The science of osteopathy, one of the directions of modern medicine, considers the human body as a unity of organs and tissues, which are closely interconnected. All of them should move freely and in tact with each other, like a clock mechanism in which the efforts of each wheel are aimed at solving a common task. If this condition is fulfilled, that balance, about which we spoke at the very beginning, appears in the body.
The problem is that during life, from birth, we all face a variety of circumstances that can bring discord to this mechanism. And pregnancy is one of them.
During the nine months of waiting, the body of a woman undergoes many changes – they relate to the shape, size and position of internal organs. In order not to lose stability and correctly deal with the force of gravity, the body – all organs and tissues – will need to somehow adapt to this restructuring. If, before the pregnancy, the future mother had abnormalities in the spine and the rest of the skeleton, if the interrelationships of the internal organs had gone wrong, then it would be difficult for her to feel comfortable waiting for the child.
As it happens, for example, if, after inflammation of the appendages, the uterus loses its mobility – after all, it is associated with some segments of the spine and sacrum. In this case, the woman’s body will have to spend a lot of energy on the struggle for stability, while this energy could be directed to the benefit of the younger baby.
Not to mention the fact that minor manifestations of this struggle, such as pain or discomfort in the spine, pelvis, abdomen, would not disturb the future mother.
What can osteopath help a future mother?
- The doctor will save her from unpleasant sensations in the body. As the baby grows, the center of gravity of his mother’s body shifts and the spinal deflection increases in the lumbar region. If the freedom of the latter is limited due to some kind of disturbance, it will be difficult for her body to adapt to the growing and gaining weight of the uterus. As a result, pains in the lower back and sacrum begin to disturb the woman.
- Osteopath can affect the quality of labor and the condition of the baby after its birth. The imbalances in the body of the future mother directly affect how the process of childbirth will develop. For example, if the bones of her pelvis are not free, “clamped” in the wrong position, not only the shape of the bone canal is disturbed, through which the baby will move out, but also the work of the soft tissues of the pelvis – the uterus and its ligaments, the muscles of the perineum. By correcting this violation, we will help the baby’s head be born gently, which will save the baby and mother from unnecessary injuries and their consequences. Special talk about the tailbone. Which of us did not fall on him, sledding, skating, rollerblading? Meanwhile, the tailbone is one of the most important bones of a woman’s skeleton: it is in this area that the baby will face the child during labor and push his head back a few centimeters to squeeze his head to the exit. If the tailbone is unable to move, as is often the case after an injury, then the strongest will win in the collision of the bones of the baby’s skull and the bones of the mother’s tailbone. Unfortunately, this “struggle” will not pass without a trace: for a child, it is fraught with a violation of nasal breathing, problems with bite, scoliosis; for mother – pain in the spine and tailbone, painful periods and migraines.
- The doctor will save her body from both recent and long-standing violations. Among the reasons that limit the future mother’s body to adapt to the new situation and properly “act” during childbirth, the body imbalance, received during or even before her birth, and injuries and illnesses acquired in childhood. Let us examine these situations in order. We are born into the world, having spent 8–9 months in a tight space, curled up. These two circumstances change the tone of our muscles throughout the body and, in relation to our conversation, lead to the fact that the pelvic bones of women take the wrong position, causing our clockwork to break down – organs and tissues move in different rhythms, and sometimes they are constrained. The process of birth itself, and we have already talked about this, does not always do without any violations, because our mothers could also have some problems with the balance of the body. But even if we didn’t receive any damage at this moment, injuries, infections, inaccurate exercise and so on await us in the new life among people.
When do you need to come to an appointment with an osteopath? Better – even planning a pregnancy, and with its beginning, if the future mother does not bother with anything, closer to the 30th week. The fact is that by the end of the term all the ligaments and joints become softened under the action of hormones in the woman’s body, they become more mobile in order to facilitate the movement of the baby through the birth canal.
This circumstance should be used to solve even long-standing problems – there are few such chances in a lifetime.
How does an osteopath work? Do not worry, his actions will not cause any harm to either the expectant mother or her baby.
The doctor with soft touches finds the tension in the body, tries to determine their cause and relaxes the “clamped” areas of soft tissues, bones and joints, redistributes the load, makes them even. Before the treatment, the body consisted of separate parts, which hardly picked up the rhythm of each other’s work, then afterwards it becomes a single whole, and the whole is easier to manage and only balance is possible, that is, harmony