During pregnancy your body undergoes a great amount of change and development to accommodate a growing fetus. The postural changes and increase in weight are obvious, but other changes may be more subtle like the effects of hormonal softening of ligaments and the position of the growing baby. A combination of the above can put additional pressure on your joints and muscles of your spine and pelvis.

The most common complaints during pregnancy are:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Neck, shoulder and upper back pain
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue

Osteopathy is safe and gentle for both the mother and the baby. The techniques used during pregnancy are carefully selected to minimise any risk. These techniques are gentle and the comfort of the mother is always taken into consideration and may be adapted to suit each patient.