Osteopathic support during pregnancy
Pregnancy is a unique, powerful and demanding phase of a woman’s life. Her body changes rapidly and must adapt to hormonal, postural and circulatory changes. Some women may find that this adaptation is not as easy as it should be. Sometimes this is due to previous injuries or excessive demands elsewhere in her life. As many as 2 in 3 women may experience back pain during pregnancy and may also experience one or more of the common discomforts during pregnancy.
We will carry out a thorough case history and examination and refer you to your midwife or doctor, should you require medical attention.
Osteopathic treatment is gentle and aims to help her body adapt to the changes more readily. Treatment is usually very relaxing and enjoyable.
Preparation for birth
We assess all the areas in the body that need to function well for labour and birth to happen uninterruptedly. If a woman’s spine and pelvis are mobile and all relevant muscles relaxed, then the child can find its way through the birth canal optimally. Treatment aims to prepare the body for the labour process. We can also advise on exercise and stretching techniques where appropriate and strategies and postures to help cope with labour pains.