Baby Traumatic Birth

Baby Traumatic Birth; Osteopathy treatment in London, at Home or at our Practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4 near Battersea with our osteopath specialised in rebalancing babies after Traumatic Delivery

Our osteopath in London is specialised in Postnatal Conditions in Babies following Traumatic and difficult Birth and rebalancing babies body and mind

Traumatic Birth is a general term used to describe any mental and physical injuries that delivery has caused on babies, which can end up with long-lasting effects if they are not prevented or treated on time.

At Baby Physio London, our Paediatric Osteopath can provide the best treatments and rehabilitation to prevent any pathology due to baby Traumatic Birth due to too long or too fast delivery or due to the use of delivering tool such as forceps or ventouse (digestive and sleeping issues, respiratory infections, musculoskeletal aches and imbalance…). Our Paediatric Osteopath has years of experience in helping rebalance babies after birth and helping them start their life with the best health possible.


Online booking is only available for our practice in Belgravia, near Victoria station. If you wish to be seen in another practice or couldn’t find a convenient time slot, please call our office for help booking your appointment.

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Osteopathy treatments and rehabilitation for Babies after Traumatic or difficult Birth in London at home or at our practices in Belgravia SW1 (Westminster) and Clapham SW4

We understand that your newborn may feel more comfortable in the safety of your home. That’s why we offer osteopathic baby birth trauma treatments at your place in London. However, we also offer treatment at any of our practices: the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster near Victoria Station and in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common Stations.

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More information about Cranial Osteopathy, Traumatic and difficult Birth Treatments and Rehabilitation for Babies in London

When shall my baby be assessed and treated for birth trauma by the osteopath?

The earliest a baby is assessed and treated with osteopathy, the easiest it is to fix the different issues that traumatic birth could have created. But if you haven’t done it yet, it is never too late to do it and realign your baby’s body and energy.

NOTE: In general, we advise that all babies have at least one osteopathy check up and treatment after delivery. It allows the baby to start their life with the best balanced body and avoid them to deal with underlying issues such as reflux, sleeping difficulty, stress and torticollis for example.

What is Baby Traumatic Birth?

The most common traumas affecting your baby during childbirth are generally musculoskeletal related – neck, shoulder, head are parts of the body that are more likely to be injured. However, other types of injuries can also occur and leave the baby physically and psychologically unsettled.

The most common baby birth traumas include:

  • A difficult delivery where medical intervention is required (ventouse, forcteps) and can end up by giving the baby plagiocephaly (flat head)
  • Breech birth (when the baby is born bottom first instead of head first, which most often leads to a caesarean section)
  • Very long or very fast delivery
  • Any physical or emotional traumas after delivery

Postnatal Cranial Osteopathy check-up for mothers after difficult delivery in London

By focusing on rebalancing the baby’s body structure and therefore any agitation or irritability they might feel, cranial Osteopathy will automatically improve even a little bit the mother’s state as well. A happier baby will lead to a less stressed mum. But a Traumatic Birth can have other physical (back pain, pelvic pain) and psychological effects (postnatal depression) on mothers. This is why it is important as well to request a Women Postnatal osteopathy check-up, in order to improve both sides and prevent any complications before they get worse.


Baby Sleeping Disorder

Osteopathy helps baby with sleeping or stress issue with gentle techniques

Traumatic Birth in Mothers

Osteopathy is the best way to rebalance mum’s body after pregnancy and delivery


Baby Traumatic Birth and C-Section

In many situations, a baby born with C-section can also benefit from a realignment as in most scenarios, C-section is performed because the baby is in difficulty and has experienced distress, even before the C-section is performed.

How to recognise the signs of a baby suffering from Traumatic Birth

In most cases, the baby’s body will be tense and they will manifest their irritability by crying excessively and pulling themselves backward (commonly called “in banana shape”.

Traumatic Birth can also lead to:

  • Feeding difficulties
  • Poor sleep
  • Bonding issues
  • Digestive problems such as diarrhoea, constipation, colic or reflux
  • Unbalanced body structure (torticollis or flat head resulting from difficult birth)
  • Baby neurological conditions
  • Baby developmental delay (cerebral palsy)
  • Baby brachial plexus injury
  • Lack of baby head control

How our Paediatric Cranial Osteopath in London and cranial osteopathy can help your baby with traumatic birth?

Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle and manual therapy focusing on relaxing the structure of the baby’s body and re-aligning its imbalance by releasing tension on specific areas. Depending on the initial assessment, our paediatric osteopath in London will use different techniques such as structural or cranial osteopathy.

By assessing the baby with a post birth check-up, the osteopath will be able to catch the issues and prevent them from turning into long lasting consequences, which could then potentially end up in more laborious and demanding sessions in order to treat them all.

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