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A weekly podcast interviewing experts in the prenatal, natural childbirth and pediatric care field such as Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Sarah Buckley, Dr. Michel Odent, Dr. Jeanne Ohm, Dr. Bob Sears, and Penny Simkin. We want you to feel safe, supported and empowered during your pregnancy, birth and parenthood journey.

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A weekly podcast interviewing experts in the prenatal, natural childbirth and pediatric care field such as Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Sarah Buckley, Dr. Michel Odent, Dr. Jeanne Ohm, Dr. Bob Sears, and Penny Simkin. We want you to feel safe, supported and empowered during your pregnancy, birth and parenthood journey.

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By Crystalee Beck - Sep 19 2018
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One of my all time favorite podcasts!

Should be required listening for expectant and new parents

By B-radicll - Mar 06 2018
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Should be required listening for expectant and new parents

iTunes Ratings

143 Ratings
Average Ratings
131
8
2
0
2

Favorite!

By Crystalee Beck - Sep 19 2018
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One of my all time favorite podcasts!

Should be required listening for expectant and new parents

By B-radicll - Mar 06 2018
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Should be required listening for expectant and new parents

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Healthy Births, Happy Babies

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A weekly podcast interviewing experts in the prenatal, natural childbirth and pediatric care field such as Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Sarah Buckley, Dr. Michel Odent, Dr. Jeanne Ohm, Dr. Bob Sears, and Penny Simkin. We want you to feel safe, supported and empowered during your pregnancy, birth and parenthood journey.

033: How to Have an Amazing Hospital Birth | Dr. Capetanakis

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Guests: Dr. Nikolas Capetanakis

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the list of things Dr. Cap wants each of his patients to do before they go into labor - it's not what you think
  2. how Dr. Cap helps create a "Golden Hour" after birth for mommy, daddy and baby to bond together
  3. what the #1 thing Dr. Cap has seen that helps ensure a woman has an amazing hospital birth

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Capetanakis:

Dr. Capetanakis is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the owner/founder of the Cap Wellness Center.

He received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific so Along with all the requirements of an MD, Dr. Capetanakis has trained in the art of osteopathic manipulative medicine.

He serves as the Vice Chair of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Department at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

When not working, Dr. Cap enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Angie and their three young children. He is an avid cyclist and has performed in numerous triathlons and bike rides. He also enjoys camping, hiking, soccer and traveling.

Apr 11 2016

31mins

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005: The Essentials of Prenatal Nutrition | Dr. Pia Martin

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Guest: Dr. Pia Martin

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. What are the best foods to make sure a woman is eating for a healthy pregnancy?
  2. Is there a certain amount of protein a woman should be shooting for?
  3. Are there any foods a woman should avoid? and why?
  4. What about coffee or tea or other drinks during pregnancy?

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Bio: Dr. Pia Martin

Dr. Pia Martin is a practicing Wellness Doctor in San Diego, California. 

She is a graduate from Parker University in Dallas with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and certifications in Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Coaching, 

She is also an active member of ICPA and author of hundreds of Blog Posts on healthy living. 

She specializes in providing custom nutritional health programs for new moms so that they can have a healthy pregnancy and happy healthy baby. 

For more information on how to build a healthy human. www.drpia.com

Sep 14 2015

33mins

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013: 7 Things You Should Know About Your Newborn Baby | Jen Graham

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Guest: Jen Graham

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. while babies don’t come with manuals, this list is the next best thing
  2. if you are birthing at a hospital, the one thing you absolutely MUST do BEFORE you go to into labor
  3. a long list of trusted resources for parents to get even more information

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Bio: About Jen Graham

Jen Graham, has been a practicing doula since 1996.

She is trained and certified through DONA International. She offers birth and postpartum doula care in the greater San Diego area.

She teaches Newborn Care 101 the at Cap Wellness Center in Encinitas and is an Evidence Based Birth Instructor.  

She is the mother of 4 of her own children. And has cared for hundreds of newborn babies and their families.

She has experience with singletons, twins, triplets, special needs babies, and with both sleep problems and breastfeeding issues.

Nov 09 2015

51mins

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086: On Parenthood: Those First Few Days & Weeks, a Reality Check | Dr. Jay Warren

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Guest: Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. 90% of his practice now are pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. He is the host of the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast. 

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. an honest look at what the first few days and weeks are like as a new parent - not fear based, just real
  2. recommendations on how to ease your transition into being a parent to help make the first months with your baby better for both of you

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Jay Warren:

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old.

Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes.

His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience.

Aug 07 2017

18mins

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115: Prenatal Bonding: Strengthening the Mother-Child Connection Before Birth | Dr. Jay Warren

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Guest: Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor, member and PPNE candidate with APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and podcast host.

In this episode, Dr. Jay will:

  1. summarize "the Raffai Study" in which 6,000 pregnant women utilized Prenatal Bonding techniques and enjoyed such benefits as decreased pain and effort in labor, less c-sections and less obstetrical interventions at birth, less infant crying and more sleep after birth and decreased incidence of postpartum depression
  2. demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that babies in-utero are CONSCIOUS, they are having an EXPERIENCE in your womb, they are LISTENING and they are LEARNING from you right now
  3. go over some of the many ways you can Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy so you can enjoy the benefits described above

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Jay Warren:

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old.

Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” found in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify.

His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to that have been proven to strengthen maternal bonding creating a healthier pregnancy, gentler birth with less interventions and easier postpartum experience with less infant crying, more sleep and decreased postpartum depression.

Apr 09 2018

49mins

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085: Building Healthy Humans, the Prenatal Wellness Book by Dr. Pia Martin

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Guest: Dr. Pia Martin is a practicing Wellness Doctor in San Diego, CA and the author of the new book called “Building Healthy Humans: Your Guide to a Balanced and Beautiful Pregnancy for a Happy Healthy Baby".

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why the frustration of her pregnant patients drove her to write this book
  2. why she believes the way she wrote the book makes it more usable than most books on prenatal wellness and nutrition.  

