The World of Reflexes: Spinal Galant and its role in the birth process [Reflexes]

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The World of Reflexes: Spinal Galant and its role in the birth process with Dr. Laura Hanson

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Today, in continuing our World of Reflexes series, we’ll be talking about another one of the primitive reflexes, the Spinal Galant reflex. Each of the primitive reflexes has a fundamental job to do before our sensory nervous systems take over, but these reflexes never stand alone – they are all just a layer. If one of the reflexes doesn’t come on board properly or fails to integrate properly, the consequences can be life-altering and we have to go right back to the beginning to make changes to the way our nervous systems function.

As we take a look at Spinal Galant, I’ll share a detailed look at this reflexes role during the birth process, the consequences of a retained Spinal Galant reflex, and signs that you or your child might be retaining this reflex. Some red flags could include bowel and bladder problems, sensory aversions to tags and seams, and even trouble holding a pencil properly. If you’re listening to this episode and thinking that you or your child has been dealing with any of these issues, there is hope and we can work and get the nervous system going in the direction it’s meant to go in. If this episode helps you, please consider sharing it with someone else.

In this episode, we cover:

  • The cost of adaptation in children
  • What I learned from the birth processes of my own children
  • The Spinal Galant reflex and its role in the birth process
  • Consequences of a retained Spinal Galant reflex

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Why is this happening to my kid and what can I do about it? If you’re the parent of a developmentally delayed child, you’ve probably asked this question more than once. That’s where I come in! I’m Dr. Laura Hanson and I specialize in identifying the “why” and telling you the “what.” Join me every Thursday for a deeper look at how our brains are wired and how to get the most out of your mind. Are you looking to break negative patterns, overcome mood disorders, or optimize your potential? Maybe your child struggles with ADHD, OCD or other learning difficulties. Tune in to Connect My Brain, where I explain concepts like biofeedback and neurofeedback, brainwave frequencies, and much more. Let me help you change your life by changing your mind! Contact me HERE.


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