pediatrics, pregnancy and osteopathy
Osteopathy and babies
Every birth should be followed by a careful osteopathic examination.
Childbirth can be the first trauma for the baby. Too long or too short, it can disturb the normal functioning of the cranial structures. Difficult, it sometimes requires the use of spatulas, suction cups or forceps, which will influence the mobility of the junctions of the cranial bones and cause immediate or later functional disorders.
Often, newborns are born with a slightly deformed head, with the skull in obus, with one eye more closed than the other, with one ear more forward than the other, with a nose that is a little crushed... Parents are told that this will recover by itself...
Apparently yes, but the cranial balance is broken and there is a dysfunction which requires an osteopathic treatment.
WHEN TO CONSULT ?
when the delivery was done under epidural
when the labor was too long (more than eight hours) or too short (less than two hours)
in case of a twin pregnancy
when the presentation was breech, face or forehead
when the head was pulled too hard
when the cord was wrapped around the neck
when there was prematurity (the skull is more fragile)
when the mother's belly was pressed to facilitate the expulsion
when forceps or vacuum was used
in case of caesarean section
in case of fetal suffering, even light resuscitation of the baby
LEARN TO OBSERVE YOUR BABY AND CONSULT WHEN :
the baby bends backwards when you pick him up or when you give him a feed
the baby is tense with stiff arms or hands
he or she jumps at the slightest noise and shows little tremors
he is sluggish and has difficulty holding his head
he cries all the time
sleeps very little
he does not digest and is agitated after feeding
he has difficulty or takes an infinite time to suckle
he wears his hair behind his head asymmetrically
he has fallen off the changing table (even if the X-rays of the skull have not shown any lesions)
he has a bad position of the hips, feet
he always puts one arm back
he always turns his head to the same side and sleeps on the same side
he is always cross-eyed
he has repeated ear infections and bronchitis, he has a noisy breathing
To restore harmony, a very gentle examination of the various physiological mobilities (cranium, sacrum, abdomen...) will easily detect the minor dysfunctions at the origin of all these ailments.
Through an appropriate manual correction, always gently, your baby will regain all his joy of living. The expert and attentive hands of an osteopath will give him a good start in life.
Pregnancy and osteopathy
THE OSTEOPATH CAN GENTLY TREAT DISORDERS IN CHILDREN SUCH AS
Anxious babies, poor sleep in babies
Deformation of the skull
Developmental delays of any kind
OSTEOPATHY MAINTAINS THE BALANCE OF THE GYNECOLOGICAL SYSTEM
Pain due to endometriosis
Preparation before pregnancy
Preparation for childbirth
Pregnancy problems (pelvic pain, sciatica, foot pain, delays in childbirth)
Prevention is the first step towards a beautiful pregnancy.
IN PREGNANT WOMEN, OSTEOPATHY CAN PREVENT THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS
lumbar lordosis tensions
Pain between the shoulder blades
Pain in the lower back
Sciatic nerve area
Loss of urine
Mild breathing difficulty
As well as :
Prepare for childbirth (relaxation of pelvic muscles and ligaments, strengthening the perineum,...)
Promote the natural version of the baby (repositioning)
Helping to induce labor (40 weeks and more)