Treatments During Pregnancy

During the entire process of pregnancy, the female body is constantly changing to adapt to the baby’s growth and needs. The structural and physiological changes can cause increase discomfort and/or structural dysfunction. These structural changes can affect the process of your labor and your newborn’s birth experience.

Many pregnant moms report that having osteopathic manipulations helped reduce their duration of labor and made their birthing experience easier. Not only does osteopathic treatment improve the comfort and well-being of pregnancy but can prevent or reduce the potentials of a difficult labor experience for both mom and newborn.

Below are some of the symptoms that gentle osteopathic manipulation can improve during and after pregnancy, so women can have an optimal pregnancy, labor, and bonding time with the newborn.

Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn or Indigestion
  • Headaches
  • Swelling of the hands and feet
  • Backaches
  • Pelvic pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Difficulty walking due to pelvic changes
  • Abdominal Pain and Discomfort from the stretching tissues supporting the growing uterus

Post-Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Urinary Stress Incontinence or urine leakage with cough, sneezing, laughing
  • Low Back Pain and Discomfort
  • Tailbone Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Upper Backache
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain or Discomfort due to Breastfeeding

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