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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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Dec 21, 2015

Guest: Dr. Elliot Berlin, an award winning prenatal chiropractor, childbirth educator and labor doula.

 

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why Dr. Berlin created the Informed Pregnancy Project for women
  2. how the vaginal breech delivery is truly a disappearing art and may soon be lost as an option for expecting women
  3. 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:

 

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.

Dec 14, 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:

  1. Margaux’s journey from mother to doula to creator of Birth.World
  2. Why peer support, “wise woman to wise woman” is so necessary for today’s new mother
  3. 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:

 

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".

Dec 7, 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:

  1. why Dr. Theresa was called to the hospital 2 nights ago to see a newborn baby
  2. the simplest, safest, most effective method you can use to make sure your child fulfills their God-given health potential
  3. 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:

 

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 topics of chiropractic pediatrics and pregnancy. In addition to their own mega conferences and programs they have served as regular keynote and team speakers for many of the top chiropractic programs, state conventions, philosophy nights, and private programs and have been postgraduate faculty members of several chiropractic colleges.

Yet despite these many accolades, the Warners’ greatest achievements by far are their 3 beautiful children: Sydney, Skylar, and Alexis. All 3 children were adjusted within 5 minutes of being born, practiced extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping, and have been raised in the chiropractic lifestyle.

Nov 30, 2015

 

Guest: Kimberly Johnson, Certified Sexological Bodyworker and certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner.

 

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. a whole new take on “the 4th Trimester” concept that incorporates “Mothering the New Mother” as well
  2. how to design a “Sanctuary Plan” to ease the physical and emotional transition experienced in postpartum period
  3. 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

Nov 23, 2015

Guest: Willow Buckley, certified clinical homeopath, labor doula and prenatal yoga instructor

 

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Willow’s “5 Trimester Approach” to conception, pregnancy and post-partum
  2. how the MTHFR genetic mutation can affect your fertility and what you can do about it
  3. what you can do throughout your pregnancy to enhance your baby’s epigenetic expression

 

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

 

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

Nov 16, 2015

Guest: Dr. Jeanne Ohm

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. 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)
  2. 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
  3. How to stay connected and carry the natural birthing principles and practices you use in pregnancy into motherhood

 

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

 

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 lifestyle.

Nov 9, 2015

Guest: Jen Graham

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. while babies don’t come with manuals, this list is the next best thing
  2. if you are birthing at a hospital, the one thing you absolutely MUST do BEFORE you go to into labor
  3. a long list of trusted resources for parents to get even more information

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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.

Nov 2, 2015

Guest: Dr. Ogi Ressel

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. What the difference is between “sick care” and true health care
  2. How to create a “Wellness team” for the care of your family
  3. Dr. Ogi’s expert advice on how to start off your child’s life healthy

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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.

Oct 26, 2015

Guest: Dr. Pia Martin

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. What Gestational Diabetes is and how it affects your baby
  2. How to control your blood glucose levels during pregnancy
  3. What the various Blood Glucose tests are what they mean
  4. How to get your Blood Glucose under control and keep it there
  5. What the impact of Gestational Diabetes is on you and your baby in the future

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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.

Oct 19, 2015

Guest: Kimberly Johnson

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. What the most common pelvic floor issues are for women post-partum
  2. How to help yourself recover and get back to feeling like yourself again
  3. What you can do during pregnancy to prevent these issues from happening to you

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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.

Oct 12, 2015

Guest: Ashley Stetson

 

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Ashley’s personal experience with birthing her triplets
  2. Her advice on how to make your prenatal experience with multiples as healthy as possible
  3. What birthing options you have as an expecting mother of multiples (instead of just scheduling a c-section

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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.

Oct 5, 2015

Guest: Dr. Ryan French

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Dr. Ryan’s personal experience with his wife’s 5 pregnancies and 4 births
  2. What he believed made the labors, deliveries and births so different
  3. Advice to the birth partners on what they can do to help mom in labor and delivery

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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.

Sep 28, 2015

Guest: Dr. Michelle Wolford, San Diego naturopath.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. How a Naturopathic doctor's approach to health is similar and different from conventional medicine.
  2. The types of conditions Dr. Wolford treats children for in her office - acute sickness vs. chronic problems.
  3. Case studies of children that naturopathic medicine has helped with digestive issues, immune system problems and ADHD.

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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

Sep 21, 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 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.

Sep 14, 2015

Guest: Dr. Pia Martin

 

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. What are the best foods to make sure a woman is eating for a healthy pregnancy?
  2. Is there a certain amount of protein a woman should be shooting for?
  3. Are there any foods a woman should avoid? and why?
  4. What about coffee or tea or other drinks during pregnancy?

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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

Sep 7, 2015

Guest: Care Messer

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Why Care believes birth education is so important that she created the Birth Education Center in San Diego, CA
  2. A description of each of the child birth classes offered (at both the Cap Wellness Center and the Birth Education Center) 
  3. Which prenatal and child birth classes are the best to take and when to take them in your pregnancy

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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.

Aug 31, 2015

Guest: Maring Higa, L.Ac., specializing in acupuncture for fertility, prenatal and post-partum care for women.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. The basics of how acupuncture works to help the body
  2. The ways acupuncture can help a couple get pregnant
  3. Other healthy tips to support successful conception

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

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.

Aug 26, 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 his son, Niko, is almost 2 years old!

Aug 25, 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 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.

Aug 25, 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 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.

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