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Virginia Beach Prenatal Chiropractic

As a mother to three children, Dr. Cochran understands the unique difficulties that pregnancy presents. We help area moms through a pain-free, comfortable pregnancy experience. When mom is happy, the baby can be happy, too!

Why is chiropractic care important during pregnancy?

Prenatal Chiropractor Virginia BeachDuring your pregnancy, there will be many hormonal and physiological changes as your body prepares for the birth of your baby:

  • Pelvic misalignment increases the chance for intrauterine constraint
  • Your body has physiological and hormonal changes as your body prepares for birth
  • Your breasts enlarge and strain the back
  • Your center of gravity moves, placing extra strain on the spine and causing headaches
  • Your gait becomes wider, aggravating the pelvis, hip and sciatic nerve
  • Your growing baby causes your rib cage to expand, aggravating the mid back
  • Your joints become looser and stability decreases

Dr. Cochran can help you better manage these changes as your pregnancy progresses.


What are the benefits of receiving chiropractic during pregnancy?

Expecting moms can enjoy numerous advantages by seeing a chiropractor:

Decreased need for pain medication
Detection, prevention or correction of improper birthing position
Greater production of breast milk
Diminished back pain
Less incidence of postpartum depression
More comfort while breastfeeding
Reduction in preeclampsia
Shorter labor times

Is chiropractic safe for pregnant women?

Chiropractic care is noninvasive, drug-free and low-risk. Adverse events are extremely rare, and your chiropractor will assess you individually for any contraindications before starting care.

Dr. Cochran uses specific techniques and specialized tables to make sure your adjustments are safe and comfortable.


What are the benefits of receiving chiropractic care before becoming pregnant?

We recommend that you begin chiropractic care before conception to start gaining its many benefits:

• Ensures proper nerve supply to the reproductive organs
• Optimizes uterine function
• Prepares body for healthy implantation
• Promotes regular menstrual cycles


Can chiropractic care help breech babies?

The late Larry Webster, D.C., Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), developed a particular system of analysis and adjustment. By using the Webster technique, Dr. Cochran can establish balance in your pelvis, reducing stress on the uterus and supporting ligaments.

When your pelvis is balanced, your baby can get into optimal position. In fact, The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in their July/August 2002 issue that the Webster Technique boasts an 82% success rate!


What if I’m not in any pain?

Some women are fortunate to be free from discomfort during pregnancy. There are still benefits, however, that chiropractic can give you. Many of our expecting moms are on a wellness plan and see Dr. Cochran once a month, twice a month or four times a month.

Dr. Cochran can help you have a wonderful pregnancy experience. Contact us today! Insurance can be used for your visits.

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Virginia Beach Prenatal Chiropractic
Island Oasis Chiropractic | (757) 333-0368