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Prenatal Chiropractic Care in Santa Cruz

We Specialize in Healthy Moms and Babies

When you’re pregnant, you have to be extra-careful about your safety. We provide gentle, no-cracking chiropractic for the mother during pregnancy. You can get adjusted just before and after giving birth, which promotes optimum healing essential to honoring the many changes going on inside the mother’s spine.

NetworkSpinal® care and Cranial Sacral are our primary non-force techniques dedicated to helping mom create the most easeful pregnancy possible and continued healing following birth.

Bring Your Baby In to Benefit Early From Care

Give your baby the best possible chance to have a healthy life. Dr. Bjorn is specially trained to check your child’s spine for areas of trauma following birth.

Dr. Bjorn has not only helped me heal my spine, he’s also helped me through pregnancy and postpartum. My little 5-day-old son was seen, and has grown into a happy, healthy and confident baby. I attribute many of his milestones and smiles to the health of his spine.” Sara D.

Expecting moms have a range of issues they may experience, such as headaches and migraines or hip tightness. The benefits you can experience from chiropractic include

  • Diminished neck and mid-back pain
  • Shorter labor times
  • Guidance for at home spinal care during pregnancy
  • Improved breastmilk production
  • Increased nerve flow for mom and baby
  • Increased ease in hips and pelvis

  • Less incidence of postpartum depression
  • Reduced risk of preeclampsia
  • Relief from sciatica and low back pain
  • Emotional release and support for mother during hormonal changes

Furthermore, your pelvis expands for the birth of your baby, then contracts again, all thanks to the hormone relaxin. We can ensure that your pelvis has proper movement before your baby’s birth. You’ll also notice that you have faster healing times. Many moms under chiropractic care during their pregnancy report shorter birth times and far less issues such as back pain. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) has numerous accounts of moms who need fewer epidurals, C-sections or inductions thanks to being under care. Chiropractic is a powerful way of letting your body take care of yourself and your baby.

Is it safe to get adjusted during pregnancy?

Yes; the record of safety for chiropractic is remarkably high for anyone, including prenatal patients. Dr. Bjorn’s gentle techniques are easily tolerated.
What is involved in NetworkSpinal Care?

NetworkSpinal Care is our main technique used in the office. It involves a light contact along your pelvis, low back and cervical spine. Though gentle, it helps your spinal cord release tension that can negatively affect you and your growing baby’s health.
Do you use pregnancy pillows?

Yes. There are specialized pregnancy pillows available that have a scoop taken out of the middle to accommodate your body. We can adjust you comfortably and safely through all trimesters of your pregnancy.
What if I don't want to lie on my stomach?

There are always ways we can work with your preferences. You can lie on your back and on your side if you prefer. Head pillows, pillows between your knees and our headrest make it simple for you to get adjusted.
Will there be any pressure placed on my stomach while I'm getting adjusted?

No. Dr. Bjorn’s technique doesn’t involve twisting or aggression. Instead, a light touch is all that’s necessary to facilitate your body’s natural healing abilities.
Where can I find more information about prenatal chiropractic?

If you’re curious about prenatal or pediatric chiropractic, you can find a wealth of research at, the website of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Should I bring my baby in to be checked?

Yes. Many moms bring their baby in just days after birth to have a chiropractic checkup. The birthing process is often the first trauma we experience, with a high percentage of newborns having a misalignment in their neck region. Even natural, beautiful births involve tugging and twisting of an infant’s delicate neck. The birthing process can result in misalignments that will negatively affect your baby’s health if left unchecked.
What is an adjustment like for a baby?

Just like an adult’s adjustment, a baby’s adjustment is extremely gentle and safe. Dr. Bjorn will use his fingertips to check your baby’s spine. The pressure involved is so light, you’ll wonder if it’s really doing anything – until you notice a difference in your health and you notice your baby is thriving.

Contact Our Office Today

Are you ready to set up the first appointment for you or your baby? Contact us today to discuss the many benefits of prenatal care Santa Cruz!


Pregnancy Chiropractor Santa Cruz, Live Oak CA | (831) 459-8434