Yesterday I added one more thing to the list of all I have done to try to get pregnant: I went to see an osteopath who works on internal bits.
If you do not know what it is, osteopathy is an alternative medicine that takes care of the well functioning of the body as a whole. Osteopaths usually work with manipulations to get to eventually heal the body and make pain go away. Internal osteopathy works in a similar way but with a major difference: the manipulation is in your insides. To be more explicit the osteopath sticks one hand in your vajayjay and touches your tummy with the other (at least this is how it worked for me yesterday). Luckily the angel of a person that is Little Wife had prepared me so I didn’t faint when I was asked to take my knickers off. Not that having one more person look at my lady parts makes much of a difference really…
Now that we got that explanation out of the way, I can go on with the rest. With the hands placed as described and making small movements, the osteopath asked me various questions, mostly on my infertility journey but also more generally on the past and on my relationship with my body. It was basically a very intimate therapy session, which got me thinking a lot about all I have gone through. Sometimes I think I forget that there were a lot of problems even before finding out about infertility
The striking result of this first session is that my lady parts are very tense. While I did not really need osteopathy to realize that, this made me realize that they have been tense for a long while and that may explain a few things about my infertility.
Will this osteopath manage to relax my insides? I don’t know. But I am ready to go back to find out.
Has anyone done this? What did you think? Did it help?