Healthy Births, Happy Babies | Prenatal Care | Natural Birth | Pregnancy | Pediatrics

Healthy Births, Happy Babies | Prenatal Care | Natural Birth | Pregnancy | Pediatrics

Synopsis

A weekly podcast interviewing experts in the prenatal, natural birth and pediatric care field sharing their wisdom about how to feel safe, supported and empowered during your pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Brought to you by the prenatal and pediatric specialists in acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, yoga, lactation and birth education at the Cap Wellness Center.

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Episodes

  • 129: The Power of Dadhood with Michael Byron Smith
    129: The Power of Dadhood with Michael Byron Smith
    Duration: 44min | 13/08/2019

    Guest: Michael Byron Smith is the author of “The Power of Dadhood: How to Become the Father Your Child Needs”. He has dedicated himself to “Helping Fathers to be Dads”, the name of his Dadhood blog. In this episode, we will cover: The real difference between being a father and being a Dad. The 7 Characteristics of a Successful Dad and what it takes to become better at each one. The “Dad’s Self Inspection Checklist”, created out of Mike experience of being an USAF Colonel and how to use it to regularly take an inventory of how you’re doing as a dad and where you can improve. Resources mentioned in the conversation:w The Power of Dadhood book on Amazon His website: https://michaelbyronsmith.com/index.html Dr. Jay’s article on The Transition to Fatherhood: https://drjaywarren.com/the-transition-to-dadhood/ Dr. Jay’s other podcast: The Dadhood Journey – www.TheDadhoodJourney.com   About Michael Byron Smith: Michael Byron Smith is an advocate for healthy families with an emphasis on fathering. He is a 69-year-old father of three and grandfather to four, a retired USAF Colonel and a former B-52 pilot. Michael is the oldest of a family of six that struggled. His alcoholic father was irresponsible in his role as a parent. The impact this had on Mike’s siblings, and two generations after that motivated him to be the best father he could be. Michael broke the cycle of dysfunctional families by earning a college scholarship and joining Air Force ROTC. After retirement, he dedicated himself to “Helping Fathers to be Dads”, the name of his Dadhood blog. He is also the author of “The Power of Dadhood: How to Become the Father Your Child Needs”.

  • 128: Brain Highways-What Your Babys Brain Needs in the First Year with Nancy Green
    128: Brain Highways-What Your Baby's Brain Needs in the First Year with Nancy Green
    Duration: 42min | 01/04/2019

    Guest: Nancy Green is the creator of the Brain Highways program, an in-person and online course that teaches parents, kids and babies how to organize their brain so that it functions as intended. In this episode, we will cover: why "tummy time" is so much more than back strengthening exercises - it's about proper BRAIN DEVELOPMENT. how babies that skip crawling and other pre-walking activities may be more susceptible to problems later on with speech, reading, writing, focus, anxiety and other behavioral issues. what activities you can do with your infant right now that will ensure their brain develops as it should and what to look for if it's not.  Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.BrainHighways.com the Babies Program by Brain Highways: https://brainhighways.com/bhbabies/intro About Nancy Green: Nancy Green is the creator of the Brain Highways program, which began nearly two decades ago in the public schools. Today, Brain Highways is an onsite program for those in the San Diego area and an international online program for participants throughout the world. Nancy has also led volunteer Brain Highways outreach programs with organizations, such as Rady Children’s Hospital, and is currently collaborating with the American Academy of Pediatrics (Chapter 3) to reach underserved communities. Nancy has two daughters and a grandson. Married for 37 years, she lives with her husband, Jim, and their golden retriever, Buddy.

  • 127: Bringing a New Baby Home to Older Siblings with Sophie Acott
    127: Bringing a New Baby Home to Older Siblings with Sophie Acott
    Duration: 41min | 04/03/2019

    Guest: Sophie Acott, the Founder of Sleep Play Love – whose mission is to help parents all over the world reclaim much-needed sleep, rest and joy to their parenting experience. She is a mother of four children, a homebirth enthusiast, and a conscious parenting advocate. In this episode, we will cover: 1) what to expect from your older child when your new addition arrives - from behavioral issues, sleep disturbance, eating changes, etc. 2) what to do months BEFORE the new baby arrives and what to do in the days, weeks and months after the birth 3) what the differences are between various ages of older siblings and advice on how to help them navigate the family change Resources mentioned in the conversation: • link to Sophie's Sleep Play Love website: www.SleepPlayLove.co • link to Sophie's book "Sleep, Play, Love" on Amazon About Sophie Acott: Sophie Acott is the Founder of Sleep Play Love – whose mission is to help parents all over the world reclaim much-needed sleep, rest and joy to their parenting experience. She is a mother of four children, a homebirth enthusiast, and a conscious parenting advocate. Having experienced first-hand the toll that lack of sleep can have on health, emotional well-being, relationships, and the entire family unit, Sophie is committed to supporting other families to overcome their own unique parenting and sleep challenges–restoring vibrancy, happiness, and harmony to the family unit. As a certified Life Coach and Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant, motivating and inspiring others is Sophie’s life passion. Having trained with Hand in Hand Parenting, she adopts the Parenting by Connection approach personally and professionally; living and breathing this philosophy with her own children, and empowering other parents to success through a deeper understanding of the synonymous relationship between the parent-child connection, and sleep and behavioral challenges. Born and raised in Australia, Sophie now resides in San Diego, California with her husband and four young children. Her new bo

  • Healing Through the Loss of Your Baby with Laurie Brooks
    Healing Through the Loss of Your Baby with Laurie Brooks
    Duration: 47min | 05/02/2019

    On today's episode, we deal with a difficult subject: the loss of a baby. When this happens, many women do not know where to turn to or how to cope. Whether it's a miscarriage in the first trimester, a stillbirth in the 2nd or 3rd trimester, or even the loss in childbirth, this can be devastating. Today, a mom who lost her baby in labor tells us her story. It's our hope that by sharing her experience, other women (and families) that have gone through this might find some comfort and connection and hear an example of how hope and healing is possible again. And we all have been touched in our lives by someone who has experienced a loss like this. Her story will shed light on how to support someone you know that might be going through this.   Resources available for parents: The MISS Foundation: a volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child - https://missfoundation.org/ M.E.N.D Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death: non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death - https://www.mend.org/   from Laurie Brooks: "When I got pregnant after years of trying, my husband and I were thrilled. Throughout my pregnancy, I never thought about losing the baby. I knew people had miscarriages all the time and knew it was a possibility, but I was of the thought that if and when it happened, I would worry about it then. It was a wonderful 9 months. Once we got past the first 12 weeks, I just assumed we would have a baby.  I carried our son to term. I went into labor naturally at 39 weeks 5 days. Everything was perfect, until it wasn’t. Our baby boy, Jack Martin Brooks was born still. He was a perfectly formed baby who was not meant for this life."

  • 125: The Hamilton Hold and 7 Secrets of the Newborn with Dr. Robert Hamilton
    125: The "Hamilton Hold" and 7 Secrets of the Newborn with Dr. Robert Hamilton
    Duration: 36min | 07/01/2019

    Guest: Dr. Bob Hamilton is a pediatrician in the Los Angeles, CA area and also the creator of the "Hamilton Hold," a method for soothing crying babies seen by over 28 million people in his instructional video on YouTube. He is the author of "7 Secrets of the Newborn". In this episode, we will cover: 1) how the video of "The Hamilton Hold" went viral and what it does to calm newborn babies 2) what the main reason why Dr. Hamilton wrote this book for: to restore the DELIGHT that parents should have when having a baby and becoming parents 3) why Dr. Hamilton believes our culture needs more children 4) the importance of Dads in the family unit and how they can become more involved in the newborn phase Resources mentioned in the conversation: • link to Dr. Bob's website: www.7secretsofthenewborn.com • link to Dr. Bob's YouTube Video showing "The Hamilton Hold": https://youtu.be/j2C8MkY7Co8 About Dr. Bob Hamilton: Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., has over three decades of experience as a pediatrician and is the owner and founder of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, established in 1996 in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Hamilton is also the creator of the "Hamilton Hold," a method for soothing crying babies seen by over 28 million people in his instructional video on YouTube. In addition, Dr. Bob runs the LA Marathon annually to support his medical mission organization, which has been making annual trips to both Africa and Central America for over 20 years. He's also the proud father of 6 children and is grandpa to 7 more little ones. He lives in Santa Monica with his highschool sweetheart, Leslie, to whom he has been married 45 years.

  • 124: The Vaccine Conversation with Dr. Bob Sears
    124: The Vaccine Conversation with Dr. Bob Sears
    Duration: 01h01min | 20/12/2018

    Guest: Dr. Bob Sears is a pediatrician in Orange County, CA, author of The Vaccine Book, and co-founder of Immunity Education Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing objective and complete information on vaccines. In this episode, we will cover: 1) what "Informed Consent" really means from the patient perspective relative to making decisions about vaccination 2) the best way to approach your pediatrician to have an open discussion about the risks and benefits of vaccinating your child 3) what the common misconceptions about how vaccines work (did you know many are designed merely to lessen the severity of symptoms NOT prevent you from contracting the disease?) 4) the difference between Natural Herd Immunity and Chemically Induced Herd Immunity and what it means for our public health safety 5) why it can be argued that mandatory vaccination laws are unconstitutional and unethical 6) the truth about vaccine exemptions and how to go about determining whether or not your child should go on a delayed vaccine schedule or possibly not get any vaccinations at all   Resources mentioned in the conversation: • link to Dr. Bob's podcast: The Vaccine Conversation • link to the Immunity Education Group: www.immunityeducationgroup.org • the article Dr. Bob mentioned: Vaccines & Infectious Diseases • the article Dr. Bob mentioned: Vaccine Side Effects & Ingredients About Dr. Bob Sears: Dr. Bob Sears is a pediatrician in Orange County, CA, author of The Vaccine Book, and co-founder of Immunity Education Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing objective and complete information on vaccines. His new podcast, The Vaccine Conversation with Melissa and Dr. Bob, provides a new outlet for his life’s mission - to provide every person, worldwide, with objective, truthful, and un-doctored information on vaccines and infectious diseases.

  • 123: Self-Care for Dads
    123: Self-Care for Dads
    Duration: 29min | 23/07/2018

    In this episode, Dr. Jay will: explain why Self-Care for Dads is just as important as self-care for Moms the 4 areas that Dads need to be putting time and energy into to make sure you're taking good care of yourself what you can do on a daily (and at the very least weekly) basis to keep yourself well so you're a healthier dad, partner and man Resources mentioned in the conversation: the podcast episode where I talk about how Dads-to-be can best support their partner during PREGNANCY: HBHB Episode #120 the podcast episode where I talk about how Dads-to-be can best support their partner during POSTPARTUM: HBHB Episode #121 to learn more about these self-care methods and structures in the Men of Iron group Dr. Jay mentioned: www.drjaywarren.com/menofiron About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” found in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify as well as "The Dadhood Journey" which may be found in the same places you listen to podcasts. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to that have been proven to strengthen maternal bonding creating a healthier pregnancy, gentler birth with less interventions and easier postpartum experience with less infant crying, more sleep and decreased postpartum depression.

  • 122: Mike Dooley: Reading Books to Your Children | Dreams Come True  Your Magical Life
    122: Mike Dooley: Reading Books to Your Children | Dreams Come True & Your Magical Life
    Duration: 51min | 09/07/2018

    Guest: Mike Dooley is a New York Times best-selling author, metaphysical teacher, and creator of the wildly popular “Notes from the Universe”. He is also the author of 2 magical children's books: "Dreams Come True" and "Your Magical Life". In this episode, we will cover: what inspired Mike to write children's books after devoting years of his life writing books and teaching seminars for adults how fatherhood has changed Mike's life and what his daughter teaches him as they move through life together what qualities and teachings Mike consciously wants to bring into his parenting so his daughter grows up to be a healthy, happy and adventurous adult Resources mentioned in the conversation: Mike Dooley's website: www.tut.com to view the books Mike has written including the 2 children's books we discussed: http://www.tut.com/tutshop/index.php/books.html to start getting Mike's "Notes from the Universe", sign up here About Mike Dooley: Mike Dooley is a New York Times best-selling author, metaphysical teacher, and creator of the wildly popular “Notes from the Universe” whose acclaimed books—including Life on Earth: Understanding Who We Are, How We Got Here, and What May Lie Ahead; Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life’s Magic; and Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams—have been published worldwide in 25 languages. He was one of the featured teachers in the international phenomenon, "The Secret" and is the founder of a philosophical Adventurers Club that’s now home to over 750,000 online members. Mike lives what he teaches, inspiring audiences the world over, so far in 132 cities, 34 countries, on 6 continents. You can find Mike at: www.tut.com

  • 121: Dads  Postpartum: 7 Ways Dads Can Best Support Moms During Postpartum
    121: Dads & Postpartum: 7 Ways Dads Can Best Support Moms During Postpartum
    Duration: 29min | 02/07/2018

    Today's guest on the podcast is...me! (Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor, member of APPPAH (and PPNE candidate) and the ICPA as well as podcast host of The Dadhood Journey.) In this episode, Dr. Jay will: Go over 7 ways that Dads can support their partner during the postpartum period so that they feel loved, supported and nurtured (yes, rubbing their feet every night again is one of them!). Resources mentioned in the conversation: the podcast episode where I talk about how Dads-to-be can best support their partner during pregnancy: HBHB Episode #120 to learn more about Dr. Jay's online program for pregnant women, Connecting with Baby: www.DrJayWarren.com/CwB About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” found in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify as well as "The Dadhood Journey" which may be found in the same places you listen to podcasts. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to that have been proven to strengthen maternal bonding creating a healthier pregnancy, gentler birth with less interventions and easier postpartum experience with less infant crying, more sleep and decreased postpartum depression.

  • 120: 9 Ways Dads Can Best Support Moms During Pregnancy | Dr. Jay Warren
    120: 9 Ways Dads Can Best Support Moms During Pregnancy | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 25min | 18/06/2018

    Guest: Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor, member of APPPAH (and PPNE candidate) and the ICPA as well as podcast host of The Dadhood Journey. In this episode, Dr. Jay will: Go over 9 ways that Dads-to-be can support their partner during pregnancy so that they feel loved, supported and nurtured (yes, rubbing their feet every night is one of them!). Resources mentioned in the conversation: Penny Simkin's book: The Birth Partner and the link to my podcast interview with her on it the link to the podcast interview I did with Dr. Bruce Lipton about the effect of STRESS on pregnancy and the baby to learn more about Dr. Jay's online program for pregnant women, Connecting with Baby: www.DrJayWarren.com/CwB About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” found in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify as well as "The Dadhood Journey" which may be found in the same places you listen to podcasts. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to that have been proven to strengthen maternal bonding creating a healthier pregnancy, gentler birth with less interventions and easier postpartum experience with less infant crying, more sleep and decreased postpartum depression.

  • 119: The Power of Telling Your Birth Story | Bryn Huntpalmer from The Birth Hour Podcast
    119: The Power of Telling Your Birth Story | Bryn Huntpalmer from The Birth Hour Podcast
    Duration: 28min | 11/06/2018

    Guest: Bryn Huntpalmer is a mother of two young children (plus a third on the way) and the host of the hit podcast, The Birth Hour.   In this episode, we will cover: how Bryn's love of hearing birth stories and having her own lead to launch the hit podcast The Birth Hour which allows women to come on and share their important birth story the importance of being able to tell your own birth story for clarity, for learning and for healing the common thread that she's heard in the telling of over 200 birth stories - homebirth, birth enter, hospital, multiples, long labors, quick labors, emergency deliveries, c-sections, etc - and the powerful lesson in it for all birthing women. Resources mentioned in the conversation: The Birth Hour Podcast website: https://thebirthhour.com/ to get the FREE "Know Your Options Video Series": www.drjaywarren.com/thebirthhour link to the "Know Your Options Childbirth Course" talked about in this episode The Birth Hour on Instagram: http://instagram.com/thebirthhour About Bryn Huntpalmer: Bryn Huntpalmer is a mother of two young children (plus a third on the way) living in Austin, Texas where she hosts a birth stories podcast called The Birth Hour. Her mission with The Birth Hour is to encourage women to be informed about pregnancy and childbirth and know their options while creating a community for moms to support one another through pregnancy and motherhood. The podcast has grown rapidly since its launch in 2015 with over 4 million downloads and a supportive Instagram community. This year The Birth Hour launched it's first online course that prepares couples for everything from childbirth through newborn care

  • 118: Climb Out of the Darkness 2018: Raising Awareness of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
    118: Climb Out of the Darkness 2018: Raising Awareness of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
    Duration: 36min | 21/05/2018

    Guests: our panel discussion about Climb Out of the Darkness 2018, an event raising awareness of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, includes: Julie Lopez, Dr. Danny Singley, Shelby Patterson and Jen Varela.  In this episode, we will cover: what the international event, Climb Out of the Darkness, is all about and why raising awareness for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders is so important what the #1 barrier to receiving support and treatment for postpartum depression is and how to overcome it did you know that 1 out of 10 MEN experience postpartum depression and anxiety as well? information about the San Diego local Climbing Out of the Darkness event on June 23, 2018 Resources mentioned in the conversation: the Postpartum Support International's (PSI) website for their Climb Out of the Darkness events: http://www.postpartum.net/join-us/climbout/ info about the Climb Out of the Darkness event in San Diego on June 23, 2018: https://www.facebook.com/climboutsandiego/ link to the Postpartum Health Alliance's (PHA) Perinatal Depression Screening Test: https://postpartumhealthalliance.org/screening-test/ link to PSI's Dads for World Maternal Mental Health Day: http://www.postpartum.net/join-us/dads-for-world-maternal-mental-health-day/ About Our Panelists: Julie Lopez Julie Lopez is a Partner with Tatro & Lopez, LLP, a civil litigation firm representing clients who've suffered personal injury, elder abuse, and medical malpractice. Julie also advises nonprofit and other business organizations, and handles business litigation and consumer class action matters. As a former social worker, Julie is a compassionate guide and fierce protector of her clients who are often in crisis when they seek her representation. Julie has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers consecutively for the past three years, a distinction awarded to fewer than 3% of attorneys in the state. She is a postpartum depression survivor, and co-organizes the Climb Out of the Darkness event every year to raise awareness of postpartum m

  • 117: The ACE Study: How Early Childhood Traumas Can Affect Your Physical  Emotional Health as an Adult | Dr. Marti Glenn
    117: The ACE Study: How Early Childhood Traumas Can Affect Your Physical & Emotional Health as an Adult | Dr. Marti Glenn
    Duration: 35min | 23/04/2018

    Guest: Dr. Marti Glenn, PhD, Clinical Director of Ryzio Institute who emphasizes the integration of the latest research in a number of fields such as: Epigenetics, Polyvagal Theory, neuroscience, attachment, pre- and perinatal psychology, and trauma..   In this episode, we will cover: what was learned from the ACE Study what it means to the physical & emotional health of your children how your own early adverse childhood experiences could be influencing how you parent your child the concept of "neuroception" and what questions your baby is asking of every environment to determine whether they are safe or not Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Marti Glenn website: https://ryzio.com/marti-glenn/ link to to read about the ACE Study link to learn more about your own ACE score and resilience survey About Dr. Marti Glenn: Marti Glenn, PhD, is the Clinical Director of Ryzio Institute, offering professional trainings and intensive retreats to help adults heal adverse childhood experiences and trauma. An award winning and pioneering psychotherapist and educator, Marti is founding president of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. SBGI is known for its graduate degrees in prenatal and perinatal psychology, somatic psychology and clinical psychology. In her clinical work and trainings, Marti emphasizes the integration of the latest research in a number of fields such as: Epigenetics, Polyvagal Theory, neuroscience, attachment, pre- and perinatal psychology, and trauma. She has produced a number of conferences relating to prenatal and birth issues. And, she co-produced the broadcast quality documentary, Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal with Daniel Siegel and Bruce Perry. She has appeared in such documentary films as What Babies Want; What Babies Know; Reducing Infant Mortality and Improving the Health of Babies.   She is the recent recipient of the Verny Lifetime Achievement Award in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. Marti is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide. She li

  • 116: Pediatric Alphabet Soup Disorders-ADHD,ASD,LD,SPD | Dr. Drew Rubin
    116: Pediatric Alphabet Soup Disorders-ADHD,ASD,LD,SPD | Dr. Drew Rubin
    Duration: 41min | 16/04/2018

    Guest: Dr. Drew Rubin, DC has been in private practice since 1989 and teaches doctors about pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders with the ICPA as well as Pediatric Diagnosis at Life University, College of Chiropractic.   In this episode, we will cover: what contributed to the "meteoric rise" of neurodevelopmental issues in 1995-2000 (Austism, Asperger's, ADHD, Learning Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders) What the central issues is with all of these "Pediatric Alphabet Soup" disorders and what you can do as parent if your child might be dealing with one of them what "neuroplasticity" is and what it means for your child in recovering from one of these disorders and even more importantly, to PREVENT them from occuring Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Drew Rubin's website: https://www.theadjustment.com/ link to his podcast, Chirocast, in iTunes link to learn more about the courses he teaches with the ICPA About Dr. Drew Rubin: Drew Rubin, DC, DACCP has been in private practice since 1989 and is adjunct faculty at Life University, College of Chiropractic, where he teaches Pediatric Diagnosis and 3 other pediatric courses. Dr. Rubin has earned the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.) title and is a board certified Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association's Diplomate Program (DACCP)   In addition to 8 pediatric papers being published since 2007 in chiropractic journals, (Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, and Journal of Pediatric, Family and Maternal Health), he has written 3 chiropractic novels, including "The Adjustment" and its sequel, "The Acceptance.  He is honored to be one of the instructors for the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), and has spoken over 75 times in the last 5 years at places all across the US and Canada, as well as London and Italy. Dr. Rubin represented Life University 10 years in a row at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Con

  • 115: Prenatal Bonding: Strengthening the Mother-Child Connection Before Birth | Dr. Jay Warren
    115: Prenatal Bonding: Strengthening the Mother-Child Connection Before Birth | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 49min | 09/04/2018

    Guest: Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor, member and PPNE candidate with APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and podcast host. In this episode, Dr. Jay will: summarize "the Raffai Study" in which 6,000 pregnant women utilized Prenatal Bonding techniques and enjoyed such benefits as decreased pain and effort in labor, less c-sections and less obstetrical interventions at birth, less infant crying and more sleep after birth and decreased incidence of postpartum depression demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that babies in-utero are CONSCIOUS, they are having an EXPERIENCE in your womb, they are LISTENING and they are LEARNING from you right now go over some of the many ways you can Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy so you can enjoy the benefits described above Resources mentioned in the conversation: to get the FREE eBook "40 Ways to Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy": www.DrJayWarren.com/40ways to learn more about Dr. Jay's online program for pregnant women, Connecting with Baby: www.DrJayWarren.com/CwB About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” found in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to that have been proven to strengthen maternal bonding creating a healthier pregnancy, gentler birth with less interventions and easier postpartum experience with less infant crying, more sleep and decreased postpartum depression.

