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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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May 22, 2017

Guest: Anna Gannon: a mom, the Community Guide and Editorial Lead at Expectful.com (guided meditation site for pregnancy and motherhood), a writer and a yoga & meditation guide.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how a major life change in her 3rd trimester lead Anna to meditation and how it helped not only have a fantastic birth, but it helped her heal through postpartum depression.
  2. how an ice storm in Canada showed us how much stress affects pregnancy and children's health.
  3. how meditation can help with sleep, anxiety, energy levels, depression, anger and so much more.

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Anna Gannon:

Anna Gannon is a mom, the Community Guide and Editorial Lead at Expectful, a writer and a yoga & meditation guide.

Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Yoga Today and the Expectful Blog.

Anna is passionate about the importance of the mind, body, and sometimes baby connection.

Her mission is to improve women's emotional health during their fertility, pregnancy and new motherhood experience by sharing open and honest stories, educating them on the benefits of meditation and movement and most importantly, letting them know they are never alone.

May 15, 2017

Guest: Farel Hruska is the Global Fitness Director for FIT4MOM who has 20 years’ experience as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and educator.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the 3 most common "exercising during pregnancy myths" are what the current research REALLY shows about what you can and cannot do (especially in the 1st and 3rd trimesters).
  2. how to switch your mindset towards "pregnancy fitness goals" (they're very different from fitness goals you have outside of pregnancy) and how to handle body image issues you may experience has your body changes before birth.
  3. an in-depth conversation about CORE strengthening and the pelvic floor (to Kegel or not to Kegel: why you have to learn about ECCENTRIC contraction!).

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Farel Hruska:

With 20 years’ experience as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and educator, Farel Hruska has been with FIT4MOM since March 2002.

As an international educator and presenter in pre / postnatal, and overall fitness education, Hruska has presented at numerous fitness conferences including EMPOWER, FitFest, SCW, the Asia Fitness Conference, the Fitness Festival of South China, MEFITPRO in Dubai and IDEA WORLD & PTI.

Farel has been featured by numerous press outlets for her fitness expertise, including CNN, New York Times, WebMD, Women's Running Magazine, SheKnows.com and Pregnancy.com.

 

May 8, 2017

Guest: Sarah Bester (CNP) is a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. what Sarah believes parents should focus on when starting solids with their babies (it's not what you think!)
  2. why creating healthy eating habits from the beginning is so important for your child later in life
  3. the Top 5 "Starting Solids" Tips that will help you and your baby enjoy mealtime and create good habits

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Sarah Bester:

Sarah Bester (CNP) is a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters.

As a certified holistic nutritionist, with an expertise in feeding and healthy habits, Sarah knows the importance of feeding our kids the right foods.  As a mom “in the trenches” with two young kids - and a third on the way! - she also knows first-hand how challenging it can be to actually get a meal on the table (and the frustration that follows when kids refuse to eat it!).

Her research-based individual coaching and online group programs, provide easy-to-follow steps that will put an end to picky eating and mealtime drama. More importantly, she empowers parents by giving them the tools to help their children develop long-term healthy habits.

 

May 1, 2017

Guest: Kristy Rodriguez is a pre- and postnatal wellness expert and advocate, and the owner and founder of Pure Nurture, a business devoted to educating and inspiring women to nurture and nourish themselves through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. How through her own experience as a mom helped Kristy to create this self-care program and why she's so passionate about teaching it to other new moms
  2. Why she believes "Self-care is baby care" and how to incorporate it into your daily life - even when a few spare minutes seems impossible
  3. Kristy highlights some unusual ways to nurture yourself that you might have never thought of before 

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Kristy Rodriguez:

Kristy Rodriguez is a pre- and postnatal wellness expert and advocate, and the owner and founder of Pure Nurture, a business devoted to educating and inspiring women to nurture and nourish themselves through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.

Her passion for prenatal health and wellness began while she was pregnant with her first daughter. Then after giving birth to her second daughter, she decided to dedicate her work to supporting women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, as well as mothers of newborns.

As a Holistic Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher, with many years of experience in education and health, she brings extensive knowledge, personal experience, and deep compassion to her students.

Kristy works with individual clients, as well as teaching classes and workshops, both in person and online. In a supportive, non-judgmental way, Kristy helps her clients and students live healthier, happier, more energetic lives.

 

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