The Postpartum Solution

The postpartum period represents a significant transitional phase for our dear mothers, characterized by intense physical, emotional and psychological changes. While joyfully welcoming the little one into the family, new mothers may also experience physical discomfort from labor and delivery.

This article will study the benefits of osteopathy in the treatment of postpartum disorders.

Join us as we delve into the critical role of osteopathy in promoting healing and a return to normalcy after childbirth.

Consulting a professional osteopath can be an important step in ensuring a healthy and complication-free recovery after childbirth.

Happy reading and welcome to the “world of postpartum osteopathy!”

Benefits of Postpartum Osteopathy

Osteopathy can be of great support to the mother during the postpartum period, helping her to cope with discomforts such as breast incontinence, urinary incontinence, and musculoskeletal pain, including cervical, lumbar, shoulder, and wrist pain (such as tendinitis). In addition, it can help treat scars and restore the body’s overall balance after childbirth. It is recommended that osteopathy sessions be considered after the first 40 days after delivery, when both mother and baby will have begun to adapt and balance naturally.

  • Relief of pain and muscle tension: osteopathy can help relieve low back pain, pelvic pain, and other muscle and joint pain caused by postpartum changes.
  • Improved circulation: through gentle manipulation techniques, the osteopath can improve blood and lymphatic circulation, which can help reduce swelling and promote better healing.
  • Correcting hormonal balance: osteopathy can help correct the hormonal imbalance caused by pregnancy and childbirth, which can have a positive impact on mood and emotional well-being.

How the Osteopathic examination and treatment takes place:

Importantly, each osteopathic treatment is tailored to the specific needs and conditions of the new mother.

The birthing process can have a significant impact on the mother’s body, leaving tangible marks and causing a range of physical discomforts.

The uterus contracts and returns to its normal size, hormone levels fluctuate, and muscles and ligaments relax. These changes can cause a variety of discomforts and problems, such as back pain, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, constipation, and fatigue.

Pelvic pain: childbirth can cause tension in the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis, which can cause pain and discomfort.

The main goal is to provide pain relief safely and effectively, contributing to the woman’s complete recovery and overall well-being after childbirth. The most affected tracts are the diaphragm, spine and pelvis, specifically the perineum.

The bodily force of contractions and the forced dilation of the pelvic bones and birth canal leave their traces, especially when childbirth is long and difficult.

Osteopaths intervene in pain after childbirth by focusing on assessing and treating musculoskeletal and visceral dysfunctions that may result from the childbirth experience, they use gentle manual techniques to reduce pain and promote the recovery of the new mother’s body.

They carefully examine the affected areas of the body, such as the pelvis, sacrum, coccyx, and lumbar region. They then use techniques such as joint mobilization, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy to relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and promote the healing process.

In addition, the involvement of the autonomic nervous system in postpartum pain is also considered, seeking to restore balance and regulation of the nervous system to reduce pain perception and promote relaxation.

Urinary incontinence: some women may have difficulty controlling their bladder after childbirth, which can be treated with osteopathic techniques.

A professional osteopath will use various manual techniques to assess and treat the areas of the body involved in postpartum urinary incontinence, this may include treatment of the pelvis to restore proper alignment, for release of tension in the pelvic muscles, and optimization of the function of the autonomic nervous system that regulates the bladder and pelvic muscles.

Osteopathic treatment for postpartum urinary incontinence offers several benefits. First of all, it is a natural solution. It also aims to treat the underlying cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms, which can lead to more lasting and significant results over time. Finally, many women report significant improvement in their symptoms after only a few sessions that enable the mother to better care for her newborn.

With the help of an osteopath, you can effectively manage this problem and regain control of your bladder naturally and safely.

Constipation: hormonal changes and pressure on internal organs during pregnancy and childbirth can cause constipation, which can be relieved with osteopathy.

During pregnancy and postpartum, many women may experience constipation due to hormonal changes and pressure on internal organs. This condition can be not only uncomfortable but also frustrating. Fortunately, osteopathy offers a comprehensive approach to relieve constipation and restore intestinal well-being.

The baby’s growth causes pressure on internal organs, slowing intestinal transit and causing constipation. In addition, childbirth itself can cause tension in the pelvic muscles and abdomen, further affecting bowel function.

The osteopath will use gentle manual techniques to assess and treat the areas of the body involved in constipation. This may include manipulation of pelvic joints to reduce pressure on internal organs, release of tension in abdominal and pelvic muscles, and improvement of bowel mobility through mobilization techniques.

In conclusion, if you are a new mother looking for relief and support after childbirth, osteopathy may be the answer you are looking for.

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