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Preconception Chiropractic at Structure Integrative Healthcare

Playful young coupleIf you’re ready to add a little one to your family and are struggling to conceive please know that you’re not alone. At Structure Integrative Healthcare, we want to help you and your partner get in the best health possible to improve your chances of becoming pregnant.

You already may be doing many of the right things such as eating nutrient-dense foods, giving up or limiting alcohol, working out more and taking prenatal supplements. These are some of the healthy lifestyle habits women and men who are trying to conceive often adopt.

Did you know that chiropractic is also highly beneficial when you’re trying to conceive?

Getting Your Body Ready for Baby

There are many ways that natural and gentle chiropractic care can help you be able to conceive:

Reduces stress

One of the major benefits of pre-pregnancy chiropractic care is decreasing that fight or flight response or stressed-out state that you may be in. When the systems of your body are normalized, you might ovulate more normally. Your hormones might be more optimal and your immune system could function at its best.

Allows your nervous system to work optimally

Chiropractic adjustments can help make sure that your skeletal system doesn’t interfere with your nerves, which can put excess stress on the body. Also, chiropractic care will ensure that your pelvis is properly aligned to alleviate stress on your reproductive organs.

Makes it easier for your body to absorb nutrients

When you are trying to conceive, it’s essential that you give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs with a healthy diet. Your body needs to be well-nourished to support a developing baby. When you’re able to digest your food efficiently, you’ll enjoy better benefits from the foods you’re eating.

Allows you to breathe easier

Because chiropractic makes breathing easier that increases blood vessel dilation. When your respiratory and cardiovascular systems are functioning at their peak, you may be able to conceive easier because your body will be able to give your developing baby the air and blood supply that they require.

By removing nerve interference, chiropractic truly can help future moms and dads-to-be improve their chances of conceiving.

What You Can Expect

If you’re trying to become pregnant we will have you come in for an exam that includes taking noninvasive scans with the CLA INSiGHT™ Subluxation Station. These scans detect neurological and muscular stress patterns that demonstrate how your body is functioning.
These important scans can help us understand more about your state of health so we can provide you with a customized care plan.


How often should I see Dr. Cortney?

It depends on your current level of health. For example, if you’ve been living a healthy lifestyle for most of your adult life then you could start coming in six months before you’d like to conceive.

On the other hand, if you’re trying to get rid of some unhealthy habits it might take a little bit longer to get your body to its most optimal state. So we may have you come in up to a year before you plan on getting pregnant.

Should I get any previous injuries addressed first?

Yes! Throughout her years in practice, Dr. Cortney has often seen moms who didn’t get their pre-pregnancy injuries properly addressed. As a result those injuries always come back during pregnancy. That’s why she always recommends that women who are trying to become pregnant should have any old injuries taken care of first.

How will I be adjusted?

If you’re not currently pregnant, we can use any kind of technique that you’re comfortable with. Dr. Cortney has many techniques at her disposal including Diversified, Webster Technique, Activator Methods® and Thompson Technique, which uses the drop table. She can modify her techniques to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.

I’m Pregnant! Now What?

After you get the exciting news that you’re pregnant, we encourage you to continue receiving chiropractic care to help you have a healthy, happy and comfortable pregnancy!

Book an Appointment

Caring and compassionate, Dr. Cortney looks forward to helping you be at your best so you have the best chance of experiencing a naturally healthy pregnancy!

Preconception Chiropractic Naperville IL | (630) 447-0123