  • 114: Temper Tantrums-A New Way to Look at Them (and Your Child) | Tracy Gillett
    114: Temper Tantrums-A New Way to Look at Them (and Your Child) | Tracy Gillett
    Duration: 30min | 26/02/2018

    Guest: Tracy Gillett is the founder of the website RaisedGood.com, a heart-driven platform to provide parents with sound, well thought out, scientifically backed advice. She is also the author of the new book, The Lost Art of Natural Parenting: Finding the Courage to Parent Fearlessly In this episode, we will cover: how changing your view on temper tantrums from "they are giving you a hard time" to "they are having a hard time" will make those moments easier for you and your child as well how threats, punishments and consequences lock you into micromanaging and controlling behaviors, rather than helping your child self-regulate and become comfortable with their own emotions (the negative ones too) how labelling the "terrible twos", "three-nager", etc. can be counterproductive and how simple languaging changes can give you more ease and peace when parenting through difficult times Resources mentioned in the conversation: Tracy's website: www.raisedgood.com Link to buy her book The Lost Art of Natural Parenting: http://raisedgood.com/lost-art-natural-parenting/ Link to join her Raised Good Facebook group About Tracy Gillett: Tracy Gillett is a passionate writer, mother, global nomad and natural parenting advocate. She is also the author of the book, The Art of Natural Parenting which is available through her website, Raised Good, a heart-driven platform to provide parents with sound, well thought out, scientifically backed advice. She hopes to rouse your natural instincts so you can parent your way, by offering support and community, free from judgment. Originally from Australia, Tracy now lives in Vancouver, BC, with her husband and young son. Liberate yourself from the "rules" of modern parenting and sign up for Tracy’s free Natural Parenting Superpowers eCourse. You can also find Tracy on Facebook,Pinterest and Instagram.

  • 113: On Parenthood: Childrens Phases, This Too Shall Pass | Dr. Jay Warren
    113: On Parenthood: Children's Phases, "This Too Shall Pass" | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 13min | 19/02/2018

    In this episode, Dr. Jay will: share what "going through a phase" might be like for your child, physically and emotionally (as well as you as a family) so you can help your child navigate it better give you tips that will help get through it without feeling like this phase (tantrums, late night wakings, stranger shyness, etc.) will never end (IT WILL, This Too Shall Pass) Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com Dr. Jay's website: www.DrJayWarren.com to get the "40 Ways to Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy" guide: www.DrJayWarren.com/40ways About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience.

  • 112: Prenatal Yoga  the Benefits You Never Thought of Before | Deb Flashenberg
    112: Prenatal Yoga & the Benefits You Never Thought of Before | Deb Flashenberg
    Duration: 31min | 12/02/2018

    Guest: Deb Flashenberg, the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, the first yoga center in NYC to focus solely on Moms and Moms to be. In this episode, we will cover: The 3 main benefits of doing yoga during your pregnancy (one of them is probably something you’ve never thought of and it will help you immensely during labor!) What are the “Yoga Don’t” – poses and positions that are contraindicated during pregnancy (and even some attitudes that won’t serve you in your yoga practice How finding a community that supports and guides you during your pregnancy will make the transition to motherhood that much easier for you Resources mentioned in the conversation: Deb’s website: prenatalyogacenter.com Link to Deb’s podcast: Yoga | Birth | Babies: http://prenatalyogacenter.com/podcast-list/  About Deb Flashenberg: Deb Flashenberg is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, the first yoga center in NYC to focus solely on Moms and Moms to be.   She is a DONA certified labor support doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and certified prenatal yoga teacher. Deb completed a Midwife Assistant Program with Ina May Gaskin, Pamela Hunt and many of the other Farm Midwives at The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. She has been teaching this unique and amazing population for 15 years and is continuously in awe of the beauty and brilliance of birth. Deb is the proud mom to her son, Shay, and daughter, Sage.   Deb has had several articles published in Midwifery Today, Doula International, she is a regular contributor to New York Family Magazine and Mommybites as a regular featured blogger.  She has also been featured on Lamaze blog, Giving Birth With Confidence and is a birth expert with The Birth Institute. Deb has also had the honor of being a presenter at the Yoga Journal Live NYC Conference. Deb is also the host of the podcast, Yoga | Birth | Babies.  

  • 111: Bedtime Routines, Napstrikes, Night Awakenings  Other Toddler Sleep Issues | Jen Varela
    111: Bedtime Routines, Napstrikes, Night Awakenings & Other Toddler Sleep Issues | Jen Varela
    Duration: 41min | 05/02/2018

    Guest: Jen Varela, a sleep training expert who focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms. In this episode, we will cover: Why toddler sleep changes so much from infant/baby sleep patterns and when the most common changes happen so you know when to expect them Tips on setting up a Sleep Routine for your toddler and what the most important part of it is to make sure it WORKS How to successfully (and peacefully) transition your toddler to their own bed Resources mentioned in the conversation: link to Jen Varela's website: www.sugarnightnight.com calendar of Jen's Baby & Toddler Sleep Classes About Jen Varela: Since 2010, San Diego sleep training expert Jen Varela has helped more than 400 sleep-deprived families with private one-on-one sleep coaching. She focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms. Jen’s experience ranges from helping families with infants in sleep shaping skills to families with toddlers who are transitioning them to their own room for the first time. Jen Varela is a mother of two children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling from California State University Fullerton, California. She is a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach® trained by Kim West, The Sleep Lady®.

  • 110: Mother-Child Communication During Pregnancy, Labor  Birth | Karen Strange
    110: Mother-Child Communication During Pregnancy, Labor & Birth | Karen Strange
    Duration: 40min | 29/01/2018

    Guest:  Karen Strange is a Certified Professional Midwife, American Academy of Pediatrics/Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor. In this episode, we will cover: In pregnancy, you are not just building a body. You are developing your baby’s brain, nervous system and temperament How to slow and down regulate your own nervous system so that your baby is not exposed to prolonged stress in-utero The importance of the “breast crawl” immediately after birth and how it helps heal birth trauma (for both your baby and you) Resources mentioned in the conversation: Karen Strange’s website: KarenStrange.com Link to her “Simple Tools for Mothers” article Link to the webinar about the Breast Crawl (use discount code: DRJAY for 50% off) About Karen Strange: Karen H. Strange is a Certified Professional Midwife (1996), American Academy of Pediatrics/Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor (1992). Karen is founder of the Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn workshop, which includes the physiology of newborn transition, evidence-based studies having to do with neonatal resuscitation, and the “When, Why and How” to provide neonatal resuscitation in the least traumatic way. She is known for her emphasis on the baby's experience of birth and tools for healing when things do not go as planned. Karen has done over 900 hours of debrief/case reviews with birth professionals regarding resuscitation and constantly updates her material with new information. She has taught over 8,500 people worldwide. Karen recently released a new webinar series as well as video clips and resources all available on her website, KarenStrange.com.

  • 109: Tips for Navigating Picky Eating with Your Kids | Sarah Bester
    109: Tips for Navigating Picky Eating with Your Kids | Sarah Bester
    Duration: 32min | 22/01/2018

    Guest: Sarah Bester (CNP) is a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters. In this episode, we will cover: What is Neophobia? Is it real? And how does it affect your child’s eating habits? What to look if you think your child might becoming a picky eater 4 tips to help you child navigate picky eating so it is only a stage and not a long standing challenge Resources mentioned in the conversation: Sarah's website: www.SarahBester.com link to the Picky Eating Academy Join her Raising Healthy Eaters Facebook Community for daily tips on how to raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters About Sarah Bester: Sarah Bester (CNP) is a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters. As a certified holistic nutritionist, with an expertise in feeding and healthy habits, Sarah knows the importance of feeding our kids the right foods.  As a mom “in the trenches” with three young kids - she also knows first-hand how challenging it can be to actually get a meal on the table (and the frustration that follows when kids refuse to eat it!). Her research-based individual coaching and online group programs, provide easy-to-follow steps that will put an end to picky eating and mealtime drama. More importantly, she empowers parents by giving them the tools to help their children develop long-term healthy habits. 

  • 108: Restoring Our Childrens Health Naturally | Dr. Dan Bronstein, KiddoCast Podcast
    108: Restoring Our Children's Health Naturally | Dr. Dan Bronstein, KiddoCast Podcast
    Duration: 34min | 15/01/2018

    Guest: Dr. Dan Bronstein is a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor and the host of the podcast, KiddoCast which focuses on children's health. In this episode, we will cover: What Dr. Daniel learned about children’s health care when he worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland at the beginning of his career Why restoring normal function to an infant’s Nervous System after a birth trauma is crucial for every child How Millennial parents are likely to revolutionize the health care industry for their children’s sake Resources mentioned in the conversation: link to Dr. Daniel Bronstein's website: www.ChiroBeacon.com link to KiddoCast Podcast in iTunes About Dr. Daniel Bronstein: Dr. Bronstein’s passion lies in caring for children and families. As a chiropractor, he has performed research and written multiple articles on the chiropractic treatment of children and has focused a core of his practice on the management of chronic birth trauma and pelvic distortion in pregnancy. He maintains an active blogging presence and regularly contributes to multiple progressive health-related news outlets. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2010, graduating magna cum laude from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Additionally, Dr Bronstein is Webster-Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association with fellowship training in pediatrics and pregnancy from the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association.

  • 107: Postpartum  the Elephant in the Room | Kimberly Johnson, 4th Trimester Book
    107: Postpartum & the Elephant in the Room | Kimberly Johnson, 4th Trimester Book
    Duration: 36min | 08/01/2018

    Guest: Kimberly Johnson is a Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, doula, postpartum care advocate and single mom. She is also the author of The Fourth Trimester: A New Mother’s Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality. In this episode, we will cover: The common misconceptions of how the postpartum period should be for a new mom and what the reality is What the "elephant in the room" is for new parents and how to handle it best How to set yourself up for a postpartum time that is healing, supportive and enjoyable Resources mentioned in the conversation: Kimberly's website: www.MagaMama.com  to get her book, The Fourth Trimester on Amazon About Kimberly Johnson: Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, doula, postpartum care advocate and single mom. She works at the intersection of birth, sex, and trauma, specializing in birth injuries, birth trauma, and sexual healing. She created a process called the Birth Rehearsal to help women somatically prepare for birth. She is the author of the from Shambhala Publications: The Fourth Trimester: A New Mother’s Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality. Through Sexological Bodywork, hands-on hands-in work, together with SE and Birth Story medicine, she helps women find full health and recovery during postpartum in body, mind, emotions, sexuality and spirituality. She helps women discover their new identities as mothers.

  • 106: Using the Power of Creativity for a Powerful Birth | Alexis Cohen
    106: Using the Power of Creativity for a Powerful Birth | Alexis Cohen
    Duration: 33min | 02/01/2018

    Guest: Alexis Cohen is a Visual Artist, Creativity Mentor, Shamanic Practitioner and Hypnotherapist. Alexis’s passion is for helping mothers, artists and visionaries heal and strengthen their connection to their body’s wisdom, creative power and intuition. In this episode, we will cover: How developing your creativity in your pregnancy will help you to open up to the creative power of your birth rather than shutting it down  How to "Befriend the Unknown" through the creative process Tips on how to use Creativity after birth for stress relief and fun, when the day-to-day care giving to your baby can become overwhelming Resources mentioned in the conversation: Alexis Cohen's website: http://www.alexiscohen.org/ link to schedule a FREE 30 minute Creative Growth Mapping Session  About Alexis Cohen: Alexis Cohen is a Visual Artist, Creativity Mentor, Shamanic Practitioner and Hypnotherapist. Alexis’s passion is for helping mothers, artists and visionaries heal and strengthen their connection to their body’s wisdom, creative power and intuition. Alexis supports women through all their creative processes, including art, writing, ceremony and childbirth. With a decade-long background as a Doula, Alexis finds that her work in birth has beautifully woven into her current practices, and has transformed the way she sees her life and the lives and experiences of her clients.

  • 105: The Importance of Your Birth Story | Jaime Fleres
    105: The Importance of Your Birth Story | Jaime Fleres
    Duration: 28min | 18/12/2017

    Guest: Jaime Fleres is a mother, writing coach, former college professor, doula, holistic healer, and embodied movement teacher. She is the author of the book Birth Your Story: Why Writing about Your Birth Matters. In this episode, we will cover: The 3 elements that make writing your birth story so healing for you: Remembering, Processing and Discovering How to get yourself started writing your birth story even if you have no idea what to write When is the most important time for you to begin writing your birth story (it's not when you think) Resources mentioned in the conversation: Jaime Fleres's website: www.JaimeFleres.com to get her book: Birth Your Story  About Jaime Fleres: Jaime Fleres is the author of the book Birth Your Story: Why Writing about Your Birth Matters.  She is a mother, writing coach, former college professor, doula, holistic healer, and embodied movement teacher. She is the founder of Santosha Birth and Wellness, leads workshops and retreats internationally, and offers her writing and services at JaimeFleres.com.

  • 104: Parenting as a Calm, Loving Leader | Marcy Axness, Parenting for Peace
    104: Parenting as a Calm, Loving Leader | Marcy Axness, Parenting for Peace
    Duration: 46min | 11/12/2017

    Guest: Dr. Marcy Axness an early development specialist, popular international speaker, and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. In this episode, we will cover: how to move from Authoritarian parenting ("my way or the highway") to Authoritative parenting ("loving leader") what the 3 common problems are that most parents face when trying calm their child's upset and how to correct them why your toddler's developmental changes cause their challenging behavior and what you have to change in you for both of you to work through it peacefully Resources mentioned in the conversation: Marcy Axness's website: www.MarcyAxness.com to get her book: Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers  to get her 5 Tools for Parenting for Peace course About Dr. Marcy Axness: Dr. Marcy Axness is an early development specialist, popular international speaker, and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. She is a top blogger at Mothering.com and is featured in several documentary films as an expert in adoption, prenatal development and Waldorf education. Dr. Axness has a private practice coaching parents-in-progress, and considers as one of her most important credentials that she raised two peacemakers to share with the world — Ian and Eve, both in their twenties.

  • 103: Recovering from a Difficult Birth | Kate White, APPPAH
    103: Recovering from a Difficult Birth | Kate White, APPPAH
    Duration: 48min | 04/12/2017

    Guest: Kate White, a national board certified massage and registered Biodynamic craniosacral therapist who specializes in working with babies and their families. She is also the Director of Education at APPPAH. In this episode, we will cover: How to move through "Why didn't anyone tell me?" and recover from a difficult birth 3 common birth patterns that you might find yourself stuck in and how to recognize them in yourself How "listening", "normalizing" and supported attachment can heal the family unit postpartum Resources mentioned in the conversation: Kate White's website: www.ppncenter.com www.belvederearts.com  the APPPAH website (Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health): www.birthpsychology.com  About Kate White: Kate White, MA, LMT, RCST© CEIM, SEP is a national board certified massage and registered Biodynamic craniosacral therapist who specializes in working with babies and their families.   She has extensive training in working with families during the childbearing year, especially prenatal and perinatal health, trauma resolution, birth, breastfeeding, and bonding/attachment.   She is currently the Director of Education at APPPAH, Director of the Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs, and owns a private bodywork practice in Charlottesville, VA. She is married with two children.  

  • Healthy Organic Baby Food with Little Spoon | Michelle Muller
    Healthy Organic Baby Food with Little Spoon | Michelle Muller
    Duration: 31min | 27/11/2017

    Guest: Michelle Muller, co-founder and Chief Mom of Little Spoon, a national organic baby food delivery service. In this episode, we will cover: how Michelle's own passion for food and cooking evolved from making her own baby's food to a national brand how each developmental milestone requires specific nutritional elements that you might be missing why providing a variety of foods and spices early on develops your baby's palate that will create "good eaters" later in life Resources mentioned in the conversation: Little Spoon's website: www.LittleSpoon.com to read her article: The Real Cost of Making Your Own Babyfood Little Spoon's Blueprint for customized meal plans About Michelle Muller: Raised in Texas, Michelle enjoyed a down home Southern up-bringing, discovering a passion for food and cooking early on, while spending time with her grandmother in the kitchen. After moving to New York City and finding inspiration in the health and wellness world, she deepened her culinary interest, learning as much as she could about nutrition. When her first of three boys was born, Michelle was lucky enough to take a year off from work to spend with him and of course, make all his baby food herself.   Fast forward a couple of years and Michelle was back at her high-pressure job working typical New York City hours. With her second son now ready to eat solids and refusing to feed him jarred baby food, Michelle found herself using valuable weekend hours pureeing baby food instead of spending time with her boys. It was time for a career change: Michelle left her corporate job to launch the country’s premier baby food nutrition plan delivery service, Little Spoon. Michelle believes strongly that every child deserves the most fresh and nutritious food possible. Now, with three healthy little foodies Pearce, Rylan and Brandt, Michelle sees Little Spoon as the perfect opportunity to continue her mission and bring fresh baby food to growing children nationwide. In her spare time, you can find Michelle hanging with her boys, runn

  • 101: Pelvic Floor Rehab after C-section | Dr. Dawn Andalon
    101: Pelvic Floor Rehab after C-section | Dr. Dawn Andalon
    Duration: 22min | 20/11/2017

    Guest:  Dr. Dawn Andalon is a physical therapist, educator, author, and co-founder of Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance. She is known as a leading spine and women’s health specialist in the San Diego area. In this episode, we will cover: how soon is "too soon" to start moving, walking, exercising after a c-section the difference in rehabilitating the pelvic floor after a planned c-section vs. a c-section after laboring and pushing what the 5 steps are for restoring your core and pelvic floor in postpartum Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Dawn's website: www.Level4PT.com/womens-health to get her free report: 8 Simple Ways to Relieve Back Pain After Labor - https://www.level4pt.com/pregnancy/ About Dr. Dawn Andalon: Dr. Dawn Andalon is a physical therapist, educator, author, and co-founder of Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance. She is known as a leading spine and women’s health specialist in the San Diego area.Prior to living in southern CA she worked at Nike Headquarters in Portland, OR as a physical therapist and consultant. She has always enjoyed fitness and working with the athletic population as a former dancer and gymnast. Dawn has also completed certification through Polestar Pilates in 2006 which she has implemented with elite and Olympic athletes, surfers, golf pros, and the weekend warrior to enhance their chosen sport. After having 2 kids she saw a need for more highly skilled programs for women who are struggling with common body struggles after having a baby so she went on to seek more training in Pelvic floor rehab and the female athlete through Herman & Wallace Institute. As a spine specialist with a Manual Therapy Certification from University of St. Augustine and Pilates background she has helped men and women of all ages stay active and feel their best. This combined with her passion to educate pregnant and postpartum women, she is now reaching a larger audience with her postnatal rehab coaching series, helping to bridge the gap from labor/delivery back to an active lifestyle.

  • 100: Amy Morin: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Dont Do
    100: Amy Morin: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do
    Duration: 40min | 13/11/2017

    Guest: Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and the author of the 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do. . In this episode, we will cover: learn how to encourage your kids to build mental muscle that allow them to become mentally strong, confident and resilient to stress how parents confuse Discipline with Punishment and what you can do to use melt-downs and "power struggles" as opportunities to teach them how being too easy on your kids and letting them avoid responsibility creates weaker and less effective adults Resources mentioned in the conversation: Amy Morin's website: www.AmyMorinLCSW.com to "13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do" on Amazon About Amy Morin: Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and a lecturer at Northeastern University. She's also the author of the international bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do as well as her most recent book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do. She gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time with more than 5 million views and she currently travels the globe teaching people about mental strength. Her advice has been featured by numerous media outlets including CNN, Fox News, Today, Fast Company, Parents, and Oprah.com.  

  • 099: Jen Kamel of VBAC Facts: What You Should Know When Considering a VBAC
    099: Jen Kamel of VBAC Facts: What You Should Know When Considering a VBAC
    Duration: 33min | 06/11/2017

    Guest: Jen Kamel helps birth professionals, and cesarean parents, achieve clarity on VBAC through her educational training and consulting firm: VBACfacts.com. In this episode, we will cover: the common misconceptions women have about the risk of VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) and those that birth providers have. what the current medical research says about the risk of VBAC and the risk of subsequent C-sections how to create a birth team around you that is truly supportive of your VBAC  Resources mentioned in the conversation: Jen Kamel's website: www.VBACfacts.com to get the Top 5 Uterine Rupture Myths pdf to get the 5 Secrets to Planning a VBAC pdf About Jen Kamel: Jen Kamel helps birth professionals, and cesarean parents, achieve clarity on VBAC through her educational, training, and consulting firm VBAC Facts. As a VBAC strategist and nationally recognized consumer advocate, her mission is to increase VBAC access through educational programs, legislative action, and amplifying the consumer voice. She has presented Grand Rounds at hospitals educating obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, midwives, residents, and midwifery students on the latest VBAC evidence. She has traveled the country as a California Board of Registered Nursing Continuing Education Provider presenting her signature program "The Truth About VBAC" to hundreds of professionals and highly motivated parents. She speaks at national conferences and has worked as a legislative consultant focusing on midwifery legislation and regulations that impact VBAC access. She has testified multiple times in front of the California Medical Board and legislative committees on the importance of VBAC access and has served as an expert witness in a legal proceeding. She envisions a time when every pregnant person seeking VBAC has access to unbiased information, respectful providers, and community support so they can plan the birth of their choosing in the setting they desire.  

