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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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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 29, 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:

  1. how Tracy Hogg's 20 questions about your baby will help you know how to better understand your baby's moods and needs.
  2. the E.A.S.Y. method to creating a rhythm to your day that works for you and your baby (Eating, Activity, Sleeping, You).
  3. the S.L.O.W. method that allows you to respond (rather than react) to your crying baby (Stop, Listen, Observe, What's up).

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Aug 22, 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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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:

Bio: About Dr. Bruce Lipton

Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of the bestseller: The Biology of Beliefwas 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.

 

Aug 15, 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:

  1. how a Stanford graduate program project helped save 200,000 premature babies in the third world countries
  2. 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
  3. 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:

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 has been a TED Speaker, and was selected as one of Forbes' Impact 30 in 2011. She has been recognized as the Inspirational Young Alumni of the Year by Pomona College and was featured in Stanford’s “Tradition of Innovation.”  

Chen speaks at various international conferences, including the Skoll World Forum. In 2012, Chen was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum,  and was featured in Dove's "Real Role Models" campaign for women and girls. Chen is a TED India Fellow, TED Senior Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, and Rainer Arnhold Fellow.  

In 2013, Chen and the other co-founders of Embrace were awarded the prestigious Economist Innovation Award, under the category of Social and Economic Innovation. In the same year, Chen and her co-founder were also recognized as Schwab Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by the World Economic Forum.

 

Aug 8, 2016

Guest: Kimberly Johnson, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, mother, doula, Rolfer and yoga teacher.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. What the common post partum symptoms you might be experiencing that are due to unhealthy scar tissue in your abdomen or pelvic floor
  2. What the difference is between scars and adhesions and why it's so important to post partum recovery
  3. What "vaginal mapping" is and how it can help prevent birth injury and accelerate post partum recovery

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.

Aug 1, 2016

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

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. How acupuncture can help get labor started around your due date
  2. The ways acupuncture can prep your body for a healthier, quicker delivery
  3. 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:

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.

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