Pregnancy

Osteopathy Pregnancy TreatmentsOsteopathy for Pregnancy related conditions

During pregnancy enormous physical, chemical and emotional changes take place over a relatively short period of time. The body must get used to carrying up to 20lb/10kg of baby, waters and placenta, which can impose great physical strain on the organs, tissues, joints and ligaments of the body. For the pregnant body to adapt to all these changes it must find new ways to walk, sit and sleep resulting with new aches and pains arising.
Benefits of Osteopathy During Pregnancy

Osteopathic treatment while pregnant can ease some of the symptoms typically associated with pregnancy including:

  • Aches and pains (back pain, neck and shoulder pain, muscular tension)
  • Groin, lower abdominal pain or pubic symphysis pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Sciatica

An Osteopath can also:

  • Provide advice on breathing techniques, stretches and exercise you can do to maintain your health and wellbeing throughout your pregnancy
  • Help prepare ‘the way’ for a more trouble-free childbirth, by improving flexibility in the pelvis and abdomen
  • Help the mother to recover after birth

Benefit of Osteopathic Treatment After Birth

After birth it is advised that both mother and child return to see an osteopath for a check-up and, if necessary, for treatment. Osteopathy after a pregnancy can:

  • Ensure your body returns to shape quickly
  • Help you regain your strength and flexibility
  • Check and correct any remaining strains in the back and pelvis

Also, after birthing your baby can suffer long lasting effects from the moulding process of birth, and a check-up with an osteopath is highly recommended.

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