Being an expectant mother is such a special time in your life. Unfortunately, for some women, it can be a roller coaster of emotions due to pains and aches which occur due to hormonal changes, weight gain, centre of gravity changes and muscular imbalances.
The hormones responsible for a lot of lumbar pain during pregnancy are relaxin and oestrogen. They can create joint laxity, especially in the pelvic region causing strain through the joints, ligament and muscles. There is also weight gain during the pregnancy that puts more pressure on weight baring structures such as your spine. Your centre of gravity shifts and causes muscular imbalances. This fatigues certain muscles as they are compensating and over-working to keep your body at neutral.
A lot of pregnant women have aches an pains in the:
- Low back, hips, pelvic region due to pelvic instability and weight gain,
- Sciatica and disc related problems due to excess weight gain,
- General neck and shoulder aches and pains,
- Knee and ankle pains.
At Moreland Osteopathy we are trained to thoroughly assess your complaint/s. We are able to treat the areas that need to be addressed to get you out of pain. You can be assured that at Moreland Osteopathy we take necessary screening measures to ensure you are a candidate for Osteopathy whilst being pregnant.
At Moreland Osteopathy we have a "Pro Belly Pillow" so you can safely lye on your tummy whilst pregnant at any stage of your pregnancy! It is completely safe and hygienic as it has a hospital grade cover.