Pregnancy Aches and Pains

Growing a baby is hard work, the body goes through lots of changes as the baby grows and hormones change. Aches and pains are common during pregnancy and they often disappear after the baby is born,

The extra weight, change in posture and the loosening of the ligaments during pregnancy make you more prone to back pain and possible injury so it is important to be careful when lifting or doing exercise. Sometimes as the uterus grows it may put pressure on the nerves in your back which may result in a burning, tingling or pins and needles in the legs and or toes.

Tension in neck and shoulders can give rise to headaches, but if the headaches get worse and paracetamol doesn’t help (especially late in your pregnancy) tell your midwife or GP as it could be a sign of preeclampsia (high blood pressure).

Don’t  suffer for 9 months! Seeing an Osteopath can help both during and after the baby is born. Baby may also benefit from a couple of sessions with an Osteopath.