Osteopathy and pregnancy

Osteopathy and pregnancyWhy?

A woman’s body changes during pregnancy. Those changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture. That can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine or pelvis.

What for?

Osteopathy may help relieve the stresses and strains on your body during pregnancy and after birth. Pregnancy can cause general aches and pains including joint and back pain and osteopathy could help.


Osteopathy may provide relief from pain and symptoms throughout pregnancy. It can also help with any discomfort that may arise from looking after the newborn.


Osteopathic practice is a healthcare approach that provides a package of care that can include one or more of the following: manual therapy, health information, self-management advice and support, and/or exercise therapy, as determined by the individual needs of the patient.


(see also Osteopathy and babies page)