Osteopathy for Pregnant Women
Are you experiencing uncomfortable aches and pains associated with pregnancy?
Our Osteopaths regularly treat pregnant women. We have experience in preventing discomfort and managing pain. In conjunction with your other health care providers, such as your doctor, midwife or specialist, we can support you. Osteopathy aims to get you back to moving well and feeling great.
An initial osteopathic consultation for expectant mothers involves taking a full case history, a thorough assessment and treatment where appropriate. Exercise or other movement or postural advice may be given specific to your individual concerns. All steps are taken to support the health and wellbeing for you and your unborn baby.
Osteopaths assist mums-to-be experiencing:
- Back, neck and body aches and pains
- Pelvic instability including symphysis pubis dysfunction, sacroiliac joint issues
- Numbness and tingling
- Pelvic floor complaints
- Sleep disturbance associated with aches and pains
Osteopathic care aims to support the natural changes to your body throughout pregnancy. We want to help you feel your best prior to delivery, to minimise additional pain and discomfort. Our team have been involved in delivering lectures to osteopathic students at RMIT and Victoria Universities. Topics include hormonal, muscular and ligament changes in pregnancy. Being able to identify serious medical conditions during pregnancy is very important and we teach these skills. Appropriate exercise and lifestyle education is essential. Not only do we teach students, we provide ongoing education to the broader health profession.
Our clinical founder Dr. Prue Eddie (Osteopath) has toured Australia speaking to a broader range of health care practitioners. She has lectured to massage therapists, physiotherapists and naturopaths on caring from women during pregnancy. This program ran in 2018 for the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. In addition Prue ran continuing professional development for graduated Osteopaths in this area of practice.
Your health is important
Your developing baby is completely reliant on the health of your body. There has never been a better time to be focusing on your health and wellbeing.
In addition, Koru Osteopaths regularly consult with Mums and babies after birth. We provide a nurturing, supportive care, in a gentle and calm environment. We welcome pregnant women to continue treatment from our osteopaths into the postnatal period.