Pregnancy is a very physical and emotional experience and a time when women are more aware of the workings of their body. The mother has to gradually adapt to carrying an increasingly large weight and it can impose physical strain on organs and tissues around it. Pregnancy produces the largest postural change that a woman’s body will undergo.
An Osteopathic examination can help identify physical limitations and strains in the mother’s body which may cause potential problems in the developing pregnancy, labour and delivery.
Osteopathic treatment during and after pregnancy can be beneficial in a number of ways:
Easing some of the physical discomforts of pregnancy. Preparing for the demands of labour. Helping the mother to recover after delivery.
Osteopathic treatment is very effective with structural pelvic imbalances that can come to the fore during pregnancy like sciatica, low back pain, hip pain, aching joints and rib pain.