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Welcome to the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast!

Feb 22, 2021

Guest: Care Messer is the founder of The Birth Education Center, which teaches new parents Hypnobirthing, Newborn Care, Infant CPR and Breastfeeding classes amongst many other birth and parenting topics.

In this episode, we cover:

  1. what is different now for expecting couples now that so much of birth education has moved online - the advantages and disadvantages of it being delivered this way
  2. what topics Care feels every expecting couple should educate themselves on before baby arrives
  3. how to get the most of the classes you take (birth prep to newborn care) so you're best prepared for this life changing event and for starting your family right

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About Care Messer:

Care is the founder of The Birth Education Center. When Care discovered Hypnobirthing for the birth of her daughter in 2008, it changed her life’s path. Care believes that babies can experience a “birth day” that is magical, loving, and gentle. When families are educated to resolve fears, birth becomes a beautiful positive experience. Care continued on to become a DONA Certified Doula became a Certified Hypnobirthing Instructor. From there, Care started her own business, San Diego Hypnobirthing where she has been educating families since 2009. She is a NATH Hypnotherapist, a Certified Placenta Encapsulationist, an Erotic Blueprint Coach®, an ICEA-trained Childbirth Educator, a CAPPA-trained Postpartum Doula, and an Innate Traditions Certified Postpartum Doula. She is also an Authentic Relating facilitator and leads women’s and couples circles, both at the Birth Education Center and for private events. She recently completed her certification as a Holistic Doula under the Matrona.

Care is certified as a Professional Cuddler and Cuddle Facilitator through Cuddle Sanctuary in Los Angeles and through Care has certified with Jaiya as an Erotic Blueprint Coach ® and uses those skills in connecting families, both before and after birth.

Care served as the Director of Cap Wellness Center. She is a mentor and educator for doulas across San Diego County in Professional Doula Classes created for the Birth Education Center. She has also trained students nurses at SDSU and held nurse trainings in local hospitals. She is a Board member at The Nizhoni Institute for Midwifery and served as Vice President of San Diego Birth Network. She is the proud mom of two beautiful daughters and two feisty Pomeranians.