  • 098: Stress  Depression’s Effect on Your Baby During Pregnancy and Beyond | Dr. Catherine Monk
    098: Stress & Depression’s Effect on Your Baby During Pregnancy and Beyond | Dr. Catherine Monk
    Duration: 33min | 30/10/2017

    Guest: Dr. Catherine Monk, a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director of Research at the Women’s Program, Columbia University Medical Center, and Research Scientist VI at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. In this episode, we will cover: How to have a developmental outlook throughout pregnancy and early childhood to really see how optimal of a time the transition to parenting is. When stress and depression affect pregnancy, find out how to help yourself as a mother and how to help your baby too. How understanding the importance of development and the environment could change the way you raise and interact with your child. Resources mentioned in the conversation: Developmental Origins of Health & Disease Podcast #071 about the movie, In-Utero Link to watch the movie, In-Utero About Dr. Catherine Monk: Dr. Catherine Monk is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director of Research at the Women’s Program, Columbia University Medical Center, and Research Scientist VI at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Originally trained as a clinical psychologist treating children and adults in a program that emphasized the developmental origins of psychopathology, Dr. Monk completed her postdoctoral research training in the Psychobiological Sciences via a National Institutes of Health fellowship at Columbia University in 2000, joining the faculty there a year later. A two-time recipient of the prestigious Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Award, her research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health since she her first support as NIH ‘K’ Career Development awardee in 2001. Dr. Monk’s research brings together the fields of perinatal psychiatry, developmental psychobiology, and neuroscience to focus on the earliest influences on children’s developmental trajectories — those that happen in utero and how to intervene early to prevent risk for mental health disorders in t

  • 097: Dr. Bruce Lipton: What You Teach Your Child in the First Few Years Lasts a Lifetime
    097: Dr. Bruce Lipton: What You Teach Your Child in the First Few Years Lasts a Lifetime
    Duration: 01h07min | 23/10/2017

    Guest: Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of the bestselling book: The Biology of Belief, former allopathic medical school professor and research scientist and thought leader in the field of epigenetics, human development and conscious parenting. In this episode, we will cover: how Dr. Bruce Lipton uses the "iPod Analogy" to describe not only how children learn in the first few years of life, but how they download belief systems as well. how understanding that a child's Unconscious Mind hears EVERYTHING in the first 7 years (and the 3rd trimester also) might make you more careful about what you say and do around your child what the 2 most important things a parent can do to help their child set a strong mental/emotional foundation that they can then build upon later in life Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Bruce Lipton's website: www.brucelipton.com Link to his book, Biology of Belief on Amazon Link to the APPPAH (the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health): www.birthpsychology.com Link to get Dr. Jay's "40 Ways to Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy" guide: www.DrJayWarren.com/40Ways Bio: About Dr. Bruce Lipton Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of the bestseller: The Biology of Belief, was a former allopathic medical school professor and research scientist. His pioneering research on cloned stem cells at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine presaged the revolutionary field of epigenetics, the new science of how environment and perception control your genes. In recognition of his contributions to the fields of embryology and human development, the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health elected Dr. Lipton to their Board of Directors. Bruce has taken his award-winning medical school lectures to the public and is currently a popular keynote speaker and workshop presenter on topics of conscious parenting and the science of complementary medicine.  

  • Tummy Time  Why Its So Important for Your Baby | Michelle Emanuel
    Tummy Time & Why It's So Important for Your Baby | Michelle Emanuel
    Duration: 36min | 16/10/2017

    Guest: Michelle Emanuel is the developer of the TummyTime!™ Method and has over 20 years experience as a Neonatal / Pediatric Occupational Therapist.  In this episode, we will cover: why Tummy Time is so important for your baby and how it helps with head flattening, breastfeeding and brain development when you should start Tummy Time, how long and how often you should do it what to do when your baby doesn't seem to like Tummy Time how to do the 8 Stages of the Tummy Time Method to get the maximum benefit  Resources mentioned in the conversation: Michelle Emanuel's website: www.TummyTimeMethod.com link to find a Tummy Time trained professional YouTube video of the newborn Breast Crawl  About Michelle Emanuel: Michelle Emanuel has over 20 years experience as a Neonatal / Pediatric Occupational Therapist.  She has worked in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), pediatric critical care, outpatient and private practice. Michelle was a Level II staff OT at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for over 17 years, working directly with patients as well as participated in research and education. Her private practice, Whole Body LLC, TummyTime!™ Method Headquarters and the Infant Neurodevelopmental Training Center for Professionals is located in Cincinnati, OH. Michelle has a wide variety of knowledge and skills that includes Embryology, Newborn/Infant Development, Pre & Perinatal Psychology, Autonomic Nervous System Regulation and Resiliency, Infant Sensory Processing, Polyvagal Theory, Baby Massage and various forms of Manual Therapy.  She developed and began teaching TummyTime!™ Method classes over 10 years ago.    Michelle is licensed and registered as an Occupational Therapist, a National Board Certified Reflexologist and 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.  She is also certified in CranioSacral Therapy, Divine Sleep™ Yoga Nidra, Reflexology, Infant Massage, Baby's First Massage, Butterfly Touch Massage, Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS) and the Infant Behavioral Assessment (IBA). Michelle has

  • 095: On Parenthood: Am I Doing a Good Job as a Parent?
    095: On Parenthood: Am I Doing a Good Job as a Parent?
    Duration: 15min | 09/10/2017

    In this episode, Dr. Jay will: share how this question that so many parents ask themselves can hide a really negative self-critic to come out of you and make you feel worse offer a more empowering question that will help you and improve your parenting skills rather than just serve to beat yourself up Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com Dr. Jay's website: www.DrJayWarren.com to get the "40 Ways to Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy" guide: www.DrJayWarren.com/40ways About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience.

  • 094: Your Hormones and the Miracles in First Hour After Birth | Dr. Sarah Buckley
    094: Your Hormones and the Miracles in First Hour After Birth | Dr. Sarah Buckley
    Duration: 41min | 02/10/2017

    Guest: Dr. Sarah Buckley, a family physician in Brisbane, Australia, trained in family physician obstetrics and an authority on the hormonal physiology of childbearing. In this episode, we will cover: the 4 main hormones of birth and how each plays a role in "Mother Nature's Superb Design" for mother-baby bonding and mother healing how skin-to-skin, the baby's the breast crawl and cord clamping are hormone mediated and can be affected if the natural hormonal cascade is interfered with during birth the importance of the "Baby Moon" after birth - for both you and baby Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Sarah Buckley's website: www.SarahBuckley.com her Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report - http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/reports/physiology/ sign up to get her free eBook, Ecstatic Birth and other updates: http://sarahbuckley.com/subscribe-to-sarahs-updates get Dr. Buckley's free ebooks for parents:  About Dr. Sarah Buckley: Dr. Sarah Buckley is a family physician in Brisbane, Australia, trained in family physician obstetrics. She is the author of the internationally best-selling book Gentle Birth. Gentle Mothering and the scientific report Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing, published with Childbirth Connection. Sarah’s work supports parents and professionals to be well informed, to listen to their hearts and instincts, and to acknowledge the rightful place of parents as the real experts in their bodies, babies and families. Sarah is currently combines mothering her four children with her work as a writer and lecturer on pregnancy, birth and parenting. See www.sarahbuckley.com and www.gentlenaturalbirth.com

  • 093: On Parenthood: Acknowledging Our Childrens Emotions | Dr. Jay Warren
    093: On Parenthood: Acknowledging Our Children's Emotions | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 16min | 25/09/2017

    In this episode, Dr. Jay will: tell the story of a "preschool dropoff melt-down" that his son had and what he learned from how his teacher handled it. talk about how to help our children navigate and work through their moments of overwhelm so they become more "emotionally intelligent", more calm & centered as well as build their self-esteem  Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com Dr. Jay's website: www.DrJayWarren.com to get the "40 Ways to Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy" guide: www.DrJayWarren.com/40ways About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience.

  • 092: The Good Dad Project with Larry Hagner
    092: The Good Dad Project with Larry Hagner
    Duration: 40min | 18/09/2017

    Guest: Larry Hagner is an author, speaker, coach, podcaster, and founder of the Good Dad Project. The Good Dad Project is dedicated to helping men become the best version of themselves so they can show up big for their kids. In this episode, we will cover: how becoming a dad himself, lead Larry on a path of learning about Fatherhood that then evolved into him starting The Good Dad Project  how men feel "parental guilt" just as much as women and what you can do to overcome it what you can do as a dad to be proactive with your family (kids AND spouse) so everyone is happy and feeling supported Resources mentioned in the conversation: the www.GoodDadProject.com website to see Larry's book: The Dad's Edge in Amazon to apply to be a part of Larry's Dad's Edge Facebook Group About Larry Hagner: Larry Hagner is an author, speaker, coach, podcaster, and founder of the Good Dad Project. The Good Dad Project is dedicated to helping men become the best version of themselves so they can show up big for their kids. Larry grew up in a fatherless environment for most of his life and when he became a father himself 11 years ago he had no idea what to do. All he knew is that he didn't want to fail. He dove into self-improvement; he worked with coaches and mentors, and created the Good Dad Project to help other men with their struggles. Larry is also the author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book: "The Dad's Edge: 9 Simple Ways to Have: Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories." And his podcast, The Good Dad Project Podcast, has been featured as one of the top podcasts on iTunes in the family section. Guests on his show have included New York Times Bestselling Authors, Navy Seals, Top UFC/MMA Fighters, and Top Olympic Athletes. Larry is a father of 4 boys: (Ethan 10, Mason 9, Lawson 3, and Colton – 1). He enjoys spending time with his family in any capacity and truly wants to make a difference in the lives of other Dads.

  • 091: On Parenthood: Ask LOTS of Questions | Dr. Jay Warren
    091: On Parenthood: Ask LOTS of Questions | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 17min | 11/09/2017

    Guest: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. 90% of his practice now are pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. He is the host of the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast.  In this episode, we will cover: What does getting a puppy have to do with parenthood? Well, a lot actually Dr. Jay explains how getting a puppy last week for his son brought back all of those feelings of "I have NO IDEA what I'm doing here" when Niko was first born Why asking lots and lots and lots of questions to the RIGHT people and learning from the RIGHT websites and books will help make you a better parent and your baby happier too Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com Dr. Jay's website: www.DrJayWarren.com to get the "40 Ways to Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy" guide: www.DrJayWarren.com/40ways About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience.

  • 090: Perinatal Mood  Anxiety Disorders Support at The Motherhood Center | Paige Bellenbaum
    090: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Support at The Motherhood Center | Paige Bellenbaum
    Duration: 37min | 04/09/2017

    Guest: Paige Bellenbaum is the program director of The Motherhood Center of Manhattan, offering a comprehensive program of services for pregnant and postpartum women to help them overcome perinatal mood and anxiety disorders In this episode, we will cover: how Paige's recovery from severe postpartum (even having suicidal thoughts) led her to become an outspoken advocate on the issue of postpartum depression, and uses her own story as a tool for change what the most common signs of postpartum depression are so you can recognize them in yourself or others how to find resources in your city to help yourself out of this seemingly helpless situation Resources mentioned in the conversation: link to The Motherhood Center of Manhattan's website www.CapWellnessCenter.com  About Paige Bellenbaum: Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW is the program director of The Motherhood Center of Manhattan. For the past 20 years, Paige has been committed to the field of social work practice, focusing her efforts on direct service to have a micro impact, and public policy to have a macro impact. Paige started her social work career working at a homeless shelter for families in San Francisco, where she built a $4 million Housing and Aftercare Program for families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. She then moved to New York City in 2000 to get her Masters of Social Work at Columbia University. After she graduated, she worked for an organization called the Center for Family Life located in Sunset Park Brooklyn as a Community Developer, where she was responsible for community outreach and relations for the organization. She also oversaw a food pantry and advocacy clinic. Paige then worked as the Director of Advocacy and Community Outreach for Habitat for Humanity – New York City for many years. While at Habitat, she had her first child – Max. After Max was born, Paige suffered from severe postpartum depression that almost cost her her own life. Once she began to heal, she became committed to fighting for education, screening and t

  • Alex Charfen on Defending Brilliance: Your Childs Unique Learning Style and Conflicts with the Modern Educational System
    Alex Charfen on "Defending Brilliance": Your Child's Unique Learning Style and Conflicts with the Modern Educational System
    Duration: 50min | 28/08/2017

    Guest: Alex Charfen is developer of the Entrepreneurial Personality Type and host of the podcast by the same name. His upcoming book, "Defending Brilliance", applies this research children’s learning styles personality development and how they relate to the modern educational system. In this episode, we will cover: how Alex's research into the personality types of ultra successful business people lead him to understand why so many kids are being incorrectly diagnosed as ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, etc. in school today what the 4 general types of people are and what the one qualifying question for each that determines which group your child belongs to how to support your child in the modern school system if they are displaying some of these unique characteristics so they can remain Brilliant rather than being forced to fit into a box Resources mentioned in the conversation: Alex's website: www.AlexCharfen.com Link to his article: The 3 Questions Brilliant Children Need to Hear to download his free ebook on the Entrepreneurial Personality Type: http://www.charfen.com/blog/free-ebook/ Link to listen to his podcast in iTunes: www.MomentumPodcast.com About Alex Charfen: Alex Charfen is the co-founder and CEO of CHARFEN. He has spent his life seeking to understand how to make business grow, which evolved into the question, “How do you help people grow?” Through his research and years as a top consultant to billionaires, Fortune 500 and Global 100 companies, this question led Alex to discover the long-misunderstood Entrepreneurial Personality Type (EPT). Best-selling author Robin Sharma recently described Alex as “the most progressive entrepreneurial mind on the planet.” A highly sought-after speaker on entrepreneurial awareness, Alex has spoken around the world for tens of thousands of entrepreneurs to help them identify and live in their strengths and grow their empires. And now he applying this knowledge to children’s personality development, learning styles and how they relate to the modern educational system. All of

  • 088: On Parenthood: Taking Time for Yourself | Dr. Jay Warren
    088: On Parenthood: Taking Time for Yourself | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 10min | 21/08/2017

    Guest: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. 90% of his practice now are pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. He is the host of the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast.  In this episode, we will cover: why taking time for yourself is so important - for you AND for your family what this self-care practice can do for your mind and body and how it can shift things once you come back to family time how to carve out that "alone time" whether it's a half a day, half an hour or just 5 minutes Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com Dr. Jay's website: www.DrJayWarren.com to get the "40 Ways to Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy" guide: www.DrJayWarren.com/40ways About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience.

  • Myths  Truths about Plus Size Pregnancy | Bianca  Natasha of bebo mia
    Myths & Truths about Plus Size Pregnancy | Bianca & Natasha of bebo mia
    Duration: 30min | 14/08/2017

    Guest: Bianca and Natasha are the founders of bebo mia, a training & mentorship organization for women in the maternal health field serving pregnancy & birth professionals, childbirth educators & parenting specialists. In this episode, we will cover: what the common myths are concerning plus size pregnancies and what the truths are what issues she may face with her birth provider that can interfere with her prenatal care and having the birth that she wants what issues a plus size woman might face with her friends and family that might affect her self-esteem and what you can do about it   Resources mentioned in the conversation: the bebo mia website: www.bebomia.com Connect with bebo mia on Facebook and Instagram About Bianca & Natasha of bebo mia: Bebo mia is a training & mentorship organization for women in the maternal health field, including pregnancy/birth professionals, childbirth educators & parenting specialists. They offer comprehensive skills, business support & community care through an innovative online structure that spans a global market. A very different culture from both the patriarchal boardroom model & the female-centric multi-level marketing industry, bebo mia offers opportunities for women to work from home while making an income for themselves and their families. They develop inclusive, accessible trainings for women that provide the skills needed to grow & sustain a lucrative business. bebo mia remains fiercely committed to their original mission that was developed in 2008: To connect women to their intrinsic value and power.

  • 086: On Parenthood: Those First Few Days  Weeks, a Reality Check | Dr. Jay Warren
    086: On Parenthood: Those First Few Days & Weeks, a Reality Check | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 18min | 07/08/2017

    Guest: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. 90% of his practice now are pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. He is the host of the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast.  In this episode, we will cover: an honest look at what the first few days and weeks are like as a new parent - not fear based, just real recommendations on how to ease your transition into being a parent to help make the first months with your baby better for both of you Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com Dr. Jay's website: www.DrJayWarren.com to get the "40 Ways to Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy" guide: www.DrJayWarren.com/40ways About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience.

  • 085: Building Healthy Humans, the Prenatal Wellness Book by Dr. Pia Martin
    085: Building Healthy Humans, the Prenatal Wellness Book by Dr. Pia Martin
    Duration: 36min | 31/07/2017

    Guest: Dr. Pia Martin is a practicing Wellness Doctor in San Diego, CA and the author of the new book called “Building Healthy Humans: Your Guide to a Balanced and Beautiful Pregnancy for a Happy Healthy Baby". In this episode, we will cover: why the frustration of her pregnant patients drove her to write this book why she believes the way she wrote the book makes it more usable than most books on prenatal wellness and nutrition.   Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Pia Martin's website: www.drpia.com Link to buy her book, Building Healthy Humans in Amazon About Dr. Pia Martin: Dr. Pia Martin is a practicing Wellness Doctor in San Diego, CA. Her passion is helping new moms have a balanced and beautiful pregnancy. She understands that new moms are excited and fearful all at the same time and she knows that new moms want to do the very best they can to have a happy, healthy baby who thrives and develops into a wonderful human being. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, a member of International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the author of hundreds articles on healthy living found on her website: www.drpia.com She is also now the author of her new book called “Building Healthy Humans: Your Guide to a Balanced and Beautiful Pregnancy for a Happy Healthy Baby".

  • 084: The Lost Art of Natural Parenting | Tracy Gillett of RaisedGood.com
    084: The Lost Art of Natural Parenting | Tracy Gillett of RaisedGood.com
    Duration: 37min | 24/07/2017

    Guest: Tracy Gillett is the founder of the website RaisedGood.com, a heart-driven platform to provide parents with sound, well thought out, scientifically backed advice. She is also the author of the new book, The Lost Art of Natural Parenting: Finding the Courage to Parent Fearlessly In this episode, we will cover: the difference between Modern Parenting and Natural Parenting how to identify when you're in a Power Struggle with your child and what you can do to get back to a place of listening and connection how changing your view on what your child's temper tantrum means can not only make those moments easier for you, but for your child as well Resources mentioned in the conversation: Tracy's website: www.raisedgood.com Link to buy her book The Lost Art of Natural Parenting: http://raisedgood.com/lost-art-natural-parenting/ Link to join her Raised Good Facebook group About Tracy Gillett: Tracy Gillett is a passionate writer, mother, global nomad and natural parenting advocate. She founded the website Raised Good, a heart-driven platform to provide parents with sound, well thought out, scientifically backed advice. She hopes to rouse your natural instincts so you can parent your way, by offering support and community, free from judgment. Liberate yourself from the "rules" of modern parenting and sign up for Tracy’s free Natural Parenting Superpowers eCourse. Originally from Australia, Tracy now lives in Vancouver, BC, with her husband and young son.    

  • 083: Part 4-Were Having a Baby, Naturally! | Amanda  HRs Pregnancy Journey at Cap Wellness
    083: Part 4-We're Having a Baby, Naturally! | Amanda & HR's Pregnancy Journey at Cap Wellness
    Duration: 31min | 17/07/2017

    It's been a year since the birth! Soooooo...what happened! In this FOURTH episode of "We're Having a Baby, Naturally!", Amanda & HR share their birth story with us. Did labor and delivery go as planned? Where there any surprises? And why DID it take so long to get the update on their pregnancy and birth journey here at the Cap Wellness Center??? Today, all of those questions will be answered. Guests: Amanda & HR Dudley, a newly pregnant couple who are sharing their prenatal journey with Dr. Cap and the team at the Cap Wellness Center for us to learn what it's like to go through a natural birth process.    Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com

  • 082: Creating Balance in Your Pregnancy  Parenthood with Bailey Gaddis, the Feng Shui Mommy
    082: Creating Balance in Your Pregnancy & Parenthood with Bailey Gaddis, the Feng Shui Mommy
    Duration: 26min | 10/07/2017

    Guest: Bailey Gaddis is the author of Feng Shui Mommy and a Childbirth Preparation Educator, Birth Doula, and Hypnotherapist who works with pregnant women and their gorgeous offspring everyday. In this episode, we will cover: how the birth of her son transformed her from a professional room organizer into the Feng Shui Mommy how knowledge of this ancient art of organizing space for optimal energy flow can help you feel calmer, more peaceful as well as more energized how you can use EFT or "Tapping" to allieviate fear and anxiety during your pregnancy, birth and while parenting Resources mentioned in the conversation: Bailey's website:http://www.baileygaddis.com Link to buy her book, Feng Shui Mommy on Amazon Link to join her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FengShuiMommy About Bailey Gaddis: Bailey Gaddis is the author of Feng Shui Mommy and is a regular contributor to media outlets including Disney’s Babble, Working Mother, Pregnancy and Newborn, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Woman’s Day. As a Childbirth Preparation Educator, Birth Doula, and Hypnotherapist who works with pregnant women and their gorgeous offspring everyday, Bailey is fairly certain that “new baby smell” is the most enticing aroma on Earth.

  • 081: On Parenthood: Being Up All Night | Dr. Jay Warren
    081: On Parenthood: Being Up All Night | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 19min | 03/07/2017

    Guest: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. 90% of his practice now are pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. He is the host of the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast.  In this episode, we will cover: The reality of sleepless nights as a parent mean for you & your health as well as for your baby and their health Some simple ways to make sleepless nights easier for you and your family and, better yet, how to prevent them Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com Dr. Jay's website: www.DrJayWarren.com for information about Dr. Jay's "Connecting with Baby" online program: www.DrJayWarren.com/cwb About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience.

