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
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
Throughout the birthing process, the descent of the baby through the pelvis can be influenced by a range of factors. If the mother’s pelvis is twisted or stiff, it can interfere with the baby’s passage through the birth canal. Osteopathic care will restore and maintain normal pelvic alignment and mobility, and contribute to a successful birth and healthy baby.
Post pregnancy, osteopathic treatments may help regain pelvic floor muscle tone and encourage better circulation and posture.
Osteopathy for Babies
The powerful process of birth has enormous affect on the baby. A difficult labour may lead to injury, a misshapen head, sleeping difficulties, constant crying and feeding problems. Osteopathy aims to make the birth safe and natural for you and your baby. Using gentle, safe and proven effective techniques, it supports the healthy growth and development of your baby in the womb, and after birth.