During the course of pregnancy, your body will experience numerous changes. In the first weeks there is a rapid hormonal change, which can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches and fatigue. Osteopathy for pregnant women supports you to live through this transition phase more easily.
Later, the hormones ensure that all the tissues become softer. This is necessary so that the little person growing inside you has enough space. The softening ligaments can cause instability in the joints. This often causes back pain and discomfort in the sacroiliac joints. The entire pelvic ring becomes wider and looser, and pain in the symphysis area is also not uncommon during pregnancy. The osteopath supports and corrects the changes in the pelvic area with gentle grips and thus tries to make the adjustment easier for you.
The goal of osteopathy for pregnant women is to help your body make adjustments by using gentle craniosacral techniques to calm the autonomic nervous system.
Osteopathic treatment after childbirth is important and can be used to accompany the physical changes after childbirth, to promote tissue regression and pelvic floor stability, as well as to accelerate regeneration from the stresses of pregnancy. If a caesarean section has been necessary, osteopathic treatment can ensure that the scar heals well and prevent later problems caused by adhesions.
ARE THERE RISKS ARE THE TREATMENTS DANGEROUS?
Both the body of a pregnant woman due to hormones and the growing child react more sensitively to treatment techniques, so the treatment technique must be adapted accordingly. This requires a lot of experience and empathy from the therapist. A well-trained osteopath can easily implement this and will support mother and child with gentle treatment techniques and bring them into balance.
EXPERIENCE WITH OSTEOPATHY FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
In my practice I have found that most patients respond very well to osteopathic techniques, as they are very gentle and non-invasive. Many pregnant women let themselves be accompanied osteopathically on their way through pregnancy and can enjoy the time when the baby is developing in the belly in a more relaxed way.