Pregnancy Related Pain

Pregnancy is a special time for women to adjust to their physical and psychological changes as well as prepare for the birth.

An osteopath can provide an effective treatment for you throughout the pregnancy and assist with issues after delivery. During pregnancy, there are a lot of changes within the body that occur due to the growing foetus. (Refer to diagram, bottom left)

The common problems associated with pregnancy include:

  • low back pain
  • buttock pain
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • sciatica

Osteopathic treatment

Osteopathy is safe and gentle. During the visit, the osteopath will collect your medical history, assess the movement of your body and use manipulation techniques to treat any pain and restriction. Osteopathy is successful in managing symptoms as no caution is necessary as with taking medication. It can assist throughout the pregnancy by:

  • easing side effects of common problems
  • assisting the natural process
  • minimising pain and discomfort
  • assisting to maintain balance and correct posture
  • improving movement and flexibility of the pelvis and abdomen