Etiopathy during pregnancy: what for?

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“The etiopath sees the human body as a whole, seeks to understand the cause of pathologies, and, by acting directly on it, to make its effects disappear” indicates Peggy Limosin, etiopath in Paris. This targeted manual therapy proceeds by various pressures, vibrations, stretching, mobilizations… and can tackle articular disorders as well as gynecologist, ENT or others.

However, during pregnancy, it is generally not recommended to take drugs and the etiopathy therefore has its place to replace pharmacological solutions. “We can thus intervene in the event of digestive problems (nausea, vomiting, constipation, bloating…), water retention (heavy legs…) and mechanical pain (low back pain, sciatica…), very frequent during pregnancy” underlines Peggy Limosin. Urinary incontinence problems form a particular aspect: “if the cause is the weakness of the perineum, it is not the right time to act, because it should not be contracted during pregnancy – it will be for later. On the other hand, if it is the weight of the uterus on the bladder that is involved, maneuvers can be carried out to relieve it ”specifies the specialist.

Preparation for childbirth and postpartum

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The etiopath can also help you with the preparation for childbirth: he can thus play on the pelvic mechanics, to help the mobility of the pelvis. Ditto after childbirth, where it may be important to normalize spinal mechanics for example, the spine being affected by weight gain and then loss; or during breastfeeding 1639366, which can also cause back problems, due to the weight of the breasts.

There is no contraindication to a session of etiopathy during pregnancy, except high blood pressure.

To find an etiopath near you, contact the Institut Français d’Etiopathie (http://www.etiopathie.com/).

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