I love helping mums through their pregnancy and also postnatally, and have experience of seeing many mums. Your treatment is always bespoke to you, and osteopathy is a safe and gentle way to ease aches and pains at this special time.
Mums experience amazing hormonal changes, postural changes and ligament softening. This means mums might have stresses and strains, and experience joint and back pain. I work with you to help you enjoy your pregnancy.
You will have a thorough consultation and examination, and then I will then explain exactly what is happening with your body and why you are having symptoms. Gentle hands on treatment could help your symptoms, so you are more comfortable and move more easily.
After pregnancy, your body works hard looking after your new baby as well as recovering. You will be doing a lot of bending, lifting and carrying. Treatment can help your body’s aches and pains during this lovely but physical time. I also give advice on how you can avoid straining your body
Osteopathy and cranial osteopathy can be very helpful throughout all stages of pregnancy.
Treatment is gentle, safe and I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
I always take the greatest of care with my pregnant patients, and I will adapt your treatment accordingly. There is absolutely no proven link between osteopathic treatment and an increased incidence of miscarriage.
This depends on your particular problem, and how well your body is adapting to pregnancy. Some mums only need 3 sessions for their initial problem, and then may return for ‘maintenance’ to help them occasionally through the rest of pregnancy.
Some mums may have more difficulty adapting to pregnancy for example if they are hypermobile, and if symptoms have started early on in pregnancy may need a few more sessions throughout the pregnancy to keep them on track.