  • 080: Common Ailments of Infants  What You Can Do For Them | Jonathan Evans, Osteopath
    080: Common Ailments of Infants & What You Can Do For Them | Jonathan Evans, Osteopath
    Duration: 34min | 26/06/2017

    Guest: Jonathan Evans, DO is an Australian osteopath that specializes in treating infants and children. He teaches courses online to practitioners through Kindred Academy and to parents of children through Parent Be. In this episode, we will cover: how leaving a successful career in finance in London led him to find osteopathy and start working with babies in Australia how the most common ailments infants suffer with can be helped with simple and gentle methods how you yourself can learn what to look for in your baby and help them unwind this tension together without outside help Resources mentioned in the conversation: Jonathan's website: www.KindredBe.com Link to his Baby Health Check/Stretch course for parents: www.ParentBe.com About Jonathan Evans, DO: Graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, London, UK with 1st Class Honours. In 2005 moved to New Zealand gaining invaluable experience in a rural practice seeing a huge variety of patients. 2010 he moved to Australia to focus on the treatment of babies and children For the past 10 years he has been passing his knowledge on to other osteopaths by teaching at universities in Australia and New Zealand and through post graduate academies. This led to the foundation of Kindred Academy in 2016 and Parent Be in 2017 so these teachings could become accessible outside of the osteopathic world.  

  • 079: Dr. Jay Warren: On Fatherhood-How Being a Dad Has Changed Me
    079: Dr. Jay Warren: On Fatherhood-How Being a Dad Has Changed Me
    Duration: 15min | 18/06/2017

    Guest: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. 90% of his practice now are pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. He is the host of the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast. His 3 1/2 year old son, Niko is also on the podcast today. In this episode, we will cover: This is not an episode on how fatherhood will change YOU. I simply share how fatherhood has changed ME. How Niko's birth changed my career and is the reason why you are listening to this podcast today. The ways in which being a father brings more focus, happiness and joy as well as frustration and fatigue all at the same time. Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Jay's website: www.DrJayWarren.com for information about Dr. Jay's "Connecting with Baby" online program: www.DrJayWarren.com/cwb About Dr. Jay Warren: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience.

  • 078: Using Meditation During Pregnancy | Anna Gannon, Expectful.com
    078: Using Meditation During Pregnancy | Anna Gannon, Expectful.com
    Duration: 36min | 22/05/2017

    Guest: Anna Gannon: a mom, the Community Guide and Editorial Lead at Expectful.com (guided meditation site for pregnancy and motherhood), a writer and a yoga & meditation guide. In this episode, we will cover: how a major life change in her 3rd trimester lead Anna to meditation and how it helped not only have a fantastic birth, but it helped her heal through postpartum depression. how an ice storm in Canada showed us how much stress affects pregnancy and children's health. how meditation can help with sleep, anxiety, energy levels, depression, anger and so much more. Resources mentioned in the conversation: the Expectful website: www.Expectful.com link to a list of Anna Gannon's articles she's written on conception, pregnancy and motherhood: https://expectful.com/blog/author/anna/ About Anna Gannon: Anna Gannon is a mom, the Community Guide and Editorial Lead at Expectful, a writer and a yoga & meditation guide. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Yoga Today and the Expectful Blog. Anna is passionate about the importance of the mind, body, and sometimes baby connection. Her mission is to improve women's emotional health during their fertility, pregnancy and new motherhood experience by sharing open and honest stories, educating them on the benefits of meditation and movement and most importantly, letting them know they are never alone.

  • 077: The Truth About Prenatal Exercise | Farel Hruska, Fit4Mom Global Fitness Director
    077: The Truth About Prenatal Exercise | Farel Hruska, Fit4Mom Global Fitness Director
    Duration: 38min | 15/05/2017

    Guest: Farel Hruska is the Global Fitness Director for FIT4MOM who has 20 years’ experience as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and educator. In this episode, we will cover: the 3 most common "exercising during pregnancy myths" are what the current research REALLY shows about what you can and cannot do (especially in the 1st and 3rd trimesters). how to switch your mindset towards "pregnancy fitness goals" (they're very different from fitness goals you have outside of pregnancy) and how to handle body image issues you may experience has your body changes before birth. an in-depth conversation about CORE strengthening and the pelvic floor (to Kegel or not to Kegel: why you have to learn about ECCENTRIC contraction!). Resources mentioned in the conversation: the Fit4Mom website: www.Fit4Mom.com link to learn more about prenatal fitness programs: Fit4Baby About Farel Hruska: With 20 years’ experience as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and educator, Farel Hruska has been with FIT4MOM since March 2002. As an international educator and presenter in pre / postnatal, and overall fitness education, Hruska has presented at numerous fitness conferences including EMPOWER, FitFest, SCW, the Asia Fitness Conference, the Fitness Festival of South China, MEFITPRO in Dubai and IDEA WORLD & PTI. Farel has been featured by numerous press outlets for her fitness expertise, including CNN, New York Times, WebMD, Women's Running Magazine, SheKnows.com and Pregnancy.com.  

  • 076: Starting Solids: Tips for Raising a Healthy Eater Instead of a Picky Eater | Sarah Bester
    076: Starting Solids: Tips for Raising a Healthy Eater Instead of a Picky Eater | Sarah Bester
    Duration: 30min | 08/05/2017

    Guest: Sarah Bester (CNP) is a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters. In this episode, we will cover: what Sarah believes parents should focus on when starting solids with their babies (it's not what you think!) why creating healthy eating habits from the beginning is so important for your child later in life the Top 5 "Starting Solids" Tips that will help you and your baby enjoy mealtime and create good habits Resources mentioned in the conversation: Sarah's website: www.SarahBester.com Link to the Cheat sheet Sarah mentioned in the episode: www.sarahbester.com/healthybirths Join her Raising Healthy Eaters Facebook Community for daily tips on how to raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters About Sarah Bester: Sarah Bester (CNP) is a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters. As a certified holistic nutritionist, with an expertise in feeding and healthy habits, Sarah knows the importance of feeding our kids the right foods.  As a mom “in the trenches” with two young kids - and a third on the way! - she also knows first-hand how challenging it can be to actually get a meal on the table (and the frustration that follows when kids refuse to eat it!). Her research-based individual coaching and online group programs, provide easy-to-follow steps that will put an end to picky eating and mealtime drama. More importantly, she empowers parents by giving them the tools to help their children develop long-term healthy habits.  

  • 075: Pure Nurture: a Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby | Kristy Rodriguez
    075: Pure Nurture: a Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby | Kristy Rodriguez
    Duration: 32min | 01/05/2017

    Guest: Kristy Rodriguez is a pre- and postnatal wellness expert and advocate, and the owner and founder of Pure Nurture, a business devoted to educating and inspiring women to nurture and nourish themselves through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. In this episode, we will cover: How through her own experience as a mom helped Kristy to create this self-care program and why she's so passionate about teaching it to other new moms Why she believes "Self-care is baby care" and how to incorporate it into your daily life - even when a few spare minutes seems impossible Kristy highlights some unusual ways to nurture yourself that you might have never thought of before  Resources mentioned in the conversation: Kristy's website: www.PureNurture.com a link to Kristy's book, Pure Nurture, on Amazon. About Kristy Rodriguez: Kristy Rodriguez is a pre- and postnatal wellness expert and advocate, and the owner and founder of Pure Nurture, a business devoted to educating and inspiring women to nurture and nourish themselves through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Her passion for prenatal health and wellness began while she was pregnant with her first daughter. Then after giving birth to her second daughter, she decided to dedicate her work to supporting women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, as well as mothers of newborns. As a Holistic Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher, with many years of experience in education and health, she brings extensive knowledge, personal experience, and deep compassion to her students. Kristy works with individual clients, as well as teaching classes and workshops, both in person and online. In a supportive, non-judgmental way, Kristy helps her clients and students live healthier, happier, more energetic lives.  

  • 074: Fertility, Acupuncture  Creating Fertile Ground| Maring Higa
    074: Fertility, Acupuncture & Creating Fertile Ground| Maring Higa
    Duration: 28min | 24/04/2017

    Guest: Maring Higa is an acupuncturist specializing in fertility and pregnancy in Encinitas, CA. She is also a creative strategist coach and podcast host and loves bringing together wellness and creativity her work she is doing. In this episode, we will cover: How Maring's extensive experience working with couples having fertility challenges lead her to incorporate a more holistic approach to caring for "families-to-be" and get better results How her "Creating Fertile Ground" programs differ than most fertility treatment protocols out there. How to cut through the stress and pressure you're bombarded with when trying to get pregnant and surround yourself with feelings of creativity and receptivity. Resources mentioned in the conversation: Maring's Fertility Workshops: www.Maringhigaacupuncture.com/workshops Maring's podcast, Special Circumstances: www.Maringhiga.com/podcast About Maring Higa: Natural medicine has always been an integral part of Maring’s personal journey. Combined with a Master of Science from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a psychology degree from Naropa University, she has studied extensively in the area of infertility, pregnancy and post-partum recovery. And in 2005, Maring even traveled to Cheng Du, China to intern with some of the best gynecological doctors in the world. Maring specializes in both female and male infertility, as well as pregnancy and postpartum support and continues to study the most up to date information in this field. She is also a creative strategist coach and podcast host and loves bringing together wellness and creativity her work she is doing.

  • 073: Dr. Harvey Karp: The Happiest Baby on the Block
    073: Dr. Harvey Karp: The Happiest Baby on the Block
    Duration: 31min | 27/03/2017

    Guest: Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America’s leading pediatricians and child development experts. His celebrated books/videos, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep have teach his insights into child development (e.g. the Calming Reflex, the 5 S’s and Toddler-ese). In this episode, we will cover: How Dr. Karp's study of a tribe in Africa led him to discover "the Calming Reflex" in babies that can be initiated in any baby to help calm and soothe them. What the "5 S's" are and how use them to calm any fussy, seemingly inconsolable baby within minutes if not faster. Information about his SNOO Smart Sleeper and the controversy around it Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Karp's website: www.HappiestBaby.com Healthy Child, Healthy World - www.healthychild.org EWG - Environmental Working Group - www.ewg.org About Dr. Harvey Karp: Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America’s leading pediatricians and child development experts. His celebrated books/videos, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep have been translated into over 20 languages and have benefited millions of parents. Happiest Baby classes are taught by thousands of specially trained educators in university hospitals and public health programs across America and in over 20 other nations. Dr. Karp’s insights into child development (e.g. the Calming Reflex, the 5 S’s and Toddler-ese) have made him one of the world’s leading baby and sleep experts. Several peer reviewed studies have validated his innovative observations and multiple additional studies are underway. No wonder, the NY Times applauded his landmark ideas by saying, “Roll over, Dr. Spock!” Dr. Karp is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles for almost 30 years. His unique ability to translate complex science into effective techniques to empo

  • 072: Why Sex is So Hard After Baby | Kimberly Johnson
    072: Why Sex is So Hard After Baby | Kimberly Johnson
    Duration: 35min | 06/03/2017

    Guest: Kimberly Johnson is a Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, doula, postpartum care advocate and single mom. In this episode, we will cover: Why sex changes so much after baby arrives and how to redefine it for yourself and for partner so you're both happy the relationship between sex, connection and intimacy - how they are related and how they are different and what it means to your new sex life the 3 components that any conversation with your partner about sex must have in order for it to go the way you want it Resources mentioned in the conversation: Kimberly's website: www.MagaMama.com  About Kimberly Johnson: Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, doula, postpartum care advocate and single mom. She works at the intersection of birth, sex, and trauma, specializing in birth injuries, birth trauma, and sexual healing. She created a process called the Birth Rehearsal to help women somatically prepare for birth. She is the author of the upcoming book from Shambhala Publications: The Fourth Trimester: A New Mother’s Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality, that will be released in November 2017. Through Sexological Bodywork, hands-on hands-in work, together with SE and Birth Story medicine, she helps women find full health and recovery during postpartum in body, mind, emotions, sexuality and spirituality. She helps women discover their new identities as mothers.

  • 071: In Utero: the Movie-the Impact of the Prenatal Environment | Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal
    071: In Utero: the Movie-the Impact of the Prenatal Environment | Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal
    Duration: 34min | 27/02/2017

    Guest: Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal, the writer/director of a diverse body of award-winning dramas and documentaries, including the feature documentary In Utero, which explores the impact of the environment on pregnancy and the next generation. In this episode, we will cover: how Kathleen's own pregnancy led her to create this documentary exploring the impact of the prenatal environment on babies. what she learned from interviewing dozens of experts in the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology and what it means for expecting couples she answers the question: "Is this movie to "dark" for of pregnant woman to see or should she wait?" Resources mentioned in the conversation: to view a trailer of the documentary movie: In Utero - https://youtu.be/Rtt-62U9XYs  the website dedicated to the film: http://www.inuterofilm.com/  the link to her article: Pregnant? Stressed? Science Says Talk to Your Baby About Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal: Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is the writer/director of a diverse body of award-winning dramas and documentaries, including Beauty Mark, a social documentary exploring America’s obsession with body image, perfection and success, and Sita, a Girl from Jambu, an ethnographic drama about child sex trafficking in Nepal. Kathleen taught at the University of Colorado-Boulder, then Vassar College, where she obtained tenure. From there, she transitioned to Hollywood, co-producing the feature film Grassroots, starring Jason Biggs, Cedric the Entertainer and Lauren Ambrose, released by Samuel Goldwyn Films. Kathleen wrote and directed the award-winning Lychee Thieves, a multicultural tale set in Hawaii, which was an Academy Award qualifying live-action short. Her most recent film is the feature documentary In Utero, which explores the impact of the environment on pregnancy and the next generation. Kathleen is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Thrive Global.

  • 070: Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night | Jen Varela
    070: Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night | Jen Varela
    Duration: 31min | 06/02/2017

    Guest: Jen Varela, a sleep training expert who focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms. In this episode, we will cover: Even though every family is different - they have different sleeping styles, different schedules, and different parenting styles - every baby can learn to self-soothe. Science behind sleep and why your baby or toddler is having night awakenings What daytime "awake windows" are and why they might be causing your baby to have trouble sleeping through the night the 5 reasons why night awakenings happen and what you can do about them Resources mentioned in the conversation: link to Jen Varela's website: www.sugarnightnight.com calendar of Jen's Baby & Toddler Sleep Classes About Jen Varela: Since 2010, San Diego sleep training expert Jen Varela has helped more than 400 sleep-deprived families with private one-on-one sleep coaching. She focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms. Jen’s experience ranges from helping families with infants in sleep shaping skills to families with toddlers who are transitioning them to their own room for the first time. Jen Varela is a mother of two children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling from California State University Fullerton, California. She is a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach® trained by Kim West, The Sleep Lady®.

  • 069: What is Floating and How it Can Help During Pregnancy | Kirsten Gerrish  Lena Kilic
    069: What is "Floating" and How it Can Help During Pregnancy | Kirsten Gerrish & Lena Kilic
    Duration: 26min | 30/01/2017

    Guests: Kirsten Gerrish, CDM and Lena Kilic, CDM are midwives, owners of Heritage Birth Center and owners of Float Alaska, the state’s largest float center. Their philosophy of birth, Mother-Led Care, is working to change the paradigm around birth. In this episode, we will cover: why "Floating" in a tank with 800 pounds of Epson salt can be good for you in pregnancy and why they incorporated it into their birthing center how Floating can help muscle cramps, swelling, baby positioning as well as much needed pain relief and relaxation during pregnancy when a woman should NOT float during pregnancy and how soon after birth they can start up again for postpartum healing Resources mentioned in the conversation: link to Kirsten and Lena's birthing center in Alaska:  http://heritagebirthcenter.com/ their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/heritagebirthcenter/ link to a video of their talk at Float Conference 2016:  http://www.floatalaska.net/ About Kirsten Gerrish and Lena Kilic: Kirsten Gerrish, CDM and Lena Kilic, CDM are midwives, owners of Heritage Birth Center and owners of Float Alaska, the state’s largest float center. Their philosophy of birth, Mother-Led Care, is working to change the paradigm around birth. Believing that everyone deserves exceptional care in their pregnancy, they introduced floating to their practice in 2015 and have been thrilled at the results. Float Alaska has grown into a wellness center offering EFT, hypnosis and massage, all with a focus on creating a more healthy pregnancy and healing past birth trauma.

  • 068: The Dos  Donts of Post Partum Exercise | Lisa Druxman
    068: The Do's & Don'ts of Post Partum Exercise | Lisa Druxman
    Duration: 31min | 23/01/2017

    Guest: Lisa Druxman, expert in the field of pre and postnatal fitness and the founder and CEO of Stroller Strides, the country’s largest fitness program for moms. Her other company, Fit4Mom, has also developed other fitness programs for moms: Fit4Baby which is for moms during pregnancy and Body Back which is for moms who are ready to take their fitness and vitality to the next level. In this episode, we will cover: how a new mom should start back to exercising safely after having a baby (and when) without hurting herself a description of the basic exercises that will help rebuild a new mama's CORE that will lay the foundation for healthy post partum fitness what a successful post partum exercise program looks lie: CORE foundational work, ramp up cardio work, higher intensity interval training Resources mentioned in the conversation: link to her company's website: www.Fit4Mom.com link to her podcast, Motivating Mom: http://fit4mom.com/podcast podcast link in iTunes: Motivating Mom link to the Eneagram information we mentioned About Lisa Druxman: Lisa Druxman, M.A. is a nationally recognized speaker and author and is considered an expert in the field of fitness, particularly pre and postnatal fitness. She is also the founder and CEO of Stroller Strides, the country’s largest fitness program for moms. Her company Fit4Mom has also developed other fitness programs for moms: Fit4Baby which is for moms during pregnancy and Body Back which is for moms who are ready to take their fitness and vitality to the next level. Druxman earned her Master's degree at San Diego State University in psychology with an emphasis in exercise adherence and weight control. She created the weight management program, L.E.A.N. Mommy® (Learn Eating Awareness and Nutrition) which was released as a book by Hachette Publishing this year. She is also a fellow podcaster and her show, “Motivating Mom” can be found in iTunes right now. A noted authority on prenatal and postnatal fitness, Druxman has been a presenter at I.D.E.A. (national and worl

  • 067: Breastfeeding Made Simple with Nancy Mohrbacher
    067: Breastfeeding Made Simple with Nancy Mohrbacher
    Duration: 37min | 16/01/2017

    Guest: Nancy Mohrbacher is a board-certified lactation consultant and author of Breastfeeding Made Simple and Breastfeeding Solutions and its companion App for Android and iPhone. In this episode, we will cover: the most common reasons why so many women have difficulty breastfeeding in the first couple weeks how knowing about the instinctive reflexes that newborns are born with can make it easier for you to breastfeed your baby 6 simple and effective changes you can make in your breastfeeding positioning that can improve latching, decrease pain and nipple damage Resources mentioned in the conversation: Nancy’s website: www.NancyMohrbacher.com Her Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/NancyMohrbacher Nancy's 38 min video on Breastfeeding positions: http://www.naturalbreastfeeding.com/  link to the Natural Breastfeeding Infographic PDF mentioned in the episode About Nancy Mohrbacher Nancy Mohrbacher was born in the Chicago area, where she lives today. Nancy is a board-certified lactation consultant who has been helping nursing mothers since 1982.  Her breastfeeding books for parents and professionals include Breastfeeding Made Simple (with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett) Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple Breastfeeding Solutions and its companion app for Android and iPhone.   Nancy currently contracts with hospitals to improve breastfeeding practices, writes for many publications, and speaks at events around the world.  Nancy was in the first group of 16 to be honored for her contributions to breastfeeding with the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association.

  • 066: Natural Remedies for Earaches | Willow Buckley
    066: Natural Remedies for Earaches | Willow Buckley
    Duration: 37min | 04/01/2017

    Guest: Willow Buckley, a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. She is back on our podcast for the fourth time. In this episode, we will cover: the 5 observation tools you can use to determine if your child is coming down with an earache (or any other sickness) an effective oil you can get at any natural foods store that can help your child's earache right away the homeopathic remedies that can help earaches - there are many discussed here because earaches can present in 4-5 different ways Resources mentioned in the conversation: Willow’s website for her eBook on Kids' Health: www.balancingyourhealth.com www.AskDrSears.com Bio: About Willow Buckley Willow Buckley, is a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. She first combined her holistic interests with her medical science studies while earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology from the University of California Santa Barbara.   Continuing her search and passion for a whole healing approach, Willow ventured into homeopathy, where she has helped families and individuals of all ages handle everything from anxiety and depression to morning sickness and sore throats. She is a fervent proponent of the body’s power to heal itself and infuses nutrition with real food into her practice. She is also the co-author of the new book: How to Conceive Naturally: And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30. Willow lives in Encinitas, CA, with her husband, Marcus, a writer and Montessori educator, and their children, Grayson and Emerson.

