Prenatal chiropractic can be a life-saver! Meet Denver’s expert, Dr. Lauren Love

As I began expanding and meeting people in Denver, I felt especially lucky to get to know the women of Fertile Ground Wellness Center.  Fertile Ground is a “compassionate integrative” health care center that provides women and families with thoughtful treatment across a wide range of health care concerns.  I was especially impressed with Dr.  Lauren Love, an incredibly skilled chiropractor who’s known for her house calls, expertise in prenatal treatment, and her work with infants and children.

I have found that prenatal chiropractic can sound scary to women who aren’t familiar with the practice.  And there can be lots of fear surrounding chiropractic in general.  Through my experience getting treated by Dr. Love,  I quickly realized how grounded, intelligent, and skilled she was.  And I felt like she would be the right person to help others understand how her work could be so beneficial.

Enjoy getting to know Dr. Love, and feel free to reach out to her if you live in the Denver area.  She’s in high demand — but you may be lucky to grab an appointment!

~ Mahri

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Your name, and where you are from:

Hi everyone! I am Dr. Lauren Love and I am originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida but moved to Denver, Colorado 3 years ago with my husband.

Can you tell us a little bit about your background?  What exactly do you do?

I am a second generation chiropractor who grew with up with both parents being chiropractors. My upbringing very much revolved around the “chiropractic lifestyle” which meant receiving regular chiropractic adjustments and following a holistic way of life. 

I decided to become a chiropractor after finishing high school and went to Florida State University where I received my Bachelors in Exercise Science. After finishing my undergrad, I went to Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated with honors and my Doctorate in Chiropractic (D.C.).  I now dedicate my practice to care for pregnant women, infants and kids in Denver, CO. What’s unique about my practice is a I am house call chiropractor, which means I bring my care to my patients homes for ultimate convenience and high quality care.

 

This a big question – but what is chiropractic?  Is there a philosophy behind why someone might want to seek chiropractic care? 

Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine which involves diagnosis and treatment or “adjustments” of spinal misalignments. The philosophy of chiropractic focuses on body’s innate ability to heal itself and how the structure of the spine affects the function of the nervous system.

When and if our spine becomes misaligned, the increased stress on the spine can lead to irritation of the spinal nerves. Spinal nerves ensure proper communication from our brain to our bodies’ cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. Therefore, if the spine is misaligned this can ultimately have an effect on our nervous system and how well our brain and body communicates and functions overall.

Someone might want to seek out chiropractic care if they are looking for a natural and holistic way to ensure their bodies are performing at optimum. Another reason patient seek out chiropractic care is for natural pain relief. When our spines are under increased stress, misalignment can occur, often leading to uncomfortable symptoms like lower back pain, neck pain and tension.

We have a huge pregnant clientele.  What are the primary reasons pregnant clients seek your services?  What are the biggest benefits you see from your prenatal adjustments?

Many women are realizing the benefits of regular chiropractic care for a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy and as they prepare for safer and easier birth. Pregnancy is the one time in a woman’s life where hormonal and structural changes can lead to dysfunction and imbalance in the body which is completely normal. As the belly grows and hormones increases relaxation of pelvic ligaments, the body’s center of gravity shifts forward leading to imbalances in the pelvis and even the uterus.   

Women often seek out my care for help with: 
– Lower back pain
– Pelvic or pubic bone pain
– Optimal fetal positioning
– Upper back tension
– Rib pain
– Heartburn

Women under regular chiropractic care during pregnancy often benefit from less discomfort, increased relaxation, decreased tension, and faster and easier labor and delivery with less need for medical interventions! Studies show chiropractic care can decrease labor and delivery times in 1st time moms by 24% and in second and third time moms by 31%.

 When during pregnancy do you think chiropractic might be a better choice than another form of bodywork?  On the flip side, is there any time when you would not recommend chiropractic — e.g., any specific conditions or period in pregnancy?

I am an advocate of chiropractors being a part of the pregnancy health team. I work with many other birth workers in my community including: acupuncturist, massage therapist, physical therapist, doulas, midwives, and OB GYNs to ensure my patients receive the most comprehensive care. That being said each one of these health professionals has their own expertise so if a pregnant women’s concerns involves the spine and/or musculoskeletal systems that is the chiropractor’s expertise! 

Chiropractic care is safe from preconception up until labor and delivery and can even be very helpful postpartum. Since I work hand in hand with other health professionals if a condition which could possibly put mom at increased risk arises I will make to refer her to the right person so she receives the attention and care she needs. 

How do you respond to clients who are nervous about the concept of someone doing spinal adjustment during pregnancy? 

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is extremely safe, gentle and effective. Patients will often voice their concerns to me during our phone consultation or first visit and I do my best to educate them on how gentle the chiropractic adjustment is and how it works to help them achieve their pregnancy goals. I also assure them that I have studied and trained to treat pregnant patients more than the average chiropractor and have been certified in Webster Technique which is a specific chiropractic technique for the pregnant patient. 

What do you love the most about your work?

I love educating my patients about the changes that occur to their bodies and choices they have during pregnancy, labor and delivery and helping them experience a more comfortable and healthy pregnancy experience. 

How can I contact you and use your services?

I offer free phone consultations for all new patients where we can discuss concerns, review health goals and find out how chiropractic can help them during pregnancy, postpartum or with their growing families. 

I can also be reached by phone (303)-720-6911 or email (drlaurenlove@gmail.com), and check out my website at www.drlaurenlove.com

I travel to my patients homes for house call visits in the Denver metro area and surrounding neighborhoods Tuesday through Friday. I also work at Fertile Ground Wellness Center in Greenwood Village for in-office visits on Mondays. 

 

BIO

As a second generation chiropractor, Dr. Lauren had dedicated her practice to caring for growing families so they too can benefit from healthier and fuller lives with chiropractic care. Dr. Lauren focuses on pre and postal chiropractic care and practices various gentle chiropractic techniques, including The Webster Technique. These gentle, safe and effective techniques allow her to provide specialized care for the changing spine and pelvis during pregnancy. Dr. Lauren’s passion is helping women achieve more comfortable pregnancies as well as shorter and easier labor and delivery. Dr. Lauren also understand how sometimes its hard to find time for self-care in our busy lifestyles and that is why she started her business of bringing chiropractic into the home. Chiropractic house calls are a convenient healthy solution that allow you to receive the care you deserve without the hassle or added stress!

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