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Wellbeing in pregnancy is important for both mum and baby

Here at Growing Bones we create structured, bespoke plans perfect for treating pregnancy & post-partum side effects & worries.

Research suggests that infants are born with biochemical profiles identical to their mothers. This means that when if a pregnant woman is stressed or anxious, in pain or depressed, cortisol (the stress hormone) is released and produces ‘survival’ responses in the mother and her developing baby (Field et. al., 2003).

Fortunately this action works both ways. Maternal feelings of relaxation and wellbeing may promote the release of feel-good hormones that affect the growing baby and support infantile growth in a stress-free and emotionally nourishing environment (Field et. al., 2006).

Treatment in pregnancy works to reduce pain and improve postural alignment, and also to cultivate feelings of calm, wellbeing, relaxation, and emotional and physical nurturing, which have significant physiological effects on both mother and baby.

Our Pregnancy Services

We offer a wide range of wellness services provided by knowledgeable and experienced professionals. We provide better health outcomes for children, adults & anyone with muskuoskeletal problems.

Osteopathy for Pregnancy

Preparing your body for pregnancy and being a mother is very important - the stronger and healthier you are, the easier it is going to be for both you and your baby.

Our osteopathic team have a special interest in supporting women through pregnancy. Areas we may be able to help you with include:

How our Osteos can help

Foot, ankle and knee pain Pregnancy safe exercise advice Ergonomic advice for working while pregnant

Physio for pregnancy

Preparing your body for pregnancy and being a mother is very important - the stronger and healthier you are, the easier it is going to be for both you and your baby.

Our physiotherapy team have a special interest in supporting women through pregnancy.

Areas we may be able to help you with include:

Pelvic floor conditions including bladder, bowel and prolapse symptoms Active birth skills education Pregnancy-safe exercise advice

Aromatherapy pregnancy massage

Pregnancy brings many changes: physically, psychologically and socially. You might experience neck, shoulder, hip and back pain. Or suffer from insomnia, headaches, fluid retention, stress and fatigue.

Aromatherapy can be combined with massage to support the changing body during pregnancy.

It may help ease discomforts such as:

Muscular tension Backache Pelvic pain Carpal tunnel Leg cramps Swelling Plus more

Nutrition for pregnancy

Ensuring you get adequate nutrition during pregnancy is vital for the health and development of you and your growing baby. Likewise knowing which foods to avoid during pregnancy is also important.

As a nutritionist I can assist pregnant women with a range of common pregnancy issues such as:

General nutrition Addressing nutritional deficiencies Pre-natal Supplementation Constipation and heartburn

The Growing Bones Difference

We have a holistic team of practitioners that work together to ensure that we're getting you the best results for your pain, mobility and quality of life. Here's just a few things that set us apart from other Osteos in Melbourne.

3 osteopaths smiling with coffee in Growing Bones Melbourne clinic

Family-centred care

Young families come to us because we have a special interest in working with infants, children & pregnant women. We have all undertaken relevant postgraduate study and we have vast experience in the area.

97% 5-star feedback

Our customers love us because of our exceptional, highly qualified practitioners, our warm & friendly manner with adults & children alike, and how well we explain things.

Education & empowerment

We empower you to feel confident about the wellness journey you’re on. We help you to gain clarity on your treatment plan and teach you ways to continue the healing outside of the Clinic so it easily fits in with your lifestyle.

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