Chiropractic care is a fantastic option during pregnancy! As your baby grows, there are lots of changes going on in your body, and chiropractic care is a safe, natural option for relieving common aches and pains that may be caused by these changes. In addition to relieving pregnancy discomfort, regular chiropractic care has been shown to reduce labor times and the instance of back labor, resulting in a very positive, less painful birth experience!
Postpartum chiropractic care can be beneficial for both mothers and babies. Mothers experience more comfort through the posture changes of breastfeeding, an increased rate of milk production, and a reduction in the likelihood of postpartum depression. Chiropractic care has been shown to be especially helpful for infants with latch issues, furthering the benefits of a strong breastfeeding relationship!
At Brookhaven, we provide a chiropractor on-site who specializes in care for our expectant mothers and infants. Dr. Andrew Dodge, D.C., D.A.C.N.B., visits us weekly from Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic in Staunton so that our moms can receive the care they need at their convenience. Dr. Andrew is board eligible for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association certification. He is also certified in Webster Technique, targeted specifically for expectant mothers, and Omni Therapeutic Technique, a non-force adjusting technique. He also holds a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.
Dr. Andrew is available on Wednesday afternoons at Brookhaven, or Monday-Saturday at his office in Staunton. He is also available on-call for our birth center to assist in both birth center and home births, as well as in-home postpartum follow-ups as needed! To schedule an appointment, please call his office at 540-885-1735.
For further information on how chiropractic care can benefit you and your child during pregnancy, please visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s website.
Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic
1600 N. Coalter St., Suite 303A
Staunton, VA 24401