Postnatal Osteopathy Melbourne
The weeks after birth can be challenging as you embrace your new normal and connect with the amazing changes pregnancy and birth have gifted you. Postnatal osteopathy helps restore balance, posture and release tension, improving your health, recovery and mindset as you look after your new baby. A happy and healthy mother is the centre of a functioning family.
Postnatal osteopathy in the first few weeks and months after birth can provide comfort and relaxation by reducing muscular tension, improving posture and mobility.
Relaxin, the hormone responsible for allowing your body to stretch during pregnancy and labour, is still high in the first 6 weeks after you give birth.
This is the perfect time to see Nurtured Birth’s osteopath to restore alignment and prevent ongoing issues, such as back problems, stress incontinence, constipation and menstruation issues. Abdominal muscle separation and pelvic floor weakness are also common problems after pregnancy and birth.
Osteopathic treatment can also help with pain and discomfort associated with breastfeeding posture, lifting car capsules and prams, carrying and settling your baby and bending over the bassinet or cot.
If your birth involved interventions or was traumatic, early osteopathic treatment might be appropriate to avoid compounding problems that could interfere with your recovery. Providing your body with physical care can shift your nervous system into a rest and restore mode.
Postnatal osteopathy treatment can help prevent long-term problems that have the potential to interfere with your ability to function to your absolute best as you navigate motherhood. Tension and poor body alignment can undermine your ability to enjoy your baby and makes the day to day demands of motherhood that much harder.