The treatment is highly individualized & patient-oriented: a clear explanation and informed consent always precede the osteopathic examination and treatment.

During pregnancy, the body undergoes extraordinary changes to support the development of the baby. The body experiences a lot of stress and must constantly adapt. The osteopath provides support during the pregnancy and birth by helping the body to adapt to these changes.

Many complaints can arise during a pregnancy: pregnancy-related back and pelvic pains, tailbone complaints, pain between the shoulder blades, swollen feet or legs, intestinal complaints, pain during sex, ligament pains, etc.

The position of your baby is also extremely important for a smooth delivery. A mobile uterus, which can grow symmetrically without too much tension from the surrounding structures, is important to obtain a good positioning of the baby.

With care, experience, and an evidence-based approach, the most appropriate techniques are chosen to provide maximum safety and comfort for you and your baby.

Mom's complaints

  • Back and pelvic pain
  • Pregnancy-related pelvic pain
  • Coccygodynia (tailbone)
  • Ligament pains
  • Restless legs, cramps
  • Incontinence
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux
  • Bowel problems: hormonal effects, motility, nutrition, flora

Optimum fetal positioning

Optimum fetal positioning consists of making the uterus and surrounding structures as mobile as possible, to create an ideal environment for the baby to achieve optimal position & presentation during pregnancy & delivery.

  • Malpositions-malpresentations of the baby: breech presentation, transverse presentation,

Postnatal recovery

  • Cesarean section
  • Ventouse (kiwi)
  • Episiotomy
  • Adhesions/scars
  • Sagging
  • Pelvic floor, rupture
  • Tailbone
  • CPPS
  • Bladder, uterus, and bowel prolapse
  • Urinary leakage
  • Pain during sex


  • Problems with lactation
  • Latch-on problems
  • Suction problems
  • Mastitis
  • Guidance for breastfeeding: positions and latching-on techniques
  • Tongue-tie
  • Guidance for breastfeeding to artificial feeding

Pregnancy & osteopathy

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Portret Osteopaat Colette Peeters

Colette Peeters

Gynaecology problems, infertility, endometriosis, coccygodynia, postpartum recovery and more.

Portret osteopaat Jolien De Pauw

Jolien De Pauw

Babies, infants, children, pregnant women

Sigrid Smans

Adults (f/m), chronic and/or neurological problems, pregnant women.

Katrien Vuylsteke

Zuigelingen, baby’s, kinderen, zwangere vrouwen, volwassenen

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