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Pia Martin:

Dr. Pia Martin is a practicing Wellness Doctor in San Diego, CA. Her passion is helping new moms have a balanced and beautiful pregnancy. She understands that new moms are excited and fearful all at the same time and she knows that new moms want to do the very best they can to have a happy, healthy baby who thrives and develops into a wonderful human being.

She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, a member of International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the author of hundreds articles on healthy living found on her website: www.drpia.com

She is also now the author of her new book called “Building Healthy Humans: Your Guide to a Balanced and Beautiful Pregnancy for a Happy Healthy Baby".

Jul 31 2017

36mins

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094: Your Hormones and the Miracles in First Hour After Birth | Dr. Sarah Buckley

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Guest: Dr. Sarah Buckley, a family physician in Brisbane, Australia, trained in family physician obstetrics and an authority on the hormonal physiology of childbearing.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the 4 main hormones of birth and how each plays a role in "Mother Nature's Superb Design" for mother-baby bonding and mother healing
  2. how skin-to-skin, the baby's the breast crawl and cord clamping are hormone mediated and can be affected if the natural hormonal cascade is interfered with during birth
  3. the importance of the "Baby Moon" after birth - for both you and baby

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Sarah Buckley:

Dr. Sarah Buckley is a family physician in Brisbane, Australia, trained in family physician obstetrics.

She is the author of the internationally best-selling book Gentle Birth. Gentle Mothering and the scientific report Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing, published with Childbirth Connection.

Sarah’s work supports parents and professionals to be well informed, to listen to their hearts and instincts, and to acknowledge the rightful place of parents as the real experts in their bodies, babies and families.

Sarah is currently combines mothering her four children with her work as a writer and lecturer on pregnancy, birth and parenting.

See www.sarahbuckley.com and www.gentlenaturalbirth.com

Oct 02 2017

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110: Mother-Child Communication During Pregnancy, Labor & Birth | Karen Strange

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Guest:  Karen Strange is a Certified Professional Midwife, American Academy of Pediatrics/Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. In pregnancy, you are not just building a body. You are developing your baby’s brain, nervous system and temperament
  2. How to slow and down regulate your own nervous system so that your baby is not exposed to prolonged stress in-utero
  3. The importance of the “breast crawl” immediately after birth and how it helps heal birth trauma (for both your baby and you)

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Karen Strange:

Karen H. Strange is a Certified Professional Midwife (1996), American Academy of Pediatrics/Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor (1992).

Karen is founder of the Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn workshop, which includes the physiology of newborn transition, evidence-based studies having to do with neonatal resuscitation, and the “When, Why and How” to provide neonatal resuscitation in the least traumatic way. She is known for her emphasis on the baby's experience of birth and tools for healing when things do not go as planned.

Karen has done over 900 hours of debrief/case reviews with birth professionals regarding resuscitation and constantly updates her material with new information. She has taught over 8,500 people worldwide. Karen recently released a new webinar series as well as video clips and resources all available on her website, KarenStrange.com.

Jan 29 2018

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097: Dr. Bruce Lipton: What You Teach Your Child in the First Few Years Lasts a Lifetime

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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. how Dr. Bruce Lipton uses the "iPod Analogy" to describe not only how children learn in the first few years of life, but how they download belief systems as well.
  2. how understanding that a child's Unconscious Mind hears EVERYTHING in the first 7 years (and the 3rd trimester also) might make you more careful about what you say and do around your child
  3. what the 2 most important things a parent can do to help their child set a strong mental/emotional foundation that they can then build upon later in life

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Bio: About Dr. Bruce Lipton

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

Oct 23 2017

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077: The Truth About Prenatal Exercise | Farel Hruska, Fit4Mom Global Fitness Director

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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 15 2017

38mins

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054: The HypnoBirthing Method for a Beautiful and Peaceful Birth Experience | Dr. Vivian Keeler

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Guest: Dr. Vivian Keeler, a natural birth expert who has attended more than 800 births as a doula and has taught the HypnoBirthing Method for the last 15 years. She is also now the vice president of HypnoBirthing Institute.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. How the HypnoBirthing Method helps a woman prepare for labor and delivery
  2. Why addressing any fears that you may have going into your birth is so important to do
  3. information about how to find a HypnoBirthing class near you

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Vivian Keeler:

Dr. Vivian Keeler has devoted most of her adult life to the care and education of women and their families. She has been a Chiropractic Physician since 1986 with a special focus on the health of pregnant women. She is a natural birth expert who has attended more than 800 births as a doula and has taught HypnoBirthing- The Mongan Method for the last 15 years. She is also a Certified Hypnotist. Dr. Vivian is Vice President and faculty member of the HypnoBirthing Institute. She has received the HypnoBirthing Institutes Diamond Award for her contributions to the advancement of HypnoBirthing.

She has shared her expertise through many speaking engagements, articles and interviews and is responsible for co-creating several training programs that have inspired many birth professionals to become agents of change in their own communities. Dr. Keeler is the co-founder of Amazing Births & Beyond and Contemporary Doula International. She is also on the Board of Directors of Broward Healthy Start.

She is a mother to two amazing daughters, who were birthed naturally at home.

She resides in Hollywood, Florida with her husband, Tim.

Sep 26 2016

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020: Part 1: We’re Having a Baby, Naturally! | a First-Time Parents' Pregnancy Journey at Cap Wellness

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This is the first episode in a new series where we follow one of our Cap Wellness couples through their pregnancy. This will be a real and honest “slice of life” showing what first-time parents experience as they prepare for delivery, birth and becoming parents. We will follow Amanda & HR as they go to prenatal visits, take birth classes, plan baby showers and all of the other ups and downs with family, friends, work, etc. that are common to everyone as they go through during pregnancy. It is our hope that their story helps you as you go through your pregnancy as well when you realize that they are just like you.

Guest: Amanda Dudley, a newly pregnant woman who is excited to start her prenatal journey with Dr. Cap and the team at the Cap Wellness Center as her guides.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the beginning of Amanda’s story and how she came to choose Dr. Cap as her OB
  2. how she plans on telling her family and HR’s family with the news that they are pregnant
  3. what the challenges are that she and HR will face during this pregnancy and what they plan to do to overcome them

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Jan 04 2016

30mins

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073: Dr. Harvey Karp: The Happiest Baby on the Block

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Guest: Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America’s leading pediatricians and child development experts. His celebrated books/videos, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep have teach his insights into child development (e.g. the Calming Reflex, the 5 S’s and Toddler-ese).

