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How An Osteopath Can Ease Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy and Beyond

Welcoming a new baby into your family is a joyous occasion. However, pregnancy and postpartum can take a physical and mental toll on a mother’s body, leading to pelvic pain. Not only is this painful, but it can be detrimental to a new mum’s mental well-being at a time when she may feel at her most vulnerable.

The services of an experienced and qualified osteopath can alleviate pelvic pain for pregnant women and those who have recently given birth, allowing new mums to focus on their postpartum recovery while nurturing their new baby.

The Link Between Pelvic Pain And Motherhood

Pelvic pain is extremely common in pregnancy, and one in five pregnant women will experience it. ¹ Pregnancy puts a lot of pressure on the body, particularly the pelvic region. As a baby grows and moves around in the womb, a woman may need to change the way she sits or stands to accommodate this. This can put additional strain on the pelvis and lead to pain and discomfort.

Pelvic pain can affect the pubic region, lower back, hips, groin, thighs, or knees. Some women may experience clicking or grinding in the pelvic area. Pregnant women with pelvic pain may struggle to get in and out of the car, climbing stairs, or rolling over in bed.

Pelvic pain can also occur after giving birth. As a baby is born, the muscles and nerves in the pelvic floor are stretched, leading to pain and discomfort. Women who have had a C-section may also experience postnatal pain due to the irritation of pelvic nerves during the procedure.

How Can An Osteopath Help With Pelvic Pain?

Although not harmful to the baby, pelvic pain can be very distressing for the mother. Some painkillers are not recommended during pregnancy, but many pregnant women may wish to avoid medication as much as possible anyway. Osteopathy can relieve symptoms in a way that is non-invasive and drug-free.

Osteopathy is a holistic treatment that uses manual therapy techniques, like massage, to manipulate joints, muscles, and tissues. The aim of osteopathy is to reduce pain and improve mobility, so it’s ideal for treating pelvic pain associated with pregnancy and postnatal.

Osteopathy treatment can also support and strengthen the pelvic floor, which is beneficial to all women, pregnant or not. As well as pelvic pain, an osteopath can also help with back pain and sciatica, which may be exacerbated during pregnancy.

Osteopath Service For Postnatal Pain

Pregnancy and postpartum can be both a wonderful and challenging experience. It can be a time of heightened stress and pain when a woman may feel particularly vulnerable. At Anatomy Rehab, we understand this. We put our patients first and carry out any examinations or treatments in a sensitive and careful way.

Our in-house osteopath Thomas Wynn-Jones has nearly 20 years of experience after qualifying in the UK. After working in London and Singapore, we’re delighted to have Thomas at our Dubai clinic. Thomas has a wealth of experience in treating women during pregnancy and postpartum, using a holistic approach to reduce and remove pelvic pain.

Book Your Osteopath for Pelvic Pain Now

The sooner pelvic pain is identified, the sooner treatment can begin. Saying that we know how daunting it can be to access medical help during and after pregnancy. That is why we will take the time to get to know you and work with you to create a personal treatment plan.

We provide osteopathy services to women wherever they are in their journey. Whether they are pregnant or have recently given birth, we can help ease the physical changes that come with pregnancy. We can also take care of your physical health and well-being postpartum to ensure you remain in good health as you embark on your motherhood journey.

Before you can take care of others, it is vital that you take care of yourself. If you would like to speak to one of our qualified DHS-licensed osteopaths about your pelvic pain, contact us today and let us help you on the road to recovery.