A caesarian section is typically performed when complications with pregnancy make traditional vaginal birth difficult, or puts the mother or child at risk. This is a major surgery, as a horizontal incision is made right through the abdominal wall and uterus.As a result of cutting through this tissue and sewing it back together, scarring occurs which affects the ability of the muscles to contract properly and results in a loss of abdominal stability for the mother.
Our bodies are made up of fasica, connective tissue, primarily collagen and interconnecting pathways of nerves. Scarring can directly affect the functioning of the neuromuscular system by sending abnormal signals to the brain. During healing, new collagen fibers grow in random patterns which can form adhesions that attach to muscles, bones, tendons, and even organs. This causes an abnormal pull on the fascial network and can disturb proper function. Thomas W. Myers, author of Anatomy Trains, Myofasical Meridians for Manual & Movement Therapists, describes a disruption in the fascial network as a snag in a sweater. The tug on the fascial net is communicated across the entire system.