Throughout the entire year of childbearing from conception to the postpartum stage, CranioSacral Therapy provides the changing body support and comfort.
There are many reasons why a couple may struggle with conception, and today, there are many methods to assist in achieving a successful pregnancy. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) can be used in conjunction with intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization or as a sole therapy.
CST specifically helps women with chronic muscle tension in the low back and pelvic floor, and misaligned bone structure and connective tissue within the pelvis — all of which can affect the nerves of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus.
Using CST to address restrictions in the reproductive organs and throughout the body can significantly help conception and reinforce a strong pregnancy.
The discomfort that comes with a growing baby during pregnancy can range from achy legs, hips and joints, mid- and low-back pain, indigestion, congestion, and sharp abdominal pain from ligaments that become overstretched within the pelvis.
CST can alleviate pain during pregnancy as well as promote optimal fetal positioning leading up to the birth. After years of working with pregnant mothers through childbirth, we’ve become skilled at incorporating Somato-Emotional Release (SER) to help improve a mother’s emotional well-being, especially if she has experienced traumatic births in the past or has any fears surrounding childbirth: CranioSacral Therapy can be an excellent way to prepare the body and mind for motherhood.
Labor and Birth
Using CST during labor can provide substantial emotional and physical relief for the mother. Keeping the pelvis in balance and releasing fascial diaphragms prior to active labor can help the baby move more easily through the birth canal.
As a CranioSacral Therapist who is also a trained Doula, Monica Hamer has years of experience helping mothers achieve a state of deep relaxation during labor that significantly improves the entire birthing process.
CST is an excellent way to restore musculoskeletal reintegration after nine months of a slowly changing posture and body. In addition to helping the mother regain pelvic health and soothe hormonal imbalances, CST also provides major benefits for the newborn. During the postpartum period, the mother is treated while she holds the infant, or while the baby rests on her chest and belly. This way, both mother and child receive CST at the same time.