Birth & Post Birth Reflex Integration
The MNRI Birth and Post Birth Reflex Integration Program techniques focus on the same set of primary motor reflex patterns addressed by the Dynamic and Postural Motor Reflex Integration Program. This is because most primary motor reflex patterns begin development in the womb and engage in combination with the biological mothers system during the birth process. The birth process includes four stages: the beginning, process, integration, and finish. Through each birth stage, birth mechanisms innate to the baby’s and mother’s bodies, work together to ensure a successful birth. In the beginning stage, the baby’s head crowns into the birth canal as his Spinal Pereze reflex engage and triggers maternal delivery mechanisms to begin the birth process. During the process stage, the Spinal Pereze reflex triggers additional motor reflexes to engage, including the Head Extension, Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Babinski, Spinal Galant, and Asymmetrical Tonic Neck, all in an effort to keep the baby’s head pushing forward through the birth canal. During the integration stage, the baby engages side-turning motions to assure sufficient forward momentum to make it through the birth canal, including, among others, Sequential Rolling and Spinning. Finally, during the finishing phase, the baby’s head emerges from the birth canal into the world, organizing his shoulders and movements with the help of the Sequential Rolling, Spinning, Body Righting and Asymmetric Tonic Neck reflexes.
The Birth and Post-Birth Reflex program focuses on the role the birth process plays in activating and engaging primary motor reflex patterns and readying the sensory system for the outside world. Birth and Post-Birth program’s unique techniques are based on the birth process itself to help activate and advance dormant reflex patterns. Below is a summary of the reflexes and reactions addressed by the Birth and Post-Birth Reflex Program techniques.
|Primary Motor Reflex Patterns|
|Asymmetric Tonic Neck (ATNR)||Flying and Landing||Moro Embrace||Symmetric Tonic Neck (STNR|
|Babkin Palmomental||Hands Pulling||Pavlov Orientation||Thomas Automatic Gait|
|Babinski||Hands Supporting (Parachute)||Robinson Grasp||Tonic Labyrinthine|
|Bauer Crawling||Landau||Spinal Galant||Trunk Extension|
|Bonding||Leg Cross Flexion||Spinal Pereze|
|Additional Motor Reflexes and Reactions|
|Visual Convergence-Divergence||Abdominal||Eye Tracking||Fear Paralysis|