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.

Episodes

  • 140: A Powerful Birth Story That Didnt Go As Planned

    140: A Powerful Birth Story That Didn't Go As Planned

    10/03/2020 Duration: 54min

    My guests today are Emily and Chip, a married couple from Toledo, Ohio who are on the podcast today to share their birth story of their second-born, Ingrid. As you will hear, the birth they planned did not go as planned. But strangely, it went more like they had wished it would be. That might not make much sense, but when you hear them explain it, it will.   About Chip and Emily Simon-Straub  Emily and her husband Chip are a married couple from Toledo, Ohio. Chip is an industrial electrician and Emily owns her own residential cleaning business. This is her first year home educating their two daughters; Imogene, 4 and Ingrid, 2. After giving birth to her first daughter naturally in 2015, and free-birthing her second, Emily became passionate about the natural birth world. She loves sharing birth stories and encouraging women to birth without fear.

  • 139: Nurturing the Family with Jackie Kelleher

    139: Nurturing the Family with Jackie Kelleher

    27/01/2020 Duration: 33min

    Guest: Jackie Kelleher is the author of “Nurturing the Family: A Doula’s Guide to Supporting New Families” In this episode, we will cover: What the term “doula” really means and how it applies to helping a new family lay a strong foundation for themselves as they get started the expectation new mom’s have of “getting back to myself again” and why women struggle so much with it “Doula tips” for new moms to set up your house and schedule in a way that is more supportive, efficient and realistic in those first weeks and months Resources mentioned in the conversation: Link to Jackie’s book “Nurturing the Family” in Amazon Link to Jackie’s article: “Don’t Call Me SuperMom” Link to Jackie’s website: https://www.nurturingthedoula.com/ About Jackie Kelleher: Jackie Kelleher has worked in the birth and early parenting field since 1995.  Her career is a tapestry of family-support: doula, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, community organizer, author, doula trainer, and early parenting support group facilita

  • 138: Primitive Reflexes and What They Mean for Your Baby with Drs. Jim Thompson  Sarah Hogan

    138: Primitive Reflexes and What They Mean for Your Baby with Drs. Jim Thompson & Sarah Hogan

    23/01/2020 Duration: 39min

    Guests:  Drs. James Thompson and Sarah Hogan, chiropractors practicing as a team in Meaford, Ontario who specialize in family care and optimizing early childhood neurological development. In this episode, we will cover: What Primitive Reflexes are and what they are important to your baby’s brain development A timetable of when primitive reflexes are supposed to be there and when they are supposed to go away (or be “integrated”) What happens if a reflex isn’t there in your baby and what you can do about it Resources mentioned in the conversation: Link to the ICPA website: http://icpa4kids.org/ Link to their Salutometrics program for doctors: https://www.salutometrics.ca/ About Dr. James Thompson: Dr. James Thompson’s journey in chiropractic service began in 1975 when he graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. He has operated a family wellness practice in Meaford Ontario since that time. His approach to chiropractic service in terms of both philosophy and technique has been inf

  • 137: 3 Causes of Dystocia (Difficult and/or Prolonged Labor) and How to Prevent Them with Dr. Pamela Stone

    137: 3 Causes of Dystocia (Difficult and/or Prolonged Labor) and How to Prevent Them with Dr. Pamela Stone

    20/01/2020 Duration: 35min

    Guest: Dr. Pamela Stone is the ICPA instructor who teaches the Webster Technique worldwide to chiropractors specializing in prenatal care. In this episode, we will cover: Discussion of the difference between “normal” vs. “common” labor  Causes of Uterine Constraint and how it affects a smooth, natural labor How Pelvic Imbalance effects the ability for Baby to pass through the birth canal How positioning of the baby in-utero prior to labor effects dilation of the cervix and ease of the skull and body moving through the pelvis Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Pamela Stone’s website: www.activelifechiropractor.com To find a Webster certified chiropractor: http://icpa4kids.org/Find-a-Chiropractor/  About Dr. Pamela Stone: Pamela Stone, DC, DACCP owns a family wellness salutogenic-based chiropractic practice in Kennesaw, GA and has been certified in the Webster Technique since 1999. She has been an avid ICPA member since she was a student at Life University (March 2000 graduate), and has her Diplom

