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It was good to talk, sorry that I can’t do more at the moment.
As I explained a C-section does not give baby the strong backward head tilt of a vaginal birth.
The occiput is a group of 4 bones that make up the back of the skull. When Alise? is lying quietly
you or your wife could place the tips of your fingers just under the back of the skull in the soft part of the neck
and apply fairly strong traction. Let her heand rest gently on the palm of your hands. Babies are wonderful
at communication. They let you know if they like what you are doing or feel discomfort. When you apply gently traction
or pulling you can start to rotate the head side to side and tip it forwards and backwards.
The nerves that come from behind the ears are called the vagus nerves. They supply the voice box, heart and colon amongst other areas.
The phrenic nerves from the side of the neck supply the diaphragm.
You could also try placing your fingers flat but start to bend them, under the ribs on the left side. Slowly increase the pressure and again stretch
the abdomen downwards. This can sometimes release trapped wind. Sometimes I place one hand lower down the abdomen and stretch upwards
with the fingers of the other hand.
If she is arching her back it is an indication of discomfort from the nerves that come from the mid back. Encouraging her back into a foetal position
when she is not in pain, can help. Playing lots of rolly polly games that involver twisting the upper body and holding the lower body or vice versa
can also help her. Again babies are great communicaters.
I agree with you about fennel tea. Maybe a solution in her water sometimes would help.
I will let you know when I am in a position to work again.
Wishing you all the best for the New Year