During labor and delivery of a newborn, both mother and child experience enormous amounts of structural and physiological changes. This can potentially create difficulties later in life for the mother and the baby. Some of this can be prevented or reduced through gentle, manipulative treatment to allow the safest birthing process for both.
Labor and Delivery
Osteopathic care throughout the pregnancy provides women with the special benefit of adjusting the functions of her body to the demands of the progressing-pregnancy. Minor problems, especially those involving the back, may be the beginning of a lifetime of musculoskeletal difficulties. Many women with chronic back pain can often trace their own history to a difficult labor and/or postpartum onset. During pregnancy, the laxity of the ligaments can produce sacral dysfunctions and pain for the woman. These dysfunctions worsen and are locked into malposition as the ligaments regain their normal rigidity postpartum