Poor blood circulation

Poor Blood Circulation, Cramps & Swollen legs During Pregnancy, Osteopathy Treatment at Home in London or at our Practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4. Pre-natal Osteopathy for Poor Circulation


Our osteopath in London is specialized in working with pregnant women, and provides treatment of pre-natal poor blood circulation cramps & swollen legs in London

During pregnancy, blood circulation undergoes severe strain; all blood vessels are dilated and the expectant mother’s blood volume increases by around 1.5 litres. For some women, as the baby grows it can have adverse effects on your circulation, meaning that legs can swell, varicose veins can appear, and women may suffer from headaches as well as haemorrhoids.

At Mummy’s Physio London, our osteopaths have years of experience working with pre-natal poor blood circulation. Using the latest and most effective techniques, they will release tensions present in the pelvis area, improve the pumping function in your diaphragm and use cranial techniques to limit headaches and drain the venous system. All the osteopaths at Mummy’s Physio London have a gentle and caring attitude, and have been highly trained with years of experience working around the world, to make sure that you are provided with the very best care.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Poor Blood Circulation, Cramps & Swollen legs During Pregnancy Osteopathy Treatment at your home in London or at our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4

It can be difficult to travel during pregnancy,that’s why Mummy’s Physio offers appointments for home visits throughout the week and week end. However, we also offer treatment at any of our practices: the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster, near Victoria station, the Light Centre Moorgate EC2 between Liverpool Street and Monument stations and our practice in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common stations.

We are covered by health insurance companies and recognized by AXA PPP (Unfortunately BUPA will not cover osteopathy)

To book poor circulation Cramps & Swollen legs treatment in London just call us on 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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How can Osteopathy help me for pre-natal poor blood circulation?

Using a variety of gentle massage and drainage techniques on different areas of the body to reduce the effects of blood stasis on the lower limbs, your osteopath will promote better drainage of the venous system by releasing the tensions present in the pelvis, which reduces the venous stasis and therefore the hemorrhoids. The osteopath will then work on the diaphragm in order to improve the pumping function and again promote a good venous return at vena cava level. This is the large vein that routes all the venous blood of the lower limbs and digestive system towards the heart. Finally, the osteopath will use cranial techniques to rebalance the tension in your body, helping to limit the onset of headaches.

In order for you to maximise the benefits of your osteopathy treatment at home, your osteopath will give you some advice on continued care. Daily physical exercise alongside lymphatic drainage massage will help, and it is important that patients avoid static positions for too long and make sure to sleep with legs elevated. In some case’s support stockings may be necessary and in all case’s it is important to avoid baths/showers that are too hot, as well as sunbathing for long durations.

Why do I have poor blood circulation during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, the blood circulation system undergoes a severe strain; all blood vessels are dilated and the blood volume of the expectant mother increases around 1.5 litres in order to provide enough nutrients for foetus development. Some women will suffer from poor blood circulation due to the baby’s growth affecting circulatory return from the lower limbs to the heart, causing swollen legs and often varicose veins, which are a dilation of the superficial veins.

As the dilation phenomenon occurs in all veins of the body, and the pelvic area undergoes modifications of ligaments, muscles and vascular areas, this results in pelvic congestion/venous stasis, often forming haemorrhoids. Veins will also dilate within the head, causing undue pressure, meaning many women suffer from headaches or migraines during their pregnancy, mostly during the first trimester, where the situation is amplified by hormonal changes.

It should be noted that women who have repeated headaches toward the end of pregnancy, alongside buzzing in the ears, visual problems and oedema must consult their GP. This could be a sign of pregnancy toxaemia *. If your headaches are combined with vomiting and/or fever it is also important that you consult your doctor.

*The pregnancy toxaemia is poor functioning of the kidney. It needs to be treated as it can have serious complications for the mother and baby.

What are the symptoms of poor blood circulation during pregnancy?

There are often many symptoms of poor blood circulation during pregnancy, and these can include:

  • Haemorrhoids
  • Heavy legs
  • Difficulty climbing stairs, kneeling
  • Cramps
  • Swollen legs
  • Migraines/headaches
  • Varicose veins