Postnatal Aches & Pains

Congratulations!! You are a RockStar Mama and have welcomed a little one into the world. Both you and your baby worked hard to finally meet each other. You are both adjusting, learning about each other and enjoying these early days together.

But, life could be a little easier without that aching neck or stiff back, right?

Aches and pains can appear in your postnatal period. It is a time when your body is again undergoing changes and recovery. Plus, your whole routine and activities have changed. Your body is adjusting to a new normal. So what kinda things can happen?

Nursing Mother’s Neck Syndrome™

Lots of mothers complain of postnatal aches, especially into their neck or pain into their arm. Quite simply this is due to the whole new activity you have brought into your life. Feeding your baby!! This new (and very regular) posture of looking down and sideways at your little one can cause strain and stretching on the different structures in your neck. Even your shoulder, elbow and wrist can feel the effect of this new activity and posture.

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A post-natal check can help you to recover from the birth & can help to gently ease your muscles & re-balance your pelvis & spine.

Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, you will be adopting the same posture. These issues can also effect Dad or your partner too if they are taking a good chunk of the feeding duty!

In addition to neck pain and discomfort, the stretching, strain or compression of different body parts in the neck can lead to carpel tunnel syndrome during your postnatal period.

What can I do to find relief?

Pay attention to your position while feeding and if possible vary it up. Bed pillows, special breastfeeding pillows, rolled/folded baby blankets can all allow you to support your baby while you keep in mind your own posture and avoid postnatal aches.

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You only have one body, address your issue sooner rather than later.

If you are still struggling with aches during your postnatal period; gentle, hands-on care may be suitable for you.

I will support your recovery out of pain and help you get back to enjoying getting to know your little one. My work searches for the root cause of your symptoms and supports the body’s natural ability to return to inner balance and harmony. Relief of postnatal aches and support through this time helps re-balance and restore your energy and super mama vitality!!

I have a whole health and body philosophy to my treatments. My plan of care generally includes tailored advice on stress management, nutrition, exercise, sleep and in-house gentle manual therapy.

If you have any further questions regarding this topic please do not hesitate to contact the clinic. Call today to arrange your first visit!

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Hopefully you find the general information in this blog informative and helpful, however it is not intended to replace medical advice and should not be used as such.

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