Root and Bloom Chiropractic - Preparing for Pregnancy

140 Burlington Ave
Clarendon Hills, Illinois 60514

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Services in a nutshell

Have you ever considered preparing your body for a child before pregnancy? Chiropractic adjustments prior to conception prepare your body to be strong, efficient and balanced for a healthy pregnancy.

More about us

At Root & Bloom Chiropractic, we are committed to helping women who are willing to make a change but have found no real solution. Using advanced technology, we measure where stress is affecting the Nervous System, allowing us to be highly specific in the chiropractic care.

The Nervous System is your body’s stress response system. Therefore, if your body perceives that its continuously stressed, the Nervous System will prioritize survival functions – such as pushing blood to your muscles, increasing your heartrate and blood pressure and releasing stress hormones such as cortisol. Physiologically, the human body cannot be in a survival or “fight or flight” mode simultaneously with a growth and development mode. This leads to a lessening of the systems in the body that are not necessary when a perceived “threat” occurs. This leads to a disruption of proper hormone regulation, ovulation and even reproductive function.

By reducing this stress with chiropractic care and our preconception essentials, the surge of stress hormones is reduced and allows the body to restore its normal balance leading to an internal environment optimal for reproductive function. During our preconception nutrition consultation, we discuss ways in which you and your partner can optimize your health to ensure that your pregnancy has the best chance of success.

Our team

TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
Dr. Lauren Molinaro Shelton

Dr. Lauren was raised in Elmhurst, Illinois and spent most of her young life in her schoolbooks or on the softball field.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. After college, she had the opportunity to work at Kohls Department Stores Corporate Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was during this time that she realized her desire to improve quality of life for others by serving as a healthcare professional. Therefore, Dr. Lauren went back to school to find that perfect healthcare profession for her. As many chiropractors say, “You don’t find chiropractic, it finds you,” and this was just the case!

Finding chiropractic was a happy accident that changed her life forever. Every day, she is amazed by how much the human body can accomplish when it is able to function at its most optimal level without nervous system interference.

Throughout school, Dr. Lauren loved learning about the body and its vast capabilities when we care for it properly. She found her niche working with pregnant mothers and babies. This led her to obtain the Webster’s Certification, which equips her to provide mothers and babies with the highest quality care. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life University as a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Following school, Dr. Lauren is furthering her training in pediatric and maternal knowledge through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Dr. Lauren serves as a chiropractor with only the intention to give. In her own words, “my desire for everyone is that you feel and function as well as you can for as long as you can, so you can enjoy the things in life that matter most to you.

Dr. Weston Shelton

Dr. Weston was born and raised on a farm outside of Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a result of growing up in the country, he gained a passion and respect for nature, hard work, and health. That passion brought him to Iowa State University, where he graduated in 2014 with his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Dr. Weston had always thought that he wanted to be a medical doctor. However, every time he went to his hometown chiropractor, he became more intrigued by chiropractic. After some time, he began to understand that the body has an amazing ability to heal itself without drugs and surgery. This experience inspired Dr. Weston to become a chiropractor himself.

With this new mindset, he moved to Marietta, Georgia to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University. Dr. Weston is committed to growing and strengthening families in the community through chiropractic care.

He has a passion for helping children and families function the way they are designed, so families can make memories with one another that last a lifetime. Because of this passion, he began his certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) during school and is completing over 200 hours of additional training in pediatrics and pregnancy. As Dr. Weston likes to say, “There is an innate ability in everyone to reconnect with themselves and the world, and I want to help people make that connection.”

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