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. How Dr. Karp's study of a tribe in Africa led him to discover "the Calming Reflex" in babies that can be initiated in any baby to help calm and soothe them.
  2. What the "5 S's" are and how use them to calm any fussy, seemingly inconsolable baby within minutes if not faster.
  3. Information about his SNOO Smart Sleeper and the controversy around it

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Harvey Karp:

Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America’s leading pediatricians and child development experts. His celebrated books/videos, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep have been translated into over 20 languages and have benefited millions of parents.

Happiest Baby classes are taught by thousands of specially trained educators in university hospitals and public health programs across America and in over 20 other nations. Dr. Karp’s insights into child development (e.g. the Calming Reflex, the 5 S’s and Toddler-ese) have made him one of the world’s leading baby and sleep experts. Several peer reviewed studies have validated his innovative observations and multiple additional studies are underway. No wonder, the NY Times applauded his landmark ideas by saying, “Roll over, Dr. Spock!”

Dr. Karp is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles for almost 30 years. His unique ability to translate complex science into effective techniques to empower parents have revolutionized our understanding of the needs of young children.

Dr. Karp is also the founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, a smart-tech and parenting solutions company. He designed an award-winning, innovative baby bed – SNOO, Smart Sleeper. SNOO provides womb-like sound and motion to quickly boost a baby’s sleep and imitate an experienced caregiver by responding to crying with increasing levels of motion/sound to soothe infant upsets. The bed comes with a unique swaddle that prevents accidental rolling, which makes SNOO the only baby bed that keeps babies safely on the back for the first 6 months (as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics). By improving infant sleep and reducing crying, Dr. Karp’s hope is to improve parent confidence and bonding to their child and to reduce the serious health sequelae of parental exhaustion and stress, including postpartum depression, child abuse, childhood obesity, infant sleep death, etc.

For over 20 years, Dr. Karp has been a tireless advocate and a national leader in the promotion of children's rights to a healthy and safe environment. His work has directly led to state and national laws protecting children. Dr. Karp has served as a spokesman on environmental issues for the NRDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the California Department of Health, and is a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World. He is currently a board member of EWG, whose mission is to protect our nation’s public health and the environment. 

Dr. Karp is an advisor to Parents, Ser Padres and American Baby magazines and a pediatric expert on BabyCenter.  He has appeared numerous times on Good Morning America, CNN, Today Show, The View, Dr. Oz, etc. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, LA Times, Parents, People Magazine, etc.

Mar 27 2017

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055: The Vaccine Friendly Plan with co-authors Dr. Paul Thomas & Jennifer Margulis

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Guests: Dr. Paul Thomas and Jennifer Margulis, PhD, co-authors of the book: The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years. In it, they describe "a slower, evidenced based protocol that limits a child’s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health.”

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why the current vaccine schedule from the CDC is NOT safe for all children and how Dr. Paul would modify it to make it safer
  2. what the common vaccine reactions look like that parents should report to their pediatrician immediately once seeing them in your child after a vaccine shot
  3. which of the vaccines carry the most risk of injury or are unnecessary and should be skipped altogether
  4. why you should never give acetaminophen (Tylenol) to your child, especially if you are vaccinating them

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Paul Thomas:

Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., F.A.A.P., received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California San Diego. He is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

He taught residents and medical students from 1988 to 1993, practiced at Westside Pediatrics from 1993 to 2008 and then opened his own practice in 2008, Integrative Pediatrics where he currently serves over 13,000 patients in the Portland, Oregon metro area.

He is the co-author (with Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.) of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years.

About Jennifer Margulis:

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning investigative journalist, nonfiction book author, and Fulbright grantee.

She is the co-author of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine, 2016) with Paul Thomas, M.D., and author of Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family (Scribner, 2015).

Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington PostSmithsonian MagazineMs. MagazineMore magazine, Fit Pregnancy, O: The Oprah Magazine, and dozens of others magazines, newspapers, and websites.

Oct 10 2016

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100: Amy Morin: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

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Guest: Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and the author of the 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do. .

In this episode, we will cover:
  1. learn how to encourage your kids to build mental muscle that allow them to become mentally strong, confident and resilient to stress
  2. how parents confuse Discipline with Punishment and what you can do to use melt-downs and "power struggles" as opportunities to teach them
  3. how being too easy on your kids and letting them avoid responsibility creates weaker and less effective adults
Resources mentioned in the conversation: About Amy Morin:

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and a lecturer at Northeastern University. She's also the author of the international bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do as well as her most recent book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do. She gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time with more than 5 million views and she currently travels the globe teaching people about mental strength. Her advice has been featured by numerous media outlets including CNN, Fox News, Today, Fast Company, Parents, and Oprah.com.

Nov 13 2017

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036: Dr. Sarah Buckley | Nature's Hormonal Blueprint for Labor

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Guest: Dr. Sarah Buckley, a family
physician in Brisbane, Australia, trained in family physician
obstetrics and an authority on the hormonal physiology of
childbearing.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the 4 main hormones of birth and how each contributes to a
    natural and safe experience for both mom and baby
  2. how birth was really meant to be private, safe and
    unobserved and how disturbing the labor process slows things
    down
  3. Recommendations on how to keep this normal flow of hormones
    going so labor progresses naturally and quickly

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Sarah Buckley:

Dr. Sarah Buckley is a family
physician in Brisbane, Australia, trained in family physician
obstetrics.

She is the author of the
internationally best-selling book Gentle Birth. Gentle Mothering
and the scientific report

Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing
, published with Childbirth
Connection.

Sarah’s work supports parents
and professionals to be well informed, to listen to their hearts
and instincts, and to acknowledge the rightful place of parents as
the real experts in their bodies, babies and families.

Sarah is currently combines
mothering her four children with her work as a writer and lecturer
on pregnancy, birth and parenting.

