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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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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

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
Read more
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.

Rank #1: 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
31 mins
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Rank #2: 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
33 mins
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Rank #3: 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
51 mins
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Rank #4: 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
18 mins
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Rank #5: 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
49 mins
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Rank #6: 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
36 mins
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Rank #7: 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
41 mins
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Rank #8: 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
40 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #10: 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
38 mins
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Rank #11: 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
24 mins
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Rank #12: 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
30 mins
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Rank #13: 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
31 mins
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Rank #14: 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
44 mins
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Rank #15: 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
40 mins
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Rank #16: 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
38 mins
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Rank #17: 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
29 mins
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Rank #18: 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
31 mins
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Rank #19: 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"

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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
27 mins
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Rank #20: 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)

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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
27 mins
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