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Osteopathy and Pregnancy

Osteopathy and Pregnancy

Osteopathy and Pregnancy work well together for pregnant women and after birth to help with your recovery and wellbeing.

A woman’s body alters significantly during Pregnancy. All women respond differently, particularly after more than a second or more pregnancies. These changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase, and changes to their posture. Additional pressure on joints, including the spine, pelvic girdle, hips, ankles, and wrists, may not have been apparent.

The Charlotte Hunt Osteopaths team’s training includes Osteopathy and Pregnancy and after-birth issues. Osteopathy may help release additional stresses and strains on these joints, which can cause aches and pains. A commonly reported symptom during Pregnancy is pelvic girdle pain or SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction). A woman’s body will need time to recover after birth, whether for vaginal delivery or caesarean section. Osteopaths sometimes work alongside lactation consultants or feeding specialists to provide postural advice related to breastfeeding.

Osteopathy and Pregnancy Treatment Techniques

Our Osteopaths use gentle techniques, including cranial osteopathy, alongside other treatment techniques. Cranial techniques are safe, soft, and non-manipulative. Their use is widespread when treating young children and newborn infants.

Undergraduate training for osteopaths includes paediatrics, and osteopaths are qualified to work with babies and children.

Osteopathy is a very gentle treatment suitable for babies and children. It can help soothe and relax your baby. Baby’s skeletons are softer than an adult’s. Osteopaths will use gentle techniques such as cranial osteopathy when treating your baby.

Osteopathic techniques are suitable for children and adolescents at all stages of their growth and development. We will assess your child to see what might help, particularly with posture advice and the required ongoing support.

The Charlotte Hunt Osteopaths team will advise whether osteopathy benefits your symptoms. Please click the Contact Us page to get in touch. We will respond as soon as possible!