Before you even get pregnant, an Osteopathic manual therapist can make sure your body is mechanically ready, by checking the different systems necessary for conception. We will also make sure that stress is not an obstacle to creating life.
During the pregnancy, the numerous changes in your body can create discomfort. The Osteopathic manual therapist will help your body to gradually adjust to these modifications.
Pregnancy can lead to:
- Pain: In the lower back, in the ribs, in the tail bone, sciatica
- Digestive disturbances: reflux, nausea, constipation
- Migraines and headaches
- Blood congestions: heavy legs, heaviness in the pelvis, hemorrhoids
- Shortness of breath
The treatment will consist of gentle techniques working on the bones, muscles, ligaments, the organs, and connective tissues that surround the baby. This is why we are sometimes able to help with baby malpositions.
Ideally, it’s good to come about five to seven days before your due date or before when you think you will give birth depending on your past pregnancy experiences.
After the delivery, your body is going to work hard to find its balance and restore your posture. We can help you through this transition.
Some conditions that can benefit from a treatment include:
- Scars: C-section, epidurals, episiotomy
- Tailbone pain
- Weak pelvic floor
- White line separation
- Baby blues
To get a better idea of how Osteopathy can assist pregnant women, it’s a good idea to read Lavina’s account of exactly how Osteopathy took care of the back pain and headaches she was experiencing on a daily basis during pregnancy when chiropractors and massage therapists were only able to give her a few days of temporary relief.
If any of the above listed symptoms apply to you, or you have any questions about pregnancy and Osteopathy, give us a call at (403) 452-0029. Alternatively, you can send us an email at email@example.com.