Pregnancy

A special time

During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes dramatic changes. Apart from the obvious physical changes like expansion of the abdominal region, hormonal releases can affect the function of your body’s internal systems.

As the pregnancy continues, the extra weight gain creates a shift in your body’s centre of gravity, this can lead to:

              • Postural imbalances
              • Lower back pain and sciatica
              • Aching legs or feet
              • Numbness and tingling in the hands
              • Neck, shoulder or middle back pain
              • Shortness of breath
              • Incontinence

Your osteopath will help to support your body through this amazing time.  Through gentle techniques, osteopathy aims to maximise your body’s ability to change and support you and your baby with a minimum of pain and discomfort.

Birthing and Beyond

Osteopathic care may help to maintain normal pelvic alignment and mobility.  Post pregnancy, osteopathic treatments may help regain pelvic floor muscle tone and encourage better circulation and posture.