Of course, pregnancy is not a pathological condition, but it is accompanied by many changes in the body in a short period of time.
However, if this pregnancy occurs while the body is experiencing tensions, dysfunctions or mobility restrictions, adaptation to these changes will be disrupted and pain may appear. The osteopath's goal in this case will be, as always, to reharmonize the patient's body so that it can regain all its adaptive capacities.
For example, rapid weight gain leads to a change in posture that can cause spinal pain, most often lumbar and back pain, sometimes an acute low back pain (lumbago), sciatica or torticollis.
In this case the osteopath works to relax the spasms, decompress and restore the mobility of the joints in pain. Of course, the techniques used are chosen according to the term of the pregnancy and with respect for the comfort of the future mother.
Osteopathy is also useful in the treatment of digestive disorders (nausea, constipation, heaviness) and venous disorders related to pregnancy in order to relieve dysfunctions without taking oral medication contraindicated to pregnant women.
It may also be useful to consult your osteopath at the end of pregnancy to prepare your pelvis for childbirth and prevent the high stress that it will experience when the baby passes through.
When to consult?
- Prevention: Pregnancy follow-up during the three trimesters, preparation for delivery
- Back pain: lumbago, sciatica, cruralgia, dorsalgia and neck pain
- Pelvic pain, tension, sacralgia, coccygodynia
- Abdominal pain, constipation, bloating, nausea and vomiting, diaphragm contractures
- Thoracic and intercostal pain
- Angravism, fatigue, oppression, sleep disorders, depression or depression (baby blues)
- Headaches and some dizziness
- Circulatory disorders (phlebitis, heavy legs, water retention, edema)
AFTER THE BIRTH:
- Prevention: postpartum check-up, preparation for perineal rehabilitation
- Lumbar and pelvic (sacrum, coccyx and perineum), dorsal and cervical pain
- Functional urinary and anal incontinence
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Cesarean and epidural (scar work)
- Baby blues, anxiety, depression, fatigue, stress