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.
Our aim is to assist the natural process of pregnancy and birth by providing gentle hands on treatment, we also offer advice on ways you may be able to manage these symptoms. Optimal pelvic mobility and alignment is important for the birth, and we are able to help with any musculoskeletal strains that may affect the process.
As your body undergoes many dramatic changes placing extra stress on your body this can lead to pregnancy related symptoms such as, pelvic and pubic symphysis pain, sciatica, reflux, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, headaches, as well as shortness of breath. Our osteopaths are experienced in treating these conditions and will use a combination of articulation, massage, gentle mobilisation and cranial sacral techniques prepare your body for birth and afterwards.
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.
Your baby may also benefit from osteopathy.