See www.sarahbuckley.com and www.gentlenaturalbirth.com

May 02 2016

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123: Self-Care for Dads

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In this episode, Dr. Jay will:

  • explain why Self-Care for Dads is just as important as self-care for Moms
  • the 4 areas that Dads need to be putting time and energy into to make sure you're taking good care of yourself
  • what you can do on a daily (and at the very least weekly) basis to keep yourself well so you're a healthier dad, partner and man

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

  • the podcast episode where I talk about how Dads-to-be can best support their partner during PREGNANCY: HBHB Episode #120
  • the podcast episode where I talk about how Dads-to-be can best support their partner during POSTPARTUM: HBHB Episode #121
  • to learn more about these self-care methods and structures in the Men of Iron group Dr. Jay mentioned: www.drjaywarren.com/menofiron

About Dr. Jay Warren:

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old.

Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” found in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify as well as "The Dadhood Journey" which may be found in the same places you listen to podcasts.

His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to that have been proven to strengthen maternal bonding creating a healthier pregnancy, gentler birth with less interventions and easier postpartum experience with less infant crying, more sleep and decreased postpartum depression.

Jul 23 2018

29mins

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070: Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night | Jen Varela

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Guest: Jen Varela, a sleep training expert who focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Even though every family is different - they have different sleeping styles, different schedules, and different parenting styles - every baby can learn to self-soothe.
  2. Science behind sleep and why your baby or toddler is having night awakenings
  3. What daytime "awake windows" are and why they might be causing your baby to have trouble sleeping through the night
  4. the 5 reasons why night awakenings happen and what you can do about them

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Jen Varela:

Since 2010, San Diego sleep training expert Jen Varela has helped more than 400 sleep-deprived families with private one-on-one sleep coaching. She focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms. Jen’s experience ranges from helping families with infants in sleep shaping skills to families with toddlers who are transitioning them to their own room for the first time.

Jen Varela is a mother of two children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling from California State University Fullerton, California. She is a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach® trained by Kim West, The Sleep Lady®.

Feb 06 2017

31mins

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064: The Facts & Myths about Circumcision | Dr. Adrienne Carmack, Urologist

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Guest: Dr. Adrienne Carmack is a board-certified urologist and mother of three children. She is an expert in the issues surrounding circumcision and the author of The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. what Dr. Carmack's research into the health benefits of circumcision revealed and why she doesn't recommend the procedure to her patients anymore.
  2. the normal physiologic function and purpose of the foreskin and what circumcised boys/men loose from having it removed
  3. current worldwide and US trends in circumcision rates  
  4. answers to the emotional issues parents deal with of "looking like daddy" and "looking different in the locker room"

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Adrienne Carmack:

Adrienne Carmack, MD is a board-certified urologist and mother of three children, all of whom were born outside of a hospital and none of whom are circumcised. She is the author of Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother’s Wisdom Triumphs Over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession and The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis.

Dec 12 2016

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021: What is Hypnobirthing? (and What It's NOT) | Care Messer

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Guest: Care Messer

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. an explanation of what Hypnobirthing REALLY is and why so many women use it in their labor
  2. why Hypnobirthing works so well helping women to have easier, more peaceful and more powerful births
  3. how Hypnobirthing techniques can help strengthen the bond you have with your baby (and your partner)

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

Bio: her Full Bio can be read here

Care Messer is a founder of the Cap Wellness Center as well as the owner/founder of the Birth Education Center and San Diego HypnoBirthing.

She became a doula under the instruction of Gerri Ryan through DONA, went on to become certified in HypnoBirthing and has taught HypnoBirthing since 2009. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist through NATH and is also a Certified Placenta Encapsulationist.

She trained with ICEA to become certified as an international educator and trained with Cappa to be a Postpartum Doula. Care has taught Natural Birth Training to student nurses at SDSU and holds a board position with The Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery, and until recently, she served as Vice President of the San Diego Birth Network.

Care is also the mother of two girls and two Pomeranians.

Jan 11 2016

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134: Bridging the Gap Between Crisis Care and Optimal Function with Dr. Tony Carrino

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Guest: Dr. Tony Carrino is the founder and Clinic Director of the Chiropractic Family Wellness & Nutrition Centre in West Islip, New York and the immediate past President of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. The difference between trying to treat symptoms and restoring natural function to your child's body
  2. The safety of a chiropractic adjustment performed on your child by a chiropractor trained in pediatrics

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Tony Carrino:

Dr. Tony Carrino is the founder and Clinic Director of the Chiropractic Family Wellness & Nutrition Centre in West Islip, New York.  Dr. Carrino is the immediate past President of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, a position he has held since 2005. 

In addition to running a full-time practice, lecturing in 15 US cities and 5 countries, Dr. Carrino has also served as an expert witness for numerous malpractice cases. His focus on patient education, lifestyle modification and true disease prevention has provided thousands of patients with a thorough understanding and foundation of natural healing and self-responsible living.

Dec 02 2019

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133: Your Baby's Innate Intelligence with Dr. Armand Rossi

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Guest: Dr. Armand Rossi is a father, grandfather and great-grandfather and is now Dean of Clinical Sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. How Dr. Rossi's experience as a sick kid and becoming well himself inspired him to become a chiropractor and help families get healthy and stay well
  2. The definition of "Salutogenesis" and how it relates to your children's healthcare

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Armand Rossi:

Dr. Armand Rossi began practicing chiropractic in 1976 in Margate, Florida and after decades of serving families from all over the area, he is now Dean of Clinical Sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

He still lectures around the world, although above all, his most prestigious honor is that of having two and three generations of chiropractic patients receive care on a regular basis. He and his wife, Terry, live in Inman, South Carolina and have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Nov 29 2019

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132: How to Find Your Parenting TRIBE with Dr. Peter Kevorkian

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Guest: Dr. Peter Kevorkian is an international speaker and instructor as well as the with the President of the Board of Directors for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Why having like-minded people around you is so important for your own family's physical and emotional health
  2. Why NO family should be an ISLAND - you are not meant to go it alone!
  3. How to go about find other parents that you can learn from, hang out with and be supported by in your community to help make growing your family a fun and supportive experience.

