The babies come in waves.

As most of you probably know, I adjust a lot of pregnant women. And babies. The interesting thing is that the pregnant women come in waves. For some reason, a few months at a time, a bunch of pregnant women come to my office for their regular weekly adjustments.

Then, as you know, these pregnant women eventually have their babies. And then there's a wave of babies to check and adjust!

One of the things that I've noticed with this cycle is that these ‘chiro babies’ seem to respond to the adjustments incredibly well and quickly, and they often get all ‘blissed-out’ towards the end of the adjustment. It's like their bodies and systems know what the adjustment is, and they respond like it's not their first time, but their fourth, or fifth, or even their twentieth!

My theory is because when babies are in the womb, they are very responsive to their environment inside, as well as outside. They are incredibly sensitive to everything around them - sounds, movement, touch, as well as stress, and equally calmness and relaxation of the mother. 

That's what an adjustment usually does: it relaxes and calms the mother's whole body. There's other stuff involved as well, like a nicely balanced and aligned pelvis and spine. And the overall effect of the adjustment is helping her calming nervous system engage, which allows the mum to feel ‘blissed-out’!

So, is it really a surprise that the baby is familiar with this feeling? Not to me, it isn't! 

When I adjust a baby that has already experienced an adjustment before they were born, and this was a regular sensation and a good positive one, then once the baby is born and they have that similar sensation from their own first adjustment to their spine, of course they are going to respond so well and get ‘blissed-out’ too! (Though it could be that they have sensed mother’s response to the adjustment, and are cueing off the sounds of the journey to the adjustment or off mother’s response.) 

That's another reason why getting adjusted during pregnancy is so beneficial to both mother AND BABY!