During pregnancy a hormone is produced which causes the ligaments of the human body to become more lax. This prepares the body for birth. This ligament laxity can cause structural stress. The birth itself can be quite traumatic to the mothers pelvis. If left unchecked and untreated, structural changes from the birth can cause problems years later.
Giving birth is a natural physical stress which the body must endure for a baby to be born. If intervention such as forceps or suction is used this can alters the shape and bony structure of the baby’s head. It can also place un-necessary pressure on parts of the brain which if not corrected can lead to subtle changes in development.
The sooner a baby can be checked following birth the sooner the bony structure of the baby can be accessed and corrected if needed.