How can Osteopathy help during and after pregnancy?

During pregnancy the body changes and adjusts to carrying up to 10 lbs of baby (and up to 20 lbs including the waters and placenta) which can put a strain on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine or pelvis and a softening of ligaments, tissues and organs.

Mothers to be have to adjust and find new ways to sit, walk, work and sleep to deal with the changes which can cause pain and symptoms which include

Osteopathy may help relieve these symptoms that the stresses and strains of pregnancy and birth have on a woman's body which can cause general aches and pains including joint and back pain.

We can also give advice on posture and discuss exercise before and after the birth.

We generally advise Mothers to return to see us to check over Mum and baby after the birth.

"I sought treatment from William as a last resort after self-referral to the physiotherapy for SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) in pregnancy proved useless. While treatment didn't leave me fixed, it certainly alleviated a lot of the pain in my hips and pelvis, meaning that walking and getting around was manageable in the last weeks of pregnancy and that I didn't have to get about on crutches. Treatment didn't take long either, just a few minutes every couple of weeks was enough to take away the worst of the pain, leaving me less reliant on pain relief and also helped me get more comfortable at night to get some sleep, which is of course what every mum-to-be needs!"

Mrs H, Norwich.

Photograph kindly taken by Hannah Hall Photography

Osteopathy for Pregnancy