Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy
During pregnancy your body goes through a huge range of changes, the most obvious being weight gain and changes to posture. There are also less obvious changes such as hormonal softening of ligaments and the uncomfortable positioning of a growing baby. A combination of these changes can put additional pressure on your joints, spine and pelvis and can sometimes effect a woman’s ability to continue with day-to-day tasks.
Some of the most common conditions pregnant women experience are:
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Lower back pain
- Neck shoulder and upper back pain
- Pelvis, hip and leg problems
Osteopathic treatment can also help alleviate pain and discomfort associated with:
- Poor breast feeding posture
- Lifting and carrying heavy items such as car seats and prams
- Carrying a baby or infant
Is Osteopathy safe during pregnancy?
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage which is totally safe and gentle for both mother and baby. The techniques an osteopath uses on a pregnant woman are carefully chosen to minimise any risk and are adapted to suit the patient.
Our highly qualified osteopaths provide a safe and effective way of dealing with these common conditions by aiding the body to adapt and align as the pregnancy progresses. This can help reduce discomfort and pain leading to an easier pregnancy.
If you are experiencing any of the above then book to see one of our osteopaths at our state-of-the-art teaching clinic in Swansea University.