Stressed Baby

Stressed baby? What an idea! What stress can have such a tiny human being?
It was commonly thought a child should not have any tension in the body, because it is still too young for such. Few people realize that one of the biggest stresses in life are birth itself. The level of adrenaline in the newborn is 20 times higher than in the adult during myocardial infarction!
During labor, the body is subjected to enormous forces displaced with the resistance of the tissues of the birth canal.
During this process, the child must turn and twist on his own to squeeze between the bones of the mother’s pelvis.
The head is under many pressures, but because of the flexibility of bones, cranial sutures and fontanelles, has the ability to reduce its volume. Despite this, there is often a distortion and asymmetry. Most of them are adjusted in a few days or the first weeks of life (if the baby sucks and cries), but if labor was heavy, prolonged or with any other kind of trouble, the process of remodeling the head does not go to the end. Also, the use of tools such as forceps or vacuum leaves clear traces. The child has the feeling of constant tension in the head.
The base of the skull is the place of exit of the nerves supplying tongue, face, throat, as well as the vagus nerve innervating the viscera. Tensions in this area will therefore trouble sucking or digesting.
Chest is another place exposed during childbirth. Especially when the head is inserted into the birth canal, there are contraction but not a good cervical dilatation.This causes a strong compression of the ribs and diaphragm This also impairs the permeability of the esophagus and causes the stomach to return its contents. Tensions on the umbilical cord, especially if it was wrapped around the child’s neck, lead to tension in the abdomen.
Stress of a mother during pregnancy or childbirth establishes a level of sensitivity of the child. Stress hormones will keep the child in a constant state of emergency. That kind of baby will have trouble sleeping and relaxing. Also it will not digest well, because milk will leave the stomach too quickly before being properly decomposed by digestive enzymes. This leads to fermentation and gas accumulation in the intestines.
Unleashed tensions within the base of the skull and ear tissue impairs drainage of the middle ear. This will create a tendency for recurrent otitis media. Compression of the temporal bone may impair the function of the nerve supplying the abductor of the eye, which leads to the formation of strabismus.
Facial bones are also prone to perinatal tensions, and yet must be released to create a space for developing teeth and upper respiratory tract. Otherwise, it will lead to occlusion disorders and respiratory problems.
These are just examples of dysfunctions
Your child may need help, even if it is completely healthy, but:
• has disturbed sleep pattern
• is restless, irritable and crying for no reason
• has colic, irregular bowel movements
• has trouble sucking the breast
• has positional asymmetry
• not rotate head evenly in both directions
• has deformed head, which does not improved within 3 weeks
• something you are concerned about his behavior, you feel that something is “wrong”