I don’t have kids, so I don’t pretend to know what it’s like to be pregnant. However, what I do know is that space is required for health. When you are nurturing life in your belly, having the room to expand as the fetus grows is essential to a healthy birth.
Try this. Sit in a chair, feet flat on the floor, knees bent 90 degrees, and lean back. Put your hands on your belly and notice that between the ribcage and the pelvis, there is space. Now lose the conscious connection and slump as most people do when sitting. Notice how much closer the ribcage is to the pelvis. This slumped posture starts much younger today. For girls, its consequence is less space in the belly to grow life.
If you grew up before technology took its toll, you have the advantage of being able to assume upright posture at will. You can’t maintain it indefinitely as the fascia will eventually pull you back down, but you can manage it for a good period of time.
Not so the current generation. They didn’t start with space they then lost slowly over the years; they settled into a slumped posture early in life, blocking their natural diaphragmatic breath, causing collapse and adhesions. By the time they are ready to create life, their bellies are so compressed and gummed up that their capacity to expand as the fetus grows is impaired.
Adhesions in the core aren’t linear. One side of the belly will always be more compressed than the other because we are dominant on one side, which creates natural asymmetry. This alone can evoke the potential for scoliosis in a child as limited tissue expansion can alter symmetrical growth. Any adhesions in the area will restrict natural expansion and impede the growing fetus.
Also, a developing baby adopts the breathing pattern of the mother. Young women are now more out of touch with their diaphragm than ever. This is a problem. I have worked with many babies who aren’t breathing diaphragmatically. Here is a video teaching you how to engage your baby’s diaphragmatic breath.
We of the older generations at least started out breathing with the belly; then, over the years through pain, fear and stress, we began reactively holding the breath, changing where it came from to the muscles of the upper chest.
I know this sounds scary, and for those who don’t find a solution, there will be multiple challenges. However, if you are reading this, you have been drawn to a solution that is simple and highly effective -- and anyone can change an existing situation at any time.
So back to the mother of today: unless you are having babies later in your years, you are coming from a place of decreased space in your belly. If you have the goal of getting pregnant, creating space now would be the best way to prepare your body to grow a healthy baby.
On another note, many couples are having trouble conceiving. The compressed pelvis and abdomen have tons of adhesions and scar tissue. For women, this can manifest as an inability to release an egg for fertilization during ovulation. For men, the symptoms may be depressed sperm motility, or even erectile dysfunction, which is becoming more prevalent at an earlier age.
Either way, the parents-to-be are working with reproductive equipment that has been compromised by the posture of technology. This is hampering a couple’s ability to create a child in the first place, and challenging the health of the child once born. Dealing with the matter properly right from the start is the best way to ensure a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and future life for everyone involved.
Check out 6 year old Zenon's scoliosis transformation!
Zenon's mom, Christine, gave us a testimonial when Zenon was 4 weeks into changing his body. What you see is his 7 week transformation.
We at Block Therapy are ecstatic and in awe of how quickly his body is changing. Children have this wonderful ability to heal quickly, and Zenon is a shining example of that.
Next Week: Block Therapy and Children Part 2