Pregnancy & Parental Care

Tier Wellness

Chiropractic & Wellness Center located in Long Beach, CA

Chiropractic pregnancy and prenatal care prevents or relieves common sources of pregnancy pain, reduces stress, and can make your delivery easier. At Tier Wellness Center, Adam Sandahl, DC, CCEP, specializes in gentle chiropractic techniques, including the Webster technique, which allows a baby to naturally turn out of a breech position. If you have questions about prenatal chiropractic care, call the office in Long Beach, California, or book an appointment online.

Pregnancy & Parental Care

Which common pregnancy problems are treated with chiropractic care?

The changes that occur during pregnancy can cause your spine and pelvis to become misaligned, affecting your health and the position of the uterus.

Chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy prevents problems caused by:

Changes in posture

Your posture changes as your baby grows, which places extra stress on your back muscles and causing spinal misalignment.

Pressure from weight gain

The weight gained during pregnancy also adds pressure to your spine and back muscles, leading to spinal misalignment.

Relaxed ligaments

Ligaments in your pelvis normally relax to accommodate the baby’s growth, but loose ligaments can affect your spine and cause pain.

The first plan of chiropractic care addresses ligament problems that misalign the spine, while ongoing treatment to maintain spinal balance ensures healthy nerve signals during pregnancy.

What is the Webster technique?

The Webster technique is a chiropractic treatment that helps reposition a baby in a breech position. Here’s how it works:

Muscle tension or misalignment of your spine and pelvis affect the position of the uterus, which in turn, influences your baby’s position.

The Webster technique adjusts your lower back and pelvis and uses trigger point pressure to relax abdominal ligaments. These techniques rebalance and realign pelvic structures, allowing your uterus to relax and giving your baby the ability to turn.

About 82% of women find that the Webster technique allows their baby to naturally turn into the proper birthing position.

What other chiropractic services are available for women and babies?

If you have a hard time getting pregnant, having chiropractic adjustments to align your spine and help you maintain a strong nervous system may improve fertility problems.

Pre- and post-baby chiropractic care help women have a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum recovery.

Postpartum care

After your baby is born, your ligaments stay soft for about six months, so you’re susceptible to lower back and pelvic joint misalignment. Postpartum chiropractic adjustments prevent pain and keep the misalignment from worsening while your ligaments recover.

Baby’s first adjustment

Even if you had a gentle, easy delivery, it’s still traumatic for your baby. Dr. Sandahl has extensive experience in gently treating problems with your baby’s spine that may have occurred during delivery.

Nutrition consultation

Dr. Sandahl specializes in assessing your nutritional status and developing a diet and supplement plan that provide essential nutrients for you and your baby.

At every stage of pregnancy and after your delivery, chiropractic care relieves pain and promotes optimal health. To schedule an appointment, call Tier Wellness Center or book an appointment online.