Osteopathy in Pregnancy

Simone has always been the first port of call for nearly all of the pregnant women I look after who get bad backs and associated discomfort in the legs, shoulders and joints. 

She has looked after hundreds, if not thousands of women for me over the years and has always been a wonderful support.

Patients have always found it very worthwhile seeing her for treatment.

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Portland Hospital

Specialist musculoskeletal care throughout pregnancy

Patients who are painfree are checked by our osteopaths once a month especially towards the end of the pregnancy. If they develop symptoms we treat as required. Osteopathic treatment is safe during all stages of pregnancy.

We assess each patient individually and provide gentle relief of symptoms using cranial and structural osteopathic techniques. We can also provide advice on exercise and posture specific to your problem, which can enable you to relieve your symptoms at home.

We use an integrated approach to healthcare during your pregnancy and may work with your midwife, obstetrician, exercise instructor or ante-natal teachers to provide information on your symptoms so that special care can be taken during your delivery or during your exercise classes.

Preparation for labour

During the session our osteopaths will teach you breast feeding posture for the mother. (You will be taught posture and latching for the baby by your midwife). This is particularly important to prevent the all too common neck or back pain post-natally. Advice in this session is also given for the perineum and pelvic floor and positions for labour if there is a history of back problems.

Breech babies

Acupuncture can often encourage babies to turn. Treatment should be given between 32 and 36 weeks.

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