Pregnancy & Birth
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) supports the health of mother and baby during conception, pregnancy, labor and birth. It is beneficial during times of stress and anxiety, fear and doubt, in pain and discomfort, through rough transitions of growth and pause.
It is gentle and non invasive for both mother and baby. A soft and light contact anywhere on the body while mum is resting comfortably, baby is feeding on mum or sleeping, a practitioner can weave in the treatment as mother and baby find their maximum comfort.
The work is resource oriented as the practitioner engages with health forces within the body, respecting boundaries and injuries that may be sensitive to attention and touch. This maintains safe and effective treatments with no contraindications to its use.
BCST is beneficial before and after conception, during the stages of pregnancy, labor, birth and after. Below are some of the most common conditions that BCST supports effectively. In the absence of a problem, it is a wonderful resource for deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
- Fatigue, weakness, stress, anxiety, fear.
- Emotional overwhelms, unresolved trauma history.
- Indigestion, nausea, troubled bowels.
- Supporting endocrinal imbalances.
- Spinal & musculoskeletal discomforts and pains.
- Especially helpful for women with a history of spinal injuries or disorders
- Supporting the pelvic spine to widen and allowing more space for the fetus.
- Preparation for labor
- Recovery from the trauma of miscarriage (for mother’s emotional state as well as restoring health of physiology – uterus)
- Spine and pelvic alignment support
- Back labor
- Calming down panic and anxiety states for mum
- Settling fetal stress and supporting fetal position
- Support for easy labor positions
- Assists in long, difficult labor
BIRTH & AFTER
- Recovering from birth trauma for mum and baby due to instrumentation, medicinal intervention, injury or C-section.
- Recovery from perineum tears, urinary, fecal incontinence
- Nerve entrapment especially of the pelvic and pubic symphasis
- Endocrinal / autonomic imbalances
- Pain syndromes, stress, fatigue
- Breast feeding issues, low milk supply, engorgement, mastitis
- Supporting bonding and attachment for mother & baby especially in traumatic cases of separation after birth due to medical emergencies
- Incessant crying, unable to settle into routine
- Reflux, colic, disruption of sleep patterns
- Torticollis (cranial, cervical positional torsion pattern)
- Breast feeding issues: shallow latch, low consumption, too many frequent feeds,
- Low growth rate, weight gain, loss of muscle tone, delayed milestones
- Low immunity, frequent fevers, respiratory issues.
- Cranial compressions due to long labor, forceps or suction
- Neurological conditions
- Establish bonding and attachment with mum incase of early separation due to medical emergency
- Trauma from loss of biological parent/s