Pregnancy / Baby

Osteopathy for pregnant women

Véronique de La Cochetière also gives childbirth preparation classes at the Montsouris Institute in Paris and in her office, as well as pre and post-natal massages at home. She also provides perineal rehabilitation in her office and accompanies women in MAP protocols.

"Veronique is a professional and experienced midwife who created an atmosphere of trust during our first meeting. Her diverse professional background and great generosity make her a must-have recommendation for all pregnant women."

- Mrs. Sonia Blanc-Roussel, Osteopath DO

Osteopathy for pregnant women can also relieve the following symptoms and pathologies

🤰 Prevention

  • Osteopathic assessment to prepare the body for pregnancy
  • Pregnancy follow-up
  • Post-delivery check-up

💤 Sleep / Behavioral

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Snoring
  • Sleep disorders

👁️ ENT, ophthalmology and neural

  • Chronic ear infections
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Chronic angina
  • Chronic conjunctivitis
  • Chronic headaches
  • Ophthalmic migraines
  • Migraines

🥘 Digestive

  • Regurgitation
  • GERD / Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Significant bloating

💆🏼‍♀️ Neuromuscular

  • Tendinitis
  • Torticollis
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • CBN (Cervicobrachial Neuralgia)
  • Costal pain (in the ribs)
  • Coccygodynia (coccyx pain)

Osteopathy for infants

Can an infant need an osteopath?

Birth is the first major trauma of life. The repeated contractions for hours on end as well as the passage of the head into the pelvis are the cause of pressure on the skull and sometimes the cervical spine. The French union of osteopaths estimates that about 80% of children are affected by these disturbances during birth.

These pressures are necessary for the activation of the thyroid gland but also for the regulation of the temperature and the autonomous breathing of the newborn. However, they can cause tension and loss of mobility in the newborn, sometimes resulting in torticollis and/or colic. These discomforts occur even more frequently if forceps or suction cups were used during delivery. They can also be the result of a bad position of the baby in utero.

Osteopathy can be a solution for these ailments

Currently, more and more doctors and pediatricians advise new parents to consult an osteopath for their newborn or infant in order to verify if the body of the latter does not present tensions or loss of mobility following the delivery, within the framework of a global osteopathic assessment.

Consulting an osteopath does not exempt you from talking to your pediatrician, on the contrary, he will also be able to suggest conventional treatments that can be quite complementary to osteopathic treatment.

Example: for a congenital torticollis, your doctor may prescribe physical therapy sessions in addition to osteopathy sessions, the former being useful for muscular rehabilitation and the latter for loss of mobility.

When to consult an osteopath for an infant?

The consultation of a newborn or infant with an osteopath can be done from birth. However, it is recommended to do the first osteopathic check-up from 3 weeks onwards, while the newborn is recovering from its birth. It is preferable to talk to the pediatrician before consulting.

The appointment should take place at a time of day when the newborn is calm. I advise to have the last meal before the consultation at least one hour earlier.

The consultation will take place either at the office or at the parents' home (Paris, Boulogne Billancourt, Neuilly-sur-Seine or Levallois-Perret). It lasts on average 45 minutes. For consultations with newborns, please bring your health record.

Thereafter, for a follow-up of the growth of your infant, the consultations will be done at different stages of the psycho-motor development:

  • 3 months: acquisition of head support
  • 6 months: acquisition of sitting position
  • 9 months: acquisition of standing
  • 12 months: acquisition of walking

Osteopathy in infants can also relieve the following symptoms and pathologies

👁️ ENT Ophthalmology

  • Recurrent conjunctivitis
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Difficulty opening the mouth

👶🏼 Behavioral

  • Baby who cries a lot
  • Agitation
  • Nervousness

🤕 S kull & Neuromuscular

  • Torticollis
  • Flat skull
  • Plagiocephaly

💤 Sleep and food

  • Sleep disorder
  • Restless baby
  • Baby who cries a lot
  • Difficulty in sucking
  • Difficulty latching on

🍼 Digestive

  • Frequent regurgitation
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Infant colic
  • Significant bloating

🤰🏼 Preventive & post-delivery

  • Osteopathic assessment
  • Growth monitoring
  • Long delivery
  • Use of forceps/spoon