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Peter Kevorkian:

Dr. Peter Kevorkian is an international speaker and instructor as well as the with the President of the Board of Directors for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

For over 25 years, Dr. Peter and his wife, Dr. Patti, have practiced together in a very special home/office space Westwood, Massachusetts, serving pregnant women and new families. They have two children of their own, Katie and Christopher, who were both born at home.

Nov 25 2019

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131: Creating Your Birth TEAM with Dr. Ian Shtulman

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Guest: Dr. Ian Shtulman, a second generation chiropractor and instructor for the ICPA from Palm Beach County, Florida.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Why having a team around you during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period is so important for your physical and emotional health
  2. A list of practitioners that you should consider adding to your team if you don't already have one

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Ian Shtulman:

Dr. Ian Shtulman, DC, DACCP, is a second-generation chiropractor and an instructor for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

His passion for perinatal chiropractic led him to being the in-house chiropractor at a free-standing birth center in Palm Beach County, Florida

He regularly publishes chiropractic success stories in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine and case studies in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health. He has fostered relationships with OB/GYNs and pediatricians, including being the first chiropractor invited to join the Palm Beach Pediatrics Society as a member, and is particularly interested in establishing subluxation correction as a routine component of prenatal and pediatric healthcare.

Nov 22 2019

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130: Your Baby's First Year Milestones with Dr. Michael Hall

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Guest: Dr. Michael Hall, a practicing chiropractor and instructor for the ICPA as an expert in pediatric clinical neurology.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1.  The 6 major milestones and the normal time frames your baby should reach them in your baby's first year
  2. The importance of each milestone and the problems associated with "skipping" a milestone
  3. What to look for along the way, what you can do to help your baby develop and learn each milestone and where you can get your baby help if they need it

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About Dr. Michael Hall:

Dr. Michael Hall, has been practicing chiropractic and teaching clinical neurology since he graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 1990.

While primarily practicing in North Texas, Dr. Hall has also been the Executive Director of the NeuroLife Institute where he and his team provided advanced care for complex neurological cases, professional athletes and children with special needs.

In addition to teaching and practicing, Dr. Hall has published and presented multiple scientific papers and clinical case reports at conferences globally. He is also the founder and developer of BrainDC - a recognized resource for patients and doctors seeking his expertise in functional neurology.

Nov 18 2019

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129: The Power of Dadhood with Michael Byron Smith

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Guest: Michael Byron Smith is the author of “The Power of Dadhood: How to Become the Father Your Child Needs”. He has dedicated himself to “Helping Fathers to be Dads”, the name of his Dadhood blog.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. The real difference between being a father and being a Dad.
  2. The 7 Characteristics of a Successful Dad and what it takes to become better at each one.
  3. The “Dad’s Self Inspection Checklist”, created out of Mike experience of being an USAF Colonel and how to use it to regularly take an inventory of how you’re doing as a dad and where you can improve.

Resources mentioned in the conversation:w

About Michael Byron Smith:

Michael Byron Smith is an advocate for healthy families with an emphasis on fathering. He is a 69-year-old father of three and grandfather to four, a retired USAF Colonel and a former B-52 pilot. Michael is the oldest of a family of six that struggled. His alcoholic father was irresponsible in his role as a parent. The impact this had on Mike’s siblings, and two generations after that motivated him to be the best father he could be.

Michael broke the cycle of dysfunctional families by earning a college scholarship and joining Air Force ROTC. After retirement, he dedicated himself to “Helping Fathers to be Dads”, the name of his Dadhood blog. He is also the author of “The Power of Dadhood: How to Become the Father Your Child Needs”.

Aug 13 2019

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128: Brain Highways-What Your Baby's Brain Needs in the First Year with Nancy Green

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Guest: Nancy Green is the creator of the Brain Highways program, an in-person and online course that teaches parents, kids and babies how to organize their brain so that it functions as intended.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why "tummy time" is so much more than back strengthening exercises - it's about proper BRAIN DEVELOPMENT.
  2. how babies that skip crawling and other pre-walking activities may be more susceptible to problems later on with speech, reading, writing, focus, anxiety and other behavioral issues.
  3. what activities you can do with your infant right now that will ensure their brain develops as it should and what to look for if it's not. 

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Nancy Green:

Nancy Green is the creator of the Brain Highways program, which began nearly two decades ago in the public schools. Today, Brain Highways is an onsite program for those in the San Diego area and an international online program for participants throughout the world. Nancy has also led volunteer Brain Highways outreach programs with organizations, such as Rady Children’s Hospital, and is currently collaborating with the American Academy of Pediatrics (Chapter 3) to reach underserved communities.

Nancy has two daughters and a grandson. Married for 37 years, she lives with her husband, Jim, and their golden retriever, Buddy.

Apr 01 2019

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127: Bringing a New Baby Home to Older Siblings with Sophie Acott

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Guest: Sophie Acott, the Founder of Sleep Play Love – whose mission is to help parents all over the world reclaim much-needed sleep, rest and joy to their parenting experience. She is a mother of four children, a homebirth enthusiast, and a conscious parenting advocate.

In this episode, we will cover:

1) what to expect from your older child when your new addition arrives - from behavioral issues, sleep disturbance, eating changes, etc.

2) what to do months BEFORE the new baby arrives and what to do in the days, weeks and months after the birth

3) what the differences are between various ages of older siblings and advice on how to help them navigate the family change

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

• link to Sophie's Sleep Play Love website: www.SleepPlayLove.co

link to Sophie's book "Sleep, Play, Love" on Amazon

About Sophie Acott:

Sophie Acott is the Founder of Sleep Play Love – whose mission is to help parents all over the world reclaim much-needed sleep, rest and joy to their parenting experience. She is a mother of four children, a homebirth enthusiast, and a conscious parenting advocate.

Having experienced first-hand the toll that lack of sleep can have on health, emotional well-being, relationships, and the entire family unit, Sophie is committed to supporting other families to overcome their own unique parenting and sleep challenges–restoring vibrancy, happiness, and harmony to the family unit.

