Birth can be a wonderful and beautiful experience however, even the most straight forward birth can be traumatic for a newborn (and mother). The birth process involves compression and rotational forces being exerted on the unborn skull and pelvis in order to propel the unborn child through the birth canal.
These forces can become imprinted within the newborns body and certain rotational or compression forces can sometimes be seen and felt e.g. asymmetrical skull (plagiocephaly)
and neck tightness (torticollis). What is more, these compression and rotational forces are accompanied by some degree of shock.
The effects of physical forces and shock on the system can manifest as conditions such as colic, reflux, and digestive problems - a crying, agitated and restless baby. A newborn may have problems feeding or may have difficulty sleeping.