Is treatment safe during pregnancy?
Yes, absolutely – it is safe for you and your baby during and after your pregnancy.
Providing it is done by an appropriately trained professional following standard clinical protocols.
A pregnant women’s body changes a great deal when pregnant and with the increase in weight, this can put a great deal of strain on a woman’s body. At the pregnancy clinic, we can help you through this time by making these changes easier on your body and then sort out any specific pains or aches you have. Gentle exercise advice also plays a big part in making your pregnancy as comfortable as possible. We can also help you with specific problems such as acute strains following the birth. This helps you as much as possible during this busy and special time in your life.
Are you currently experiencing pregnancy, or pregnancy related aches and pains? Why not book in for an initial free assessment and see how we might be able to help.
Why not book in and see how we might be able to help.
Pain during pregnancy is something women are told that is normal and that they have to “put up with it!” – we do not agree!
Lower back pain in pregnancy, what causes it?
Your body adapts and changes as your baby grows. Your posture changes because of the special weight you carry, this also changes the pressure and demands on your body over time.
Lower back pain, mid back pain, hip and pelvic pain, neck and shoulder pain, heartburn, indigestion, spd (symphysis pubis dysfunction), post-natal coccyx (base of the spine) pain, mid-back pain due to breastfeeding and neck pain – to name just a few, are all problems that we can see.
We can also advise on posture and show some self-help techniques for the mother and her partner to do during labor and gentle exercise to help the mother to be fit and well. The mother is usually advised to return from between 4 to 6 weeks after birth for a postnatal check-up to help restore diaphragm, pelvic, bladder and joint function.
Lower back pain in pregnancy, what treatment helps?
Not all babies cope well with the powerful processes of birth as they pass down the birth canal. For example, mechanical stresses affecting nerve supply from the neck and head can affect the tongue causing feeding problems, or to the gastric nerves causing colic. The tension in the skull and body can keep the baby in an alert or irritated state so the baby has difficulty sleeping and may become ‘fussy’.
Cranial sacral therapy is a very gentle, safe and effective form of treatment for you and your baby. It is particularly useful in helping babies and may be able to help them overcome these difficulties. Often the baby is relaxed and sleeps well after the treatment. Others become more energetic for a while but sleep well that night, whilst others may take a few days to settle after a treatment. A baby is never too young to be treated, the youngest we have treated have been premature! May also be effective when dealing with toddlers who may have ear infections, sinus and dental problems, asthma & headaches. Often the best results are achieved before the age of five.
It may also be effective when dealing with toddlers who may have ear infections, sinus and dental problems, asthma & headaches. Often the best results are achieved before the age of five.