Issues in pregnancy that are common include back, groin, neck pain, constipation and headaches.
Prior to birth work focusses on supporting the mother's body to cope with the increasingly difficult postural demands placed upon it as the baby grows. The Wellbaby osteopath will also offer advice on posture and breathing exercises to help give the patient some control over their own wellbeing.
Following birth the focus is on working with any discomfort felt by the mother and allow her to relax with the new baby. The Wellbaby osteopath will offer the mother simple exercises to strengthen her back, abdomen and pelvic floor and discuss good posture, breastfeeding positioning and lifting techniques. This supports the mother's ability lift and carry the child and maintain long term health.
For more information or to make an appointment feel free to contact us.
Our Osteopaths are located at the Wellwest Clinic, 31 Lincoln Road in Henderson, Waitakere, West Auckland. Call 838 0631