Osteopathy & Pregnancy

During pregnancy enormous physical, chemical and emotional changes take place over a relatively short period of time. The body has to get used to carrying the baby, water and placenta, which can impose great physical strain on the organs, tissues, joints and ligaments of the body. In order for the pregnant body to adapt to all these changes it has to find new ways to walk, sit and sleep, which may result in new aches and pains arising. As each trimester progresses, the growth and position of the baby effects the stress being placed in different areas of the neck, back and hips, which can result in various areas of discomfort for an expectant mother.

Benefits of Osteopathy During And After Pregnancy

Osteopathic treatment while pregnant can ease some of the muscular-skeletal symptoms:

  • Aches and pains (back pain, neck and shoulder pain, muscular tension)

An Osteopathic manual practitioner can also:

  • Provide advice on stretches and exercise you can do to maintain your health and wellbeing throughout your pregnancy
  • Help improve flexibility and strength
  • Help you to physically adapt to your new life as a mother (i.e postural issues/back pain)
  • Help you with any remaining muscular-skeletal issues

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