As wonderful as it is to be pregnant, the constant changes in posture during pregnancy can put extra strain on your back, joints and other areas. You may experience discomfort in the pelvic region so careful consideration needs to be given to treatments.
Types of pain contributable to pregnancy:
- Lower back
- Hand and Carpal tunnel
- Neck and Headaches
- Varicose veins
- Leg Cramps
It is now understood that Pelvic Girdle Pain is more prevalent that Post Natal Depression. Talk to your doctor about any pain you experience during pregnancy as managing pain is better for you, your pregnancy and the birth process.
Seeing a good physiotherapist can greatly assist you learning ways to deal with any discomforts during your pregnancy.
For example, standing with your weight evenly distributed through both legs, back straight, bottom tucked slightly under can alleviate lower back strain.
Physiotherapists have the expertise to teach skills such as massage, relaxation, positioning, breathing awareness and rhythmic movement.
Physiotherapy during pregnancy focuses on restoring and maintaining normal function, minimizing dysfunction, preventing disability and improving the quality of your life during pregnancy which in turn can make your delivery better.
Please speak with your Obstetrician about any pain you are experiencing and if applicable, you will be referred to a physiotherapist specialising in pregnancy.