Osteopathy during pregnancy can be incredibly beneficial for a mama-to-be and provide immediate relief to many prenatal aches and pains. In Canada, osteopathic care is provided by Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.
Throughout pregnancy the body undergoes many changes as it adjusts and grows to accommodate a growing baby. As baby grows, mama's body adapts. The body’s mechanics change, shifting the posture and changing where stress is placed upon the body. Hormone changes in pregnancy soften connective tissue which can exacerbate these stressors. Imbalances can become irritated or painful and restrictions in the tissues and joints can affect fluid flow causing swelling. These changing mechanics also means breathing can become more difficult. Here is where an osteopathic manual practitioners can help in pregnancy.
The common ailments that pregnant women seek osteopathic treatment for during pregnancy are:
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Osteopathy in pregnancy is a very gentle non-invasive manual therapy that restores balance to the body.
The goal of osteopathic treatment during pregnancy is to find relief from discomfort and reduce tension and strain by gently allowing for mobility. An Osteopathic Manual Therapist finds and frees up restrictions within the body, helping to improve body mechanics, so mama and baby can be more comfortable. Prenatal osteopathic treatment involves massage and stretches as well as other gentle techniques used on specifically targeted areas to help improve mobility and find relief. Treatments can also improve baby positioning and prepare for labour.