Blooming Bellies

After serving Jacksonville Beach for almost 30 years, in June of 2014, Alterman & Johnson Family Chiropractors opened our second location. Blooming Bellies is the Jacksonville location and is dedicated to serving expectant  moms and families through pregnancy and beyond. Visit us at 8833 Perimeter Park Blvd. Suite 902, Jacksonville, Fl. For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at (904)479-0363

“From my experience of being at more than 500 births, women who have been under regular chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy have their pelvis aligned perfectly and the greatest chance for normal, natural birth.”  
- Lorie McCoy, Doula, Hypnobirthing Instructor, and Owner of the Orchid Nest

Dr. Alterman talks with Melanie Lawson of Channel 4 about pregnancy and baby adjustments

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Mommy and Me Chiropractic

Chiropractic care before pregnancy:

  • Balances spine and pelvic structures, so mom can carry the pregnancy better
  • May help women conceive, even after months or years of unsuccessful attempts

Chiropractic care during pregnancy:

  • Helps relieve common complaints like headaches, neck, back, and pubic bone pain, nausea, swelling, round ligament and sciatic leg pain

  • Improves pelvic alignment, which allows the baby to get into the ideal position for birth minimizing the possibility of a breech, transverse or posterior presentation and reducing the chances for birth interventions or a potential c-section

  • Reduces pain and length of labor and delivery

Chiropractic care after birth:

  • Helps ease “new mom’s neck” – a painful condition commonly resulting from typical new baby activities

  • Gently aligns baby’s neck and spine. Spinal misalignments in newborns could result in torticollis, breastfeeding difficulties, colic, irritability, acid reflux, etc. In older children, these misalignments could contribute to ear infections, asthma, allergies, bed wetting and digestive difficulties, among other things.


Dear Dr. Alterman,

Thank you so much for all your help during my pregnancy. You really opened my eyes to the power of chiropractic care! And, as this was my first time using it, I was completely in awe!

Dr. Alterman, when I first came to you, I was in my third trimester and suffering with horrible lower back pain and my baby was breech. My midwife suggested I consult a chiropractor and fortunately I found you!

Your gentle, yet effective, adjustments relieved me of the back pain, which I thought simply a "normal" part of pregnancy. I now know that this pain is not necessary or normal for pregnancy.

More importantly, your adjustments were able to turn the baby out of the breech position! Not only did this allow for an easier delivery, but it allowed me to have a home birth. What a beautiful experience and one that I would not have been able to have if it weren't for your expertise.

So, thank you Dr. Alterman from the bottom of my heart. You truly have left a wonderful mark on me and my family.

Warmest regards,

Jacksonville Beach

At Alterman & Johnson Family Chiropractors, Drs. Franca Alterman and Diane Johnson have received extensive training and certifications in pre and post natal chiropractic- including the Webster and the Bagnell techniques, and have helped hundreds of pregnant women for almost 30 years in Jacksonville Beach and Jacksonville. We use no drugs, no needles, no surgeries, and all of our procedures are safe, gentle and natural.  Call us today, we are dedicated to specific chiropractic care with gentle chiropractic adjustments for pregnant moms, babies and children of all ages.

Click here to see more information about Dr. Alterman's lectures around town.

Click here to read about Dr. Alterman's interview with Channel 4's Melanie Lawson


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Drs. A and J: Thank you so much for the awesome prenatal care! I know my pregnancy was much easier because of your knowledge and great adjustments. Dr A - thank you, thank you, thank you for your labor adjustment. It was so thoughtful of you to make an early morning trip to our home! It played a huge role in Luca's quick arrival."
    Katie A.