  • Podcast 136: Letting Your Baby Develop Naturally with Dr. Linda Slak

    Podcast 136: Letting Your Baby Develop Naturally with Dr. Linda Slak

    20/12/2019 Duration: 25min

    Guest: Dr. Linda Slak practices with her husband in Burlington, MA where she has provided chiropractic care to families for over thirty years.  She is dedicated to advancing the authentic philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic with a neurologically-oriented approach to optimizing the expression of human potential. In this episode, we will cover: Building on the information from the last couple episodes on Baby's milestones and primitive reflexes, Dr. Slak walks us through how to allow your baby to naturally grow and develop through the first year of life Understanding that neurodevelopment of your baby's brain is happening with breastfeeding (not just nourishment) Why we shouldn't keep a baby upright for more than 1-2 hours per day in the first months and how it can negatively affect their brain development Why the progression of going from lying down to coming to sitting should be done by the baby themselves rather than us "helping" them to sit too soon More on crawling, walking and the

  • Podcast 135: Challenges with Birthing in a More Rural Area with Dr. Tate Gentile

    Podcast 135: Challenges with Birthing in a More Rural Area with Dr. Tate Gentile

    17/12/2019 Duration: 27min

    Guest: Dr. Tate Gentile, is an upper cervical focused, pediatric and family chiropractor, serving the Big Island of Hawaii. In this episode, we will cover: The differences Dr. Tate sees in birthing options coming from a "big city" to practicing in a more rural area and what you can do if you find yourself in a similar situation with limited resources. Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Tate Gentile's website: https://atlas-specific.com/ the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Tate Gentile: Dr. Tate Gentile is an upper cervical focused, pediatric and family chiropractor, serving the Big Island of Hawaii. His undergrad in Exercise and Sports Science was completed at Oregon State University, and then graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 2007. He practiced in Fort Collins, CO for 8 years and then joined the faculty at Sherman College of Chiropractic as an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, from 2015-2019.  Dr. Tate earned his certification through t

  • 134: Bridging the Gap Between Crisis Care and Optimal Function with Dr. Tony Carrino

    134: Bridging the Gap Between Crisis Care and Optimal Function with Dr. Tony Carrino

    02/12/2019 Duration: 41min

    Guest: Dr. Tony Carrino is the founder and Clinic Director of the Chiropractic Family Wellness & Nutrition Centre in West Islip, New York and the immediate past President of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. In this episode, we will cover: The difference between trying to treat symptoms and restoring natural function to your child's body The safety of a chiropractic adjustment performed on your child by a chiropractor trained in pediatrics Resources mentioned in the conversation: the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Tony Carrino: Dr. Tony Carrino is the founder and Clinic Director of the Chiropractic Family Wellness & Nutrition Centre in West Islip, New York.  Dr. Carrino is the immediate past President of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, a position he has held since 2005.  In addition to running a full-time practice, lecturing in 15 US cities and 5 countries, Dr. Carrino has also served as an expert witness for numerous malpractic

  • 133: Your Babys Innate Intelligence with Dr. Armand Rossi

    133: Your Baby's Innate Intelligence with Dr. Armand Rossi

    29/11/2019 Duration: 30min

    Guest: Dr. Armand Rossi is a father, grandfather and great-grandfather and is now Dean of Clinical Sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In this episode, we will cover: How Dr. Rossi's experience as a sick kid and becoming well himself inspired him to become a chiropractor and help families get healthy and stay well The definition of "Salutogenesis" and how it relates to your children's healthcare Resources mentioned in the conversation: the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Armand Rossi: Dr. Armand Rossi began practicing chiropractic in 1976 in Margate, Florida and after decades of serving families from all over the area, he is now Dean of Clinical Sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He still lectures around the world, although above all, his most prestigious honor is that of having two and three generations of chiropractic patients receive care on a regular basis. He and his wife, Terry, live in Inman,

