Osteopathic care during pregnancy may be extremely helpful to relieve pregnancy related pain.

Why? During pregnancy your body is going through immense changes structurally to accommodate your growing baby.

A visit to Your Osteopath during your pregnancy may ensure that your body is in the best possible position to continually adapt to these changes and prevent or reduce pain and discomfort.

Osteopathic treatment may also assist in the preparation of your body for labour and delivery by ensuring that the mechanics of the pelvis are working correctly. It may also assist with:

  • Lower back pain and sciatica
  • Rib pain or pain in the chest area as the ribcage expands
  • Pelvic pain and instability
  • Hip, knee and foot pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain and tightness
  • Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Swelling of the feet and ankles

 POST NATAL

Just as many changes occurred during your pregnancy, your body will now need to adjust in the weeks and months following birth. A check up in the first two months post natally may be extremely helpful in maximising your bodies ability to make these adjustments.

Demands placed on your body due to caring for a new baby from carrying, lifting prams and breastfeeding may result in neck and back pain. Your Osteopath may also offer advice on some simple exercises to re-strengthen your core muscles and pelvic floor muscles, and keep you in the best shape possible for your new role of motherhood.