Positional Plagiocephaly - Page 2
Thank you. I called Hangar, which is the only local place, and they require a referral from the pediatrician for her to be evaluated. I cant seem to find anywhere else locally, but Im not sure exactly what to look for. I will try to join one of the groups. Im feeling a bit overwhelmed right now by it...I for sure thought that the ped would just give me a referral and it would be over with.
the facebook one i can invite you to if i get your fb name. the babycenter one is http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a52465/plagiocephaly_support
I had to tell my pedi to give me a referral. Just flat out had to say I need a referral to here, please. Dont take no for an answer.
I agree that you need to be extremely proactive and insist on a referral. Too many parents listened to advice of their doctor and later regretted it. There are so many things you can do to prevent and treat flat head, especially if you act early. Have a look at http://www.babyflathead.co.uk which has lots more information and advice
They were shocked by Bettie's size and had another pediatric specialist in to evaluate her growth. She was "cautiously ok" with her size and said if she quits hitting milestones to bring her in again.
I wish they weren't so far away, the whole experience and all the staff were amazing.
We just got back from Soren's second DO manipulation. At the first one she said his lower back was stiff and she did whatever they do and he suddenly started turning his head both ways. He also started clicking when he nurses. This appointment she said that his head looks better, the bone is still overlapping, but not as much. She did something inside his mouth and with his jaws and said she would like to see him again in 2 weeks.
I'm not sure if you've tried anything like that, but Soren did seem to start moving better when he had his first manipulation.
My insurance would cover them either but they did cover a helmet luckily! And My 9 lber and 7lb 11oz babies did not have torticollis but my 8 lb 7 oz did.
Coralie was my biggest baby at 8lbs1oz and she's the only one who has torticollis. It really helps to do the stretches and she has to sleep and nurse on one side at night or she gets stiff for a week.