During labour your baby is subjected to compressive forces as the uterus contracts to assist delivery. As the birthing process continues your baby’s head undergoes “moulding” where the bones of the skull overlap and warp to allow the baby to descend through the narrow birth canal.
After birth, this moulding returns to normal in the first few days of life as the baby feeds, yawns and cries. Occasionally moulding is persistent, particularly if there has been a more difficult birth requiring forceps, vacuum or caesarean.
Common infant conditions that osteopaths can assist with include:
To make and appointment with our most experienced Osteopaths in Maternal Health, Dr. Caroline Teh or Dr. Patrick Lee, contact Wantirna Osteopathy on 9800 0388 or Book Online.