As pregnancy progresses your body adapts in several ways, these structural changes may reduce your bodies ability to function efficiently. Osteopathy is safe and effective at relieving pains that may develop as your body goes through these changes.
Common complaints treatable with osteopathy include:
- Postural fatigue: As your centre of gravity moves with the weight of the baby, the muscles of your back must work harder and may tire quicker.
- Ligament laxity: With increased levels of the hormones oestrogen and relaxin acting on your ligmants in preparation for labor you may be more susceptible to sprains and strains.
- Joint pain: Additional weight in the later stages of pregnancy increase the loading on your joints, most commonly knee and hip.
- Swelling in the extremities