Many women suffer with aches and pains during pregnancy and think this is normal. We believe pregnancy should be a magical time for the mum to be and there’s no need to feel pain. We use osteopathy to relieve those aches and pains you may feel as your body changes, helping you enjoy your pregnancy.
What issues might you be experiencing?
These are some of the most common aches and pains you might be experiencing during pregnancy:
- Low back pain
- Groin pain
What might be causing these issues?
- Increase in general weight.
- Increase in weight on the front of the body which can put more pressure on the back.
- The hormone ‘relaxin’, which is responsible for softening and stretching the ligaments within the pelvis to prepare the body for birth.
Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy which can take their toll on your body. Please get in touch if you have any concerns or if you’re feeling pain or discomfort – our experienced osteopaths can help. We regularly work with women during pregnancy and can achieve amazing results.
How can osteopathy help you during pregnancy?
Osteopathy is a safe form of treatment to have whilst you are pregnant. These are some of the ways it can help you:
- Osteopathy can help ease aches and pains using soft tissue massage.
- Sometimes the added weight can cause misalignments throughout the body as it is not used to the weight. Osteopathy can help correct these.
- Osteopathy can help realign the pelvis to try and ensure your baby has the smoothest possible path during the labour process.
Tips for keeping comfortable during pregnancy
- Try to get the right balance of rest and keeping yourself mobile
- Ice the lower back
- Do pelvic floor exercises to help strengthen your pelvis and prepare it for birth
We can give you further tips and tricks to help keep you comfortable throughout your pregnancy.
giving back mobility during pregnancy
We helped a patient who was struggling to walk with her pain.
Our patient was in her second trimester of pregnancy. She’d been suffering with pain in her pelvis, but had just ignored it, putting it down to pregnancy issues. However, she began to struggle to walk because of the pain and she was even worried she would have to stop working early.
After just one session our patient was walking properly, and within two days of the treatment she no longer had any pain in her pelvis. She could walk for longer distances, was much more comfortable, and enjoyed the rest of her pregnancy pain free. She was also able to keep working, which was really important to her as she is self-employed. Not being able to work may have affected her mental health, as she was worried about bringing in money – especially with a new baby on the way!
What did our patient think?
When I first walked into OsteoWellbeing, I was five months pregnant and each step was a painful challenge. I’d been suffering with continuous pelvic and hip pain and occasionally stiffening up, so much so I’d have to stop attempting to move until the pain passed.
Faced with potentially having to stop working early, I went to see Süheyla who had been recommended to me hoping she could make it even a little less painful.
The timing wasn’t great as I was going on holiday the next day and faced with sitting on a plane which I was sure would only make matters worse.
Pain is a funny thing, you only pay attention to it when you have it and two days later it had gone completely. I could barely remember how much it had restricted me.
It turned out the pain was caused by an uneven pelvis and Süheyla was able to identify and fix the root cause. I continued seeing her once a month throughout my pregnancy and the pain never returned. Three years later and a second pregnancy complete, and the pains never returned.
On top of the magical solutions, Süheyla is a wonderful person. She really listens to your needs and has a fantastic personal approach.
What can we help you with?
Shoulder, hip and knee pain
Do you get pain in your shoulder, hip or knee? We can help correct these issues for you.
Lower back and neck pain
We can help with back and neck pain by decreasing pressure on the spine and correcting your posture.
We can help with these issues by decompressing your spine, allowing your damaged disc to retract.
Osteopathy can improve foot and ankle alignment so that plantar fasciitis can heal. We can also provide you with insoles to help prevent problems reoccurring.
We can help improve neck posture and release the surrounding muscles to ease those headaches.
Osteopathy can balance out sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, helping you feel more relaxed and able to get on with your day.
Osteopathy can help to release the sciatic nerve which could be causing your symptoms, giving you relief and helping with your recovery.
Tennis and golfer’s elbow
Osteopathy can help increase your range of motion and decrease the pain you’re feeling in your elbow.
Bad posture can cause a huge range of symptoms. Osteopaths can help to diagnose these issues and correct your posture.
Osteopaths can help diagnose what is causing damage to nerves, treating the affected area and referring you to the right specialist if needed.
Osteopathy can help slow down the process of degeneration that leads to arthritis.
Osteopathy can help the body to repair sports injuries quicker and prevent them happening again, getting you back to your training.