As a certified Life Coach and Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant, motivating and inspiring others is Sophie’s life passion. Having trained with Hand in Hand Parenting, she adopts the Parenting by Connection approach personally and professionally; living and breathing this philosophy with her own children, and empowering other parents to success through a deeper understanding of the synonymous relationship between the parent-child connection, and sleep and behavioral challenges.

Born and raised in Australia, Sophie now resides in San Diego, California with her husband and four young children. Her new book “Sleep Play Love” has recently launched and is available in print and kindle on Amazon.

Mar 04 2019

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126: Healing Through the Loss of Your Baby with Laurie Brooks

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On today's episode, we deal with a difficult subject: the loss of a baby. When this happens, many women do not know where to turn to or how to cope. Whether it's a miscarriage in the first trimester, a stillbirth in the 2nd or 3rd trimester, or even the loss in childbirth, this can be devastating.

Today, a mom who lost her baby in labor tells us her story. It's our hope that by sharing her experience, other women (and families) that have gone through this might find some comfort and connection and hear an example of how hope and healing is possible again.

And we all have been touched in our lives by someone who has experienced a loss like this. Her story will shed light on how to support someone you know that might be going through this.

Resources available for parents:

The MISS Foundation: a volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child - https://missfoundation.org/

M.E.N.D Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death: non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death - https://www.mend.org/

from Laurie Brooks:

"When I got pregnant after years of trying, my husband and I were thrilled. Throughout my pregnancy, I never thought about losing the baby. I knew people had miscarriages all the time and knew it was a possibility, but I was of the thought that if and when it happened, I would worry about it then. It was a wonderful 9 months. Once we got past the first 12 weeks, I just assumed we would have a baby.  I carried our son to term. I went into labor naturally at 39 weeks 5 days. Everything was perfect, until it wasn’t. Our baby boy, Jack Martin Brooks was born still. He was a perfectly formed baby who was not meant for this life."

Feb 05 2019

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125: The "Hamilton Hold" and 7 Secrets of the Newborn with Dr. Robert Hamilton

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Guest: Dr. Bob Hamilton is a pediatrician in the Los Angeles, CA area and also the creator of the "Hamilton Hold," a method for soothing crying babies seen by over 28 million people in his instructional video on YouTube. He is the author of "7 Secrets of the Newborn".

In this episode, we will cover:

1) how the video of "The Hamilton Hold" went viral and what it does to calm newborn babies

2) what the main reason why Dr. Hamilton wrote this book for: to restore the DELIGHT that parents should have when having a baby and becoming parents

3) why Dr. Hamilton believes our culture needs more children

4) the importance of Dads in the family unit and how they can become more involved in the newborn phase

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

• link to Dr. Bob's website: www.7secretsofthenewborn.com

• link to Dr. Bob's YouTube Video showing "The Hamilton Hold": https://youtu.be/j2C8MkY7Co8

About Dr. Bob Hamilton:

Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., has over three decades of experience as a pediatrician and is the owner and founder of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, established in 1996 in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Hamilton is also the creator of the "Hamilton Hold," a method for soothing crying babies seen by over 28 million people in his instructional video on YouTube.

In addition, Dr. Bob runs the LA Marathon annually to support his medical mission organization, which has been making annual trips to both Africa and Central America for over 20 years.

He's also the proud father of 6 children and is grandpa to 7 more little ones. He lives in Santa Monica with his highschool sweetheart, Leslie, to whom he has been married 45 years.

Jan 07 2019

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124: The Vaccine Conversation with Dr. Bob Sears

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Guest: Dr. Bob Sears is a pediatrician in Orange County, CA, author of The Vaccine Book, and co-founder of Immunity Education Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing objective and complete information on vaccines.

In this episode, we will cover:

1) what "Informed Consent" really means from the patient perspective relative to making decisions about vaccination

2) the best way to approach your pediatrician to have an open discussion about the risks and benefits of vaccinating your child

3) what the common misconceptions about how vaccines work (did you know many are designed merely to lessen the severity of symptoms NOT prevent you from contracting the disease?)

4) the difference between Natural Herd Immunity and Chemically Induced Herd Immunity and what it means for our public health safety

5) why it can be argued that mandatory vaccination laws are unconstitutional and unethical

6) the truth about vaccine exemptions and how to go about determining whether or not your child should go on a delayed vaccine schedule or possibly not get any vaccinations at all

  Resources mentioned in the conversation:

• link to Dr. Bob's podcast: The Vaccine Conversation

• link to the Immunity Education Group: www.immunityeducationgroup.org

• the article Dr. Bob mentioned: Vaccines & Infectious Diseases

• the article Dr. Bob mentioned: Vaccine Side Effects & Ingredients

About Dr. Bob Sears:

Dr. Bob Sears is a pediatrician in Orange County, CA, author of The Vaccine Book, and co-founder of Immunity Education Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing objective and complete information on vaccines. His new podcast, The Vaccine Conversation with Melissa and Dr. Bob, provides a new outlet for his life’s mission - to provide every person, worldwide, with objective, truthful, and un-doctored information on vaccines and infectious diseases.

Dec 20 2018

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123: Self-Care for Dads

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In this episode, Dr. Jay will:

  • explain why Self-Care for Dads is just as important as self-care for Moms
  • the 4 areas that Dads need to be putting time and energy into to make sure you're taking good care of yourself
  • what you can do on a daily (and at the very least weekly) basis to keep yourself well so you're a healthier dad, partner and man

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

  • the podcast episode where I talk about how Dads-to-be can best support their partner during PREGNANCY: HBHB Episode #120
  • the podcast episode where I talk about how Dads-to-be can best support their partner during POSTPARTUM: HBHB Episode #121
  • to learn more about these self-care methods and structures in the Men of Iron group Dr. Jay mentioned: www.drjaywarren.com/menofiron

About Dr. Jay Warren:

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old.

Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” found in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify as well as "The Dadhood Journey" which may be found in the same places you listen to podcasts.

His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to that have been proven to strengthen maternal bonding creating a healthier pregnancy, gentler birth with less interventions and easier postpartum experience with less infant crying, more sleep and decreased postpartum depression.

