Being pregnant can be the happiest time in a women’s / couple’s life, however we also understand it can sometimes be scary, sometimes be painful and always be a huge change. Even the act of getting pregnant can cause issues and we have on hand Debra Wagemaker who specialises in fertility acupuncture.
Once you are pregnant, The symptoms we often see range from pubic symphysis dysfunction, lower back pain, sciatica, tiredness and later when breast / bottle feeding, upper back pain or neck pain from change of posture and constantly looking down. Lets not forget that bundle of joy is also a bundle of weight and with all the love in the world putting our most precious child in a car involves a lot of heavy manoeuvres that can push our body over the edge.
All our Osteopaths and one of our massage therapists can treat pregnant women, and have been trained to do so. As a rule, we avoid treating between weeks 10-14, as this is a time common time for miscarriage.
Having a baby is probably the biggest change you will ever have in your life, and after the event we understand post natal depression can occasionally occur. There are two counsellors at the Osteopathic House and both can offer support and help throughout if needed.
We like to think we offer support from start to finish and one of Philips (principal / owners) boosts is he has the pleasure of treating babies, that have later grown up and had children themselves. Treating three and four generations of family is humbling and yet one of the most special parts of our job.