Osteopathy for Babies

Melbourne Osteopathy Group

 

 

Osteopathy for Pregnancy

 

Melbourne Osteopathy Group

 

Osteopathy Clinic Fitzroy North

 

Osteopathy for Pregnancy

 

 

 

 

Why Osteopathy?
Your osteopath may be able to assist with the co-management a wide range of pre-and post-natal conditions including:

 

  • lower back pain and sciatica

  • hip pain

  • aching legs or feet

  • numbness and tingling in the hands

  • neck, shoulder or middle back pain

  • shortness of breath

  • incorrect positioning of the foetus

  • incontinence

  • mastitis

 

Changes during pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body undergoes tremendous change to accommodate the growing foetus. Apart from the obvious physical changes like expansion of the abdominal region, hormonal releases can affect the function of your body's internal systems.As your pregnancy progresses, the extra weight creates a shift in your body's centre of gravity. Your supporting ligaments also soften. These factors along withe how you use your body day to day may add stress to your body, causing problems like back pain, sciatica, shortness of breath, swelling, high blood pressure and fatigue. Your osteopath can offer advice about managing these symptoms and demonstrate self-help techniques which you and your partner can use during pregnancy and labour.


Osteopathy during pregnancy
 Your osteopath will carefully select the most appropriate treatment techniques that the patient is comfortable with and to ensure appropriate positioning to avoid pressure on your growing baby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We use a Belly Pillow® with an aim to assist in the comfort of treatment for pregnant women.