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Osteopathy can be very helpful in alleviating discomfort during pregnancy and in preparing expectant mothers for the birth. Typical symptoms during pregnancy result from the gradual changes in posture as the pregnancy advances and these include low back pain, pelvic pain, indigestion, heart-burn, and joint swelling.
Post-birth, osteopathy can help the body to return to normal and to resolve any issues that may arise in caring for the new baby. The care of the entire family unit is of the utmost concern for an osteopath.
Gentle osteopathic techniques are perfectly safe at any stage of pregnancy.
Julie has considerable experience treating women before and after birth, and strongly recommends that all pregnant women have an osteopathic check-up in preparation for birth, as well as post-natally to help their bodies – and their babies – recover from delivery.