Prenatal Chiropractic Care
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:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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.
Dr. Brandi Nemchenko
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 and happy little girl.
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 To Expect
Your first visit:
Treatment is customized for each individual patient. During your first visit to Experience Chiropractic, your new patient exam will include:
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.
What You Don't Expect When You're Expecting
Dr. Brandie Nemchenko
What if your pregnancy isn’t the dream you always imagined and instead has turned into a living nightmare? What if instead of your doctor telling you these aches and pains are normal and there’s nothing that can be done, you had a practitioner that not only listened to you but helped you? It is possible. Dr. Brandie Nemchenko, a pregnancy chiropractor with over fifteen-years of experience has developed a self-help run-through that has helped thousands of patients in her private practice near Philadelphia. In her “keeping it real” and humorous manner, Dr. Brandie not only gives you the tools and mechanics of what you can safely try, she also “gets it” and helps you find ways to cope and think differently in this “new but temporary normal.” Breaking down the typical cases she sees in her office, she explains why these things happen and what you can STOP doing today to help you break the pain cycle so that you can do the things you need to do, even while pregnant. You’ll also learn: – Your second pregnancy is often worse and comes with predictable pains and what you can do to ease the pain and better yet how to keep it from occurring. – How to think critically about the decisions you need to make for you and your unborn baby. – How you can ask and get the support you need. With dozens of case studies and personal insight Dr. Brandie can help radically change your pregnancy from one that is painful to one that is enjoyed. Pregnancy should be one of the most special times in your life and remembered for the joy not the pain. The goal of this book is to guide you to the best support team and practices to ensure you have the pregnancy of your dreams.
NEED MORE GUIDANCE?
Dr. Brandie has an extension to her book in the works! Stay tuned to see when and how you can get your hands on the interactive and informative workshop that will follow you daily from twenty weeks to baby and beyond as well as an interactive partner guide for everything you want/need your partner to know without telling them five times.