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Osteopathy & Pregnancy

Common signs and symptoms during pregnancy with useful tips and advice for pregnant ladies and an explanation of the osteopathic treatment of these condtions

 

Common Symptoms in Pregnancy that Osteopaths can help with

 

Low Back Pain and Pelvic Pain are common in pregnancy.  Figures vary from as low as 25% in one study compared to as high as 80% in another.  

 

Conditions which women who are pregnant commonly complain of include:

 

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  • Generalised muscular back pain
  • SPD (Symphasis Pubis Dysfunction) - pain or discomfort in the joint at the front of the pelvis
  • Sacro Iliac Joint pain - presenting as pain in the lower back
  • Sciatica and leg apin associated with back pain
  • Rib and thoracic spinal pain leading to breathlessness and diffiuculty in deep breathing
  • Neck aches and headaches of a mechanical nature.

 

Some common treatments for musculoskeletal aches and pains, such as drugs, physiotherapy and exercise, are not always suitable for pregnant women.  Osteopathy offers a safe and effective way of dealing with these common conditions.

 

Examination and Osteopathic Treatment of Pregnancy Related Symptoms

 

Every patient undergoes a unique examination process.  This begins with an extensive case history and an obstetric case history to see if she is suitable for treatment in this way.  Then following a physical examination she may be offered osteopathic manual therapy to address not only the tissues causing symptoms but why she in particular has the problems and why it has shown itself when it does.

 

Then once the pain begins to subside she ay well be offered maintenance treatment to address the areas of her body and spine that are going to change during the coming months.  If attention is paid to facilitate this normal physiological change, then the change can take place with the minimum of stress and discomfort leading to a more natural and easy pregnancy.

 

She will then usually be offered a post-natal check at six weeks after she has been discharged from the obstetrician or midwife to assess that mechanically, things have returned to normal.

 

 

Osteopathic Advice in Pregnancy

 

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  • Take particular care when lifting and carrying especially lifting or carrying other children.  Do not carry a small child on one hip for any length of time.

 

  • If you stand for any length of time, keep your bottom 'tucked' in to reduce strain on the lower part of your spine and maintain equal weight on both legs.  Sit down when dressing to avoid standing on one leg.

 

  • When sitting, adopt a good sitting posture that supports your back, thighs and feet, use a cushion for support and don't sit with your legs crossed.

 

  • When lying on your side, place a pillow under the 'bump' and a pillow between your knees.  When lying on your back, place pillows beneath your knees to keep them bent.

 

  • Keep your knees together when getting in and out of the car, turning in bed and getting in and out of bed.

 

 

For information on the benefits of hypnobirthing please see the following link http://www.childtherapistcambridgeshire.nlp4kids.org/about-therapies/

 

 

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