  • 065: Your Baby, Your Way with Dr. Jennifer Margulis
    065: Your Baby, Your Way with Dr. Jennifer Margulis
    Duration: 32min | 19/12/2016

    Guest: Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning science journalist and author of many books including Your Baby, Your Way where she investigates the overlooked dangers of mainstream birth practices, especially when scientific evidence has been brushed aside in favor of special interests. In this episode, we will cover: how her own experience with the medical system with her first birth caused her to investigate and uncover the dangers of modern birth practices how her research exposes how current cultural practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a baby’s life are NOT all based on the best evidence and are NOT always in the best interest (or health) of the mom or the baby. what a pregnant woman or new mom can do to make sure she and her baby are getting the best prenatal and maternity care possible Resources mentioned in the conversation: a link to Jennifer's website: www.jennifermargulis.net a link to get her book: Your Baby, Your Way on Amazon About Dr. Jennifer Margulis: Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning science journalist and book author, a Fulbright grantee, and sought-after speaker. Her writing has appeared in many of the nation’s most respected and credible publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, she is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in health care and medicine. She is passionate about investigating the overlooked dangers of mainstream practices, especially when scientific evidence has been brushed aside in favor of special interests. Uncovering these issues is a matter of social justice. Not only is she the co-author with Dr. Paul Thomas of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, but she is also the author numerous books such as: Toddler: Real-Life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People We Love, The Baby Bonding Book for Dads: Building a Closer Connection to Your New Baby, and Your Baby, Your Way: Takin

  • 064: The Facts  Myths about Circumcision | Dr. Adrienne Carmack, Urologist
    064: The Facts & Myths about Circumcision | Dr. Adrienne Carmack, Urologist
    Duration: 27min | 12/12/2016

    Guest: Dr. Adrienne Carmack is a board-certified urologist and mother of three children. She is an expert in the issues surrounding circumcision and the author of The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis. In this episode, we will cover: what Dr. Carmack's research into the health benefits of circumcision revealed and why she doesn't recommend the procedure to her patients anymore. the normal physiologic function and purpose of the foreskin and what circumcised boys/men loose from having it removed current worldwide and US trends in circumcision rates   answers to the emotional issues parents deal with of "looking like daddy" and "looking different in the locker room" Resources mentioned in the conversation: The American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on circumcision: https://four.libsyn.com/content_edit/index/mode/episode a link to get her book: The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis in Amazon for more information about the risk and benefits of Circumcision: www.circumcisionharm.org About Dr. Adrienne Carmack: Adrienne Carmack, MD is a board-certified urologist and mother of three children, all of whom were born outside of a hospital and none of whom are circumcised. She is the author of Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother’s Wisdom Triumphs Over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession and The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis.    

  • 063: The Beauty of Waterbirth with Barbara Harper
    063: The Beauty of Waterbirth with Barbara Harper
    Duration: 35min | 05/12/2016

    Guest: Barbara Harper, an internationally recognized expert on waterbirth and gentle birth, founder of Waterbirth International and bestselling author of "Gentle Birth Choices" which has been translated into 9 languages around the world. In this episode, we will cover: why Barbara believes every baby DESERVES a gentle birth and how it inspired her to write the book "Gentle Birth Choices" What a birth in water offers the mother and the baby and how safe it really is (she covers the physiology of the first breath of life beautifully here) How to surrender to a "Baby Led Birth" and how doing so will allow for a safer and easier birth Resources mentioned in the conversation: Barbara Harper's website: www.waterbirth.org a link to get her book: Gentle Birth Choices in Amazon About Barbara Harper: Barbara Harper has dedicated her life to changing the way we welcome babies into the world and is an internationally recognized expert on waterbirth and gentle birth. She founded Waterbirth International in 1988, with one goal in mind – to ensure that waterbirth is an “available option” for all women.   During the past four decades Barbara has worked as an obstetric and pediatric nurse, midwife, midwifery instructor, childbirth educator, doula and doula trainer and has used her vast experience to develop unique seminars which she teaches within hospitals, nursing schools, midwifery and medical schools and community groups worldwide.   Her bestselling book and DVD, ‘Gentle Birth Choices,’ has been translated into 9 languages so far.  Her next book ‘Embracing the Miracle: The Science, Safety and Spirit of Birth in Water,’ will be ready for publication in 2017.     She has three adult children, two of whom were born at home in water, and one grandson in college.  She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is active in the community as a volunteer and as a midwifery and doula mentor.

  • 062: Unassisted Childbirth: What it Takes to Do It Yourself | Laura Shanley
    062: Unassisted Childbirth: What it Takes to Do It Yourself | Laura Shanley
    Duration: 34min | 28/11/2016

    Guest: Laura Shanley is the author of Unassisted Childbirth and is widely recognized as one of the leading voices in the natural-birth movement. She also works with women on a one-on-one basis, providing childbirth counsel and emotional support before, during and after pregnancy. In this episode, we will cover: How Laura came to realization that she could birth her own 3 children by herself, at home, without any medical supervision (**I misspoke in the recording of the episode that Laura had 3 unassisted births-it should have been 5) What books and resources she read to be certain that she could do this and that you could read to have a more natural, powerful birth Which 3 negative emotions she believes are the greatest contributor to rising c-section rates and medical interventions in birth Resources mentioned in the conversation: Laura Shanley's website:www.unassistedchildbirth.com a link to get her book: Unassisted Childbirth in Amazon About Laura Shanley: Laura Shanley is an author, speaker, and childbirth consultant widely recognized as one of the leading voices in the natural-birth movement.  Laura is the author of Unassisted Childbirth (Third Edition, 2016) and maintains a website dedicated to promoting natural birth: www.unassistedchildbirth.com. Her expertise is frequently sought out by television and movie production companies, and she has been featured in media outlets such as ABC News, 20/20, The Doctors, the Discovery Channel, the New York Times and the Washington Post.   She also works with women on a one-on-one basis, providing childbirth counsel and emotional support before, during and after pregnancy. 

  • 061: Prenatal Massage for a Healthy and Comfortable Pregnancy | Carole Osborne
    061: Prenatal Massage for a Healthy and Comfortable Pregnancy | Carole Osborne
    Duration: 42min | 19/11/2016

    Guest: Carole Osborne is a San Diego-based massage therapist, author, course developer and instructor of somatic arts and sciences. Expecting a baby is usually joyful, but it is also stressful and can be uncomfortable. Prenatal massage therapy uses techniques designed specifically to address pregnancy’s challenges. In this episode, we will cover: the long list of benefits that massage therapy can offer a woman during pregnancy-relaxation, better sleep, easier birth are a few). how a prenatal massage is different from a regular massage and what to expect (a side lying massage can be very comfortable and can teach you how to sleep better at night too). what contraindications for massage you should be aware of in pregnancy and how a trained prenatal massage therapist can work with them (varicose veins is only one of them). Resources mentioned in the conversation: Carole Osborne's website: http://bodytherapyeducation.com/ how to find a trained prenatal massage therapist in your area: Nationwide certification listing About Carole Osborne: Carole Osborne is a San Diego-based massage therapist, author, course developer and instructor of somatic arts and sciences. In addition to private practice since 1974, she has worked in osteopathic, psychological, and women’s medical settings.   In 1980 she began researching and developing infant and maternity massage therapy protocols and instructional programs. She pioneered the reintroduction of therapeutic massage and bodywork to healthcare for the childbearing year.   Over the years she has trained parents, hospital association staffs, and over 5,000 maternity massage therapists and other professionals.   She was recognized nationally as the 2008 Massage Therapy Teacher of the Year. Carole has authored three textbooks,including Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy. Her articles have appeared in many professional and mainstream publications. http://bodytherapyeducation.com/

  • 60: Dr. Stuart Fischbein: Pregnancy is NOT a Disease That Needs to be Treated Medically
    60: Dr. Stuart Fischbein: Pregnancy is NOT a Disease That Needs to be Treated Medically
    Duration: 37min | 14/11/2016

    Guest: Dr. Stuart Fischbein is an author, podcaster and OB/GYN that practices a midwifery model of care, specializing in supporting women in VBAC, twin and breech deliveries in the home birth setting. In this episode, we will cover: why after 28 years of delivering babies in hospitals did Dr. Stu switch to practicing a midwifery model of prenatal care and do homebirths what 2 factors in the hospital setting interfere most with the natural birth process and cause c-section rates to skyrocket how Dr. Stu believes this country can move from a medical/disease model of pregnancy and childbirth back to a midwifery/wellness model Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Fischbein's website: www.birthinginstincts.com link to read Dr. Stu's article “Home Birth” with an Obstetrician: A Series of 135 Out of Hospital Births Dr. Stu's podcast website: www.drstuspodcast.com link to Dr. Stu's Facebook page About Dr. Stuart Fischbein Dr. Stuart Fischbein is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a lecturer and the published author of “Fearless Pregnancy, Wisdom & Reassurance from a Doctor, A Midwife and A Mom” and “Homebirth With an Obstetrician, A Series of 135 Out of Hospital Births”. He is an outspoken advocate of informed decision making, the midwifery model of care and human rights in childbirth, receiving the 2016 “Most Audacious” award from HRIC and the Association for Wholistic & Newborn Health. He shares his thoughts and advocacy for evidenced-based, reasonable choices on his podcast, Dr. Stu’s Podcast. He now works directly with home birthing midwives, offering hope for those women who cannot find supportive practitioners for VBAC, twin and breech deliveries.  

  • 059: The Baby Book by Dr. Sears | Book Review by Dr. Jay Warren
    059: The Baby Book by Dr. Sears | Book Review by Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 27min | 07/11/2016

    On today's episode, Dr. Jay Warren reviews the book "The Baby Book" by Dr. Sears, a wonderful, complete resource for parents of newborns through 2 years old. In this episode, we will cover: an overview of each of the chapters of The Baby Book by Dr. Sears giving you an idea of what the book covers a deeper discussion about a few topics in the book including First Food Choices and Month by Month Milestones Listener Mail - questions from you answered by Dr. Jay: Mattresses for babies and the Bumbo floor seat chair Resources mentioned in this episode: The Baby Book by Dr. Sears in Amazon www.askdrsears.com

  • 058: Be a Better Dad by Being a Better YOU | Dr. Scott Vatcher, Wake Up Dad Show
    058: Be a Better Dad by Being a Better YOU | Dr. Scott Vatcher, Wake Up Dad Show
    Duration: 28min | 31/10/2016

    Guest: Dr. Scott Vatcher is a wellness expert, pediatric chiropractor, dad, husband and host of the podcast, The Wake Up Dad Show, which focuses on dads who want more for themselves and their families.  In this episode, we will cover: Dr. Vatcher's "5 P's" of being a Dad and how they can keep you focused on what matters in your life How outdated models of fatherhood are making it harder for today's dad to be effective and happy in parenthood Which area of life new fathers have the hardest time with and what they can do about it Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Scott Vatcher's podcast website: www.thewakeupdadshow.com link to The Wake Up Dad Show in iTunes About Dr. Scott Vatcher: Dr. Scott Vatcher is a coach, mentor, wellness expert, international speaker, pediatric chiropractor, entrepreneur and podcaster.  On top of all that he finds the time to be dad and a husband, a fitness advocate and he runs a number of successful businesses.   His newest podcast called The Wake Up Dad Show focuses on Dads who want more for themselves and their families.  

  • 057: The Myths and Facts about Tongue Tie and Lip Tie | Dr. Alison Hazelbaker
    057: The Myths and Facts about Tongue Tie and Lip Tie | Dr. Alison Hazelbaker
    Duration: 31min | 24/10/2016

    Guest: Dr. Alison Hazelbaker is an expert on infant sucking issues caused by various structural problems like torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and tissue shock-trauma. She designed the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF), which is the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months. In this episode, we will cover: When a tongue and/or lip tie revision is absolutely necessary and when it would be an unnecessary surgery for your baby (only 5% of babies have a true tongue tie) What problems are associated with tongue and/or lip tie for your baby (with breastfeeding and beyond) What questions you should ask your pediatrician, lactation consultant and/or pediatric dentist before you subject your baby to this surgery Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Hazelbaker's website: http://www.alisonhazelbaker.com link to her book: Tongue-tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment and Treatment www.tongue-tie.org  About Dr. Alison Hazelbaker: Dr. Hazelbaker has been a therapist for over 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, a Tummy Time™ Trainer, a Haller Method practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is recognized as an expert on infant sucking issues caused by various structural problems like torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and tissue shock-trauma. She earned her Master’s Degree from Pacific Oaks College (Human Development specializing in Human Lactation) and her doctorate from The Union Institute and University (Psychology, specializing in Energetic and Transformational healing.) Her original research on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. (www.tongue-tie.org) She authored the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF) during her Master’s Degree program. She recently revised h

  • 056: Depression in New Mothers: Realities  Solutions | Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
    056: Depression in New Mothers: Realities & Solutions | Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
    Duration: 33min | 17/10/2016

    Guest: Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, health psychologist, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and author who specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and other health psychology issues. In this episode, we will cover: why the commonly sited figure of "10-15% of women suffer from post-partum depression" is dangerously low and what the current research shows how to use her free self-screening tool to see if you should seek help for post-partum depression (link to the screening tool is in the Resources section) 5 natural alternatives to prescription medications to successfully treat post-partum depression Resources mentioned in the conversation: Kathy's website: www.KathleenKendall-Tackett.com her book Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Ed in Amazon.com Kathy's free Post-Partum Screening Tool www.BreastfeedingMadeSimple.com her publishing house with other natural birth related books: www.PraeclarusPress.com About Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett: Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2016 Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division 56. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 400 articles and her most recent books include: Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2016), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2016 with

  • 055: The Vaccine Friendly Plan with co-authors Dr. Paul Thomas  Jennifer Margulis
    055: The Vaccine Friendly Plan with co-authors Dr. Paul Thomas & Jennifer Margulis
    Duration: 44min | 10/10/2016

    Guests: Dr. Paul Thomas and Jennifer Margulis, PhD, co-authors of the book: The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years. In it, they describe "a slower, evidenced based protocol that limits a child’s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health.” In this episode, we will cover: why the current vaccine schedule from the CDC is NOT safe for all children and how Dr. Paul would modify it to make it safer what the common vaccine reactions look like that parents should report to their pediatrician immediately once seeing them in your child after a vaccine shot which of the vaccines carry the most risk of injury or are unnecessary and should be skipped altogether why you should never give acetaminophen (Tylenol) to your child, especially if you are vaccinating them Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Paul Thomas' website: www.DrPaulApproved.com The Vaccine Friendly Plan book is on Facebook here Jennifer Margulis' website: www.JenniferMargulis.net connect with Jennifer Margulis on Facebook here Buy The Vaccine Friendly Plan on Amazon here About Dr. Paul Thomas: Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., F.A.A.P., received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California San Diego. He is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He taught residents and medical students from 1988 to 1993, practiced at Westside Pediatrics from 1993 to 2008 and then opened his own practice in 2008, Integrative Pediatrics where he currently serves over 13,000 patients in the Portland, Oregon metro area. He is the co-author (with Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.) of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years. About Jennifer Margul

  • 054: The HypnoBirthing Method for a Beautiful and Peaceful Birth Experience | Dr. Vivian Keeler
    054: The HypnoBirthing Method for a Beautiful and Peaceful Birth Experience | Dr. Vivian Keeler
    Duration: 24min | 26/09/2016

    Guest: Dr. Vivian Keeler, a natural birth expert who has attended more than 800 births as a doula and has taught the HypnoBirthing Method for the last 15 years. She is also now the vice president of HypnoBirthing Institute. In this episode, we will cover: How the HypnoBirthing Method helps a woman prepare for labor and delivery Why addressing any fears that you may have going into your birth is so important to do information about how to find a HypnoBirthing class near you Resources mentioned in the conversation: The Hypnobirthing Institute website:www.hypnobirthing.com How to find a HypnoBirthing class near you Information about the HypnoBirthing Conclave in San Diego October 2016 About Dr. Vivian Keeler: Dr. Vivian Keeler has devoted most of her adult life to the care and education of women and their families. She has been a Chiropractic Physician since 1986 with a special focus on the health of pregnant women. She is a natural birth expert who has attended more than 800 births as a doula and has taught HypnoBirthing- The Mongan Method for the last 15 years. She is also a Certified Hypnotist. Dr. Vivian is Vice President and faculty member of the HypnoBirthing Institute. She has received the HypnoBirthing Institutes Diamond Award for her contributions to the advancement of HypnoBirthing. She has shared her expertise through many speaking engagements, articles and interviews and is responsible for co-creating several training programs that have inspired many birth professionals to become agents of change in their own communities. Dr. Keeler is the co-founder of Amazing Births & Beyond and Contemporary Doula International. She is also on the Board of Directors of Broward Healthy Start. She is a mother to two amazing daughters, who were birthed naturally at home. She resides in Hollywood, Florida with her husband, Tim.

  • 053: Adriana Lozada: the Birth Partners Ultimate Labor Support Kit | Birthful Podcast
    053: Adriana Lozada: the Birth Partner's Ultimate Labor Support Kit | Birthful Podcast
    Duration: 27min | 19/09/2016

    Guest: Adriana Lozada, a certified Advanced Birth Doula, a postpartum educator, a healthy sleep consultant and eco-maternity consultant. Adriana is also the host of the Birthful Podcast in iTunes. In this episode, we will cover: What your partner really wants from you while in labor How to use your B.R.A.I.N. (a 5 step process) when you need to make decisions in the hospital during labor Which checklists you should have with you in the hospital so you don't forget anything while you're there Resources mentioned in the conversation: Adriana's website: www.Birthful.com a link to the free Labor Positions Cheat Sheet on her site the link to The Birth Partner's Ultimate Labor Support Toolkit (listen to the episode for a special discount offer code) About Adriana Lozada: Adriana Lozada’s background is multi-layered and multi-cultural. A former print and online editor from Venezuela, the birth of her daughter sparked her passion for being a birth advocate, leading her to open Birthful: a company that helps new and expectant parents take on whatever maternity sends their way. She is a certified Advanced Birth Doula (DONA International), a postpartum educator, a healthy sleep consultant and eco-maternity consultant. Adriana is also the host of the Birthful Podcast, where she talks to amazing, knowledgeable, and passionate birth professionals every week, to help new and expectant parents inform their intuition, so they can have more rewarding pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences. Adriana is the author of the best-selling pregnancy guide (in Spanish), “Soy de Pura Madre”. More recently, she created the “Birth Partner’s Ultimate Labor Support Toolkit” to help expectant dads provide truly helpful support during the birth process, while finding their confidence to go from clueless to “I’ve got this”. Adriana lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and 11 year old daughter.

  • 052: For Dads: Intimacy after Children-You Deserve the Sex you Want | Kimberly Johnson
    052: For Dads: Intimacy after Children-You Deserve the Sex you Want | Kimberly Johnson
    Duration: 26min | 12/09/2016

    Guest: Kimberly Johnson, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, mother, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher. In this episode, we will cover: What Moms really say about their desire for sex after the baby is born How understanding what Mom needs in the post-partum window helps Dad get what he needs More than making "Date Night" happen - simple ways to reestablish intimacy in your relationship now that you're parents together Resources mentioned in the conversation: Kimberly's website: www.MagaMama.com  Bio: About Kimberly Johnson Kimberly Johnson is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and near-certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She is also a single mom, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher. She leads workshops internationally and virtually on the intersection of women's sexuality and spirituality as well as holistic post-partum healing. After living in Brazil for eight years, she now resides in San Diego, CA where she has a private practice, specializing in birth injury, birth trauma, and sexual healing.

  • 051: Postpartum Care: Necessary for the Completion of the Rite of Passage of Motherhood | Rachelle Garcia Seliga
    051: Postpartum Care: Necessary for the Completion of the Rite of Passage of Motherhood | Rachelle Garcia Seliga
    Duration: 34min | 05/09/2016

    Guest: Rachelle Garcia Seliga, mother, wife and Certified Professional Midwife whose work is dedicated to midwifing a cultural shift that honors our innate wisdom, personal authority and the sanctity of Life. She is the creator of INNATE Postpartum Care; a Certification Training for birth and health care professionals based upon postpartum physiology and the primal continuum. In this episode, we will cover: how similar the 40 days of ritual post-partum care across the world is and how it can be incorporated into this day and age how the loss of the ceremonious recognition of the woman's transition into motherhood contributes to post-partum depression how women need the traditions of midwifery care and ceremonial work to come back in western prenatal and post-partum care for healthier birth and healthier family life Resources mentioned in the conversation: Rachelle's website: www.InnateTraditions.com Bio: About Rachelle Garcia Seliga Rachelle Garcia Seliga, is a mother, wife and Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). Rachelle's work is dedicated to midwifing a cultural shift that honors our innate wisdom, personal authority and the sanctity of Life.   Rachelle sees women as the Soul of the people, and so she works with women with the understanding that healthy, thriving women mean healthy, thriving families, communities and world. She has a holistic well-woman care practice where she offers preventative and curative care to women, and she is the creator of INNATE Postpartum Care; a Certification Training for birth and health care professionals based upon postpartum physiology and the primal continuum. www.InnateTraditions.com

  • 050: The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg |Book Review
    050: The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg |Book Review
    Duration: 26min | 29/08/2016

    In this anniversary episode (we launched 1 year ago, this is our 50th episode and we've reached 80,000 downloads!), Dr. Jay Warren reviews the book "The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer" by Tracy Hogg. In this episode, we will cover: how Tracy Hogg's 20 questions about your baby will help you know how to better understand your baby's moods and needs. the E.A.S.Y. method to creating a rhythm to your day that works for you and your baby (Eating, Activity, Sleeping, You). the S.L.O.W. method that allows you to respond (rather than react) to your crying baby (Stop, Listen, Observe, What's up). Resources mentioned in this episode: The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer book in Amazon

  • 049: Dr. Bruce Lipton: How Pregnancy Influences Your Childs Genes | Epigenetics
    049: Dr. Bruce Lipton: How Pregnancy Influences Your Child's Genes | Epigenetics
    Duration: 01h09min | 22/08/2016

    Guest: Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of the bestselling book: The Biology of Belief, former allopathic medical school professor and research scientist and thought leader in the field of epigenetics, human development and conscious parenting. In this episode, we will cover: why Dr. Lipton refers to pregnancy as nature's "Head Start" program and how the prenatal experience prepares the baby for the world that the mother perceives it to be how the environment that a child experiences in the first 6 years of life is so crucial to their health and wellbeing for the rest of their life what you as a parent can do right now to shift your environment so that your child grows up healthier and happier Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Bruce Lipton's website: www.brucelipton.com Link to his book, Biology of Belief on Amazon Link to the APPPAH (the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health): www.birthpsychology.com Bio: About Dr. Bruce Lipton Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of the bestseller: The Biology of Belief, was a former allopathic medical school professor and research scientist. His pioneering research on cloned stem cells at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine presaged the revolutionary field of epigenetics, the new science of how environment and perception control your genes. In recognition of his contributions to the fields of embryology and human development, the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health elected Dr. Lipton to their Board of Directors. Bruce has taken his award-winning medical school lectures to the public and is currently a popular keynote speaker and workshop presenter on topics of conscious parenting and the science of complementary medicine.  

