During and after pregnancy a mother’s body goes through significant changes.

The changes can be both hormonal and postural changes – as well as a new physical workload while caring for a new born.

Hormonal changes

Hormonal changes during pregnancy have significant effects on the body. During pregnancy the ligaments around the pelvis become more mobile and are susceptible to strain.

Some common complaints associated with this that osteopathic treatment may be able to help include:

  • sacroiliac joint pain
  • pelvic diastasis
  • pubic symphasis pain
  • sciatica
  • headaches
  • swollen joints

Postural Changes

During pregnancy your body has to accommodate many postural changes. As your body grows with the pregnancy your centre of gravity shifts, and more dramatically will shift back after birth. Discomfort including aches, pain and swelling can occur.

You will also need to carry and feed your baby, which puts pressure on your muscles and joints in a different way.

Some common muscle strains that osteopathy may be able to relax include:

  • gluteal strain
  • muscle tension in lower and middle back
  • neck and shoulder tension
  • headaches

Holding and Feeding your Baby

Sitting and holding a baby for a long period of time can cause some aches and pains that osteopathy may be able to help with including:

  • upper and lower back pain
  • headaches and neck pain
  • poor lymphatic drainage associated with mastitis

We have very experienced osteopaths that will be able to diagnose and treat your pain.

Rebecca Baxter is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

If you’d like to know more about me check out my practitioner profile page – Rebecca Baxter

Trent Sigley is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. 9.15am-5pm.

For more information on what else osteopaths can treat click HERE

And if you’d like to know more about me, check out my practitioner profile page – Trent Sigley¬†