Common problems in pregnancy
- back pain (upper and lower back)
- neck pain
- general joint aches and pains
- hip or pelvic girdle pain (PGP / SPD)
Huge postural and hormonal changes, as well as increased weight of the growing baby, can all place strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments. During pregnancy your ligaments also start to soften and become more stretchy, meaning they are more vulnerable to strain.
You may be worried about how you will cope with the discomfort during labour or how you can keep mobile.
Our specialist osteopaths can gently help to ease these aches and pains, reassure and advise you how to support your body and health through pregnancy. We are here to offer specialist advice to prepare you and your body for delivery and beyond.
To prepare for pregnancy and beyond we recommend ‘Why did no one tell me?’ Emma Brockwell
Check ups before and after birth
We would always recommend an osteopathic assessment, with one of our specialist osteopaths, after the birth. This will allow us to asses your needs and release any stresses and strains within your body as a result of your pregnancy, labour or from caring for a newborn.
See also: Osteopathy for babies and children
If you are at all concerned about treatment in pregnancy /postnatally , please consult your specialist osteopath to discuss your concerns. For more information, please see the FAQs section relating to osteopathy in pregnancy.
Recommend reading: ‘Why did no one tell me?’ Emma Brockwell
If you have any concerns relating to the health or progress of your pregnancy, please consult your midwife or GP before booking an appointment.
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