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Our healthcare practitioners have many years’ experience treating Pregnancy Aches & Pains with osteopathy. We offer both online telehealth and hands on treatment to help you with Pregnancy Aches & Pains.

Whether you are planning a pregnancy and want to prepare your body, or you are currently pregnant and suffering with aches and pains across your body, our specialist pregnancy osteopaths can help you.

We work in conjunction with private GP’s that specialise in maternity and pregnancy care from our London practice, NW3.

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What causes Pregnancy Aches & Pains?

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.

How we treat Pregnancy Aches & Pains

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.

Pregnancy Aches & Pains specialists

Our Osteopaths are skilled in distinguishing the root causes of Pregnancy Aches & Pains. We specialise in treating Pregnancy Aches & Pains. If you are struggling with pain, we can help. Get in touch today.

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

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.

Common problems during 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.

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.

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