Birth is a tough process for mother and baby alike, with stresses, strains and often injury suffered. These stresses can be worsened where a difficult birth has been experienced – difficult being defined as a caesarean, forceps or ventouse delivery. Long or very quick labours are can also cause stresses to the baby. Osteopathy, for both mum and baby, offers many compelling benefits for recovery in the post-natal period, namely addressing:
- Poor bowel habits
- Difficult in feeding
- Poor sleep patterns
- Headaches and back pain
- The pressure and tension of a traumatic birth (which in itself can impact on the sympathetic nervous system, and the body’s internal organs)
Is osteopathy safe for my baby?
Yes, osteopathic treatments are entirely safe from birth – they are gentle and handled by qualified professionals who have years of medical training. When treating babies we use Cranial Osteopathy.
What is Cranial Osteopathy?
Cranial Osteopathy is a form of osteopathy that uses a very light touch to feel for subtle changes in tension and the tissues in the body. It is used to encourage the release of tension and stresses in the body, and is used in many osteopathic treatments from babies to the elderly, and everyone in between. When you’re receiving Cranial Osteopathy it just feels like someone has gently placed their hands on your body.
Whilst osteopathic treatment shouldn’t be seen as a magic wand for baby’s many ailments, it is a proven, medically-sound treatment with extensive research that backs up its credibility. For mums, dads and caregivers who may be exploring potential solutions for issues such as colic, constipation and poor sleeping habits, cranial osteopathy is one of the most compelling treatments available – making it more than worthy of exploration.
Michele is our Osteopath that specialises in treating babies. To make an appointment with her call 020 8316 5316.