A mom emailed me: “Since three months postpartum, I have been having tailbone pain. It is getting worse as I sit a lot more at work and spend a lot of time in my car. I had significant back pain during labor and also got sick when my son was pushing oddly on my hip. Can you help me?”
Yes, birth trauma and fascial strain are what we do.
I spend a lot of time talking about infant issues, but mom can also experience soft-tissue imprinting during the birth process. The epidural may take the pain away, but not the underlying fascial strain and eventual effects to her body.
During delivery the mother’s tailbone, or coccyx, normally extends or flattens just before the fetal face passes across it. If the coccyx is stuck, a traumatized infant mandible can cause nursing issues and coccygeal pain for mom.
Trauma to the tip of the coccyx can create a fascial-like lightning rod radiating strain everywhere. A tight sacrum can also pull on the dural tube, creating a zero brain cycle and potential postpartum depression.
In my perfect world, every mom and newborn would be checked with Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy in the hospital right after the birth. Step one would be to check her brain cycle as compared to her pre-delivery brain cycle. If diminished, therapy would be needed. Step two would be to check for fresh fascial strain in her pelvis and back so that a possible lifetime of pain can be averted.
To make my world happen, female presidential candidates need to add this to their platform. 🙂