Fertility and Pregnancy Support & Care

Fertility and Pregnancy Support & Care from Restore Health & Wellness

By: Restore Health & Wellness  25-Aug-2015
Keywords: Back Pain, Pregnancy, Alternative Medicine

During pregnancy, your body undergoes tremendous change to accommodate the growing fetus. Apart from the obvious physical changes like expansion of the abdominal region, hormonal releases can affect the function of your body’s internal systems. As your pregnancy progresses, the extra weight creates a shift in your body’s centre of gravity. Your supporting ligaments also soften. These factors can add stress to your body, causing problems like back pain, sciatica, insomnia, shortness of breath, swelling, high blood pressure and fatigue. Your osteopath can offer advice about managing these symptoms and demonstrate self-help techniques which you and your partner can use during pregnancy and labour. Your osteopath’s aim is to assist the natural process of pregnancy and birth – maximising your body’s ability to change and support you and your baby with a minimum of pain and discomfort. In birth, the descent of the baby through the pelvis is influenced by a range of factors. If the mother’s pelvis is twisted or stiff, it can interfere with the baby’s passage through the birth canal. Osteopathic care may restore and maintain normal pelvic alignment and mobility, helping to reduce musculoskeletal stresses during birth. After the birth, your osteopath may advise you to make return visits with your newborn to help prevent or manage problems like pelvic and low back strain, pelvic floor weakness, mastitis, incontinence, interrupted sleep and fatigue. German researchers found osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) decreased postpartum low back pain by over 70 percent in women who had given birth at least three months before beginning treatment, according to a new study published in July issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.We have enjoyed the privilege of caring for so many women during their pregnancy, and then helped their bodies adapt to motherhood and beyond.

Keywords: Acupuncture & Pregnancy, Acupuncture and Chinese, Alternative Medicine, Back Pain, Breach Position, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Fertility Support, Labour, Massage & Pregnancy, Morning Sickness, Natural Therapy, Osteopathy & Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Traditional Chinese Medicine,

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