Support after birth and beyond
A lot of emphasis is placed on preparing for the changes that happen throughout pregnancy, labour and delivery. The adaptations that take place following birth during the postnatal period and providing support to birthers as they recover from birth and transition into the demands of parenthood are equally important.
Osteopathy can provide postnatal support as an adjunct to helping with the transition from having housed a growing fetus to postpartum physiological adaptations and reconnecting with a body that can feel very different than before, in addition to navigating parenthood.
With the final medical check up often being around the 6-week mark, osteopathy provides ongoing care to support you in navigating important changes and in the management of symptoms that can occur during the postnatal period.
Common concerns that osteopathy can help with include:
Aches & pains from awkward sleep positions and holding baby
C-section recovery & scar discomfort or pain
Pelvic organ prolapse
Trouble connecting with core & pelvic floor muscles
Pelvic pain (including tailbone, sacral or pubic symphysis pain)
Experiencing anxiety and fatigue
Feeling lonely in their experience
Safe return to exercise
Pain or discomfort with baby wearing
As an osteopathic practitioner with training in perinatal care and a mother of two, I am well aware of the gap in postnatal care that exists. I love to work with parents and people who have given birth, and recognize that there is no time limit on the "postnatal period".
I also provide compassionate support for those who have experienced pregnancy & infant loss.