  • 048: Jane Chen: How a Global Community of Moms Can Save Premature Babies Around the World
    048: Jane Chen: How a Global Community of Moms Can Save Premature Babies Around the World
    Duration: 21min | 15/08/2016

    Guest: Jane Chen, co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise startup that aims to help the 20 million premature and low-birth-weight babies born every year, through a low-cost infant warmer and of Little Lotus Baby, which uses NASA inspired technology to keep babies at the perfect temperature so they can sleep better. In this episode, we will cover: how a Stanford graduate program project helped save 200,000 premature babies in the third world countries how Jane is using the Tom's Shoes' model with Little Lotus Baby products to fund Embrace preme warmers to be distributed throughout the world how your company can participate in a gifting program that helps these preterm babies in the poorest corners of the world  Resources mentioned in the conversation: to watch Jane Chen's TED Talk www.EmbraceInnovations.com www.LittleLotusBaby.com email info@embraceinnovations.com for more information about their corporate gifting program Bio: About Jane Chen JANE MARIE CHEN is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise startup that aims to help the 20 million premature and low-birth-weight babies born every year, through a low-cost infant warmer. The Embrace infant warmer costs about 1% of a traditional incubator and is estimated to have helped over 200,000 babies to date. Most recently, Embrace Innovations  launched a new line of baby products for the US market called Little Lotus Baby, which uses NASA inspired technology to keep babies at the perfect temperature so they can sleep better. They are using a Tom’s shoes model: for every product sold, a baby is helped in a developing country by the Embrace infant warmer. Prior to Embrace, Chen worked with nonprofit organizations on healthcare issues in developing countries. She spent several years as the Program Director of a startup HIV/AIDS nonprofit in China (Chi Heng Foundation) and worked for the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative in Tanzania.  She also worked at Monitor Group as a management consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies.   Chen h

  • 047: Is Scar Tissue Limiting Your Post Partum Recovery? | Kimberly Johnson
    047: Is Scar Tissue Limiting Your Post Partum Recovery? | Kimberly Johnson
    Duration: 30min | 08/08/2016

    Guest: Kimberly Johnson, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, mother, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher. In this episode, we will cover: What the common post partum symptoms you might be experiencing that are due to unhealthy scar tissue in your abdomen or pelvic floor What the difference is between scars and adhesions and why it's so important to post partum recovery What "vaginal mapping" is and how it can help prevent birth injury and accelerate post partum recovery Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.MagaMama.com www.ScarTissueRemediation.com  So You Have Prolapse...Now What? - step-by-step guide by Kimberly Trail Guide to the Pelvic Floor - opt in at the bottom of her webpage Bio: About Kimberly Johnson Kimberly Johnson is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and near-certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She is also a single mom, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher. She leads workshops internationally and virtually on the intersection of women's sexuality and spirituality as well as holistic post-partum healing. After living in Brazil for eight years, she now resides in San Diego, CA where she has a private practice, specializing in birth injury, birth trauma, and sexual healing.

  • 046: Baby Boost with Acupuncture | Maring Higa
    046: Baby Boost with Acupuncture | Maring Higa
    Duration: 25min | 01/08/2016

    Guest: Maring Higa, L.Ac., specializing in acupuncture for fertility, prenatal and post-partum care for women. In this episode, we will cover: How acupuncture can help get labor started around your due date The ways acupuncture can prep your body for a healthier, quicker delivery How Maring combines the current technology (the Acugraph) with the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help her patients more powerfully  Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com www.MaringHiga.com About Maring Higa: Natural medicine has always been an integral part of Maring’s personal journey. She has studied extensively in the area of infertility, pregnancy and post-partum recovery. In 2005, Maring traveled to Cheng Du, China to intern with some of the best gynecological doctors in the world. Maring has specialized in treating male infertility, female infertility and pregnancy support for the past 6 years, and continues to study the most up to date information in this field. Maring’s personal experience of having a difficult pregnancy and then suffering with post-partum depression has made it natural for her to empathize with women going through these very difficult times. Combined with a Master of Science from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a psychology degree from Naropa University, Maring has created a truly integrative, compassionate, and heart-centered approach. When Maring is not in the clinic she spends her time playing with her son and her daughter, teaching and performing aerial skills, playing music, enjoying the outdoors, and writing.

  • 045: Dr. Michel Odent-Part 2: The Scientification of Love and the Birth Process
    045: Dr. Michel Odent-Part 2: The Scientification of Love and the Birth Process
    Duration: 20min | 11/07/2016

    Guest: Dr. Michel Odent, world renowned obstetrician and pioneer in the natural birth moment for bringing home-like birthing rooms and birthing pools in maternity hospitals. In this episode (Part 2 of 2), we will cover: Dr. Odent shares his research in his book, "The Scientification of Love" and how important the natural sequence of hormonal release in childbirth improves maternal-baby bonding What the one thing is after over 50 years of helping women deliver babies that he recommends to expecting moms  Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Michel Odent's website: www.wombecology.com Primal Health Research database: www.primalhealthresearch.com About Dr. Michel Odent: Dr. Michel Odent has been in charge of the surgical and obstetrical units at the Pithiviers state hospital in France (1962-1985) and is the founder of the Primal Health Research Centre (London). He introduced in the 1970s the concepts of home-like birthing rooms and birthing pools in maternity hospitals. He is the author of the first article in the medical literature about the initiation of lactation during the hour following birth and of the first article about the use of birthing pools (Lancet 1983). He created the Primal Health Research database (www.primalhealthresearch.com) and is the author of 15 books published in 23 languages including: Childbirth and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens, The Scientification of Love, Primal Health: Understanding the Critical Period Between Conception and the First Birthday and Birth Reborn: What Childbirth Should Be.

  • 044: Dr. Michel Odent-Part 1: The Way Babies Are Born Changes Humanity
    044: Dr. Michel Odent-Part 1: The Way Babies Are Born Changes Humanity
    Duration: 30min | 04/07/2016

    Guest: Dr. Michel Odent, world renowned obstetrician and pioneer in the natural birth moment for bringing home-like birthing rooms and birthing pools in maternity hospitals. In this episode (Part 1 of 2), we will cover: Dr. Odent explains his famous quotable quote: "To change the world, we must first change the way babies are being born." The "Primal Period" = prenatal life, the birth and the first year of life - and how if affects the rest of that person's life. How the "cocktail of love hormones" can be released and how it makes for a better birth. Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Michel Odent's website: www.wombecology.com Primal Health Research database: www.primalhealthresearch.com About Dr. Michel Odent: Dr. Michel Odent has been in charge of the surgical and obstetrical units at the Pithiviers state hospital in France (1962-1985) and is the founder of the Primal Health Research Centre (London). He introduced in the 1970s the concepts of home-like birthing rooms and birthing pools in maternity hospitals. He is the author of the first article in the medical literature about the initiation of lactation during the hour following birth and of the first article about the use of birthing pools (Lancet 1983). He created the Primal Health Research database (www.primalhealthresearch.com) and is the author of 15 books published in 23 languages including: Childbirth and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens, The Scientification of Love, Primal Health: Understanding the Critical Period Between Conception and the First Birthday and Birth Reborn: What Childbirth Should Be.  

  • 043: Penny Simkin on the Birth Parter: A Guide for Dads, Doulas and Labor Companions
    043: Penny Simkin on the Birth Parter: A Guide for Dads, Doulas and Labor Companions
    Duration: 31min | 27/06/2016

    Guest: Penny Simkin, a physical therapist, educator and doula who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968 and the author of "The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions”. In this episode, we will cover: what 48 years of childbirth education has taught her when it comes to dealing with soon-to-be parents when labor starts why a doula is so important for both the woman and the birth parter (and the baby) what her book, "The Birth Partner" covers and how it can help the birth process go smoother Resources mentioned in the conversation: Penny's website: www.pennysimkin.com DONA International (Doula Services): http://www.dona.org/ The Birth Partner book - (buy it here on Amazon) About Penny Simkin: Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968. She estimates she has prepared over 14,000 women, couples, and siblings for childbirth. She is author or co-author of books for both parents and professionals, including “The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions”. Penny and her husband, Peter, have four grown children and eight grandchildren from 11 to 28 years of age, two grandchildren-in-laws, and a pug, Lola.

  • 042: Is a Home Birth with a Midwife Right for You? | Gerri Ryan
    042: Is a Home Birth with a Midwife Right for You? | Gerri Ryan
    Duration: 28min | 20/06/2016

    Guest: Gerri Ryan, Executive Director & COO of the Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery, licensed professional midwife, certified doula and nationally recognized doula trainer. In this episode, we will cover: the paradigm shift around natural birth Gerri Ryan is witnessing across the country and what it means for the next generation of children  answers to the common "what if's" questions of home birth: what if there's a problem at home? what if we need to go to the hospital? IS IT SAFE? what Gerri sees as the hallmark of midwifery care = post-partum care Resources mentioned in the conversation: San Diego Birth Network: http://www.sandiegobirthnetwork.org/ Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery: http://www.nizhoniinstitute.edu/ About Gerri Ryan: Gerri Ryan, L.M., C.P.M., FACCE, Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery: Managed administrative staff of a large firm for several years before leaving the corporate arena to pursue her goal of becoming a midwife. She is a licensed and certified professional midwife, is certified as a doula and is a nationally recognized doula trainer. She has co-chaired several national health conferences and is the founder of San Diego Birth Network, the first non-profit birth network in the US. Currently teaches midwifery students, supervises academic faculty and clinical instructors and has primary responsibility for marketing, recruitment, and human resources management for Nizhoni Institute.

  • 041: Homeopathy for Infants and Children | Willow Buckley
    041: Homeopathy for Infants and Children | Willow Buckley
    Duration: 32min | 13/06/2016

    Guest: Willow Buckley, a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. She is back on our podcast for the third time. In this episode, we will cover: the safety of using homeopathic remedies with infants and children and how homeopathy works in the body  the difference between trying to get rid of symptoms and supporting the child's body during an illness so not only are they more comfortable, but they come out stronger on the other side of it. homeopathic remedies that can help ailments common to infants and children: irritability, colic, constipation, diarrhea, immune function, teething, thrush, fevers, ear aches, hives, etc. Resources mentioned in the conversation: Willow’s website for her eBook on Kids' Health: www.balancingyourhealth.com www.AskDrSears.com Bio: About Willow Buckley Willow Buckley, is a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. She first combined her holistic interests with her medical science studies while earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology from the University of California Santa Barbara.   Continuing her search and passion for a whole healing approach, Willow ventured into homeopathy, where she has helped families and individuals of all ages handle everything from anxiety and depression to morning sickness and sore throats. She is a fervent proponent of the body’s power to heal itself and infuses nutrition with real food into her practice. She is also the co-author of the new book: How to Conceive Naturally: And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30. Willow lives in Encinitas, CA, with her husband, Marcus, a writer and Montessori educator, and their children, Grayson and Emerson.

  • 040: Part 3: We’re Having a Baby, Naturally! | a First-Time Parents Pregnancy Journey at Cap Wellness
    040: Part 3: We’re Having a Baby, Naturally! | a First-Time Parents' Pregnancy Journey at Cap Wellness
    Duration: 26min | 06/06/2016

    In this THIRD episode of "We're Having a Baby, Naturally!", Amanda & HR catch us up all that they've been doing since last time. Amanda is 37 weeks now and is due at the end of June. They share what they learned in some of the birth classes they've taken: Hypnobirthing, Breastfeeding 101 and Newborn Care. HR shares his perspective too on what these classes did for him as a soon-to-be father and as a husband that wants to support his wife as best he can in labor. Guests: Amanda & HR Dudley, a newly pregnant couple who are sharing their prenatal journey with Dr. Cap and the team at the Cap Wellness Center for us to learn what it's like to go through a natural birth process.    Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com

  • 039: Bringing Natural Birth to Military Families Abroad | Amanda Dodson
    039: Bringing Natural Birth to Military Families Abroad | Amanda Dodson
    Duration: 43min | 23/05/2016

    Guest: Amanda Dodson is the Founder and President of both the Japan Birth Resource Network and The Birth Education Center of Okinawa and was voted the 2016 Spouse of the Year for Marine Corps in Okinawa, Japan. In this episode, we will cover: Amanda's journey from Military Mom to natural birth advocate for military families in Japan how she sees the network of doulas in Okinawa she's created could be implemented at military bases around the world how being voted Military Spouse of the Year in Okinawa has opened doors in Washington DC for this dream to become a reality Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.japanbirthresourcenetwork.com www.birthedcenterofokinawa.com www.facebook.com/JapanBRN About Amanda Dodson Amanda Dodson is a DONA certified birth doula (DONA), a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner HBCE, Founder and President of the Japan Birth Resource Network and founder of The Birth Education Center of Okinawa. She was also voted as the 2016 Spouse of the Year for Marine Corps Base Camp SD Butler in Okinawa, Japan. Her journey as a doula began in 2008 which led to the path of becoming involved in HypnoBirthing The Mongan Method. She has served several military families through education and as a birth doula. Amanda currently resides in Okinawa, Japan with her husband of 18 years and 3 children as a Marine Corps family. They were stationed in Okinawa from 98-05 and returned in 2011-current. After returning to Japan is when Amanda saw a need for continuity of care for military families and resources that can support them throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

  • 038: How to Choose the Right Pediatrician for your Child | Dr. Angelo Del Re
    038: How to Choose the Right Pediatrician for your Child | Dr. Angelo Del Re
    Duration: 30min | 16/05/2016

    Guest: Dr. Angelo Del Re, pediatrician with Coast Pediatrics in San Diego, CA that considers it a privilege to care for acutely ill children but also has interests in both newborn wellness and childhood injury prevention. In this episode, we will cover: the 5 questions you should ask a pediatrician before you entrust the health of your child to them the features of a pediatric office you should look for (besides just location and if they take your insurance) Resources mentioned in the conversation: Coast Pediatrics website: www.coastpediatrics.com About Dr. Angelo Del Re, MD, MSc, FAAP Dr. Del Re grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and attended college at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He furthered his education by earning both a graduate degree in neuroscience as well as his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Del Re completed his pediatrics residency in Virginia, with research interests in child abuse detection and prevention. He also practiced pediatric medicine internationally in Uganda and Haiti. Angelo returned to North Carolina for two years, where he worked in outpatient clinical care as well as newborn and pediatric hospital medicine. Since relocating to San Diego in 2014, Dr. Del Re has served the urgent needs of the children in our community as a provider at Rady Children’s Hospital emergency department. In 2015, he decided to join the medical office at Coast Pediatrics in Carmel Valley where he works full time. While Angelo considers it a privilege caring for acutely ill children, he also has interests in both newborn wellness and childhood injury prevention. He is looking forward to continuing to serve our community by building relationships with families and helping them stay happy and healthy.

  • 037: Dr. Laura Brayton | How to Overcome Type A Stress During Pregnancy
    037: Dr. Laura Brayton | How to Overcome Type A Stress During Pregnancy
    Duration: 31min | 09/05/2016

    Guest: Dr. Laura Brayton, holistic chiropractor and host of the "Well-Adjusted Mama" podcast who is passionate about supporting the health and wellness of the families of her community.   In this episode, we will cover: As a podcaster, Dr. Brayton has interviewed over 75 experts in prenatal, birthing and post-partum care. She shares the most important tips she's learned from these experts over the years. How Type A personalities carry that stress into their pregnancies and how it can hinder the birth experience How environmental toxins can add to the stress a woman's body endures and how it can affect the baby Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Laura Brayton's website: www.drlaurabrayton.com  The Environmental Working Group website: www.ewg.org the EWG.org "Healthy Living" app: www.ewg.org/apps/ About Dr. Laura Brayton: Dr. Laura Brayton is a holistic chiropractor who is passionate about supporting the health and wellness of the families of her community.  Dr. Brayton writes regularly on health-related topics and is a lecturer for various holistic groups in the community, including at yoga studios, childbirth education centers, and new moms’ groups. She also continues to stay up-to-date and current in her field with frequent post-graduate seminars in functional medicine, nutrition, allergy elimination, pediatrics, and maternity. In addition, Dr. Brayton has received certifications in Chiropractic Pediatrics (180 hour post-graduate program), Webster Technique (for breech presentation), Sound-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM), and is an advanced level practitioner of Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). Dr. Brayton is a BioEnergetic Practitioner utilizing Applied Kinesiology (manual muscle testing) to “eavesdrop” into the body and determine its current needs for health. She is an active member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, American Chiropractic Association, Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, and Past President of the Hoboken Rotary Club. She also raised over $3,000 f

  • 036: Dr. Sarah Buckley | Natures Hormonal Blueprint for Labor
    036: Dr. Sarah Buckley | Nature's Hormonal Blueprint for Labor
    Duration: 38min | 02/05/2016

    Guest: Dr. Sarah Buckley, a family physician in Brisbane, Australia, trained in family physician obstetrics and an authority on the hormonal physiology of childbearing. In this episode, we will cover: the 4 main hormones of birth and how each contributes to a natural and safe experience for both mom and baby how birth was really meant to be private, safe and unobserved and how disturbing the labor process slows things down Recommendations on how to keep this normal flow of hormones going so labor progresses naturally and quickly Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Sarah Buckley's website: www.SarahBuckley.com her Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report - http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/reports/physiology/ sign up to get her free eBook, Ecstatic Birth and other updates: http://sarahbuckley.com/subscribe-to-sarahs-updates Dr. Buckley's Gentle Natural Birth Pregnancy program - http://www.gentlenaturalbirth.com/ About Dr. Sarah Buckley: Dr. Sarah Buckley is a family physician in Brisbane, Australia, trained in family physician obstetrics. She is the author of the internationally best-selling book Gentle Birth. Gentle Mothering and the scientific report Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing, published with Childbirth Connection. Sarah’s work supports parents and professionals to be well informed, to listen to their hearts and instincts, and to acknowledge the rightful place of parents as the real experts in their bodies, babies and families. Sarah is currently combines mothering her four children with her work as a writer and lecturer on pregnancy, birth and parenting. See www.sarahbuckley.com and www.gentlenaturalbirth.com

  • 035: Bouncing Back after Baby with Nutrition | Dr. Pia Martin
    035: Bouncing Back after Baby with Nutrition | Dr. Pia Martin
    Duration: 27min | 25/04/2016

    Guest: Dr. Pia Martin, a practicing Wellness Doctor in San Diego, CA. In this episode, we will cover: The 7 best foods/supplements you can use to support yourself after your delivery What foods help to increase breast milk supply and which ones to avoid if you're having breast feeding issues When your baby might need a probiotic and how to choose one Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com To get the free Pregnancy Protein Guide from Dr. Pia Martin to help you in your pregnancy, go to www.DrPia.com and request it through her contact page. About Dr. Pia Martin: Dr. Pia Martin is a practicing Wellness Doctor in San Diego, California.  She is a graduate from Parker University in Dallas with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and certifications in Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Coaching,  She is also an active member of ICPA and author of hundreds of Blog Posts on healthy living.  She specializes in providing custom nutritional health programs for new moms so that they can have a healthy pregnancy and happy healthy baby.  For more information on how to build a healthy human. www.drpia.com. 

  • 034: Raising a Healthy Family, not just a Healthy Child | Dr. David Jackson
    034: Raising a Healthy Family, not just a Healthy Child | Dr. David Jackson
    Duration: 32min | 18/04/2016

    Guest: Dr. David Jackson, founder and CEO of Epic Practice, chiropractor, husband and father. In this episode, we will cover: what the source of the health care challenges that today's families face are and what they can do about it how exercising in the "Gym of Life" allows kids to grow up into strong, healthy, resilient contributors as adults what the One Thing Dr. David believes is the best thing he can do to ensure his family is happy and healthy (and you can do too) Resources mentioned in the conversation: http://thenationalwellnessfoundation.org/ About Dr. David Jackson: Dr. David is a committed father of 3 incredible girls and has shared an Epic Love Affair with his wife Nicole for 26 years. His commitment to creating Impact for others along with an unparalleled personal life for himself and his family has led him to create 18 businesses. Having risen from the ashes of failing in practice 9 times, Dr. David has spoken on 6 continents to over 100K people. His passion is to help chiropractors solidify a success mindset and develop a superior ability to communicate their value and brand message with clarity. Dr. David is Founder and CEO of the largest online training company in the chiropractic profession, Epic Practice. With cutting edge success systems for business, pediatrics, team training and growth, Epic provides doctors proven tools, strategies and community to succeed at high levels through mentoring, training and coaching. Dr. David is committed to helping chiropractors create their Epic Life by openly sharing his passion, his journey and through leading by example so that others may Serve More, Make More and BE More.

  • 033: How to Have an Amazing Hospital Birth | Dr. Capetanakis
    033: How to Have an Amazing Hospital Birth | Dr. Capetanakis
    Duration: 31min | 11/04/2016

    Guests: Dr. Nikolas Capetanakis In this episode, we will cover: the list of things Dr. Cap wants each of his patients to do before they go into labor - it's not what you think how Dr. Cap helps create a "Golden Hour" after birth for mommy, daddy and baby to bond together what the #1 thing Dr. Cap has seen that helps ensure a woman has an amazing hospital birth Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com A list of all the birth classes offered: Cap Wellness Center Classes A library of informational videos about pregnancy and birth: Cap Wellness YouTube Channel About Dr. Capetanakis: Dr. Capetanakis is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the owner/founder of the Cap Wellness Center. He received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific so Along with all the requirements of an MD, Dr. Capetanakis has trained in the art of osteopathic manipulative medicine. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Department at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. When not working, Dr. Cap enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Angie and their three young children. He is an avid cyclist and has performed in numerous triathlons and bike rides. He also enjoys camping, hiking, soccer and traveling.  

