Osteopathy and Pregnancy

During pregnancy the body undergoes rapid and dramatic changes, both physically and hormonally. Muscles and ligaments ‘soften’ as a result of hormonal changes and the body absorbs more fluid which may result in oedema (swelling) of the hands, feet and ankles. The pelvis, upper back and lower back change shape to accommodate the developing foetus which can result in such problems as back pain, sciatica, sacro-iliac pain, pelvic girdle pain (symphysis pubis dysfunction), hip or knee pain and muscle pain, heart burn and indigestion. This discomfort may lead to problems sleeping, walking, squatting or bending over and performing some day to day tasks.

How Osteopathy can help during Pregnancy

Osteopathy during pregnancy can be of great benefit, addressing both old pre-existing problems as well as alleviating new problems or areas of pain or discomfort that may be a result of the changes the body is undergoing. Osteopathy can also be of great benefit to helping prepare expectant mothers for the birth.

How Osteopathy can help Post-Birth

Osteopathy post birth can help to resolve any strain patterns resulting from the pregnancy and birth and help the body to return to normal. Osteopaths can help mothers to regain strength and flexibility and help with any lower back or postural problems that may result from the pregnancy or from new positions adopted for feeding, changing and carrying a new born baby. Osteopaths can also help with guidance for parents with caring for the new born baby.

Our Osteopath also works closely with Physiotherapist led Pilates classes for pregnancy and post-natal care allowing for a more holistic approach to pregnancy related problems.

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