Childbirth preparation is likely to be more difficult if the baby is not in the correct position so it is important to try to help the baby to find the best position.
The baby is usually installed with your head upside down and looking back. This puts the baby in the most advantageous position to pass through the birth canal.
As the baby grows and occupies more space within the abdomen, will have less space to move and will search for its favorite position. The position of the mother must be adapted to accommodate the baby.
An important part of the osteopathic treatment in preparation to delivery is to ensure that the pelvis of the mother has a balanced structure and is able to adapt and allow the passage of the baby through the birth canal.
Trauma in the coccyx, the bones of the pelvis or the sacrum at any time in the life of the mother can leave stress in the muscles, ligaments and the bones of the pelvis and limit this pelvic opening capacity during childbirth.
Osteopathic treatment is extremely effective in the release of old traumas of the pelvis, thus giving the possibility of a birth easier and hassle-free.
The osteopathic treatment ensures that the pelvis and uterus are correctly balanced and aligned and can also help the baby to find a better position.
After the birth
After the birth the mother’s pelvis is vulnerable to tensions and distortions that occur during childbirth, especially after a difficult birth.
Some of these tensions can have a profound effect on the nervous system and contribute to the postnatal depression.
After delivery, the body not only has to recover from changes during pregnancy, but also from the effects of childbirth itself.
All this happens while the mother is doing an extra effort to adapt to the demanding work of taking care of the new baby.
There can be a lot of pressure on the back during activities such as breastfeeding in bad positions, lift safety seats in and out of the car, or carry the baby on the hip.
All these habits worsen tensions in the back. Releasing the tension after childbirth contributes to improve back problems as well as other pelvic symptoms.
Osteopathic treatment can help the mother to return to normal after delivery, both physical and emotionally, by the release of stresses both during pregnancy and birth.