Pre & Postnatal Care

Calgary Osteo Prenatal care

Osteopathy for Pregnancy in Calgary

Read on for more info on Calgary Osteo Prenatal Care!

During pregnancy your body must adapt to many changes in a short period of time.  The rapid fluctuations that occur with growing a baby can wreak havoc on your body and can present as many different symptoms.  These adaptations make it difficult for your body to be able to function properly and pain free. Receiving osteopathic treatment during pregnancy can help alleviate your pain complaints which allows you to enjoy the process.

Osteopaths work not only on the musculoskeletal system, but also work on the visceral system to relieve stress.  A typical treatment will involve addressing your current concerns, and ensuring you have the flexibility and stability in order to adapt to the ongoing changes. The first trimester typically brings little to no structural change for you.  Treatment will focus on mobilizing the spine and pelvis to prepare your body for the oncoming stress of the growing baby.   During the second trimester you will typically notice structural changes of your body.  The increase in weight gain will increase the curves of your spine, and the fluctuating hormones will cause joint flexibility.  Treatment during the second trimester focuses on balancing your uterus, decreasing spine and pelvic tension, and loosening up soft tissue.  During the last trimester the mother will notice more difficulty staying active and painfree.  Treatment at this time will be done to allow the hips, pelvis, and low back to be flexible for delivery.  The goal of this treatment plan is to reduce labour time and reduce medical interventions.

Conditions Osteopathy can help with:

These are just some of the conditions we can help with during pregnancy:

  • Breech Presentation
  • Sciatic pain during pregnancy
  • Pubic Symphysis pain 
  • Low back pain during pregnancy
  • Headaches during pregnancy
  • Sinus congestion during pregnancy
  • Pelvic Floor dysfunction 
  • Incontinence during pregnancy
  • Constipation during pregnancy 
  • General discomfort during pregnancy
  • “Lightening crotch”
If you are not sure if Osteopathy is right for you, book a free 15 min meet and greet with one of our practitioners below, we would love to chat with you to see if we would be a good fit.

Once your baby is born, we also provide newborn osteopathy, postpartum osteopathy, and family osteopathy to support you through the journey. Give us a call for your Calgary Osteo Prenatal care today!

Prairie Therapy Practitioners

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Christine Dixon - Calgary Osteo Prenatal care
Rachel McIntyre - Osteopath in Calgary
Calgary osteo prental care
osteopathic practitioner with hands on patient's abdomen as she is pregnant