PREGNANCY DISCOMFORT

Dr Jessica Sammut

Pregnancy is both a phenomenal blessing AND a phenomenal stress on a woman’s body. Expectant mothers have new and unusual pressures on their bodies, with the combination of increased weight, changed centre of gravity, increased laxity in ligaments and fluid retention placing extra stress on the hips, pelvis and spinal column.

 

Osteopathy during pregnancy is not looking for a quick fix, but it can be very beneficial through the duration of the pregnancy, helping the mother to adjust to the continual changes her body undergoes as the foetus develops.

 

Pregnancy places a great deal of strain on a woman’s body, particularly the back and the pelvic region, and although there is often an expectation that pregnancy will be uncomfortable for you, ongoing back and pelvic pain should not be something you simply put up with.

EXPERIENCE
COMMON PAIN COMPLAINTS

Whole Health Osteopathy has several years of experience treating and managing women through their pregnancies, and their post-natal care, and offers treatment through the use of specialized pregnancy pillows, so you can even lie face down comfortably, and safely.

 Osteopathy may assist you with the diagnosis, treatment or management of common pain complaints.

Lower back and buttock pain

Sciatica (pain down the leg)

Neck, shoulder and mid back pain

Headaches

Groin pain or discomfort

Discomfort whilst sleeping

Pelvic Instability Syndrome

Sacroiliac joint pain (SIJ pain)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pelvic floor weakness or incontinence.

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