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Osteopathy during pregnancy
Our highly skilled and experienced osteopaths at Enhance Osteopathy can help prevent or manage a wide range of pre-and post-natal conditions, either solely or in conjunction with other health care practitioners.
Your osteopath will carefully select the most appropriate treatment techniques to maximise the safety and comfort of you and your growing baby.
Changes during pregnancy
During pregnancy, your body undergoes tremendous change to accommodate the growing foetus. Apart from the obvious physical changes like expansion of the abdominal region, hormonal releases can affect the function of your body’s internal systems.
As your pregnancy progresses, the extra weight created a shift in your body’s centre of gravity. Your supporting ligaments also soften. These factors can add stress to your body, causing problems such as:
Our osteopaths can offer advice about managing these symptoms.
An osteopath’s aim is to assist the natural process of pregnancy and birth – maximising your body’s ability to change and support you and your baby with a minimum of pain and discomfort.
Birthing and beyond
In birth, the descent of the baby through the pelvis is influenced by a range of factors. If the mother’s pelvis is twisted or stiff it can interfere with the baby’s passage through the birth canal. Osteopathic car may restore and maintain normal pelvic alignment and mobility, helping to reduce musculoskeletal stresses during birth.
After the birth, your osteopath may advise you to make return visits to prevent or manage problems like pelvic and low back strain, pelvic floor weakness, mastitis, incontinence, interrupted sleep and fatigue. An osteopath can make referrals to other health professionals if needed. This will help you meet your baby’s needs, whilst caring for your own.
Call to book in with our highly skilled osteopaths at Enhance Osteopathy, Heidelberg today!
(03) 9499 9456