Osteopathy is all about helping your body to function as best as possible and during pregnancy this is no exception. This is a time for immense changes in the female body, most notably in the final trimester when your baby really is growing. We use techniques which are gentle and safe for you throughout your pregnancy, and can help your body adjust to your ever-growing baby.
It is not uncommon for women to experience back pain, pelvic pain and other related complaints such as
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
These issues tend to come about due to all the dramatic changes your body is going through. This pain and discomfort doesn’t need to be taken as the ‘norm’ however. These stresses are often our body’s way of telling us that we need a little help. Having some gentle osteopathic treatment to help the body adapt to these changes before you go into labour can be helpful to both you and your baby during the birth.
At Mount Osteopaths we aim to assist the natural process of pregnancy by providing gentle and safe hands on treatment. Our osteopaths are experienced and will treat you using a combination of articulation, massage, gentle mobilisation and cranial sacral techniques to prepare your body for birth and afterwards. To get a further understanding of the treatments we offer please see the following link (may it be noted no treatment will be used without your permission and consent)- Osteopathic Treatments.
We want women to be able to enjoy all the stages of their pregnancy and feel as well as they can throughout this beautiful, natural experience
Read this article about how osteopathy can help during each trimester.
We often advise that mums book in a treatment after her birth in order to prevent any musculoskeletal issues that can get in the way of your natural healing – this even goes for a caesarean delivery.
We can help with common issues that arise after birth such as; pelvic weakness, back and neck pain.
By treating the body correctly and helping it readjust back to its non-pregnant state in a gentle and safe way, we can aid you to make a quicker, healthier recovery and help prevent any future issues. This way you can spend your precious time pain-free with your new-born baby.
Your baby may also benefit from osteopathy.