Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 
info@woodsideclinic.co.uk 
 
 
Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 
 

Pre and post-natal treatment 

Relief for the discomfort of pain during pregnancy and early motherhood 
 
Using safe and effective techniques, many of our therapists are specially trained in treating expectant and new mothers. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort get in touch for an informal chat about how these therapies could make your pregnancy easier: 
 
Osteopathy & physiotherapy 
 
Our osteopaths and physiotherapists regularly treat pregnant women and new mothers. Treatment can help relieve the pain associated with pregnancy –some of the common complaints that women visit us for during and after are: 
Low back and leg pain 
Neck and shoulder pain 
Discomfort around the thorax and indigestion 
Wrist pain 
Postnatal problems of the pelvis 
 
Holistic Massage and reflexology 
 
More and more expectant women are discovering the benefits of massage and reflexology during pregnancy to: 
Aid relaxation and improve mood 
Improve their sense of well-being 
Achieve good quality sleep 
Help relieve stress 
Relief of aches and pains 
 
Podiatry (also known as chiropody) 
 
Due to natural weight gain during pregnancy a woman’s centre of gravity is completely altered, which can lead to problems with the feet and lower legs. Our podiatrists (also known as chiropodists) will be happy to advise you on: 
 
Foot pain – especially common in the last few months 
Flat feet or fallen arches (can be caused by some hormones released during pregnancy which cause the foot ligaments to relax) 
Appropriate exercise and ways to improve posture 
Footwear and orthoses (devices used for support and to correct foot instability) 
 
Nutritional therapy 
 
Whatever stage of pregnancy or early motherhood you have reached, eating healthily and safely is essential both yours and your child’s well-being. If you’re unsure about the correct approach one of our nutritional therapists can advise you on: 
 
The best nutritional approach for you as an individual and prepare a personalised diet plan detailing the food and supplements that can benefit you 
How much extra to eat during pregnancy and after 
What foods to avoid 
Acupuncture 
 
It’s known that acupuncture can help to release the body’s natural painkillers (endorphin and serotonin) and clinical research has demonstrated its effectiveness for safely treating a range of health problems associated with pregnancy including: 
 
All forms of nausea including morning sickness 
Headaches 
Back pain 
 
How can I find out more? 
 
One of our therapists will be happy to answer any questions you might have on our range of pre and post-natal treatments. 
 
And always remember to tell us you are pregnant when you book an appointment!