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Pregnancy Treatment

Kinetic Podiatry - Pregnancy Treatment

Providing the best journey for your child begins during the pregnancy phase. Pain can affect this process, creating unwanted stress and anxiety and prevent you from good preparation for the birth of your child.

Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy and the mechanical changes can lead to

  • lower back pain
  • sciatica
  • pelvic girdle pain
  • symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • and more…

At 12th Health in Harrow our female osteopath can help to reduce and relieve the aches and pain that occur because of the pregnancy process.

We aim to assist you through your pregnancy journey so that you can concentrate on giving your baby the best opportunity to thrive physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our treatment involves hands on osteopathic treatment with individually designed pelvic floor exercises to make sure you are in the best position to have a smooth delivery. We also use meditative and relaxation techniques designed to create a peaceful mind.

Pregnancy 3 Month Packages - Starting at 2nd Trimester

We provide a bespoke package that integrates a variety of modalities that can help to assist with pain and discomfort, as well as preparing your body for the process of childbirth. 

Osteopathic Therapy

Our hands-on approach using our professional skills and expertise allows us to safely apply techniques such as mobilisations, manipulations and soft tissue therapy to help you through the changes that occur during pregnancy. Common conditions are:

  • Sciatica
  • Lower back pain
  • Sacroiliac Dysfunction
  • Pubic Symphysis dysfunction
  • Neck and Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • And more...

Mindfulness

It is extremely important to calm and quiet the mind so that your baby can grow at its best. Stress and anxiety can have impacts on your health and therefore the babies health. Pregnancy can be a stressful time, you may be still working and dealing with all the changes your body is going through or preparing for the new arrival and are worried about what to expect. 

At 12th Health in Harrow, we use mindfulness practices as part of our treatment sessions to give you some tools to help you stay calm through your days.

Exercises

Pelvic floor exercises are very important to help with the birthing process. During pregnancy we produce Elastase which creates elasticity of your ligaments in order that your body can adapt to the growth of your baby and prepare for their arrival. Therefore, it is very important that you maintain good muscle tone to avoid complications during the birth process such as muscle tears. 

It is recommended to also maintain a gentle exercise routine as it helps with blood flow through your body, giving your baby good oxygen and nutrient supply. Exercise also helps with serotonin and dopamine release which helps you to stay positive and happy through your journey.

Our practitioner works with you during treatment sessions to engage those important pelvic floor muscles and takes you through some fun and valuable exercises to give you tools to use during your day to day life.

Nutrition

Your nutrition is the life of your cells and the processes that your body has to achieve day in day out. During pregnancy new reactions are taking place in your body, your body is creating a new human being! The beautiful creation of God requires many different vitamins, minerals and amino acids to help with the chemical processes that allow your body to function.

As part of your package we assess your current diet and provide simple ideas on recipes and cooking techniques to help you maintain a healthy diet. We believe in a positive mindset when making food choices, so instead of focusing on what to avoid we focus on what great healthy tasty opportunities you have. Of course you may have some cravings!