Jul 23 2018

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122: Mike Dooley: Reading Books to Your Children | Dreams Come True & Your Magical Life

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Guest: Mike Dooley is a New York Times best-selling author, metaphysical teacher, and creator of the wildly popular “Notes from the Universe”. He is also the author of 2 magical children's books: "Dreams Come True" and "Your Magical Life".

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. what inspired Mike to write children's books after devoting years of his life writing books and teaching seminars for adults
  2. how fatherhood has changed Mike's life and what his daughter teaches him as they move through life together
  3. what qualities and teachings Mike consciously wants to bring into his parenting so his daughter grows up to be a healthy, happy and adventurous adult

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Mike Dooley:

Mike Dooley is a New York Times best-selling author, metaphysical teacher, and creator of the wildly popular “Notes from the Universe” whose acclaimed books—including Life on Earth: Understanding Who We Are, How We Got Here, and What May Lie Ahead; Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life’s Magic; and Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams—have been published worldwide in 25 languages.

He was one of the featured teachers in the international phenomenon, "The Secret" and is the founder of a philosophical Adventurers Club that’s now home to over 750,000 online members.

Mike lives what he teaches, inspiring audiences the world over, so far in 132 cities, 34 countries, on 6 continents. You can find Mike at: www.tut.com

Jul 09 2018

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121: Dads & Postpartum: 7 Ways Dads Can Best Support Moms During Postpartum

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Today's guest on the podcast is...me! (Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor, member of APPPAH (and PPNE candidate) and the ICPA as well as podcast host of The Dadhood Journey.)

In this episode, Dr. Jay will:

Go over 7 ways that Dads can support their partner during the postpartum period so that they feel loved, supported and nurtured (yes, rubbing their feet every night again is one of them!).

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

  • the podcast episode where I talk about how Dads-to-be can best support their partner during pregnancy: HBHB Episode #120
  • to learn more about Dr. Jay's online program for pregnant women, Connecting with Baby: www.DrJayWarren.com/CwB

About Dr. Jay Warren:

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old.

Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” found in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify as well as "The Dadhood Journey" which may be found in the same places you listen to podcasts.

His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to that have been proven to strengthen maternal bonding creating a healthier pregnancy, gentler birth with less interventions and easier postpartum experience with less infant crying, more sleep and decreased postpartum depression.

Jul 02 2018

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120: 9 Ways Dads Can Best Support Moms During Pregnancy | Dr. Jay Warren

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Guest: Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor, member of APPPAH (and PPNE candidate) and the ICPA as well as podcast host of The Dadhood Journey.

In this episode, Dr. Jay will:

Go over 9 ways that Dads-to-be can support their partner during pregnancy so that they feel loved, supported and nurtured (yes, rubbing their feet every night is one of them!).

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Jay Warren:

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old.

Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” found in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify as well as "The Dadhood Journey" which may be found in the same places you listen to podcasts.

His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to that have been proven to strengthen maternal bonding creating a healthier pregnancy, gentler birth with less interventions and easier postpartum experience with less infant crying, more sleep and decreased postpartum depression.

Jun 18 2018

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119: The Power of Telling Your Birth Story | Bryn Huntpalmer from The Birth Hour Podcast

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Guest: Bryn Huntpalmer is a mother of two young children (plus a third on the way) and the host of the hit podcast, The Birth Hour.  

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how Bryn's love of hearing birth stories and having her own lead to launch the hit podcast The Birth Hour which allows women to come on and share their important birth story
  2. the importance of being able to tell your own birth story for clarity, for learning and for healing
  3. the common thread that she's heard in the telling of over 200 birth stories - homebirth, birth enter, hospital, multiples, long labors, quick labors, emergency deliveries, c-sections, etc - and the powerful lesson in it for all birthing women.

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Bryn Huntpalmer:

Bryn Huntpalmer is a mother of two young children (plus a third on the way) living in Austin, Texas where she hosts a birth stories podcast called The Birth Hour. Her mission with The Birth Hour is to encourage women to be informed about pregnancy and childbirth and know their options while creating a community for moms to support one another through pregnancy and motherhood. The podcast has grown rapidly since its launch in 2015 with over 4 million downloads and a supportive Instagram community. This year The Birth Hour launched it's first online course that prepares couples for everything from childbirth through newborn care

Jun 11 2018

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118: Climb Out of the Darkness 2018: Raising Awareness of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

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Guests: our panel discussion about Climb Out of the Darkness 2018, an event raising awareness of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, includes: Julie Lopez, Dr. Danny Singley, Shelby Patterson and Jen Varela. 

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. what the international event, Climb Out of the Darkness, is all about and why raising awareness for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders is so important
  2. what the #1 barrier to receiving support and treatment for postpartum depression is and how to overcome it
  3. did you know that 1 out of 10 MEN experience postpartum depression and anxiety as well?
  4. information about the San Diego local Climbing Out of the Darkness event on June 23, 2018

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Our Panelists:

Julie Lopez

Julie Lopez is a Partner with Tatro & Lopez, LLP, a civil litigation firm representing clients who've suffered personal injury, elder abuse, and medical malpractice. Julie also advises nonprofit and other business organizations, and handles business litigation and consumer class action matters. As a former social worker, Julie is a compassionate guide and fierce protector of her clients who are often in crisis when they seek her representation.

Julie has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers consecutively for the past three years, a distinction awarded to fewer than 3% of attorneys in the state. She is a postpartum depression survivor, and co-organizes the Climb Out of the Darkness event every year to raise awareness of postpartum mood disorders. She serves on the Board of Directors for disABILITY Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to provide sports facilities to disabled individuals and their families, and is a committee member of Lawyer's Club's Community Outreach Committee.

After earning a Masters degree in Social Work, Julie earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law, where she was regularly on the Dean's List, served as an editor of California Western Law Review, and published her article on workplace discrimination. Julie is licensed to practice law in both California and Arizona, where she earned the 3rd highest score in the state on the 2009 Arizona Bar exam.

Dr. Daniel Singley

Dr. 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 is Past President of the American Psychological Association’s Section on Positive Psychology and currently serves on the Board of the APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity as well as Postpartum Support International.

