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Pregnancy is a life-transforming experience for both parents, heralding the birth of a new being. Although it is a natural process and part of the normal life cycle, each pregnancy is a special experience. There are a myriad of physical, neurological, hormonal and emotional changes.
As the baby grows inside the uterus, the mother’s body has to make space and her posture needs to adapt. Each woman responds differently, depending on her previous history.
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Osteopathy is safe and non-invasive method of treatment that can help relieve the stresses and strains on your body during pregnancy and aid recovery after the birth. Osteopaths also offer self-help advice and exercise therapy to support you.
Common complaints include back pain, sacroiliac, pelvic girdle or symphisis pubis pain, rib or diaphragm pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches,or general muscular pain,
Your baby needs room to develop and grow freely in order to avoid moulding and compression issues, The gentle relaxing techniques of Obstetric Osteopathy used to relax the abdomen and pelvic cavity provide that space. It gives the space your the baby move and turn itself if in a breech position or sitting high in the abdomen. This is particularly important if it is your first pregnancy.
Giving birth can be made very much easier by preparing the body for labor. Any past trauma or injuries which have affected the back, ribs, diaphragm pelvis, sacrum or coccyx may make labor more difficult than it needs to be. Lower back, Sacroiliac, Hip, Pelvic and Coccygeal issues will directly create difficulties for the pelvis to expand during labor. Gently easing out, releasing and rebalancing these issues with good obstetric osteopathy has made many women’s experience of labor much shorter and easier.
During labor there are huge neurological, hormonal and physical forces acting on your body. The pelvic ligaments stretch to allow the parts of the pelvis to separate. After 26yrs of experience of investigating and treating the root causes the difficulties a women’s body encounters in their lifetime I can categorically say that poor recovery from giving birth is a major factor in a significant number of problems women experience from back or joint pain and arthritis, to headaches and migraines, to urinary problems, to gynaelogical & women’s health issues, and to endocrine issues later in life such as hypothyroidism. It is so important for some mum’s to come for treatment to help their body’s rebalance, on a neurological, endocrine and physical level. This is especially important if there have been any difficulties in giving birth.
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