Most pregnant women experience at least one of the common pregnancy-related ailments that lead to discomfort or pain, including:
• Lower back and pelvic pain
• Rib pain
• Heart burn
• Shortness of breath
These ailments are often classed as minor issues of pregnancy as they pose little to no threat to the baby or the mother long-term. For the pregnant woman experiencing this pain, it can be unpleasant and significantly impact her quality of life.
Osteopathy helps improve circulation, lymphatic drainage and digestion as well as decreasing pain in areas of joint restriction and muscle strain. By improving the functioning of the body, osteopathy assists women throughout their pregnancy, in preparation for delivery and immediately post-partum.