If you are planning to have a child, an assessment by an osteopathic practitioner will assist your body is ready for the major changes that occur during pregnancy. Past injuries and traumas can make it difficult for the body to accommodate these changes.
Symptoms during pregnancy can range from:
- Pain in the lower or mid-back, sciatica, pelvic pain
- Pubic symphysis pain
- Breach baby (correcting position to head down) (This is dependent on each case****)
Jasmine educates and encourages a schedule for her pregnant patients to follow during pregnancy, whether you are having care with an OB or midwife, A vaginal birth or a planned C- Section. The goal of her schedule is to aid in keeping the mother in an optimal comfort during the stages of pregnancy. As well as the position of the baby so that the birth and compression can be as minimum as possible. The mechanic’s will drive a lot of how the baby choses their position and the space that the baby will have in the womb. Through the years, jasmine has refined her schedule and her philosophy too less is more.
Remember a baby is a being of nature, it is stressful enough to the pregnant mother with work or other demands. They don’t need to be in a practioner office three times a week…. In her opinion that make it worse for them both. I have treated too many babies after birth that are irritated, only to find out they were being over adjusted………..Find the issue remove and help them… then leave them along and let nature do its work.
Treatment 1: After week 18-21 check mechanical lines of gravity to make sure that she is set up for the next few months.
Treatment 2: Week 26 Why? I find the liver and diaphragm start to get tight and the mother may feel upper back tension?
Treatment 3: Week 31- Why? This is the week that may have the largest factor on the birth position. What position is the baby in.
Treatment 4: Week 36 Why? So close!! Pub pain may be at this week and more diaphragm.
Treatment 5: Week 38 to 41? This is where I try to assist in natural inductions technique and make sure pelvis and cranium are inline.
Treatment 6: BABY DAY: I always book my pregnant patients baby as close to the day they are born…. As well as the next week, I find this removes almost 95 percent of the issues that can creep up within 6 weeks. Tongue tie checks and referrals to have them taken care of, latching issues and refer to lactation consultants. And so much more!!!
Treatment 7: 6 weeks post delivery is when I treat the mother. This may change based on how delivery occurred and also Post partum symptoms.
Understanding the principles is the key importance of empowering yourself as a new parent. Not GOOGLE
Every mother should be informed and educated on what is a lip and tongue tie, how will it effect their breast, feeding, the pain of breastfeeding that can be treated. “Its normal to have pain when breastfeeding”…. NO IT IS NOT. I usually ask the mother if it is more than 2 weeks something is going on with the baby, mouth or boy or we have to look at the mother’s mechanics.