Pregnancy and osteopathy at Mandala Wellness

The benefits of osteopathy during pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body undergoes tremendous change. Apart from the obvious physical changes like expansion of the abdominal region, hormonal releases can affect the function of your body’s internal systems.

Knowing your body throughout pregnancy

As your pregnancy progresses, the extra weight creates a shift in your body’s centre of gravity. Your supporting ligaments also soften. These factors can add stress to your body, causing back pain, sciatica and insomnia. Pregnancy may also cause shortness of breath, swelling, high blood pressure and fatigue. Osteopaths at Mandala Wellness can offer advice about managing these symptoms and demonstrate self-help techniques that you and your partner can use during your pregnancy.

Your osteopath will also work with other health practitioners to ensure optimum care and open communication. We aim to assist the natural process of pregnancy and birth. Osteopathy helps by maximising your body’s ability to change and support you and your baby with a minimum of pain and discomfort.

If you are experiencing pregnancy discomforts such as:

  • Lower back pain.
  • Sciatica.
  • Pelvic girdle pain.
  • Neck, shoulder and upper back pain.
  • Insomnia.
  • Swelling.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Fatigue.

In that case, we encourage you to make an appointment to see your osteopath. Your osteopath will assist the natural process of pregnancy by aiding the body to adapt and align as the pregnancy progresses.

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