At take2health we recognise pregnancy as a normal, healthy process that brings with it excitement, and sometimes, a little trepidation. We love being able to help guide and support women through this process. We have a range of services that aim to get you through your pregnancy with less pain and more strength to continue your day-to-day activities. Every woman, and every pregnancy, is different which why we will discuss your needs and aim to find the best approach and treatment for you. Some women find they need very little treatment throughout their pregnancy, whilst others need a bit more maintenance. Osteopathy, Massage and Pilates are all potential therapies you can use throughout pregnancy.
Osteopathy in pregnancy
Many of our Osteopaths have completed further study in obstetric Osteopathy, therefore enabling an even greater level of competence for our pregnant clients. Our Osteopaths run our Pregnancy (Bumps) Pilates classes, which provide a wonderful compliment to hands on treatment.
Our Osteopaths aim to work with you to help achieve your optimal healthy and comfortable pregnancy, and to empower you and your baby for birthing and beyond. The changes to a women’s body in pregnancy are numerous: there are physical changes, alteration to the centre of gravity, hormonal shifts and softening of the ligaments. Often these changes can lead to symptoms such as back pain, sciatica, swelling, and carpal tunnel.
Our Osteopaths may help you to understand and manage these symptoms with a range of gentle hands on treatment techniques, as well as the supporting you with self-help strategies.
We offer a range of treatments for pregnant women, including Pregnancy Massage. Remedial massage is suitable for women at any stage of their pregnancy. Our therapists are experienced and trained to treat pregnant women. Treatment may assist in reducing the aches and pains of pregnancy and in helping to reduce swelling of the hands and feet, which often occurs in pregnancy. For those in the later stages of their pregnancy we have a pregnancy specific massage pillow to enable you to comfortably lie on your stomach if you wish.
Pregnancy (Bumps) Pilates
Conducted by our Osteopaths, these classes are an equipment- based class in our fully equipped Pilates studio. With a maximum of 3 participants, this allows us to tailor specific exercises to help keep you both mobile and strong throughout your pregnancy. Facilities include incline benches to allow you to exercise whilst laying on your back or side.
Bumps classes have no long-term commitment, though places do fill quickly, so we recommend you book in advance. Conducted in a fun and supportive environment, our bumps class allows you to work at your own pace under the careful guidance of a qualified and experienced osteopath.
Infant Wellness Check
Any woman who has sought treatment throughout their pregnancy at take2health is invited to bring their new baby into the clinic for a wellness check before the baby is 6 weeks of age. This is a free service for the first treatment. This service enables us to identify any trauma to the baby’s body that may have occurred during birth or pregnancy. It is great for the health of the new baby but also a comfort to any new parent.