How can we help expectant Mothers?
Pregnancy is a massive, momentous experience. During this time the body experiences enormous changes. Not only the the increases in weight from the baby, placenta and waters but also from the hormonal changes e.g. the increases in elasticity of the ligaments throughout the body.
As a result of this the body is more susceptible to mechanical imbalances occurring and as a result these can lead to discomfort and pain. Some of the problems Osteopathy can help with.
Low back, neck, shoulder, wrist and leg pain, are all common symptoms throughout pregnancy.
As the body accommodates and changes to the added weight and size its posture may change leading to imbalances in the mechanics of the body. Osteopathy can help in accommodating the body to these changes and rebalancing the body so as to decrease the pain felt. Look after your back during pregnancy, due to the softening of the ligaments during pregnancy