BCST can help a woman’s body cope with the changes of pregnancy and in preparation for labour and delivery. BCST can help prepare the woman’s body for labour by optimising the pelvis for birth.
Common conditions BCST is used for include:
- Morning sickness
- Congestive headaches
- Pubic bone pain
- Sciatic pain
- Body alignment
- Digestive upsets
- Pelvic preparation for birth
- Birth anxiety
- Previous birth trauma
After Baby is Born
BCST is a very relaxing way of supporting the return to a non-pregnant state, helping the woman’s body to adjust after birth. After the birth, BCST helps restore musculoskeletal alignment and the rehabilitation of muscles overworked or weakened during pregnancy. BCST addresses the new body discomforts associated with the carrying and care of a newborn.
A woman who has experienced a complicated birth may feel traumatised. BCST helps the new mother process and integrate her birth experience in a way that is physically and emotionally healthy. Where the birth has required medical intervention, BCST can promote recovery from tears and stitches, facilitate recovery from Caesarean birth, resolve post-epidural back pain, along with assessing and treat birth trauma. When postnatal depression is of concern, BCST aids in calming the nervous system and resolving underlying forms of stress and trauma.
BCST is great for Babies
Some babies struggle with the experience of birth. A challenging birth experience can result in lasting restrictions in the body and tissue immobility that can persist into adulthood if not addressed. Babies born by Caesarean, ventouse or forceps can benefit from BCST as it can assist babies to release any restrictive patterns associated with the intervention. Common issues which respond favourably to BCST include feeding and latching issues, colic, reflux, digestive problems, sleep issues, head moulding, muscle imbalances causing side preferences, immunisation reactions, prolonged crying and irritability.
Reasons for treating the older child include: middle ear infections, digestive issues, headaches, learning disabilities, accidents, trauma, autism, ADHD, difficult mobility, developmental delays, behavioural changes, cerebral palsy, chronic pain, neurological conditions, hearing problems, immunisation reactions and promotion of well-being.