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My experience with Osteopathy during pregnancy

Throughout my pregnancy I have been trying out various therapies and exercise classes in SW london to see what is on offer and what to recommend to my clients. I have been seeing a cranial osteopath over the years for various reasons and since being pregnant I have been back to have more treatments. During pregnancy our body is under more strain than usual because of the extra weight and our changing shape and this does put pressure on muscles and joints so it is not surprising that we can get more aches and pains. I have found that being seeing an Osteopath I have been able to be more comfortable because my body is more in alignment. Cranial osteopathy is very gentle and does not involve any clicking and cracking. It can be a very relaxing treatment so is a good way of reducing stress.

Cranial Osteopathy and your baby

As well as helping you feel more comfortable an Osteopath may be able to help you ensure that you baby is in an ideal position for birth and this will make it less traumatic for them. By working to ensure that you pelvis is balanced and aligned it will allow your birth canal to be more optimal for the birth, putting less pressure on your baby and you. Personally I feel this makes logical sense so is something I would recommend doing.

Post birth it can also be worth considering visiting a cranial osteopath who can ensure that your baby’s body is aligned which may reduce problems like reflux, colic or flat head.

I recommend Cranial Osteopath John Carr at Clapham Osteopathic practice. Visit their site for more information on Osteopathy, pregnancy and babies.

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    In the pregnancy our body is under more strain than usual because of the extra weight and our changing shape and this does put pressure on muscles and joints so it is not surprising that we can get more aches and pains.

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