After obtaining a medical diagnosis eliminating certain pathologies and contraindications, consulting an osteopath allows pregnant women to live three more harmonious quarters with their baby. Since many treatments are contraindicated, they sometimes do not know which professionals to turn to and accept to accept those discomforts that can be treated. Osteopathy is recommended to accompany women throughout their pregnancy. It supports the body in the many changes it undergoes, both physiologically and in adapting to the new pressures engendered by the development of the fetus.
What are the discomforts?
Functional disorders: back pain, back pain, cervicalgia, sciatalgia, as well as coccygeal, costal, muscular and ligament pain;
-gastric disorders: reflux, constipation, hemorrhoids, nausea, vomiting, poor digestion;
Circulatory disorders: heavy legs, varicose veins, dizziness;
Sleep disorders, anxiety, headaches;
– respiratory disorders;
– some gynecological disorders.
As with every patient, the osteopath takes into account the overall state of health. He reviews each system in the body to understand where the blockages are. It makes use of soft, “fascial” techniques, in order to release the tissues as well as possible muscular and ligamentary tensions. This allows the joints to regain optimal mobility. The osteopath also works directly on the visceral level, that is to say on the organs, as well as on the diaphragm. For a complete approach, its treatments are finally addressed to the craniosacral sphere which is primordial for the balance and the circulation of the cerebral-spinal flows. The body regains a better ability to self-regulate and the cases of chronic pain, acute pain, fatigue, stress and headaches are then appeased.
During a pregnancy follow-up, the osteopath seeks to relieve the woman of various symptoms as well as to prepare her for the easiest childbirth. This is why it concentrates on the softening of the pelvis, the good mobility of the vertebral axis, the musculoskeletal system and the endocrine glands.
The frequency of appointments is determined according to the state of health and the needs of the mother, whose follow-up can be maintained in postpartum, for herself but now also for her newborn.