Pregnancy & Newborn Care

Our expertise is caring for women through this important time of transition. We offer prenatal chiropractic care, postpartum care and baby care.




Prenatal Chiropractic Care

During pregnancy there are several physiologic and endocrine changes that occur in preparation for the developing baby. One such change is the production of the pregnancy hormone relaxin which makes ligaments soft, allowing the pelvis to be more flexible during birth. The effect of relaxin, along with other postural adaptations such as increased weight and a protruding belly, make pregnancy an especially vulnerable time. Pregnant women are more likely than the general population to have back pain, pubic symphysitis, sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and hip and leg pain. Read more


Breech Presentation

Dr Bartlett does not perform any medical techniques to turn breech babies. He has, however, been trained in the Webster Technique to address pelvic alignment. Read more


Postpartum Chiropractic Care

After delivery, the hormone relaxin keeps making ligaments soft for 6 months. This increases your vulnerability to lower back and pelvic joint misalignment and pain. In addition, baby holding and breastfeeding put tremendous stress on the neck, upper back, shoulders and arms. Many new moms suffer from headaches, neck and shoulder aches as well as wrist and forearm problems such as caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and deQuervain’s stenosing tenosynovitis (tendinitis of the thumb). Read more


Baby Care

Even the gentlest births are considered traumatic by the baby. We specialize in caring for newborns to release birth trauma, or to treat common complaints such as colic, digestive issues, sleeping problems or difficulty with nursing. We use CranioSacral Therapy (CST) which is a subtle, profound, and painless bodywork technique that releases restrictions of the connective tissue throughout the body. Read more

Chiropractic Reviews

I saw Dr. Bartlett for the the second half of my pregnancy and it saved me. I was particularly uncomfortable in my mid back and the relief I experienced from my treatments made all the difference for me. In general, I have issues with my neck and I have been to a lot of chiropractors… Dr. Bartlett is AMAZING at adjusting necks. I am so lucky to have found him. His manor is very caring and he clearly knows his stuff. He always explains to me what he is going to do and helps me to understand my body in a way that is empowering.block. 

~ Erica J., Counselor in Oakland, CA

I just love Dr. Bartlett at Acorn Wellness Center! I saw him consistently during both my pregnancies and he helped my body stay pain free through all the changes I was experiencing. He is the main reason I had such comfortable pregnancies. He is an amazing chiropractor and has a wonderful caring presence. I also saw him for post-natal appointments where he helped my body come back into alignment after birth and the changes in my life.And he is fantastic with kids! When I bring them he has toys, he involves them in the visit ,and he is great at adjusting them too.

Shannon H., Shamanic Practitioner in Walnut Creek, CA