osteopathy and pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful time, but may not be without some discomfort. As the body adapts to carrying 9 kilos of baby, waters and placenta – stresses and strains can develop.

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Osteopathic treatment and management of the pregnant patient involves:

Pregnancy and its physical discomforts – treating the postural changes that occur as the mother’s body accomodates the growing foetus. Osteopathic treatment aims to prepare the mother’s body for the next stage of pregnancy;

The physical demands of labour – Osteopathic treatment can help the baby to move into the best possible position for birth;

Recovery of the mother after birth – Osteopathic treatment helps the mother to return to normal, physically and emotionally, after birth by releasing strains from both pregnancy and labour.

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Is Osteopathy treatment safe in Pregnancy?

Osteopaths are highly skilled and undergo a minimum of 4 years training. Gentle Osteopathic techniques are perfectly safe during pregnancy. The Cranial Osteopathic approach is a particularly gentle way of working with the body’s own mechanisms for releasing and re-balancing tensions, without force. Where necessary, the Osteopath may refer the patient back to their GP for further investigations, if a problem is not suitable for Osteopathic treatment.

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