Is Osteopathic treatment safe in pregnancy?

We treat women throughout their pregnancies to help relieve the symptoms caused by changes in posture and weight bearing, and the change in pelvic bones during pregnancy, and increased laxity in ligaments.

 

Some common conditions that arise during pregnancy that can be helped with osteopathy include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Mid back pain
  • Fluid retention
  • Pubic symphis pain
  • Sciatica

     

Preparatory osteopathic treatment can help your labour proceed as smoothly as possible. It isn't necessary to experience symptoms; you can have an assessment to make sure everything, especially your pelvic alignment and function, is optimal for the birth. Postnatal treatment can also be helpful in recovery from the extreme physical changes experienced in childbirth.