What we can do to help patients in pregnancy?

Osteopathic care in pregnancy is a way to help women to feel pain-free and prevent any symptoms that could occur during pregnancy. A publication in March 2015 proved osteopathic manipulation techniques to be effective in pregnant women low back pain.

Pain during pregnancy is very common but not normal. The body is adaptable but pregnancy consumes a huge amount of energy and the adaptability of the body is weakened. 

If you feel any symptoms such as back pain, pubic pain, painful ribs you should visit the practice. Rather a significant number of symptoms can be treated in a session and results are felt almost instantaneously.

A multidisciplinary approach is necessary to help any patient to feel better. A publication of July 2015 studied that a multidisciplinary treatment could offer very effective results in decreasing pregnant women low back pain.


Labour preparation

On reaching the 37th or 38th week of pregnancy we recommend a special appointment for the pregnant women in the practice. This is to check the mobility of the pelvis, particularly the movement of the sacrum, which has to move a considerable amount during delivery.

This is particularly important to prevent the all too common neck or back pain post-natally.


We recommend that once a month especially towards the end of the pregnancy, you have a check-up if you wish to remain pain-free.

Osteopathic treatment is beneficial and safe during all stages of pregnancy and helps prepare your body for labour.

We provide gentle relief of symptoms using cranial and structural osteopathic techniques. We can also provide advice on exercise and posture specific to your problem, which can enable you to relieve your symptoms at home.

We use an integrated approach to healthcare during your pregnancy and will be pleased to work with your midwife, obstetrician, and exercise instructor or antenatal teachers to provide information on your symptoms so that special care can be taken during your delivery or during your exercise classes.

The potential side effects of an osteopathy treatment are the following : fatigue for a few days, in case of inflammation you can feel some joints pain and sore muscles.

A Marguin - March 15 2015