Broomfield, Colorado

Prenatal Chiropractic

Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences a wide variety of hormonal and physiological changes to support fetal development and prepare for the upcoming birth. Those changes, combined with the additional weight of your developing baby, can gradually lead to musculoskeletal shifts, imbalances and discomfort that make even everyday tasks difficult or impossible. At Fox Integrated Healthcare, prenatal chiropractic care can help you change that.

Our experienced, compassionate team takes an integrative health approach to prenatal chiropractic, combining gentle, manual adjustments with holistic care that encourages balance and well-being for both mother and baby. Through gentle, precise adjustments, we gradually restore spinal and pelvic alignment, which facilitates a more comfortable pregnancy, a smoother labor and easier delivery.

Conditions That Can Benefit from Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Prenatal chiropractic can help alleviate a variety of pregnancy-related health concerns and physical limitations, including:

  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica and SI joint pain
  • Premature contractions
  • Poor posture
  • Limited mobility
  • Secondary pregnancy symptoms
  • Breech pregnancy
  • Intrauterine constraint

Health Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

If you’re struggling with chronic aches and pains, poor posture, reduced range of motion or limited mobility, prenatal chiropractic care offers a variety of health benefits, including:

Improved Well-Being and Comfort Throughout Pregnancy
When your spine is misaligned throughout your pregnancy, your spinal bones, also known as vertebrae, place excess pressure on the nerves that branch away from your spinal cord. This abnormal nerve pressure often elicits secondary symptoms of pregnancy, such as nausea, pain, fatigue, constipation and heartburn, just to name a few. As we gradually restore balance to your spine, we relieve spinal nerve compression and restore normal function, which alleviates many of the common, irritating symptoms associated with pregnancy.

Pain Relief and Increased Mobility
Throughout your pregnancy, your body releases specialized chemicals and hormones designed to relax your tendons and ligaments in preparation for your upcoming labor and delivery. Unfortunately, as the weight of your baby pulls your spine forward and your connective tissues gradually relax, your spine receives less structural support, which often furthers spinal misalignment and imbalance within the body.

This phenomenon frequently lends itself to persistent discomfort, decreased range of motion and mobility loss. Through gentle, precise adjustments, we restore your spine’s normal alignment, reduce muscular tension, relieve discomfort and improve your overall mobility.

Encourages Optimal Fetal Development and a Successful Natural Birth
Pelvic misalignment creates a suboptimal environment for fetal development due to the internal constriction created by the imbalance. When the pelvis is misaligned, it creates unnecessary tension in the surrounding ligaments, resulting in excessive uterine tension, or intrauterine constraint.

Unfortunately, when your body experiences intrauterine constraint, your baby cannot move into the optimal, head-down birthing position. As we restore normal pelvic and spinal alignment, we create more space for fetal development and motion, which improves your ability to have a successful, smooth, natural birth.

What to Expect With Prenatal Chiropractic Care

When you trust Fox Integrated Health with your chiropractic care and prenatal well-being, the first step in our process is getting to know you. During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your current needs and concerns to gain an understanding of your treatment goals. Next, your chiropractor — Dr. Derek Fox or Dr. Audrey Kenyon-Fox — will take you through a comprehensive evaluation, during which you’ll discuss your medical history, lifestyle habits, current limitations and overall well-being. You’ll also undergo a diagnostic evaluation to locate structural shifts within your body.

After your evaluation, your chiropractor will design your individualized treatment plan designed to gradually realign structural musculoskeletal shifts and restore balance to your body. You and your chiropractor will discuss the findings of your exam, as well as your plan of care, after which you’ll proceed with adjustments at the frequency recommended by your doctor.

Prenatal Chiropractic Care: Frequently Asked Questions

Prenatal chiropractic care is widely recognized as safe for both mother and baby. Chiropractors who specialize in prenatal chiropractic care complete extensive training in the safe and effective administration of pregnancy-specific joint adjustments, which are gentle and precise in nature.

Because expecting mothers cannot safely consume a variety of conventional medications to alleviate irritating or debilitating symptoms, prenatal chiropractic is an effective, natural and conservative treatment alternative for a wide variety of irritating and debilitating conditions associated with pregnancy.

Pelvic misalignment and tension throughout your hips can make labor and delivery more painful and lengthy than necessary. Prenatal chiropractic adjustments work to restore pelvic balance and relieve tension, which allows your baby to pass through the birth canal with far greater ease. According to researchers, prenatal chiropractic care can reduce labor duration up to 24 percent for first-time mothers and up to 33 percent for subsequent births.

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