  • 032: Postpartum Recovery with Chiropractic Care | Dr. Jay Warren
    032: Postpartum Recovery with Chiropractic Care | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 23min | 04/04/2016

    Guest: Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor and wellness care coordinator at Cap Wellness Center. In this episode, we will cover: the concept of an "18 Month Care Plan" helping you to fully heal and recover from the prenatal, birth and postpartum changes your body goes through the 3 factors that make recovering from your birth more difficult and how getting your brain-body connection free of stress will help it how you can now use the hormone Relaxin to your advantage, allowing you to be even healthier and more structurally balanced than you were before you got pregnant Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Jay’s website: www.DrJayWarren.com ICPA website to find a prenatal/postpartum care trained chiropractor near you: www.ICPA4Kids.org link to research articles about Chiropractic and Pregnancy & Postpartum: www.icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research Bio: About Dr. Jay Warren Dr. Jay Warren has dedicated his career to helping people live happy and healthy lives. Born and raised in Southern California, he got his undergraduate degree in Biology from UC San Diego before attending Life Chiropractic College West and graduating Summa Cum Laude in March 2000. In his first year as a chiropractor, Dr. Jay helped run a busy, bilingual clinic in Costa Rica, which grounded him in his family wellness oriented style of practice. He returned to San Diego, CA in 2001 and this year is celebrating his 15th year of practice. Dr. Jay has served as a health & wellness advisor and writer for numerous health-oriented websites. He has written and produced his own series of self-guided visualizations called “Healing from Within” and has also authored the “Being Well Lifestyle Program” which is a comprehensive, self-guided healthy lifestyle makeover program. Dr. Jay continues to work with infants, children and parents on a daily basis. He is the family wellness chiropractor and Wellness Care Coordinator at the Cap Wellness Center in San Diego, CA. He is the host of the weekly podcast “Healthy Births, Happy

  • 031: Quicker Labor, Less Pain  Better Birth Outcomes with Chiropractic Care | Dr. Jay Warren
    031: Quicker Labor, Less Pain & Better Birth Outcomes with Chiropractic Care | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 29min | 28/03/2016

    Guest: Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor and wellness care coordinator at Cap Wellness Center. In this episode, we will cover: the 3 ways that chiropractic care can help a pregnant woman have a shorter labor, less pain, less interventions used, better recovery from birth how a healthy pregnancy and natural birth improves your baby's chances of being healthy right from the start of their life how to know if a chiropractor is qualified to adjust pregnant women and newborns Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Jay’s website: www.DrJayWarren.com ICPA website to find a prenatal chiropractor near you: www.ICPA4Kids.org link to research articles about Chiropractic and Pregnancy: www.icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research Bio: About Dr. Jay Warren Dr. Jay Warren has dedicated his career to helping people live happy and healthy lives. Born and raised in Southern California, he got his undergraduate degree in Biology from UC San Diego before attending Life Chiropractic College West and graduating Summa Cum Laude in March 2000. In his first year as a chiropractor, Dr. Jay helped run a busy, bilingual clinic in Costa Rica, which grounded him in his family wellness oriented style of practice. He returned to San Diego, CA in 2001 and this year is celebrating his 15th year of practice. Dr. Jay has served as a health & wellness advisor and writer for numerous health-oriented websites. He has written and produced his own series of self-guided visualizations called “Healing from Within” and has also authored the “Being Well Lifestyle Program” which is a comprehensive, self-guided healthy lifestyle makeover program. Dr. Jay continues to work with infants, children and parents on a daily basis. He is the family wellness chiropractor and Wellness Care Coordinator at the Cap Wellness Center in San Diego, CA. He is the host of the weekly podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies”, where he talks to experts in the natural birth and holistic parenting field. He also likes to enjoy an active lifestyle as a surfe

  • 030: For Dads: How to Ease Your Transition into Fatherhood | Dr. Daniel Singley
    030: For Dads: How to Ease Your Transition into Fatherhood | Dr. Daniel Singley
    Duration: 33min | 14/03/2016

    Guest: Dr. Daniel Singley, a San Diego-based psychologist, Director of the Center for Men’s Excellence and an expert in men’s mental health with a particular emphasis the transition to fatherhood. In this episode, we will cover: The psychology of masculinity and how it makes fatherhood challenging for many of today’s dads How post-partum “baby blues” can happen to dads as well and how to prevent it A 2006 study showing how important it is to the baby’s physical and emotional health for the dad to be involved right away Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Singley’s website: www.MenExcel.com A schedule of the class “Basic Training for New Dads” - http://www.menexcel.com/parenting-classes-in-san-diego-for-dads/ Bio: About Dr. Daniel Singley Dr. Daniel Singley is a San Diego-based board certified psychologist and Director of The Center for Men’s Excellence. His research and practice focus on men’s mental health with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychology and the transition to fatherhood. He conducts trainings and presentations around the country to assist individuals and organizations to enhance their level of father inclusiveness and founded the grant-funded Basic Training for New Dads, Inc. nonprofit in order to give new fathers the tools they need to be highly engaged with their infants as well as their partners. He is Past President of the APA’s Section on Positive Psychology and currently serves on the Board of the APA’s Division on the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity as well as Postpartum Support International.   In his free time, Dr. Singley likes to surf, cook, and take his two boys on hikes to throw rocks at things.

  • 029: Anna Verwaal: How Birth Imprints and Shapes Your Babys Psychological Health
    029: Anna Verwaal: How Birth Imprints and Shapes Your Baby's Psychological Health
    Duration: 34min | 07/03/2016

    Guest: Anna Verwaal, a maternal-child health nurse, conscious conception & birth consultant, and birth & postpartum doula instructor from the Netherlands who has worked in the US for the last 25 years. In this episode, we will cover: how the mother's stress hormones cross the placenta and affect the baby's physical development the research that shows how babies can remember their birth how these "womb imprints" and "birth imprints" can affect the baby's psychological expression as children and as adults Resources mentioned in the conversation: Anna's website: www.FromWombToWorld.com Anna's TED Talk on the psychological impact of birth: TEDTalk the Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology & Health - www.Birthpsychology.com Anna Verwaal's BIO Anna is a maternal-child health nurse, conscious conception & birth consultant, birth & postpartum doula instructor, UCLA certified lactation educator, and birth photographer from the Netherlands who has worked in the US for the last 25 years. After a long nursing career in various obstetrical and home-health settings she preferred to work with families and babies privately and started her own birth consulting practice. She currently travels internationally to lecture and teach workshops for birth professionals and doulas about the cellular memory of the birth experience, the physiological & hormonal blueprint for birth & bonding and the deeply psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of giving birth.

  • 028: The Anniversary/Gratitude Episode
    028: The Anniversary/Gratitude Episode
    Duration: 13min | 01/03/2016

    Today marks 2 anniversaries around here: 1) 6 months ago we launched the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast 2) 1 year ago the Cap Wellness Center opened it's doors in San Diego, CA Dr. Jay takes this moment to thank all of the people that helped make this past year so amazing and gives a brief preview of what's to come in the future... THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND FOR YOUR FEEDBACK AND REVIEWS IN iTUNES!!!

  • 027: Using Homeopathy in Pregnancy | Willow Buckley
    027: Using Homeopathy in Pregnancy | Willow Buckley
    Duration: 33min | 22/02/2016

    Guest: Willow Buckley, a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. In this episode, we will cover: the safety of using homeopathic remedies in pregnancy - which ones you can use, which ones you can’t homeopathic remedies that can help ailments common to women in pregnancy: morning sickness, insomnia, leg and foot cramping, hemorrhoids, constipation, swelling, etc. ***Willow is offering listeners to this podcast episode a 15% discount on her phone consultation where she gives treatment recommendations to you - just mention this podcast episode when you contact her through her website: www.balancingyourhealth.com (only good through the end of March 2016). Resources mentioned in the conversation: Willow’s website: www.balancingyourhealth.com a link to buy her book on Amazon: How to Conceive Naturally: And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30 Bio: About Willow Buckley Willow Buckley, is a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. She first combined her holistic interests with her medical science studies while earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology from the University of California Santa Barbara.   Continuing her search and passion for a whole healing approach, Willow ventured into homeopathy, where she has helped families and individuals of all ages handle everything from anxiety and depression to morning sickness and sore throats. She is a fervent proponent of the body’s power to heal itself and infuses nutrition with real food into her practice. She is also the co-author of the new book: How to Conceive Naturally: And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30. Willow lives in Encinitas, CA, with her husband, Marcus, a writer and Montessori educator, and their children, Grayson and Emerson.

  • 026: Part 2: We’re Having a Baby, Naturally! | a First-Time Parents Pregnancy Journey at Cap Wellness
    026: Part 2: We’re Having a Baby, Naturally! | a First-Time Parents' Pregnancy Journey at Cap Wellness
    Duration: 25min | 15/02/2016

    In this second episode of "We're Having a Baby, Naturally!", Amanda & HR share their 2nd trimester happenings. They share their experience of getting their first ultrasound, the overwhelm of setting up their baby registry and we get HR's take on the "baby reveal" to their families since he wasn't with us on the first episode. Guests: Amanda & HR Dudley, a newly pregnant couple who are sharing their prenatal journey with Dr. Cap and the team at the Cap Wellness Center for us to learn what it's like to go through a natural birth process.    Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com

  • 025: Creating Good Eaters in Children | Dr. Christine Wood
    025: Creating Good Eaters in Children | Dr. Christine Wood
    Duration: 32min | 08/02/2016

    Title: Creating Good Eaters in Children with Dr. Christine Wood In this episode, we will cover: an explanation of “the Carrot Study” and how you can influence your child’s eating habits while you’re still pregnant with them the one simple habit you can do now to not only create good healthy eating habits for your children, but also decrease their risk of heart disease and depression and improve their academic performance 3 “Tricks” to help get your kid to eat if you’re having problems at the dinner table Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CoastPediatrics.com - in San Diego, CA www.KidsEatGreat.com - Dr. Wood’s website where you can get a copy of her book: How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It Bio: About Dr. Christine Wood Dr. Christine Wood is a pediatrician with interests in nutrition for children and teens. She has authored the book, How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It and her articles and interviews have been published in Newsweek and Parenting magazines among others. She has been a frequent speaker on the topic of nutrition and the impact of environmental toxins on health. She has been practicing pediatrics over 25 years and sees patients at Coast Pediatrics Carmel Valley. She is also a Certified Lactation Educator and enjoys helping nursing mothers. She has served as the Co-Chair for the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative and is Medical Consultant for an adolescent residential eating disorder treatment center in La Jolla. www.CoastPediatrics.com www.KidsEatGreat.com  

  • 024: Saving Your Sex Life After Having a Baby | Kimberly Johnson
    024: Saving Your Sex Life After Having a Baby | Kimberly Johnson
    Duration: 36min | 01/02/2016

    Guest: Kimberly Johnson, certified Sexological Bodyworker, near-certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher. In this episode, we will cover: What physical and emotional changes to look out for that can cause difficulties with resuming your sex life after having a baby and what to do about it the difference between Endorphin Sex and Oxytocin Sex and how it gets in the way of enjoying fantastic sex again the “3 Minute Game” that you can play with your partner to re-establish your connection and build a new sexual bond together Resources mentioned in the conversation: Post-Partum Healing and Recovery program Sexual Discovery program Kimberly Johnson at: www.magamama.com Bio: About Kimberly Johnson Kimberly Johnson is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and near-certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She is also a single mom, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher. She leads workshops internationally and virtually on the intersection of women's sexuality and spirituality as well as holistic post-partum healing. After living in Brazil for eight years, she now resides in San Diego, CA where she has a private practice, specializing in birth injury, birth trauma, and sexual healing.

  • 023: Dr. Alyssa Berlin: the AfterBirth Plan for Couples with a Newborn
    023: Dr. Alyssa Berlin: the AfterBirth Plan for Couples with a Newborn
    Duration: 34min | 25/01/2016

    Guest: Dr. Alyssa Berlin, prenatal and postpartum clinical psychologist, childbirth educator and doula. In this episode, we will cover: How parenthood has changed and how it places more stress on new parents the “Golden Question” to ask yourself that will tell you the difference between “baby blues” and post-partum depression self-care tools that will help you and your partner maintain your connection as you bring baby home and begin a new phase of life together Resources mentioned in the conversation: the AfterBirth Plan Workshop www.doctorberlin.com ***enter code HEALTHYBIRTHS to receive a 10% discount on the live Skype workshop Bio: About Dr. Alyssa Berlin Dr. Alyssa Berlin is a prenatal and postpartum clinical psychologist, childbirth educator and doula. Dr. Berlin works specifically with women and their partners on issues such as anxiousness and emotional fluctuation during pregnancy, postpartum blues and depression, and the complex issues that can arise between and around new and expectant parents.   Dr. Berlin offers the internationally acclaimed Bringing Baby Home workshop.  Along with her husband, Dr. Elliot Berlin, Dr. Alyssa teaches a one day childbirth education crash course once a month.  Dr. Berlin is the creator of The AfterBirth Plan Workshop, a program that prepares couples for what to expect when the baby is born.   Dr. Berlin is on the Board of Advisors for International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and Pregnancy  Awareness Month.  Dr. Berlin is a contributing expert writer for TwigTale.  You can read Dr. Alyssa's blogs on the Huffington Post where she contributes to PBS's 'This Emotional Life" project.  Dr. Alyssa and her husband, prenatal chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin live in Los Angeles and are the proud parents of four amazing children.

  • 022: Can You Heal a Prolapse? | Kimberly Johnson
    022: Can You Heal a Prolapse? | Kimberly Johnson
    Duration: 37min | 18/01/2016

    Guest: Kimberly Johnson, certified Sexological Bodyworker, near-certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher. In this episode, we will cover: What the common symptoms are that may indicate you have a prolapse How not all prolapses occur from childbirth and when in post-partum they can occur How to prevent prolapse during pregnancy, during labor and post-partum Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.magamama.com So You Have Prolapse...Now What? - step-by-step guide by Kimberly Trail Guide to the Pelvic Floor - opt in at the bottom of her webpage Bio: About Kimberly Johnson Kimberly Johnson is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and near-certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She is also a single mom, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher. She leads workshops internationally and virtually on the intersection of women's sexuality and spirituality as well as holistic post-partum healing. After living in Brazil for eight years, she now resides in San Diego, CA where she has a private practice, specializing in birth injury, birth trauma, and sexual healing.

  • 021: What is Hypnobirthing? (and What Its NOT) | Care Messer
    021: What is Hypnobirthing? (and What It's NOT) | Care Messer
    Duration: 29min | 11/01/2016

    Guest: Care Messer In this episode, we will cover: an explanation of what Hypnobirthing REALLY is and why so many women use it in their labor why Hypnobirthing works so well helping women to have easier, more peaceful and more powerful births how Hypnobirthing techniques can help strengthen the bond you have with your baby (and your partner) Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com A list of all the birth classes offered: Cap Wellness Center Classes www.SanDiegoHypnobirthing.com www.BirthEducationCenter.com   Bio: her Full Bio can be read here Care Messer is a founder of the Cap Wellness Center as well as the owner/founder of the Birth Education Center and San Diego HypnoBirthing. She became a doula under the instruction of Gerri Ryan through DONA, went on to become certified in HypnoBirthing and has taught HypnoBirthing since 2009. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist through NATH and is also a Certified Placenta Encapsulationist. She trained with ICEA to become certified as an international educator and trained with Cappa to be a Postpartum Doula. Care has taught Natural Birth Training to student nurses at SDSU and holds a board position with The Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery, and until recently, she served as Vice President of the San Diego Birth Network. Care is also the mother of two girls and two Pomeranians.

  • 020: Part 1: We’re Having a Baby, Naturally! | a First-Time Parents Pregnancy Journey at Cap Wellness
    020: Part 1: We’re Having a Baby, Naturally! | a First-Time Parents' Pregnancy Journey at Cap Wellness
    Duration: 30min | 04/01/2016

    This is the first episode in a new series where we follow one of our Cap Wellness couples through their pregnancy. This will be a real and honest “slice of life” showing what first-time parents experience as they prepare for delivery, birth and becoming parents. We will follow Amanda & HR as they go to prenatal visits, take birth classes, plan baby showers and all of the other ups and downs with family, friends, work, etc. that are common to everyone as they go through during pregnancy. It is our hope that their story helps you as you go through your pregnancy as well when you realize that they are just like you.   Guest: Amanda Dudley, a newly pregnant woman who is excited to start her prenatal journey with Dr. Cap and the team at the Cap Wellness Center as her guides.   In this episode, we will cover: the beginning of Amanda’s story and how she came to choose Dr. Cap as her OB how she plans on telling her family and HR’s family with the news that they are pregnant what the challenges are that she and HR will face during this pregnancy and what they plan to do to overcome them   Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com

  • 019: Dr. Elliot Berlin: the Informed Pregnancy Project | Vaginal Breech Birth  VBAC Documentaries
    019: Dr. Elliot Berlin: the Informed Pregnancy Project | Vaginal Breech Birth & VBAC Documentaries
    Duration: 31min | 21/12/2015

    Guest: Dr. Elliot Berlin, an award winning prenatal chiropractor, childbirth educator and labor doula.   In this episode, we will cover: why Dr. Berlin created the Informed Pregnancy Project for women how the vaginal breech delivery is truly a disappearing art and may soon be lost as an option for expecting women what options a woman has for VBAC and where they can get more information to empower their choice about it   Resources mentioned in the conversation: Podcast: Informed Pregnancy Project - http://www.informedpregnancy.com/ Heads Up Movie - http://www.HeadsUpFilm.com/ - documentary about vaginal breech birth Trial of Labor Movie - documentary about VBAC in America   Bio: About Dr. Elliot Berlin Dr. Elliot Berlin is an award winning prenatal chiropractor, childbirth educator and labor doula. He is the founder of the Berlin Wellness Group, a thriving prenatal and family wellness practice with several locations in Los Angeles. His Informed Pregnancy® Project aims to utilize multiple forms of media to compile and deliver unbiased information about pregnancy and childbirth to empower new and expectant parents to make informed choices regarding their pregnancy and parenting journey. He is also the producer of two documentaries about birth choices, “Trial of Labor” and  “Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery," host of the Informed Pregnancy and Parenting Podcast and he has a television show in pre-production.   Dr. Berlin is married to Dr. Alyssa Berlin PsyD, a prenatal and postpartum clinical psychologist, and together they have four children.

  • 018: Margaux Khoury  Birth.World: Creating an Online Community for Natural Birth  Parenting
    018: Margaux Khoury & Birth.World: Creating an Online Community for Natural Birth & Parenting
    Duration: 26min | 14/12/2015

    Guest: Margaux Khoury, an alternative health advocate, activist, mother, Doula and consultant for expecting parents and stay at home mothers wanting to create their own companies.   In this episode, we will cover: Margaux’s journey from mother to doula to creator of Birth.World Why peer support, “wise woman to wise woman” is so necessary for today’s new mother How to connect for free with world-class natural childbirth and parenting experts and other like-minded parents in this new online community   Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.Birth.World (no .com necessary)   Bio: About Margaux Khoury Margaux is an alternative health advocate, activist, mother, Doula and consultant for expecting parents and stay at home mothers wanting to create their own companies. She's the founder of Birth.world, an online community of the top birth and pregnancy professionals worldwide.   Birth.World aims to reach the masses and believes that every parent deserves to know their rights in pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Margaux has interviewed the best of the best in the industry, and she's also the Producer for a new documentary film out of Brazil called "Mothers of the Earth".

