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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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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

Guests: Kirsten Gerrish, CDM and Lena Kilic, CDM are midwives, owners of Heritage Birth Center and owners of Float Alaska, the state’s largest float center. Their philosophy of birth, Mother-Led Care, is working to change the paradigm around birth.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why "Floating" in a tank with 800 pounds of Epson salt can be good for you in pregnancy and why they incorporated it into their birthing center
  2. how Floating can help muscle cramps, swelling, baby positioning as well as much needed pain relief and relaxation during pregnancy
  3. when a woman should NOT float during pregnancy and how soon after birth they can start up again for postpartum healing

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Kirsten Gerrish and Lena Kilic:

Kirsten Gerrish, CDM and Lena Kilic, CDM are midwives, owners of Heritage Birth Center and owners of Float Alaska, the state’s largest float center. Their philosophy of birth, Mother-Led Care, is working to change the paradigm around birth.

Believing that everyone deserves exceptional care in their pregnancy, they introduced floating to their practice in 2015 and have been thrilled at the results. Float Alaska has grown into a wellness center offering EFT, hypnosis and massage, all with a focus on creating a more healthy pregnancy and healing past birth trauma.

Jan 23, 2017

Guest: Lisa Druxman, expert in the field of pre and postnatal fitness and the founder and CEO of Stroller Strides, the country’s largest fitness program for moms. Her other company, Fit4Mom, has also developed other fitness programs for moms: Fit4Baby which is for moms during pregnancy and Body Back which is for moms who are ready to take their fitness and vitality to the next level.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how a new mom should start back to exercising safely after having a baby (and when) without hurting herself
  2. a description of the basic exercises that will help rebuild a new mama's CORE that will lay the foundation for healthy post partum fitness
  3. what a successful post partum exercise program looks lie: CORE foundational work, ramp up cardio work, higher intensity interval training

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Lisa Druxman:

Lisa Druxman, M.A. is a nationally recognized speaker and author and is considered an expert in the field of fitness, particularly pre and postnatal fitness. She is also the founder and CEO of Stroller Strides, the country’s largest fitness program for moms.

Her company Fit4Mom has also developed other fitness programs for moms: Fit4Baby which is for moms during pregnancy and Body Back which is for moms who are ready to take their fitness and vitality to the next level.

Druxman earned her Master's degree at San Diego State University in psychology with an emphasis in exercise adherence and weight control. She created the weight management program, L.E.A.N. Mommy® (Learn Eating Awareness and Nutrition) which was released as a book by Hachette Publishing this year. She is also a fellow podcaster and her show, “Motivating Mom” can be found in iTunes right now.

A noted authority on prenatal and postnatal fitness, Druxman has been a presenter at I.D.E.A. (national and world conferences), and is certified as an instructor, personal trainer, and provider of Continuing Education through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Lisa was the recipient of the 2007  IDEA Program Director of the Year award and the 2008 Business Owner of the Year Award for the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Druxman is also a well-published author, winning an APEX journalism award for a recent article published in a fitness trade journal.  Druxman has been received numerous business awards by organizations such as the National Association of Women Business Owners for her unique and successful business. Lisa Druxman is the exclusive writer for Entrepreneur’s new Mompreneur section on entrepreneur.com.

Lisa is also a regular contributor to several San Diego area TV news stations, as well as Fitness Editor to e-Pregnancy magazine.  Druxman has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, The Montel Williams Show, Access Hollywood and profiled in magazines such as Entrepreneur, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Self and more.

 

Jan 16, 2017

Guest: Nancy Mohrbacher is a board-certified lactation consultant and author of Breastfeeding Made Simple and Breastfeeding Solutions and its companion App for Android and iPhone.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the most common reasons why so many women have difficulty breastfeeding in the first couple weeks
  2. how knowing about the instinctive reflexes that newborns are born with can make it easier for you to breastfeed your baby
  3. 6 simple and effective changes you can make in your breastfeeding positioning that can improve latching, decrease pain and nipple damage

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Nancy Mohrbacher

Nancy Mohrbacher was born in the Chicago area, where she lives today. Nancy is a board-certified lactation consultant who has been helping nursing mothers since 1982.  Her breastfeeding books for parents and professionals include

  • Breastfeeding Made Simple (with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett)
  • Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple
  • Breastfeeding Solutions and its companion app for Android and iPhone.  

Nancy currently contracts with hospitals to improve breastfeeding practices, writes for many publications, and speaks at events around the world.  Nancy was in the first group of 16 to be honored for her contributions to breastfeeding with the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association.

Jan 4, 2017

Guest: Willow Buckley, a certified classical homeopath, labor doula, and prenatal yoga teacher. She is back on our podcast for the fourth time.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the 5 observation tools you can use to determine if your child is coming down with an earache (or any other sickness)
  2. an effective oil you can get at any natural foods store that can help your child's earache right away
  3. the homeopathic remedies that can help earaches - there are many discussed here because earaches can present in 4-5 different ways

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 the 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.

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