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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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Mar 28, 2016

Guest: Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor and wellness care coordinator at Cap Wellness Center.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the 3 ways that chiropractic care can help a pregnant woman have a shorter labor, less pain, less interventions used, better recovery from birth
  2. how a healthy pregnancy and natural birth improves your baby's chances of being healthy right from the start of their life
  3. how to know if a chiropractor is qualified to adjust pregnant women and newborns

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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 surfer, a yogi and a volleyball player - although he’s becoming more of a runner now that his son, Niko, is almost 2 1/2!

Mar 14, 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:

  1. The psychology of masculinity and how it makes fatherhood challenging for many of today’s dads
  2. How post-partum “baby blues” can happen to dads as well and how to prevent it
  3. A 2006 study showing how important it is to the baby’s physical and emotional health for the dad to be involved right away

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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.




Mar 7, 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:

  1. how the mother's stress hormones cross the placenta and affect the baby's physical development
  2. the research that shows how babies can remember their birth
  3. 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 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.

Mar 1, 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!!!

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