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A Difficult Child

A mother presented with a five-year-old difficult child. She had behavioral issues in refusing to listen. She was a mouth breather, snorer, clumsy, and had apraxic tendencies, fine motor delays, strabismus, poor eye tracking, and large tonsils.

Her mother said that she was quite a handful at home. She did better in preschool, but the teachers were noticing issues. 

The parents may ask how did this happen? Why is she so different from her well-adjusted older sister? I believe there is a strong correlation in a child’s life between the traumatic first forty weeks after conception and the development of complex pediatric conditions.

Let’s look at her birth: Since she was breech, a planned cesarean section was done at 38 weeks. A severe breathing problem required three days in the NICU with the first day on a C-PAP machine.

Let’s look at her newborn history: She had difficulty breastfeeding, reflux, colic, gas, and indigestion— hallmarks of a fussy baby.

Let’s look at the function of her craniosacral fascial system now: She had a zero-second brain cycle and severe fascial strain from her diaphragmatic and digestive areas into her neck and head

Let’s connect the dots and draw a possible conclusion demonstrating the space-and-time concept: Birth trauma caused fascial strain running from her diaphragmatic and digestive areas (breathing, reflux, colic, gas, and indigestion) into her neck (snoring and large tonsils) and head (behavioral issues, apraxic signs, mouth breathing, clumsiness, fine motor delays, strabismus, and poor eye tracking).

Let’s suggest what could have been done at birth: With a severe breathing problem indicating a huge red flag, therapy could have freed up her diaphragm and entire fascial web. As a result, her conditions could have possibly been less severe or even prevented. Gillespie Approach Training is a must for all newborn providers.

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