Osteopathy during pregnancy is safe, effective and can help relieve many aches and pains associated with pregnancy, including lower back and sacral pain, Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction, heartburn and carpal tunnel syndrome. Treatment helps the mother’s body adapt to the physiological demands pregnancy has on the body by reducing stress to an expanding uterus and the developing baby. Treatment will aid preparation for labour and birth and the post-partum period.
Many changes occur to the mother’s body over the course of the 9 month gestation period including alterations to fluids, hormones and the musculoskeletal system. Biomechanically, Osteopathy can provide flexibility and suppleness and to the spine, pelvis, shoulders and hips. This is achieved by easing restrictions and tensions to the mother’s body which places less stress and strain to muscles and ligaments to the back and pelvis in particular. Treatment allows greater ease of movement to the mother as the centre of gravity changes as balancing proves more challenging. Optimal foetal positioning is incorporated into patient management to allow a smoother transition down the birth canal.
Osteopathic treatment can also help reduce swelling in the feet and hands via lymphatic drainage techniques.
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