Pregnancy related postural changes place many demands on the body often resulting in a variety of aches and pains.
Osteopathy offers a safe and effective way of helping these common pregnancy related conditions.
- PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain) – pain or discomfort in the joint at the front of the pelvis
- Sciatica and leg pain associated with back pain
- Sacroiliac joint pain – presenting as pain in the lower back
- Neck pain and headaches.
- Rib and upper back pain leading to breathlessness.
Low Back Pain can be common in the later stages of pregnancy as your centre of gravity changes & the weight of the baby pulls the pelvis forwards causing the lower back to arch. Lessen the strain on your lower back by squatting instead of bending. Consider your posture - Use a wide stance, stand tall, shoulders relaxed & chest high. Choose a chair that supports your back, or place a small pillow in the curve of your lower back
As pregnancy progresses your hips will externally rotate to allow more space for the growing baby. It’s important to make sure your gluteal muscles remain supple and don’t tighten excessively. Sleeping with a pillow between your knees may help to relieve strain on the hip, sacroilliac, and gluteal muscles
An increase in breast size can pull the shoulders forward and round the upper back causing pain and discomfort. Get measured for good quality, supportive, well-fitting maternity bra to ensure correct loading on the back, shoulders, and ribs.
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