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.
Osteopathic treatment while pregnant can ease some of the symptoms typically associated with pregnancy including:
An Osteopath can also:
After birth it is advised that both mother and child return to see an osteopath for a check up and, if necessary, for treatment. Osteopathy after a pregnancy can:
Also, after birth your baby can suffer long lasting effects from the moulding process of birth, and a check-up with an osteopath is highly recommended, if the mother is a patient, Osteopathy Care offer a free check up.
Find out more about how Osteopathy for Babies and Children continues to support your family through infancy to teenagers.