Osteopathy and Pregnancy
Osteopathic treatment through pregnancy is a gentle way of helping the body adapt to the changes which are taking place.
The safety of mother and baby is the osteopath’s first concern. After a thorough assessment, osteopathic treatment may help to relieve the aches and pains caused by growth in size of the baby and the accommodation of the mother to this. Obviously we are extremely careful, especially during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and if we have any concerns over the health of either mother or baby then we send you strait to your doctor or midwife.
Osteopaths can also help to ease other side effects of pregnancy such as heartburn, indigestion, constipation and pain in the buttock, groin or leg (commonly called sciatica). Some patients, too, report reduced morning sickness after osteopathic treatment.
Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy is not new. For many years, osteopaths have used their skills to help, employing a variety of gentle techniques to ease supporting muscles and ligaments.
Every pregnancy is ‘special’. Osteopaths focus on the mother as a person.
Working when pregnant
We have a lot of experience with pregnant mothers and their problems in the workplace, particularly in the office environment. We can advise you on the best equipment to use and how best to use it. We are happy to visit you at your desk if your HR or facilities dept are happy for us to do so.
Where does it hurt
Advice from your osteopath can help you to change your posture and learn to use your body correctly through pregnancy.
- Low back and leg pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Discomfort around the thorax and indigestion
- Wrist pain
After the Birth
After you give you will obviously want to spend time with your new baby. Sometimes however, the changes that happened to your body will leave you with some residual pain. Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy is not new. For many years, osteopaths have used their skills to help, employing a variety of gentle techniques to ease supporting muscles and ligaments. Every pregnancy is ‘special’. Osteopaths focus on the mother as a person and take account of her emotional state and other factors as well as her physical condition. Treatment may be supplemented by exercises and other forms of self help which the osteopath may prescribe for the mother to do at home.
If you have medical insurance, osteopathic treatment should be covered in the normal way. If you wish to use your insurance it is important to contact your insurer before treatment as they may require you to see your GP.
We are GOsC registered Osteopaths in the City of London and at the Waldorf Astoria
If you would like to make a booking at one of our two locations, then you can check availability here.
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(020) 3192 5505
125 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AR