The mother’s pelvis is vulnerable to lasting strains from the forces involved, particularly after a difficult delivery. Some of these strains can have a profound effect on the nervous system, and contribute to postnatal depression.
After giving birth, the body not only has to recover from the changes it made during pregnancy but also from the effects of delivery. All this whilst doing the very physically and mentally demanding job of caring for the new baby.
Caring for a baby can place enormous strain on the back, during such activities as nursing in poor positions, lifting car seats especially in and out of the car, reaching over the cot, or carrying a child on one hip.
Unresolved childbirth stresses in the mother can contribute to ongoing back problems, period problems, stress incontinence, constipation, headache and more.
Undertsanding the strans that the pelvis and other structures go through, then it suggests that after the baby is born then this is a good time to have an Osteopathic assessment to ensure that everything has normalised after the pregnancy.
Osteopathic treatment aims to help the mother to return to normal, physically and emotionally, after the birth by releasing strains from both the pregnancy and labour. This allows her to relax and enjoy her new baby.
Read the expeirinces of one new mother who suffered pain after the birth of her baby......