Pregnancy2020-02-09T18:31:43+00:00

Osteopathy For Pregnant Women

Congratulations you’re having a baby! Your body is going through some pretty amazing changes right now. Whether you are breezing through the whole nine months or feeling thoroughly uncomfortable throughout, now’s the time to do what you can to get good quality sleep and prepare your body for the birth of your baby.

Cranial osteopathy is a safe and effective way to make more room for the baby, it can help to:

Relieve discomfort when baby is kicking on your ribs in mid-pregnancy
Balance the pelvis and hips, releasing tension and making you feel more comfortable
Ease pressure on your joints and improve your alignment
Improve your energy levels and help to improve your sleep and well-being.

Nargis Ahmad BSc (Hons) Ost has more than 20 years’ experience of helping women to feel more relaxed during their pregnancy using osteopathic techniques. She takes a holistic approach that always considers mum and baby and all of the aspects of how you are feeling – not just the bit that feels sore!

Nargis is HypnoBirth trained and strives to help you to carry your baby more comfortably. She helps you to feel safe and reassured about the changes in your body and comfortable about giving birth.

Frequently asked questions

My shoulders and neck are aching, why do I have pins and needles in my hands?2020-02-05T13:00:51+00:00

Hormones in your body have allowed the ligaments to relax and now it feels as though your muscles are working twice as hard. Nerves can become pinched at the shoulders or wrists. This can be easily relieved with treatment.

I’m struggling with lifting baby and am not sure how to sure engage my pelvic floor correctly, what can I do?2020-02-05T12:59:59+00:00

Treatment following giving birth is essential for stabilising the joints and diaphragms in your body, allowing organs to return to their natural position before pregnancy. Your treatment is combined with tips on how to engage your pelvic floor, even when pushing a buggy, and restoring your centre of gravity, which will help with mood and confidence in bladder control.

Should I avoid treatment as the hospital have told me to not have manipulation?2020-02-05T12:57:38+00:00

There is no strong manipulation in the treatment and I find women have often put strain on their pelvis by over stretching, lifting or slipping down stairs, once that has been resolved, they feel huge symptom relief.

Do I need to be in pain to see an osteopath?2020-02-05T12:56:37+00:00

No, often women see Nargis to help them adjust to the physical changes they are experiencing in pregnancy. They may be feeling tired or overwhelmed and as I am also HypnoBirth trained I can ensure you can take full, slow and expansive breaths recommended for birthing.

What previous clients have said

“So good to feel my hips and lower back release, no more pain walking and so relaxing too.” Alexandra M, St Margarets December 2014.
“I feel the pressure of the baby lift and I can sit and walk comfortably again.” Tatiana F, London W11 January 2015

“Miraculously the pain has gone, baby has re-positioned itself to head down. The symptoms disappeared overnight.” Trish P when 36 weeks pregnant. September 2014

“‘It’s so relaxing, it’s like pregnancy yoga without the effort.” Sonia W, at 38 weeks pregnant balancing her hips, November 2017

‘First person to understand my coccyx discomfort and relieve it, you were wonderful.’ Valerie H, 24th April 2018 

Are you sleeping well?

Doctors and midwives recommend that you sleep on your left to allow good blood flow and nutrients to reach your baby.

If, like many mums-to-be, you find this uncomfortable or are experiencing intense lower back or hip pain when you move, you could benefit from balancing your hips and pelvis with gentle exercises and osteopathic treatment.

Once aligned following treatment, mums often report that they are sleeping better because they can lay on their left for longer periods without discomfort.

Your path to feeling more comfortable, energised and sleeping better

There is no need for you to attend osteopathy sessions throughout your pregnancy, although you may decide you want to because of the feeling of well-being it creates.

All clients are different and it is common to experience an improvement in symptoms after the first session, but in most cases it would take a minimum of 3 sessions to rebalance your body and improve your quality of breathing, sleeping and living.

Clients often tell Nargis that taking care of their physical well-being during their pregnancy was a real investment that left them better equipped to cope with the changes in routine when the baby arrived. Many add that it gave them someone they trusted when the baby arrived.

Want to know whether you could benefit from osteopathy to ease the stresses on your body? Give Nargis a call on 020 8943 1728 to discuss your condition.

Your path to feeling more comfortable, energised and sleeping better

There is no need to for you to attend osteopathy sessions throughout your pregnancy, although you may decide you want to because of the feeling of well-being it creates.

All clients are different and it is common to experience an improvement in symptoms after the first session, but in most cases it would take a minimum of 3 sessions to rebalance your body and improve your quality of breathing, sleeping and living.

Clients often tell Nargis that taking care of their physical well-being during their pregnancy was a real investment that left them better equipped to cope with the changes in routine when the baby arrived. Many add that it gave them someone they trusted when the baby arrived.

Want to know whether you could benefit from osteopathy to ease the stresses on your body? Give Nargis a call on 020 8943 1728 to discuss your condition.

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