Osteopathy and Pregnancy

During pregnancy enormous physical, chemical and emotional changes take place over a relatively short period of time. The body has to get used to carrying up to 20lb/10kg of baby, waters and placenta, which can impose great physical strain on the organs, tissues, joints and ligaments of the body. In order for the pregnant body to adapt to all these changes it has to find new ways to walk, sit and sleep resulting with new aches and pains arising.

Benefits of Osteopathy during Pregnancy

Osteopathic treatment while pregnant can ease:

  • Aches and pains (back pain, neck and shoulder pain, muscular tension)
  • Sciatica

An Osteopath can also:

  • Provide advice on breathing techniques, stretches and exercise you can do to maintain your health and wellbeing throughout your pregnancy