  • 132: How to Find Your Parenting TRIBE with Dr. Peter Kevorkian

    132: How to Find Your Parenting TRIBE with Dr. Peter Kevorkian

    25/11/2019 Duration: 30min

    Guest: Dr. Peter Kevorkian is an international speaker and instructor as well as the with the President of the Board of Directors for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). In this episode, we will cover: Why having like-minded people around you is so important for your own family's physical and emotional health Why NO family should be an ISLAND - you are not meant to go it alone! How to go about find other parents that you can learn from, hang out with and be supported by in your community to help make growing your family a fun and supportive experience. Resources mentioned in the conversation: Find a Pathways Connect group in your area the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Peter Kevorkian: Dr. Peter Kevorkian is an international speaker and instructor as well as the with the President of the Board of Directors for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). For over 25 years, Dr. Peter and his wife, Dr. Patti, have practiced together in a very special home

  • 131: Creating Your Birth TEAM with Dr. Ian Shtulman

    131: Creating Your Birth TEAM with Dr. Ian Shtulman

    22/11/2019 Duration: 32min

    Guest: Dr. Ian Shtulman, a second generation chiropractor and instructor for the ICPA from Palm Beach County, Florida. In this episode, we will cover: Why having a team around you during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period is so important for your physical and emotional health A list of practitioners that you should consider adding to your team if you don't already have one Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Ian's practice: Shtulman Family Chiropractic Dr. Ian on Instagram: @drianshtulman the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Ian Shtulman: Dr. Ian Shtulman, DC, DACCP, is a second-generation chiropractor and an instructor for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. His passion for perinatal chiropractic led him to being the in-house chiropractor at a free-standing birth center in Palm Beach County, Florida He regularly publishes chiropractic success stories in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine and case studies in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, a

  • 130: Your Babys First Year Milestones with Dr. Michael Hall

    130: Your Baby's First Year Milestones with Dr. Michael Hall

    18/11/2019 Duration: 34min

    Guest: Dr. Michael Hall, a practicing chiropractor and instructor for the ICPA as an expert in pediatric clinical neurology. In this episode, we will cover:  The 6 major milestones and the normal time frames your baby should reach them in your baby's first year The importance of each milestone and the problems associated with "skipping" a milestone What to look for along the way, what you can do to help your baby develop and learn each milestone and where you can get your baby help if they need it Resources mentioned in the conversation: Dr. Hall's website: www.BrainDC.org the ICPA website: www.icpa4kids.org About Dr. Michael Hall: Dr. Michael Hall, has been practicing chiropractic and teaching clinical neurology since he graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 1990. While primarily practicing in North Texas, Dr. Hall has also been the Executive Director of the NeuroLife Institute where he and his team provided advanced care for complex neurological cases, professional athletes and children with

  • 129: The Power of Dadhood with Michael Byron Smith

    129: The Power of Dadhood with Michael Byron Smith

    13/08/2019 Duration: 44min

    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-

  • 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

    01/04/2019 Duration: 42min

    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 inte

  • 127: Bringing a New Baby Home to Older Siblings with Sophie Acott

    127: Bringing a New Baby Home to Older Siblings with Sophie Acott

    04/03/2019 Duration: 41min

    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 experien

  • Healing Through the Loss of Your Baby with Laurie Brooks

    Healing Through the Loss of Your Baby with Laurie Brooks

    05/02/2019 Duration: 47min

    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 Dea

  • 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

    07/01/2019 Duration: 36min

    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

  • 124: The Vaccine Conversation with Dr. Bob Sears

    124: The Vaccine Conversation with Dr. Bob Sears

    20/12/2018 Duration: 01h01min

    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 delay

  • 123: Self-Care for Dads

    123: Self-Care for Dads

    23/07/2018 Duration: 29min

    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 unde

  • 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

    09/07/2018 Duration: 51min

    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, a

  • 121: Dads  Postpartum: 7 Ways Dads Can Best Support Moms During Postpartum

    121: Dads & Postpartum: 7 Ways Dads Can Best Support Moms During Postpartum

    02/07/2018 Duration: 29min

    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 Associati

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