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

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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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.

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