  • 017: Drs. Warner: Allowing Your Child to Live Up to Their Full Health Potential
    017: Drs. Warner: Allowing Your Child to Live Up to Their Full Health Potential
    Duration: 40min | 07/12/2015

    Guests: Dr. Stuart and Dr. Theresa Warner, the pediatric powerhouse husband and wife team where 75% of their patients are children under the age of 10.   In this episode, we will cover: why Dr. Theresa was called to the hospital 2 nights ago to see a newborn baby the simplest, safest, most effective method you can use to make sure your child fulfills their God-given health potential the shocking statistics of how sick our children are in this country today and how you can help your child avoid being one of them   Resources mentioned in the conversation: the Drs. Warner website: www.DrsWarner.com wellness oriented health info for moms and their children: www.DrWellnessMom.com   Bio: The Drs. Warner Dr. Stuart and Dr. Theresa Warner are a husband-and-wife chiropractic team who have revolutionized the chiropractic world by teaching chiropractors to attract the child as the first patient in the family to receive care. Guided by their passion for helping children achieve their full God-given potential, the Warners have created a unique model for building child-centered practices. The Drs. Warner are a husband-and-wife chiropractic team who have been in private practice in Point Pleasant, New Jersey since 1992, where 75% of their patients are children under the age of 10. In almost every instance, the child is the first patient in the family to receive care in their practice. In 1995, the pair founded the celebrity- and government-endorsed Kids Day America/International™ in which more than 5 million children being screened for subluxation. The Drs. Warner have also founded Wellness Moms America™, chiropractic-led monthly meetings that bring together like-minded mothers to teach them how to live the chiropractic wellness lifestyle. The Warners are passionate about teaching children and love visiting schools each year to share the chiropractic message and teach kids about the detriments of subluxation and how to keep their spines and nervous systems healthy.   The Drs. Warners are widely sought-after speakers on the

  • 016: Creating a Sanctuary Plan for Your Postpartum Care | Kimberly Johnson
    016: Creating a Sanctuary Plan for Your Postpartum Care | Kimberly Johnson
    Duration: 35min | 30/11/2015

      Guest: Kimberly Johnson, Certified Sexological Bodyworker and certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner.   In this episode, we will cover: a whole new take on “the 4th Trimester” concept that incorporates “Mothering the New Mother” as well how to design a “Sanctuary Plan” to ease the physical and emotional transition experienced in postpartum period 3 things every new mother should have in place before baby is brought home   Resources mentioned in the conversation: Kimberly Johnson’s website: www.magamama.com Creating a Meal Train: www.mealtrain.com   Bio: About Kimberly Johnson Kimberly Johnson is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She is also a single mom, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher. She leads workshops internationally and virtually on the intersection of women's sexuality and spirituality as well as holistic postpartum healing. After living in Brazil for eight years, she now resides in San Diego, CA where she has a private practice, specializing in birth injury, birth trauma, and sexual healing. You can learn more about her work and connect with her at: www.magamama.com

  • 015: How to Conceive Naturally  Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30 | Willow Buckley
    015: How to Conceive Naturally & Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30 | Willow Buckley
    Duration: 26min | 23/11/2015

    Guest: Willow Buckley, certified clinical homeopath, labor doula and prenatal yoga instructor   In this episode, we will cover: Willow’s “5 Trimester Approach” to conception, pregnancy and post-partum how the MTHFR genetic mutation can affect your fertility and what you can do about it what you can do throughout your pregnancy to enhance your baby’s epigenetic expression   Resources mentioned in the conversation: How to Conceive Naturally & Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30 book website: www.howtoconceivenaturally.com Amazon link to buy the book (non-affiliate link) Willow Buckley’s website: www.balancingyourhealth.com Christa Orrechio’s nutrition website: www.thewholejourney.com   Bio: About Willow Buckley Willow Buckley, is a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. She first combined her holistic interests with her medical science studies while earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology from the University of California Santa Barbara.  Continuing her search and passion for a whole healing approach, Willow ventured into homeopathy, where she has helped families and individuals of all ages handle everything from anxiety and depression to morning sickness and sore throats. She is a fervent proponent of the body’s power to heal itself and infuses nutrition with real food into her practice. She is also the co-author of a new book: How to Conceive Naturally: And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30. Willow lives in Encinitas, CA, with her husband, Marcus, a writer and Montessori educator, and their children, Grayson and Emerson. You can learn more at www.balancingyourhealth.com

  • 014: Dr. Jeanne Ohm: Natural Childbirth  the Webster Technique
    014: Dr. Jeanne Ohm: Natural Childbirth & the Webster Technique
    Duration: 37min | 16/11/2015

    Guest: Dr. Jeanne Ohm In this episode, we will cover: Dr. Ohm’s simple phase that helps her pregnant moms ground and center themselves so that they can make better decisions for their birth (and parenting choices) As the international instructor that trains chiropractors in the Webster Technique, she describes what the technique is (and isn’t) and how it can help you in your pregnancy How to stay connected and carry the natural birthing principles and practices you use in pregnancy into motherhood   Resources mentioned in the conversation: the ICPA website (articles, certified Webster Technique chiropractors search, etc.) – www.ICPA4kids.org the Webster Technique resources from the ICPA Subscriptions to the Pathways to Family Wellness magazine - www.pathwaystofamilywellness.org Raising Healthy Kids - Pathways Connect community group listings www.CapWellnessCenter.com   Bio: About Dr. Jeanne Ohm Dr. Jeanne Ohm has been a practicing chiropractor in a family, wellness based practice since 1981. She is the author of numerous papers on pregnancy, birth, children and chiropractic as well as the co-author of several research papers published in major journals.   She is an International lecturer on the topic of "Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy and Infancy" and a Post Graduate Instructor for numerous Chiropractic Colleges. She is also the CEO of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the lead instructor of the ICPA’s Webster Certification Program and the Executive Publisher and Editor of the “Pathways to Family Wellness” magazine. Dr. Ohm is committed to educating practitioners about specific chiropractic techniques and care for pregnancy, birth & infancy that promotes natural birthing. She is also dedicated to empowering mothers to make informed choices in pregnancy and birth. She is married to Dr. Thomas Ohm, also a chiropractor. They have 6 children together who have all received chiropractic care since conception. They were all born at home and are living the chiropractic family wellness lifestyl

  • 013: 7 Things You Should Know About Your Newborn Baby | Jen Graham
    013: 7 Things You Should Know About Your Newborn Baby | Jen Graham
    Duration: 51min | 09/11/2015

    Guest: Jen Graham In this episode, we will cover: while babies don’t come with manuals, this list is the next best thing if you are birthing at a hospital, the one thing you absolutely MUST do BEFORE you go to into labor a long list of trusted resources for parents to get even more information Resources mentioned in the conversation: the CAP Wellness Center Newborn Care 101 Class Jen Graham’s website: www.peacefulbeginning.com the Postpartum Health Alliance website Happiest Baby on the Block (book by Dr. Karp) http://www.carseat.org/ and www.Safercar.gov Bio: About Jen Graham Jen Graham, has been a practicing doula since 1996. She is trained and certified through DONA International. She offers birth and postpartum doula care in the greater San Diego area. She teaches Newborn Care 101 the at Cap Wellness Center in Encinitas and is an Evidence Based Birth Instructor.   She is the mother of 4 of her own children. And has cared for hundreds of newborn babies and their families. She has experience with singletons, twins, triplets, special needs babies, and with both sleep problems and breastfeeding issues.

  • 012: Dr. Ogi Ressel-Health Care vs. Sick Care for Your Child  Family
    012: Dr. Ogi Ressel-Health Care vs. Sick Care for Your Child & Family
    Duration: 28min | 02/11/2015

    Guest: Dr. Ogi Ressel In this episode, we will cover: What the difference is between “sick care” and true health care How to create a “Wellness team” for the care of your family Dr. Ogi’s expert advice on how to start off your child’s life healthy Resources mentioned in the conversation: How to get in touch with Dr. Ogi Ressel: http://www.practiceevolution.com/ How to get Dr. Ogi’s book: Kids-First: Health with No Interference. How to Raise a Healthy Child Outside the Medical Model How to find a pediatric oriented chiropractor: www.ICPA4Kids.com Bio: About Dr. Ogi Ressel Dr. Ogi is a pediatric researcher, clinician, international lecturer and writer. Dr. Ogi has been a staff writer for numerous national magazines and newspapers where has published over 800 articles on Chiropractic and Children. We will be talking today about his book, “Kids-First: Health with No Interference. How to Raise a Healthy Child Outside the Medical Model” which has just be re-released. It was Dr. Ogi and Dr. Larry Webster who started the whole pediatric awareness and movement on the planet - when it comes to kids health, he really has no equal.

  • 011: How to Prevent Gestational Diabetes | Dr. Pia Martin
    011: How to Prevent Gestational Diabetes | Dr. Pia Martin
    Duration: 34min | 26/10/2015

    Guest: Dr. Pia Martin In this episode, we will cover: What Gestational Diabetes is and how it affects your baby How to control your blood glucose levels during pregnancy What the various Blood Glucose tests are what they mean How to get your Blood Glucose under control and keep it there What the impact of Gestational Diabetes is on you and your baby in the future Resources mentioned in the conversation: How you can book a private consultation with Dr. Pia (in person or on the phone) Dr. Pia Martin’s website: www.DrPia.com Bio: About Dr. Pia Martin Dr. Pia Martin is a practicing Wellness Doctor in San Diego, CA. She is a graduate from Parker University in Dallas with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and certifications in Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Coaching. She is also an active member of ICPA and author of hundreds of Blog Posts on healthy living. She specializes in providing custom nutritional health programs for new moms so that they can have a healthy pregnancy and happy healthy baby.

  • 010: Pelvic Floor Issues  Sexological Bodywork | Kimberly Johnson
    010: Pelvic Floor Issues & Sexological Bodywork | Kimberly Johnson
    Duration: 30min | 19/10/2015

    Guest: Kimberly Johnson In this episode, we will cover: What the most common pelvic floor issues are for women post-partum How to help yourself recover and get back to feeling like yourself again What you can do during pregnancy to prevent these issues from happening to you Resources mentioned in the conversation: Kimberly’s website: http://magamama.com/ More resources for Sexological Bodywork: http://ellenheed.com/ Bio: About Kimberly Johnson Kimberly Johnson is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and near-certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner. She is also a single mom, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher. She leads workshops internationally and virtually on the intersection of women's sexuality and spirituality as well as holistic post-partum healing. After living in Brazil for eight years, she now resides in San Diego, CA where she has a private practice, specializing in birth injury, birth trauma, and sexual healing.

  • 009: Twins, Triplets and More! Oh My! | Ashley Stetson | What to Expect and How to Prepare
    009: Twins, Triplets and More! Oh My! | Ashley Stetson | What to Expect and How to Prepare
    Duration: 25min | 12/10/2015

    Guest: Ashley Stetson   In this episode, we will cover: Ashley’s personal experience with birthing her triplets Her advice on how to make your prenatal experience with multiples as healthy as possible What birthing options you have as an expecting mother of multiples (instead of just scheduling a c-section Resources mentioned in the conversation: Hypnobirthing and Hospital Birth 101 Classes with Ashley at www.CapWellnessCenter.com Birthing Multiples Naturally Facebook Group Ashley's website: www.yourblessedbirthservices.com Bio: About Ashley Stetson Ashley found her passion for birth after she delivered her triplets in 2011. The value of a doula was made evident by her birth experience. Ashley was inspired and took her DONA doula training and jumped into her journey of supporting women. She naturally found a passion for HypnoBirthing and childbirth education. She enjoys teaching these tools to families so that they have the support and knowledge they need to have amazing birth experiences.

  • 008: Dr. Ryan French - A Dads Perspective on Birth
    008: Dr. Ryan French - A Dad's Perspective on Birth
    Duration: 34min | 05/10/2015

    Guest: Dr. Ryan French In this episode, we will cover: Dr. Ryan’s personal experience with his wife’s 5 pregnancies and 4 births What he believed made the labors, deliveries and births so different Advice to the birth partners on what they can do to help mom in labor and delivery Resources mentioned in the conversation: http://insideoutchiro.org/ http://drryanfrench.com/ Bio: About Dr. Ryan French Dr. Ryan French is a family chiropractor practicing in Bolton, Ontario.   Together with his team of incredible support staff and associate doctors, he has built the largest family chiropractic practice in the area.   He is a health coach, mentor, teacher, and writer. Dr. Ryan received his doctorate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.   He has a post-doctorate fellowship in pregnancy and pediatric care through the ICPA, certification in The Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique, certification to practice Clinical Acupuncture and many other courses in nutrition, exercise, and preventive health care. His hobbies include coaching, hockey, fishing, golf, and never-ending learning! He is blessed with an incredible family, including loving wife Suzanne, and 4 beautiful children: Jessica, Jackson, Jordyn and Jacob.

  • 007: Natural Medicine for Children | Dr. Michelle Wolford
    007: Natural Medicine for Children | Dr. Michelle Wolford
    Duration: 29min | 28/09/2015

    Guest: Dr. Michelle Wolford, San Diego naturopath. In this episode, we will cover: How a Naturopathic doctor's approach to health is similar and different from conventional medicine. The types of conditions Dr. Wolford treats children for in her office - acute sickness vs. chronic problems. Case studies of children that naturopathic medicine has helped with digestive issues, immune system problems and ADHD. Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Michelle Wolford's website: www.LifeInMotionMed.com Online version of her publication talked about in the episode: The Greatest Gift: Getting to the Root with Cellular Balancing Bio: Dr. Michelle Wolford Dr. Michelle Wolford graduated in 2010 from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR where she specialized in Naturopathic Care as a primary care doctor. She is currently the owner and head doctor at Life In Motion, in Encinitas, CA.   The focus of Dr. Wolford's practice is acute and chronic illness in adult and pediatric patients with the majority of her patient focus being digestion, hormones & pediatrics.   Her treatment focus is on cellular drainage through the use of natural medicine while respecting the physiological principles of cellular excretion and revival. Prior to medical school, Dr. Wolford was a nutritionist, personal chef and personal trainer.   Throughout the last 10 years she has also spent a great deal of studying energy medicine by studying with shamans all over the world and working with Paramhansa Nithyananda out of India. Dr. Wolford has incorporated a spiritual essence into her treatment modalities and practice as the root of most physical disharmony starts with the mental-emotional and energetic bodies. She can be contacted through her website: www.LifeInMotionMed.com

  • 006: How to Prepare for a Successful VBAC | Dr. Capetanakis  Care Messer
    006: How to Prepare for a Successful VBAC | Dr. Capetanakis & Care Messer
    Duration: 27min | 21/09/2015

    Guests: Dr. Capetanakis and Care Messer In this episode, we will cover: 1) The history of C-Section and why it has become so prevalent in the US today. 2) What are the real risks and dangers a woman must consider when trying for a VBAC or Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. 3) What Dr. Cap and Care believe a woman must do in order to prepare herself for a VBAC and be successful in labor and delivery. 4) A list of resources to get more information about VBAC. Resources mentioned in the conversation: ●      www.CapWellnessCenter.com ●      A list of all the birth classes offered: Cap Wellness Center Classes ●      A library of informational videos about pregnancy and birth: Cap Wellness YouTube Channel Bios: Full Bios can be read here Dr. Capetanakis is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the owner/founder of the Cap Wellness Center. He received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific so Along with all the requirements of an MD, Dr. Capetanakis has trained in the art of osteopathic manipulative medicine. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Department at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. When not working, Dr. Cap enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Angie and their three young children. He is an avid cyclist and has performed in numerous triathlons and bike rides. He also enjoys camping, hiking, soccer and traveling. Care Messer is a founder of the Cap Wellness Center as well as the owner/founder of the Birth Education Center and San Diego HypnoBirthing. She became a doula under the instruction of Gerri Ryan through DONA, went on to become certified in HypnoBirthing and has taught HypnoBirthing since 2009. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist through NATH and is also a Certified Placenta Encapsulationist. She trained with ICEA to become certified as an international educator and trained with Cappa to be a Pos

  • 005: The Essentials of Prenatal Nutrition | Dr. Pia Martin
    005: The Essentials of Prenatal Nutrition | Dr. Pia Martin
    Duration: 33min | 14/09/2015

    Guest: Dr. Pia Martin   In this episode, we will cover: What are the best foods to make sure a woman is eating for a healthy pregnancy? Is there a certain amount of protein a woman should be shooting for? Are there any foods a woman should avoid? and why? What about coffee or tea or other drinks during pregnancy? Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com To get the free Pregnancy Protein Guide mentioned in this episode, go to www.DrPia.com and contact her through her contact page. Bio: Dr. Pia Martin Dr. Pia Martin is a practicing Wellness Doctor in San Diego, California.  She is a graduate from Parker University in Dallas with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and certifications in Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Coaching,  She is also an active member of ICPA and author of hundreds of Blog Posts on healthy living.  She specializes in providing custom nutritional health programs for new moms so that they can have a healthy pregnancy and happy healthy baby.  For more information on how to build a healthy human. www.drpia.com. 

  • 004: Care Messer Explains Our Child Birth Class Offerings
    004: Care Messer Explains Our Child Birth Class Offerings
    Duration: 31min | 07/09/2015

    Guest: Care Messer In this episode, we will cover: Why Care believes birth education is so important that she created the Birth Education Center in San Diego, CA A description of each of the child birth classes offered (at both the Cap Wellness Center and the Birth Education Center)  Which prenatal and child birth classes are the best to take and when to take them in your pregnancy Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com A list of all the birth classes offered: Cap Wellness Center Classes A library of informational videos about pregnancy and birth: Cap Wellness YouTube Channel  Bio: her Full Bio can be read here Care Messer is a founder of the Cap Wellness Center as well as the owner/founder of the Birth Education Center and San Diego HypnoBirthing. She became a doula under the instruction of Gerri Ryan through DONA, went on to become certified in HypnoBirthing and has taught HypnoBirthing since 2009. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist through NATH and is also a Certified Placenta Encapsulationist. She trained with ICEA to become certified as an international educator and trained with Cappa to be a Postpartum Doula. Care has taught Natural Birth Training to student nurses at SDSU and holds a board position with The Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery, and until recently, she served as Vice President of the San Diego Birth Network. Care is also the mother of two girls and two Pomeranians.

  • 003: Fertility and Acupuncture | Maring Higa LAc.
    003: Fertility and Acupuncture | Maring Higa LAc.
    Duration: 19min | 31/08/2015

    Guest: Maring Higa, L.Ac., specializing in acupuncture for fertility, prenatal and post-partum care for women. In this episode, we will cover: The basics of how acupuncture works to help the body The ways acupuncture can help a couple get pregnant Other healthy tips to support successful conception Resources mentioned in the conversation: www.CapWellnessCenter.com www.MaringHiga.com About Maring Higa: Natural medicine has always been an integral part of Maring’s personal journey. She has studied extensively in the area of infertility, pregnancy and post-partum recovery. In 2005, Maring traveled to Cheng Du, China to intern with some of the best gynecological doctors in the world.  Maring has specialized in treating male infertility, female infertility and pregnancy support for the past 6 years, and continues to study the most up to date information in this field. Maring’s personal experience of having a difficult pregnancy and then suffering with post-partum depression has made it natural for her to empathize with women going through these very difficult times.

  • 002: Top 10 Reasons Why Parents Bring Their Children to a Chiropractor | Dr. Jay Warren
    002: Top 10 Reasons Why Parents Bring Their Children to a Chiropractor | Dr. Jay Warren
    Duration: 38min | 26/08/2015

    Guest: Dr. Jay Warren In this episode, we will cover:   1)    The simple way that chiropractic “works” and help create health in every body 2)    The difference between traditional adjustments and “light-force” adjustments 3)    The Top 10 health challenges chiropractic can help kids recover from  Resources mentioned in the conversation: ●      www.CapWellnessCenter.com ●      Article written by Dr. Jay: Top 10 Reasons Why Parents Bring Their Children to a Chiropractor ●      The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) - www.ICPA4Kids.org ●      List of articles about how chiropractic helps with common ailments in children: http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/          About Dr. Jay Warren: Read his Full Bio here   Dr. Jay Warren has dedicated his career to helping people live happy and healthy lives. Born and raised in Southern California, he got his undergraduate degree in Biology from UC San Diego before attending Life Chiropractic College West and graduating Summa Cum Laude in March 2000. In his first year as a chiropractor, Dr. Jay helped run a busy, bilingual clinic in Costa Rica, which grounded him in his family wellness oriented style of practice. He returned to San Diego, CA where he just celebrated his 15th year of practice. Dr. Jay has served as a health & wellness advisor and writer for numerous health-oriented websites. He has written and produced his own series of audio guided visualizations called “Healing from Within” and has also authored the “Being Well Lifestyle Program” which is a comprehensive, self-guided healthy lifestyle makeover program.  Dr. Jay continues to work with infants, children and parents on a daily basis - and in his newest venture, has helped open one of San Diego’s most comprehensive prenatal wellness centers, the Cap Wellness Center, where he serves as the chiropractor as well as the Wellness Care Coordinator. He also likes to enjoy an active lifestyle as a surfer, a yogi and a volleyball player - although he’s becoming more of a runner now that hi

  • 001: The Importance of Birth Education | Dr. Cap  Care Messer
    001: The Importance of Birth Education | Dr. Cap & Care Messer
    Duration: 16min | 25/08/2015

    Guests: Dr. Capetanakis and Care Messer  In this episode, we will cover: 1)    How Dr. Cap can tell if a woman has taken birth education classes before delivery or not 2)    What classes are the best to take and when 3)    Why a pregnant woman who has been educated about birth has safer, more natural, more powerful births  Resources mentioned in the conversation: ●      www.CapWellnessCenter.com ●      A list of all the birth classes offered: Cap Wellness Center Classes ●      A library of informational videos about pregnancy and birth: Cap Wellness YouTube Channel  Bios: Full Bios can be read here  Dr. Capetanakis is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the owner/founder of the Cap Wellness Center.    He received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific so Along with all the requirements of an MD, Dr. Capetanakis has trained in the art of osteopathic manipulative medicine. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Department at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. When not working, Dr. Cap enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Angie and their three young children. He is an avid cyclist and has performed in numerous triathlons and bike rides. He also enjoys camping, hiking, soccer and traveling  Care Messer is a founder of the Cap Wellness Center as well as the owner/founder of the Birth Education Center and San Diego HypnoBirthing. She became a doula under the instruction of Gerri Ryan through DONA, went on to become certified in HypnoBirthing and has taught HypnoBirthing since 2009. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist through NATH and is also a Certified Placenta Encapsulationist. She trained with ICEA to become certified as an international educator and trained with Cappa to be a Postpartum Doula. Care has taught Natural Birth Training to student nurses at SDSU and holds a board position with The Nizhoni Ins

  • 000: Why We Do What We Do For Pregnancy  Birth | Dr. Cap  Care Messer
    000: Why We Do What We Do For Pregnancy & Birth | Dr. Cap & Care Messer
    Duration: 25min | 25/08/2015

    Guests: Dr. Capetanakis and Care Messer In this episode, we will cover: 1)    How Dr. Cap & Care came together to create the Cap Wellness Center 2)    Why they believe integrating alternative healthcare services makes for healthier pregnancies 3)    Why educating pregnant women translates to safer, more natural, more powerful births  Resources mentioned in the conversation: ●      www.CapWellnessCenter.com ●      A list of all the birth classes offered: Cap Wellness Center Classes ●      A library of informational videos about pregnancy and birth: Cap Wellness YouTube Channel Bios: Full Bios can be read here Dr. Capetanakis is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the owner/founder of the Cap Wellness Center. He received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific so Along with all the requirements of an MD, Dr. Capetanakis has trained in the art of osteopathic manipulative medicine. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Department at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. When not working, Dr. Cap enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Angie and their three young children. He is an avid cyclist and has performed in numerous triathlons and bike rides. He also enjoys camping, hiking, soccer and traveling. Care Messer is a founder of the Cap Wellness Center as well as the owner/founder of the Birth Education Center and San Diego HypnoBirthing. She became a doula under the instruction of Gerri Ryan through DONA, went on to become certified in HypnoBirthing and has taught HypnoBirthing since 2009. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist through NATH and is also a Certified Placenta Encapsulationist. She trained with ICEA to become certified as an international educator and trained with Cappa to be a Postpartum Doula. Care has taught Natural Birth Training to student nurses at SDSU and holds a board position with The N

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