy of the family can ensure that the entire family is well rested.
The contribution from the pediatric chiropractor is to improve a child’s overall state of well-being. Specific neurological challenges detected along the spinal column called subluxations can affect how easily newborns fall asleep to how soon they awaken. Indirectly, other irritations like colic, indigestion or even “acid reflux” can affect how peacefully a child sleeps. In fact these are among the most common reasons parents’ pediatricians recommend they bring their babies to the chiropractor (other than the traditional wellness check-up).
The communication and support provided for families come best with collaboration. The family chiropractor and sleep consultant match up well to keep families with new babies as well rested as possible.
For more information, call the Pure Balance centers at (212)661-5656 in the Murray Hill neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan or (973)773-8244 in Clifton, New Jersey. Also, enjoy the following article on sleep from Pathways Magazine, a publication of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association:
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional advice from your physician or other qualified health provider if you have any questions about a medical condition.