Are you suffering with aches and pains of pregnancy?

Osteopathic treatment through pregnancy is a safe and gentle way of helping the body adapt to the changes that are taking place.

Pregnancy produces the largest postural change that a woman's body will undergo. As a baby grows in the womb, its extra weight results in a changed centre of gravity and posture changes week to week. Many women tend to adopt a swayback posture in order to balance the extra weight in front. This can lead to a variety of aches and pains such as buttock pain, groin or leg (sciatica). As breast weight increases, this can lead to pain in the upper back and neck.

Circulating hormones particularly in the last three months result in weakened muscles and softening of supportive ligaments and tendons as the body prepares for labour. This leads to instability of joints and a reduction in core strength.

 

Breast-feeding can lead to postural pain/strain in the mid to upper spine. Your osteopath can advise on your posture.

 

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How we treat babies and children

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle approach used for babies and children.

 

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1 Maynard Road, Hertfordshire,
Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4TR

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Telephone: 01442 236939

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