“I had a mom on her third pregnancy with a transverse (breech) baby.  At 38 weeks, she was so nervous because her other two came early and she didn’t want a c-section.  On the second visit, I could feel the baby playing with me with her feet on the left side of mom’s abdomen.  I adjusted mom’s lower back gently and turned her over. As we chatted, I applied a gentle pressure on a trigger point in her round ligament near her lower abdomen.  I talked softly to the baby – and all of a sudden, I felt the baby’s head come down and pass under my thumb like a Skee Ball rolling down the right side. Mom’s expression turned to one of pure relief.  We both knew that her baby had moved right into position to be delivered. It was incredible. Three days later, she delivered a healthy, happy little girl.”
 

Bloom, a division of Experience Chiropractic, offers gentle chiropractic care for pregnant women experiencing common prenatal and postpartum discomfort. Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) for the specialized treatment of pregnant women, including the Webster Technique, founder Dr. Brandie Nemchenko understands and appreciates the unique care women’s bodies need during this time.

Serving Philadelphia’s western suburbs and the Main Line since 2007, we provide gentle chiropractic care and pregnancy muscle therapy/massage to treat most common prenatal prenatal and postpartum pregnancy issues including:

  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Foot Pain
  • Gluteus Pain
  • Poor balance/Coordination
  • Groin Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Intrauterine constraint
  • Hip Pain
  • Headaches

All of our doctors at Experience Chiropractic are trained with Bloom protocols to safely and effectively treat even the most difficult or stubborn pains of pregnancy. Our care is designed to keep you comfortable and healthy throughout your pregnancy, right up to delivery as well as into your first few months after your baby arrives.

Bloom provides unparalleled service and results for women during pregnancy. In addition to pain relief, Bloom offers a holistic approach to prenatal and postpartum chiropractic care, in that we incorporate all individuals responsible for your care, including your partner, your OB or midwife, your healthcare specialist, as well as your regular chiropractor.

Whether you’re experiencing pregnancy-related back pain, headaches or general discomfort, our individualized care plans are designed to keep you comfortable and healthy. After delivery, our postpartum solutions alleviate leg, back, hip, wrist and neck pain that some new moms experience.

The Bloom Difference

Regular prenatal chiropractic care can result in a comfortable pregnancy, pain relief, a quicker delivery, and optimal fetal positioning. Even if you are happy with your current chiropractor, we frequently “adopt” patients during pregnancy and immediate postpartum, providing specialized care during this special time. Our staff can assist with the transition back to your regular chiropractor when you’ve reached your prenatal/postpartum goals.

What should I expect?

Your first visit

Treatment is customized for each individual patient. During your first visit to Experience Chiropractic, your new patient exam will include:

  • Chiropractic Consultation
  • Orthopedic and Neurological Examination
  • Detailed Health History
  • Review of Personal Wellness Goals

Based on this information, your doctor will recommend a custom and individualized treatment plan. Bloom can help you make the most out of one of the most joyous times in your life – your pregnancy.                                             

Getting care in our office is gentle and comfortable. In the office, we utilize special pillows that allow you to comfortably lie face down while getting a massage or adjustment. We also incorporate special, gentle techniques to help with pain.  For postpartum visits, we take special care to accommodate discomfort resulting from c-sections or engorged breasts.

How soon will I see results?

The comfort of you and your baby are at the center of your customized treatment plan. Generally, patients see results within two weeks. If no progress has been made during this time, we will refer to you one of our trusted specialists to address your needs. Our goal is to ease your pain and keep it at a manageable level throughout your pregnancy.

What is your approach to chiropractic care?

Pain can cloud or disturb the bonding that occurs between mother and child; enjoying the glow and the soft kicks from within can be overshadowed by the natural stresses that your body endures during the process of bringing a child into your life.

Bloom seeks to lessen or alleviate the pain through safe techniques rooted in science. Our approach is holistic in that we incorporate all individuals responsible for your care:

  • You, through a customized treatment plan
  • Your partner, by providing two-partner stretches or massage techniques
  • Your OB or midwife, by working in tandem with Bloom’s health and wellness professionals to keep you healthy
  • Your healthcare specialist, by addressing severe issues with your neurologist, orthopedic physician or other doctor
  • Your regular chiropractor, if you have one, by temporarily transitioning care during this special time

Through small, consistent, positive changes with chiropractic adjustments, massage, exercise, relaxation and nutrition, Bloom can help you can achieve your highest potential of function and vitality. We see you as a whole person, examining and treating the entire body and working with you one-on-one to get you where you want to be.

What if I need chiropractic care after the postpartum period has ended?

Sometimes, headaches, low back pain and pubic symphysis dysfunction continue after the baby has been delivered. We provide specialized care during this extraordinary time, and assist with the transition to your original practice after your prenatal and postpartum needs have been met.

If you don’t have a chiropractor, Bloom offers patients a seamless transition to Experience Chiropractic.  We offer chiropractic care and wellness plans to alleviate pain, achieve optimal body function, enhance sports performance, and encourage better living through fitness and education.

My baby is here and I feel great. Does that mean I no longer need chiropractic care?

You have worked hard to follow your treatment plan during your pregnancy. Postpartum, we follow similar chiropractic principles to maintain your overall wellness as an active mom!

The Wellness Program at Experience Chiropractic allows you to prioritize healthy, active living as part of your new lifestyle as a growing family. We’ll work to maintain your alignment and flexibility of the spine to minimize pain and achieve your overall wellness goals.

Preventative care saves time and money. Our Wellness Program helps to prevent pain and injury. In this stage of chiropractic care, your doctor can identify small problems and correct them before they become bigger ones. Through this approach to wellness, you avoid beginning a full corrective care plan all over again.

Ask our staff about the Wellness Program at Experience Chiropractic. We have a variety of options, for individuals and families, to meet your needs.

 

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