PREGNANCY / POST-NATAL:
How can an Osteopath help you?
Pregnancy

Pregnancy Treatment

Osteopathy can help alleviate many of the symptoms of pregnancy, help prepare the body for the birth process and help the body readjust following delivery. In particular osteopathy can help with lower back, mid-back and ribcage pain and symphysis pubis dysfunction that may arise due to the increased demands placed on the body. Osteopathy can also help in speeding-up wound closure and reducing discomfort following the birth.

We treat by gently massaging muscles and mobilising and – where indicated – manipulating joints to improve circulation and rebalance load bearing in the pelvis and lower back and promote the healing of injured joints. We will also give you tailored exercises to strengthen the lower back and build core strength. We also provide tailored advice on posture and diet.

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Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Muscular pain especially lower back, mid-back and ribcage pain
  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • Heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion
  • Morning sickness or nausea and vomiting
  • Breathing difficulties
Exercise Videos

We have selected the exercises we most frequently advise our patients to do and turned them into short video clips.

bridge to health excercise video


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Top Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy, Delivery and Post-Natal Recovery

  • 1.Aim at remaining mobile during your pregnancy. Walk 20 minutes to an hour every day, shortening the walk as the pregnancy progresses or if you become breathless
  • 2.Breathe slowly and deeply – oxygen is the first food your baby needs!
  • 3.Carry out pelvic floor exercises throughout the pregnancy and after the birth to reduce the incidence of post-birth uterine and bladder problems
  • 4.Strengthen your core with appropriate exercises – good tone of these muscles will help facilitate the post-natal recovery process
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