Osteopathy in Pregnancy and New Mums
Can Osteopathy Help In Pregnancy?
Throughout pregnancy, your posture and body changes to adapt to your developing baby. Your ligaments soften, the curves in your spine (especially through your lower back) may become exaggerated and your centre of gravity moves forwards. All these adaptations often put extra pressure on the joints, muscles and ligaments in your spine and pelvis and can cause discomfort or pain. Having osteopathy during pregnancy supports the body through these changes, especially during the mid to final stages of your pregnancy. Post-natal osteopathy can also help with post-birth issues, provide you with strengthening exercises and offer postural advice for new mums.
Osteopathic techniques used during pregnancy such as soft tissue manipulation, massage, stretching exercises and cranial treatment are gentle and non-invasive. They are safe in all stages of pregnancy, pre and post-natal, for both the mother and the baby.
Our practice is in Haywards Heath within an easy walk from the station. We are perfectly placed to welcome patients from across Sussex.
Benefits of Osteopathy During Pregnancy
- Can improve aches and pains as a result of extra strain on the spine and changes to posture.
- It can help to improve circulatory problems such as swelling in the legs.
- It can provide relaxation techniques and increase wellbeing.
- It can offer exercises to stretch and strengthen the ligaments of the lower back and spine.
- It can help to relieve the stresses and strains on your body during pregnancy.
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Post Natal Osteopathy
Following the birth of your baby, it is not unusual to experience aches and pains caused by the stress of labour as well as the new physical activities that caring for a new born entails such as carrying them, their car capsules and prams, holding them in their feeding position and bending to change your baby. Pregnancy hormones can continue to affect your muscles and ligaments for up to 6 months after birth.
Osteopathic treatment can help ease these aches and pains pain and help your body cope with your new role as mum! Alongside gentle treatment, you will also be advised on strengthening exercises, and improving your posture as to reduce stress on your body.
We treat new mums of all ages in Haywards Heath and across Sussex from our friendly and welcoming practice close to the station.
We recommend osteopathy as early as possible to catch any issues early, speed up your recovery and prevent any future problems. Osteopathy can be beneficial for you and your baby, so get in touch with us now for a consultation.
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