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Tight As a Baby, Tight As an Adult, Tight Babies Delivered

A mother presents with head, neck, and shoulder pain along with constipation and bloating. I have worked with her children and now it is her turn for therapy.

Her mother, a maternity nurse for 43 years, filled me in on her start in life. She was a fast delivery and had a severe case of colic for four months. The parents had a summer business at the shore, and mom said it was rough going that summer because she screamed all night. She was also constipated. Red flag #1: Those two conditions tell me her abdominal fascia was tight.

For each of her three babies, she did not show for seven months. Even when she delivered at nine months, her mother said that she looked like she was about five months pregnant. Red flag #2: This tells me that her abdominal fascia continued to be tight.

It also tells you that abdominal fascia can stretch in pregnancy, but not release. For authentic healing you need to listen to the body and follow its lead into the causative birth trauma strain pattern(s).

Her constipation continues to this day. Red flag #3: This tells me that her abdominal fascia is still tight. It has been thirty-four years, and she has not “grown out of” it.

On top of this, all of her children were tight with many issues. It strongly appears that tightness can cross over generations like a genetic imprint. In therapy, the upper body and abdominal fascia started to release nicely, and I expect her to do well.

Our tight and loose fascial concepts are not rocket science. I believe this needs to be a global hospital procedure at birth to stop the suffering.

Our Lancaster infant research from 2006-12 revealed many of nature’s subtle secrets. Now in my 70s, I continue to experience joy in sharing what is possible for newborns. Practicality is not my strong point; I am a romantic, believing in my vision even if it seems unrealistic. I am just waiting for the world to see its promise.

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