Osteopathy during and after pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time of big changes physically, posturally, hormonally and emotionally. It is a time of excitement but can also bring with it pain and discomfort as the baby grows. The release of the hormone relaxin sometimes makes the joints more mobile and therefore more vulnerable to injury. Osteopathy looks at how the body adapts to the changes of pregnancy and how to help accommodate it as well as possible.
When can you start treatments
The priority in my treatments is safety. I recommend waiting until the twelfth week of pregnancy.
Osteopathy after birth
The body undergoes drastic changes from one day being pregnant to the next day not anymore. The centre of gravity and weight bearing have to adapt quickly and big hormonal changes are taking place at the same time.