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.
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.
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.