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.

In his free time, Dr. Singley likes to cook, surf, read, and take his two sons on hikes to get muddy and throw rocks at things.

Shelby Patterson

Shelby Peterson is a dedicated mother, postpartum mentor, community volunteer, and wife of a police officer. Born and raised in Southern California, Shelby resides in San Diego with her husband Jake, and their three children. Shelby enjoys spending time with her family, serving as a wish-granter for the make-a-wish foundation, and utilizing her experience in overcoming postpartum depression to help new moms who are struggling with this condition. Shelby is a graduate of Chapman University where she obtained her B.A. in Psychology. She is currently the reigning Mrs. California United States where she is using her title to advocate for the maternal health community.

Jen Varela

Since 2010, San Diego sleep training expert Jen Varela has helped more than 400 sleep-deprived families with private one-on-one sleep coaching. She focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms. Jen’s experience ranges from helping families with infants in sleep shaping skills to families with toddlers who are transitioning them to their own room for the first time.

Jen is a mother of two children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling from California State University Fullerton, California. She is a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach® trained by Kim West, The Sleep Lady®.  Another passion for Jen is supporting Moms who are struggling with Postpartum Mood Disorders and she is on the board of Postpartum Health Alliance as the President Elect for 2018.

May 21 2018

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117: The ACE Study: How Early Childhood Traumas Can Affect Your Physical & Emotional Health as an Adult | Dr. Marti Glenn

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Guest: Dr. Marti Glenn, PhD, Clinical Director of Ryzio Institute who emphasizes the integration of the latest research in a number of fields such as: Epigenetics, Polyvagal Theory, neuroscience, attachment, pre- and perinatal psychology, and trauma..  

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. what was learned from the ACE Study what it means to the physical & emotional health of your children
  2. how your own early adverse childhood experiences could be influencing how you parent your child
  3. the concept of "neuroception" and what questions your baby is asking of every environment to determine whether they are safe or not

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Marti Glenn:

Marti Glenn, PhD, is the Clinical Director of Ryzio Institute, offering professional trainings and intensive retreats to help adults heal adverse childhood experiences and trauma.

An award winning and pioneering psychotherapist and educator, Marti is founding president of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. SBGI is known for its graduate degrees in prenatal and perinatal psychology, somatic psychology and clinical psychology.

In her clinical work and trainings, Marti emphasizes the integration of the latest research in a number of fields such as: Epigenetics, Polyvagal Theory, neuroscience, attachment, pre- and perinatal psychology, and trauma. She has produced a number of conferences relating to prenatal and birth issues.

And, she co-produced the broadcast quality documentary, Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal with Daniel Siegel and Bruce Perry. She has appeared in such documentary films as What Babies Want; What Babies Know; Reducing Infant Mortality and Improving the Health of Babies.  

She is the recent recipient of the Verny Lifetime Achievement Award in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. Marti is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.

She lives in Santa Barbara, California and enjoys working with her husband Ken in their Ryzio retreats. Outside of work, her greatest passion is being with her grandchildren.

Apr 23 2018

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116: Pediatric Alphabet Soup Disorders-ADHD,ASD,LD,SPD | Dr. Drew Rubin

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Guest: Dr. Drew Rubin, DC has been in private practice since 1989 and teaches doctors about pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders with the ICPA as well as Pediatric Diagnosis at Life University, College of Chiropractic.  

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. what contributed to the "meteoric rise" of neurodevelopmental issues in 1995-2000 (Austism, Asperger's, ADHD, Learning Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders)
  2. What the central issues is with all of these "Pediatric Alphabet Soup" disorders and what you can do as parent if your child might be dealing with one of them
  3. what "neuroplasticity" is and what it means for your child in recovering from one of these disorders and even more importantly, to PREVENT them from occuring

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About Dr. Drew Rubin:

Drew Rubin, DC, DACCP has been in private practice since 1989 and is adjunct faculty at Life University, College of Chiropractic, where he teaches Pediatric Diagnosis and 3 other pediatric courses.

Dr. Rubin has earned the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.) title and is a board certified Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association's Diplomate Program (DACCP)  

In addition to 8 pediatric papers being published since 2007 in chiropractic journals, (Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, and Journal of Pediatric, Family and Maternal Health), he has written 3 chiropractic novels, including "The Adjustment" and its sequel, "The Acceptance.  He is honored to be one of the instructors for the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), and has spoken over 75 times in the last 5 years at places all across the US and Canada, as well as London and Italy. Dr. Rubin represented Life University 10 years in a row at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Conference.   

Dr. Rubin played hockey for 40 years and was awarded the Sportsman of the Season award. He was honored by the graduating classes at Life University 7 quarters in a row for outstanding service and has been the graduation speaker 6 times including the March 2018 class.  

His podcast, Chirocast, has had over 20,000 listeners in the last month alone, and is especially popular at chiropractic schools around the globe.   Dr. Rubin lives in Marietta Georgia with his wife, Lisa, a clinical psychologist and Director of the Student Success Center at Life University, and son Palmer.  

Apr 16 2018

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115: Prenatal Bonding: Strengthening the Mother-Child Connection Before Birth | Dr. Jay Warren

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Guest: Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor, member and PPNE candidate with APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and podcast host.

In this episode, Dr. Jay will:

  1. summarize "the Raffai Study" in which 6,000 pregnant women utilized Prenatal Bonding techniques and enjoyed such benefits as decreased pain and effort in labor, less c-sections and less obstetrical interventions at birth, less infant crying and more sleep after birth and decreased incidence of postpartum depression
  2. demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that babies in-utero are CONSCIOUS, they are having an EXPERIENCE in your womb, they are LISTENING and they are LEARNING from you right now
  3. go over some of the many ways you can Connect with Your Baby During Pregnancy so you can enjoy the benefits described above

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About Dr. Jay Warren:

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old.

Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” found in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify.

His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to that have been proven to strengthen maternal bonding creating a healthier pregnancy, gentler birth with less interventions and easier postpartum experience with less infant crying, more sleep and decreased postpartum depression.

Apr 09 2018

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