Pregnancy Pain Treatment and Post-Partrum Back Pain
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.
How can osteopathy help during pregnancy?
Osteopathic treatment while pregnant can ease some of the symptoms typically associated with pregnancy including:
Aches and pains (back pain, neck and shoulder pain, muscular tension)
Groin, lower abdominal pain or pubic symphysis pain
Nausea and vomiting
An Osteopath can also:
Provide advice on breathing techniques, stretches and exercise you can do to maintain your health and wellbeing throughout your pregnancy. Help prepare ‘the way’ for a more trouble free childbirth, by improving flexibility in the pelvis and abdomen. Help the mother to recover after birth.
How can osteopathy help after birth
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:
Ensure your body returns back to shape quickly
Help you regain your strength and flexibility
Check and correct any remaining strains in the back and pelvis
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.
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