You are already experiencing so many physical and emotional changes as your pregnancy progresses … an aching back or leg pain are not welcome!
So what’s the deal? Your body undergoes many amazing changes during pregnancy, the most obvious being a growing abdomen. Your lovely bump is causing a downward, forward pull on your lower back. This causes the curve in your low back to increase, adding to changes your overall posture, the way you walk and your centre of gravity too.
All these changes can often lead to different physical stresses and tension throughout your body … aches and pains may start to appear.
Plus, as you near your due date your body releases a hormone called relaxin, which helps loosen ligaments. This may highlight an already existing back issue. Phew!! That is a lot!
Many expectant mothers with aches and pains seek help and on their first visit get assessed as to whether hands-on therapy can support their recovery!
… couldn’t have got by my weeks in pregnancy if it wasn’t for this amazing lady … felt comfortable all the time… saw Treasa all during and up to a few weeks before my lil lady arrived
Ann Buckley – November 2018
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Having a check-up even if you don’t experience any aches or pains can be very beneficial. With all the changes, as well as the baby growing, maintaining a healthy structural balance is important. Ensuring your pelvis and spine is balanced and functioning optimally can be beneficial.
A well-balanced body can also help reduce labour time, incidence of intervention and recovery time for the mum. Treatments for pregnant women are gentle, very safe and extremely effective.
Along with examining and treating the expectant mum, lots of home advice for a smoother pregnancy is given to mums. Simple things can make a big difference! For example, if you are pregnant and getting low back pain, make sure when you are getting in and out of the car to keep your legs and knees together. This is a more aligned position and movement.
If despite your best efforts, you are struggling with aches and pains during your pregnancy, consider gentle, low force, manual therapy at Natural Back Health to bring about healing and relief. I will support your recovery out of pain, allowing you to enjoy a happy, healthy and comfortable pregnancy.
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 on this topic or wish to book your visit, contact the clinic today on 087 1815007 or here.
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.
Appointment times are flexible with late evening availability at the Cork street clinic. The last consultation time for new clients is 19.30. The last regular care appointment is 20.00.