Pregnancy Related Pain

More than 2 in 3 women experience low back pain during their pregnancy and 1 in 5 experience pelvic pain (1). Both low back and pelvic pain can interfere with sleep, exercise, the ability to work and make daily activities difficult.

Based on the best available research, we will work in conjunction with your healthcare team to support you throughout pregnancy.

Women often present to an osteopath during pregnancy with:

  • Low back pain & pelvic pain
  • Mid-back & rib pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hip pain

Many women also find osteopathic treatment helpful post-partum as they adapt to breastfeeding and caring for a new born. The upper back, neck, shoulders and elbows are frequent areas of soreness as the body adjusts.

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Read more in our blog post

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  1. Pennick, V. & Liddle, SD. (2013). Interventions for preventing and treating pelvic and back pain in pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 1(8). doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001139.pub3