Pregnancy Care Osteopathy


We offer a range of before, during & aftercare for pregnancy, including prescribed clinical exercises.

If you are suffering with pain or discomfort at any stage of pregancy or are looking for preventative treatment, we can help.

Whichever stage of pregnancy you are experiencing, we can help you to overcome and prevent pain and discomfort.

  • Pregnancy prepration

If you are planning to carry a child and are not yet pregnant, we can examine you and detect areas of stiffness or weakness that can be  improved with exercise and treatment.

  • During pregnancy

We are highly skilled and use gentle “hands on” techniques, which can be applied appropriately at all stages of pregnancy using treatment and gentle exercise we can ensure your body is working optimally during each trimester.

  • After delivery & beyond

We can help the body to physically recover and cope with looking after and assist a return to exercise as well as relieve aches & pains such as back & neck ache from carrying and breastfeeding.

Normal pregnancy hormones cause ligaments throughout the body to soften to help it prepare for labour. Breast feeding maintains this laxity hormonally.

This softening also makes the body vulnerable to over strain and puts more demand on the muscles as they have to work harder to compensate for the lack of support from the softer ligaments.

Tailored stretches and excercises

Stretches and exercises are an excellent way to keep the body flexible, strong and mobile, helping to minimise discomfort.

Our Osteopaths can advise on specific stretches and exercises, tailored to the individual’s needs and postural requirements.

Common pains caused by pregnancy


Pubic Symphysis pain

This is often caused by the increased demand on the pelvis coupled with the softening of ligaments due to the normal pregnancy hormones.

Do I have PGP?

The main symptoms are pain while walking, climbing stairs and turning over in bed.  This means that it affects virtually everything you do in a day, which can have a major impact on your life.  Pain can be at the front and/or back of your pelvis, at any stage during or after pregnancy.

Can PGP be treated?

Yes!  PGP is treatable at any stage of pregnancy or postnatally.  PGP is caused by the joints in the pelvis not moving symmetrically or becoming stuck, which means it is part of our osteopathic care remit.

Swollen feet or ankles and foot pain

Carrying extra weight gradually places increasing demand on the feet. Foot and calf stiffness reduces blood return from the lower limbs. Remedial exercise and appropriate supportive foot wear makes all the difference. We sometimes suggest cushion or supportive Orthotic insoles to assist the foot posture and reduce tension in the legs.

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), formerly known as Symphsis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) invokes a wide range of symptoms and the severity varies between women.

Heartburn – acid reflux

Often caused by distortion of the diaphragm as the uterus expands.

Take a look at some of our patient testimonials related to pregnancy care:

We can help.

Body Back-Up offers a professional low-risk option for pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and post-pregnancy.

If you are seeking further advice on your current conditioning or you are ready to book an appointment with one of our healthcare specialists, get in touch with us today.