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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Mindi22 View Post
I do hang babies upside down as a chiropractor, but never by only one leg. I've never seen or been taught anything chiropractically that would make that make sense....

I'd ask the midwife about it?
It might have been both legs. Like I said, my BIL told me what they did and I think he was a little :: when it happened so maybe he thought it was just one leg.
post #22 of 25
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Immediately following the birth or are we talking like hours, days? I'm sincerely interested
Our Chiro did it four days later for our son, but that was as soon as we could get to him. For his own, he does it immediately after and several times over the next few weeks.
post #23 of 25
My Husband is a chiropractor and he does it to our babies too. Usually the day after they are born, just so we have all the time we want to bond. It can really help with nursing difficulties too. If baby has a breast preference etc...
He has to warn the new mommy's what he's doing first, it can be scary to watch someone take your baby and hang them by their feet, especially if you don't see that coming. Even with a warning and trust, they (mom's) seem uncomfortable.
post #24 of 25
My OB doctor held Kayleigh upside down by both her legs. I didn't remember seeing it but when I took my digital pics to be developed I had seen where he'd done it and I was like what was he doing. Kayleigh was born not breathing so, I don't know. None of my other 2 kids were held upside down.
post #25 of 25
my chiro held both legs...ds was a few days old I think. They check to see if there is a pronounced tilt to one side because sometimes a difficult birth, malposition, or whatever can do that and affect nursing or whatnot. He said he had a patient that after a forceps delivery simply would not turn to one side.
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