During pregnancy an enormous amount of physical, chemical and emotional changes occur within a short period of time. As the baby grows your body has to adapt to increased weight at the front of your body, which has a direct effect on the spine and its’ natural curves. Hormones released throughout pregnancy cause your ligaments to relax in preparation for the birth. This means your muscles have to work even harder than normal – so it is no wonder they get tired and sore!
An osteopath can help you adjust to the new positions you have to find for sleeping, walking and sitting to relieve pain and prevent any long term damage. Osteopathic treatment is gentle and uses a wide range of techniques including soft tissue massage, functional, cranial and mobilisation.
If you are unsure if osteopathy would be suitable please give us a call to discuss.
Osteopathy can also help after the birth, it is advised that the mother and child return to see the osteopath for check-up and further treatment if necessary. The osteopath can help correct any remaining strains in the pelvis or back and help you regain strength and flexibility.
Cranial osteopathy can be beneficial to mother and baby after the birth.