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Constipation and the Umbilical Cord

I saw a five-year-old boy today with constipation. His mother related that in his c-section, the cord was tightly wrapped around his belly two or three times. In CFT he showed severe fascial strain in his small intestinal area. From our newborn research two issues may be presenting. First is the obvious pressure of the wrapped cord. Secondly, the wrapping may have created a pulling strain directly at the navel into the small intestine. We often saw small intestinal/digestive issues with our short cord babies. It is all connected. 🙂

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Dr. Barry Gillespie

Dr. Barry Gillespie founded Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, which provides patients with a freely moving brain, spinal cord and fascial web, all critical to optimal health. Dr. Barry Gillespie also created the Baby Brain Score and discovered effective therapeutic techniques for newborns and infants. Read more about Dr. Barry Gillespie.

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