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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Congratulations if you are reading this pregnant! There are many things you can do for yourself to make pregnancy a more enjoyable experience and prepare your body for the best birth possible.

We provide real solutions for common pregnancy problems and use proven techniques to reduce the need for induction and move a baby who is determined to stay in the wrong position.

Our therapists can help with many common symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, fatigue, water retention. No more swigging back yucky bottles of galviscon.

We have years of experience dealing with structural problems such as lower back pain, pubic bone dysfunctions and sciatica to name a few. There is no reason to put up with pain, we will treat you with a combination of manual therapy and give you specific exercise suitable during pregnancy to strengthen and protect your body.

To increase your changes of having a natural birth we have a tried and tested program of acupuncture to promote cervical ripening and reduce the risk of induction.

You can even see a midwife or Doula to help with birth preparation, answer any concerns and even attend your birth.

Pregnancy Services

Pregnancy services include Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Naturopathy, Clinical prenatal Pilates, Homeopathy, Midwifery & Doula services.

Osteopathy – Helps by realigning the body’s structure during pregnancy. It is extremely helpful if you are suffering from aches and pains in the back or pelvis, nausea, respiratory problems & heartburn. See our article on osteopathy during pregnancy.

If your pelvis is out of alignment the birth path of your baby may be restricted making a more enduring or longer birth possible. Help realign your pelvis and deal with any old injuries by visiting our osteopathy. See our article on how an osteopath can help correct your pelvis.

Acupuncture – Acupuncture has tremendous benefits at all stages during your pregnancy also acupressure, which uses pressure instead of the fine needles we have at the clinic. Some people fly through pregnancy with no symptoms at whilst others may experience one or more problems. Many symptoms of pregnancy are alleviated or improved with acupuncture, these include: nausea, fatigue, indigestion, constipation, swelling and water retention, back pain, anxiety and emotional problems.

Acupuncture and acupressure is also a proven treatment for reducing the need for induction and for speeding up a stalling labour. Book with us on your 37th week to start your cervical ripening treatments. Read more in our acupuncture for avoiding induction article.

Studies show acupuncture increases the chances of a breech baby turning and staying head down. Read our article on turning a breech baby for more information.

Reflexology – Reflexology returns the various systems of the body back to working at their natural level. Throughout your 9 months of pregnancy, there are many stages where reflexology may help.

The pregnancy hormone present may cause nausea to a greater or lesser state of sickness. Reflexology may help to calm an overworked stomach and settle it down. Later in the pregnancy, there may be aches and pains and tiredness all of which may be aided by reflexology. Towards the due date, it might be beneficial to have regular weekly treatments to help prepare the body to give birth.

Pregnancy Massage – Pre-natal massage is a natural, touch therapy treatment aimed at alleviating pregnancy related symptoms, offering a wide range of benefits, which include
the following:

  • Eases backaches, headaches, shoulder and neck aches that may be
    caused by muscle tension and shifts in posture to accommodate increasing
    weight
  • Decreases pain in the pelvic/hip area.
  • Increases circulation
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Improves skin elasticity that can help reduce stretch marks
  • Helps reduce swelling in such places as the hands
  • Stabilises hormone levels by lessening anxiety

Homeopathy – can help through all stages of pregnancy and birth. By strengthening the mothers’ immune system through ‘constitutional’ treatment you can be assured of as healthy a pregnancy and birth as possible. The more in balance a pregnant mother is the smoother labour is likely to proceed, and the greater chance of giving birth to a healthy vibrant baby.

Homeopathy can help with all common pregnancy symptoms including morning sickness, indigestion, skin complaints etc. We also remedies for the babies birth to help with pain management, slow labours, anxiety, breech babies. And go on to help with postnatal problems such as wound care, breastfeeding problems, exhaustion and much more.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.