Strained Bowel Movements
I see many constipated babies but rarely one with this condition. Mom relates that her healthy baby was very happy except during a bowel movement.
“Ever since our son started solids around six months of age, he has struggled when having a bowel movement. This was not constipation. It was a full-body reaction, with daily tension, straining, tears, and a lot of emotional upset.
It became increasingly worse after he turned one year old. I knew about the benefits of the Gillespie Approach as a professional and recommended Dr. Gillespie to many of my clients.
After seeing our little guy struggle for so long, I knew it was time to try this approach. At our first appointment Dr. Gillespie told me that our little guy had fascial tightness in his pelvic floor. After just one treatment, our 18-month-old was much more pleasant when going to the bathroom. It was evident that he was not straining as much.
His final results have been life-changing, and we cannot say enough good things about the Gillespie Approach. My only regret is not doing therapy sooner!”
During the evaluation, his fascial web felt loose except for his pelvic floor. The first visit resulted in a profound fascial release.
I have found that pelvic floor strain can spread through the body over time. I wonder if it could be a precursor to a future bedwetting issue, hemorrhoids, an anal fissure, or other pelvic floor conditions.
A few therapy visits now in infancy may have avoided a lifetime of difficulty. I believe that therapy at birth could have completely prevented this condition.
Fascial strain is not rocket science. Simply stated, birth trauma creates tightness in the fascial web that affects bodily function. Pediatricians need to take notice and get onboard.