Yes it is safe to visit an osteopath during pregnancy and many women find it invaluable in the later stages of pregnancy when the body is under considerable strain.
Many expectant mums experience pain and discomfort in the back, neck, shoulders, hips and pelvis, while indigestion, heartburn, SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) and fatigue are also common problems. Osteopaths are highly qualified therapists and are trained to help alleviate this pain and help you prevent these common problems before they occur. Check out these Helpful Tips If You Are Suffering With Pain During Pregnancy
As osteopaths, we use non-invasive techniques such as massage and articulation techniques to improve the blood flow into the affected areas, which will help reduce the pain and discomfort. These techniques are carefully selected following a comprehensive discussion with the patient to minimise any risk and to ensure the mother and baby are comfortable at all times. Some therapists may use pregnancy cushions for certain techniques, particularly if you need to lie on your front.
As always, please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the above or the conditions we treat.