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Osteopathy and Pregnancy

During pregnancy the body is undergoing quite dramatic changes. The spine and pelvis are constantly adjusting to the increasing weight of the growing baby, and the internal organs are compromised. This can cause discomfort to the mother, even as early as the second trimester and if left untreated, can lead to great pain and debilitation. Osteopathy allows the mother to fully enjoy her pregnancy, and can even contribute to an easier birth.

Osteopathy can help with:

  • Back and neck discomfort
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Pubic symphysis syndrome
  • Digestive problems
  • Heartburn
  • Improving mobility of the pelvis to allow for an easier birth

We usually advice the mother to return from between 4 to 6 weeks after the birth for a post-natal check-up to help restore pelvic, bladder and joint function.

Osteopathy is also beneficial post-natally for:

Postnatal depression

Post operative effects

Adhesions

Restoring balance to the muscles and joints

Coccyx pain

Mid back pain due to breast feeding.

Contact us to find out more