Treatment with osteopathy during pregnancy and childbirth

Osteopathy and cranial osteopathy are safe and non-invasive methods of treatment which can play an important part in care during pregnancy and childbirth.

    "I had such horrible
   back pain when
   I was pregnant,
   Sara totally helped,
   it was fantastic, it
   really saved the day!"

Jenny, Oxford

Our gentle techniques support your pregnancy by enabling your body to accommodate to the changes of pregnancy without undue stress and strain.

Treatment can be beneficial before, during and after pregnancy to:

  • Prepare your body for pregnancy
  • Ease the postural changes that give physical discomfort in pregnancy
  • Help with emotional changes in pregnancy
  • Prepare for labour
  • Help labour become established
  • Assist the labour process, either at home or in hospital
  • Ease the physical strains of giving birth and helping with recovery

Conditions we commonly treat during pregnancy include:

  • Back pain
  • SPD (Symphasis Pubis Dysfunction) or Pelvic Girdle Pain, pain or discomfort in the pelvis
  • Sacro Iliac Joint pain, presenting as pain in the lower back
  • Sciatica and leg pain associated with back pain
  • Rib and thoracic spinal pain leading to breathing problems
  • Neck aches and headaches of a mechanical nature
  • Circulatory problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Stress


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Practitioner Sara Barker




FertilityPregnancy and ChildbirthPostnatal and BeyondBaby and Child