Pregnant Women

Holistic Health for Pregnant Women

Giving your child the best possible start in life begins in utero.

Pregnancy is extremely taxing, with the human body undergoing countless major changes throughout. A key focus of holistic health providers in pregnancy care is ensuring that your body is prepared for the rigours of pregnancy.

During pregnancy, significant attention is given to helping your body accommodate the major physical and hormonal changes the additional load of carrying a baby incurs.

Holistic health modalities such as Osteopathy, Clinical Pilates and Myotherapy can help maintain good posture, and may help prevent the aches pains, instability and complications that are commonly associated with pregnancy.

In addition to preparing you physically for pregnancy, holistic health treatments can also ensure that your baby receives the best possible start in life.

Gentle, manual treatments ensure your body adapts to the strain of carrying a child, while our passionate team ensure you receive the right nutrients, postural and lifestyle advice for a healthy pregnancy.

Osteopathy, Remedial Massage and Other Treatments for Pregnant Women

The most common ailments that affect women throughout each stage of their pregnancy include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sacral pain
  • Poor core muscle control
  • Pelvic instability
  • Hip and pelvic pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches
  • Leg cramps
  • Tingling or numbness

At Holistic Bodyworks, we address these ailments by creating a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, including the type of pain you’re experiencing and how far along you are in your pregnancy.

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Osteopathy

During pregnancy, the key focus for osteopaths is to maintain a resilient musculoskeletal system.

In particular, we focus on treating your lower back, hip, pelvis and sacrum, helping prevent common issues including back pain, leg pain and pelvic floor issues.

Using gentle yet powerful techniques, your Osteopath corrects issues that may impede or negatively affect you during labour.

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Remedial Massage

Pregnancy can put a lot of stress on the muscles in your back, shoulders, and abdomen in particular. As such, many women turn towards remedial massage to help with their muscle pains.

Our experienced therapists understand that pregnancy is a delicate time. Before beginning any massage treatment, we perform a physical examination to determine whether remedial massage can be performed safely to your unique case.

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Clinical Pilates

Your abdominal and pelvic muscles are under immense pressure during pregnancy.

Through Clinical Pilates, you will learn how to activate your core and pelvic muscles, helping to keep them strong, as well as helping you maintain function throughout your pregnancy.

Additionally, Clinical Pilates can even help get your body into the right position for optimal development and labour.

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Naturopathy

Using a scientific understanding of nutrition and fetal development, our naturopath prescribes dietary advice as well as herbal and nutritional supplements.

Naturopathy helps ensure optimal development and give your child the best possible start in life.

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Pregnancy and Beyond

Hormone levels, ligaments and muscles take some time to return to a pre-pregnancy level of function following childbirth. These hormone changes can even take several months post-breastfeeding to revert to their baseline.

Holistic health modalities play a key role in supporting this transition.

During this time, your body is extremely malleable. While this increases your risk of misalignment or long-term issues, it also means that treatments during this period are immensely effective.

Holistic health modalities such as Osteopathy, Clinical Pilates and Myotherapy may be able to improve your body’s function following pregnancy.

In addition to correcting common misalignments or injuries caused by pregnancy and caring for your new baby, our practitioners also provide lifestyle advice to help you adapt to your life as a new mum.