Osteopathy Treatment During Pregnancy

Osteopathy for Pregnancy

For anybody going through pregnancy, we understand what a joy it is— but also how challenging certain aspects of your journey can be. Pain and discomfort are common during pregnancy, adding to an already long list of symptoms for many women. At The Whole Body Clinic, we also recognise how physical pain can affect mental health. We’re here to help you with all those pregnancy aches and pains so you can get back to feeling like yourself. 

Read on to discover the benefits of osteopathy and our holistic approach to find out if it’s right for you. As with any pregnancy-related treatment, we recommend you speak with your trusted healthcare professional before beginning any treatment. 

What Pregnancy Aches and Pains Might I Experience? 

Every pregnancy is different, including different pregnancies for the same person! You may have more hip pain than your friend, or not have any back pain this time when you did with your last pregnancy. While your baby grows, your body changes over time and stretches ligaments in the pelvis to prepare for birth. Your posture changes as well due to your centre of gravity shifting, and shifts back after birth. You could experience issues with: 

Is Osteopathy Safe During Pregnancy? 

Osteopathy has many treatment benefits for pregnant women. Your osteopath will select safe and gentle treatments that are safe for both mother and baby. These treatments have been selected due to their non-invasive natures. Your comfort is the most important thing to us, so we always take what you tell us into consideration and adapt any techniques if necessary. We also have speciality pillows for if you need to lie on your front for any techniques. 

After we sit down and have a chat about your wants and needs, we’ll work together to discuss your options. We use methods including: 

  • Massage 
  • Stretching 
  • Muscle energy techniques 
  • Indirect techniques such as Counter Strain 

How can Osteopathy Treatment Help During Pregnancy? 

Osteopathy is non-invasive and doesn’t involve taking any medications. We use safe and gentle treatments and techniques to help ease pain and assist you adjust to the changes in your body.  With these treatments and others, we can help strengthen your muscles during pregnancy and also after birth.  

We Don’t Disappear When Baby is Here 

Childbirth is stressful for the body and if pains are not attended to, they can lead to back problems, urinary incontinence and bowel issues. Post-pregnancy, your body continues to change, which comes with its own aches and pains. Common issues include muscle fatigue, hip and joint pain, and abdominal wall weakness. You also have a baby to carry and feed, and that on its own can lead to back and neck pain.  

Postnatal osteopathy also helps with preventative care, so you can relax knowing both you and baby are well-taken care of. We offer osteopathy treatments that help to build your strength back up post-birth, so you can nurture your baby as best you can.  

Book Your Osteopathy Appointment  

If you’re feeling those pregnancy aches and pains, we hope this blog eased your mind by letting you know all of the treatments we offer at The Whole Body Clinic. We’re here to help you feel your best so you can become the best mum you can be! To see how we can assist with all of your pregnancy symptoms, and continue to support you after baby is born, book an appointment or give us a call on (07) 3480 0041