416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052
At Better Health Osteopathy, we provide compassionate and expert osteopathic care specifically tailored to women during pregnancy and during the postnatal phase. We aim to alleviate pain, enhance physical well-being, prepare for labor, and aid in post-delivery recovery. With our professional approach and unwavering commitment, we strive to deliver the numerous benefits of osteopathy to women throughout this sometimes challenging period.
We understand that pregnancy can bring about various physical discomforts for women, and we are here to provide the professional and compassionate care that you deserve. We specialise in treating pregnant patients, using gentle and safe osteopathic techniques that have proven beneficial in addressing these concerns.
Osteopathic treatment is considered a safe and drug-free approach used to help ease aches and pain in pregnant women. Osteopathic treatments are specifically designed to be gentle, non-invasive, and tailored to the unique needs and changes that occur in a woman’s body during this time.
Osteopathy can offer several benefits to pregnant women by addressing the musculoskeletal changes and discomfort that commonly occur during pregnancy. Here are some ways in which osteopathy can benefit pregnant women:
According to research, approximately 50% of pregnant women encounter back pain, and 30% suffer from pelvic pain at some stage during their pregnancy. It is important to recognise that this discomfort should not be dismissed as typical of being pregnant. Fortunately, there are viable treatment options, such as osteopathy, that can offer relief and assistance to expectant mothers.
During pregnancy, women can suffer many other ailments which are suitable for osteopathic treatment, including;
During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes significant postural changes, which can have a profound effect on the daily functioning of the pregnant patient. Osteopathy can help support pregnant women to better cope with these changes both during and after pregnancy.
Gentle osteopathic techniques are utilised during treatment. They involve massage, myofascial stretching, manipulation, and articulation of joints. Treatment aims to ensure that the pelvic bones and muscles are aligned and balanced, providing optimum conditions for positioning, descent, and passage of the baby through the birth canal during delivery. We regularly teach breathing techniques, stretches, and exercises you can do throughout your pregnancy to help with the delivery and encourage overall health and well-being.
You do not need a referral to see an Osteopath. However, your midwife may suggest osteopathic treatment, depending on your ailment.
An osteopath can provide valuable support and assistance to women after giving birth. Here are five ways in which an osteopath can help:
Whether you’re seeking relief from pregnancy-related pain and discomfort, postpartum recovery support, or musculoskeletal issues, our team is here to help!
Book an appointment with one of our highly skilled and experienced osteopaths today! Call us on 027 755 5700.