Prenatal and Postnatal Care

Safe, Gentle and Supportive Care During Prenatal and Postnatal Stages of Pregnancy


Prenatal Stage

Experience a More Comfortable Pregnancy with Osteopathy

Pregnant women are often told that the aches and pains they experience during pregnancy are “just part of pregnancy”, but it doesn’t have to be.

Don’t dismiss aches and pains as inevitable during pregnancy. Osteopathy can address and alleviate common symptoms associated with pregnancy.

As the body adjusts to accommodate the growing fetus, physical changes can impact the pelvis, spine, and diaphragm, leading to symptoms in the front and back of the pelvis, along the spine, and even reflux. Osteopathy focuses on ensuring the pelvis and spine adapt harmoniously to the expanding fetus, relieving pain in areas such as the sacroiliac joints and pubic bone. By addressing restrictions in the body, osteopathy helps enhance comfort during this transformative stage, allowing you to fully embrace the joys of pregnancy without unnecessary discomfort.

Postnatal Stage

Address Physical Challenges  After Childbirth

Osteopathy plays a crucial role in supporting women during the postnatal stage of pregnancy, offering a holistic approach to address the physical changes and challenges that arise after childbirth. The postnatal period involves a myriad of adjustments as the body transitions from pregnancy to postpartum recovery. Osteopathic practitioners focus on restoring balance and function to the musculoskeletal system, which can be particularly strained during labor and delivery. Through gentle manual techniques, osteopathy aims to alleviate postnatal discomfort, enhance flexibility, and promote overall well-being for new mothers.
One key area of emphasis in postnatal osteopathic care is addressing any lingering issues related to the pelvis and spine. The musculoskeletal changes that occur during pregnancy can contribute to misalignments and imbalances in these areas. Osteopathic techniques, such as gentle manipulation and soft tissue work, aim to realign the pelvis and spine, promoting optimal function and relieving any residual tension or discomfort. This targeted approach helps women regain their physical strength and mobility, fostering a smoother recovery and enabling them to better navigate the demands of caring for a newborn.

Postnatal osteopathic care is a valuable resource for mothers seeking a gentle and effective means of enhancing their recovery and fostering a positive postpartum experience.

Osteopathy for Prenatal & Postnatal Care

Osteopathy offers safe, gentle and supportive care during the prenatal and postnatal stages of pregnancy, addressing musculoskeletal concerns to alleviate discomfort, enhance overall well-being, and promote optimal health for expectant and new mothers.

Osteopathy treatments can help in the prenatal and postnatal stages of pregnancy:

  • Pelvic Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  •  Reflux

Find Immediate Relief from Prenatal and Postnatal Aches, Pain and Discomfort for Your Optimal Health and Well-Being

Osteopathy is a Safe and Effective Form of Treatment for All Types of Pain

Can Osteopathy Help With Prenatal Discomforts?

Mobilization techniques are used to encourage movement in restricted joints, allowing for increased range of motion. Soft tissue techniques applied to aching muscles help to reduce tension in tight muscles, allowing improved circulation and nerve flow, especially to the lower extremities.

Osteopathy is beneficial in addressing pregnancy discomforts during both the prenatal and postnatal stages, providing a holistic approach to support women throughout their transformative journey into motherhood.

In the prenatal phase, osteopathic practitioners focus on optimizing musculoskeletal alignment, addressing issues such as lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, and sciatic nerve discomfort that commonly accompany pregnancy. Through gentle manual techniques, osteopathy helps to improve blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, and enhance overall body balance, offering expectant mothers relief from the physical strains associated with carrying a child.

Can Osteopathy Help With Postnatal Discomforts?

In the postnatal stage, osteopathy aids in the recovery process after childbirth. The techniques employed by osteopathic practitioners aim to realign the pelvis, spine, and other affected areas, which may have undergone stress during labor and delivery. By restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system, osteopathy assists in mitigating postpartum discomforts such as pelvic pain, muscle tension, and discomfort associated with breastfeeding positions. Moreover, the gentle nature of osteopathic interventions makes them particularly suitable for new mothers, offering a safe and effective approach to enhance physical well-being during this critical period of recovery. Overall, osteopathy stands as a valuable and integrative option to promote comfort, mobility, and overall wellness for women navigating the challenges of both prenatal and postnatal phases of pregnancy.

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Your Osteopathy Appointment

Treatment for prenatal and postnatal discomfort begins with a thorough case history and assessment of your lifestyle and specific symptoms to determine the underlying cause of your pain. Your Osteopath Practitioner will conduct specific tests and discuss your treatment options.

Your Personalized Treatment Plan

After a complete assessment, your practitioner will provide you with an individualized treatment program, which may include a combination of manual therapies, lifestyle recommendations, and patient education. Your plan may also include stretches and exercises you can perform from the comfort of your own home, so you can remain proactive during your recovery. In some cases, a referral to a specialist may be required.

Your First Treatment

During your first appointment, your practitioner will aim to provide gentle manual treatment to help alleviate your symptoms of pain and discomfort.

Gracela's treatment has made me feel remarkably better and she has given me the tools to ensure I'm well and strong going forward. My back and neck are much improved.
Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand