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Pregnancy Chiropractic at Wave of Life Chiropractic

Pregnant women receiving pregnancy chiropractic in Norfolk, VA

Pregnancy can be one of the most joyful seasons of a woman’s life—and one of the most uncomfortable. Your body was designed to produce life, so this natural process doesn’t have to be so difficult.

At Wave of Life Chiropractic, we provide skilled prenatal care to benefit both moms and babies as you undertake the most brilliant task your body was made to perform. Regular care before and during pregnancy can bring your pelvis and back into alignment, creating the most efficient environment where your baby can develop well.

Through natural health care tailored to your needs, Dr. Carly, Dr. Krista, and Dr. Christina work hard to help you feel your best, replacing discomfort and anxiety with the hope and excitement of new life.

Customized Prenatal Care and Coaching

Dr. Carly, Dr. Krista, and Dr. Christina have a passion for helping empower moms for birth. We tailor care to your history and unique situation, recognizing that no two pregnancies are alike, even in the same woman.

In addition to physical preparation, we also coach you mentally and emotionally for delivery. We’ll talk you through what to expect and recommend various resources and classes to help you feel confident as you prepare for a new season.

Safe and Comfortable Techniques

Chiropractic care is extremely safe, even when you’re expecting. Research shows no documented risks to either moms and babies.

We keep adjustments comfortable with specially designed tables that allow moms to lie face down with space between their bellies and the table. We also reduce the amount of force we use, using a gentler touch to keep you at ease. We can use either light manual adjustments or an adjusting instrument, depending on what you prefer and what your body needs.

In fact, adjustments can actually increase your safety during this vulnerable season. We use the Webster technique, which helps obtain pelvic symmetry. A properly aligned pelvis helps reduce tension in ligaments that connect to the uterus. This gives the baby an optimal environment to grow and develop.

A Better Birth Experience

Your body is built to give birth—but the medical system far too often treats pregnancy like a sickness in need of medication and unnecessary surgery. Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce labor time, ease labor, and reduce the need for interventions like epidurals, induction, and C-sections. Before the big day, it gives women a more comfortable experience and reduces common pains in the back, pelvis, and ligaments.

Our doctors help keep your body in proper alignment so your nervous system can communicate well with your uterus. This helps your baby grow and develop optimally, free from interference.

Walking You Through Postpartum Recovery

Your body isn’t done changing when you have the baby. The fourth trimester is a critical season of recovery, as your body undergoes rapid changes and begins reestablishing a new baseline of health. Postnatal care is just as important as prenatal care. Establishing a new foundation of wellness now sets you up for long-term health as your child grows.

In the conventional model of medicine, you experience most of that season of healing alone, as if your body no longer needs the checkups and support you received constantly before delivery.

After giving birth, most women go home and don’t see another doctor for six weeks—but anything could happen during that time. Many new moms don’t know what’s normal and what’s not. You need health care throughout your postpartum recovery as much as you needed it while pregnant.

At-Home Support for Moms

At Wave of Life Chiropractic, our goal is to make sure that no mom ever faces her first month of recovery alone. Whether you’re only facing the normal back and neck tension that comes from leaning over while bottle or breastfeeding, or struggling to get back to feeling like yourself again, chiropractic can be the stop gap as you get checked more often. We stay in constant contact with new moms and provide health support so you can focus on caring for your baby.

We also understand how hard it is to get out the door during that first month. We provide postnatal visits at home for an additional charge during the first few weeks. The inconvenience of navigating tricky car rides shouldn’t keep you or your baby from receiving the health care you need.

Frequency of Visits

The frequency of visits for women who are pregnant or hoping to become pregnant depends on your history, conditions, previous injuries, original state of health, and the health of your pregnancy. Our plan of care is specific to the individual. Every impact leaves fibrosis, or scar tissue, on the ligaments and spine. This makes it harder to stay flexible in those spots in the future.

If you’re coming in with a specific complaint, we’ll likely start you out at a higher frequency, like three times per week, to target pain. As you begin to feel better, we’ll move you to maintenance care visits one time per week to keep you agile and healthy as you transition into motherhood.

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We want to help you have an empowering birth experience that you can hold onto as one of your most precious memories. Book your first visit now.
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Pregnancy Chiropractic Virginia Beach VA | (757) 321-7776