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.
146: 13 Things Strong Kids Do with Amy Morin
Guest: Amy Morin, the critically renowned author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do and popular TEDx speaker. On this episode we talk about her newest book, 13 THINGS
STRONG KIDS DO: THINK BIG, FEEL GOOD, ACT BRAVE which empowers tweens, teaching them how to think, feel, and act stronger than ever.
In this episode, we will cover:
Why it's so important, especially THIS YEAR, for our kids to learn how to be resilient in the face of strength stress and how we as parents can help them become stronger each day The unexpected and surprising feelings kids are having now that things are opening up once again this year (back to school, being able to socialize with other kids again, etc.) and what signs to look for Resources mentioned in the episode:
link to Amy Morin's website: www.amymorinlcsw.com her book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Kids Do, can be purchased wherever books are sold About Amy Morin:
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, instructor at Northeastern University, and psychotherapist. She is the author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do. Amy is a regular contributor to Verywell, CNBC, Forbes, Business Insider, and Psychology Today.
She gave one of the most viewed TEDx talks of all time and
was named the “self-help guru of the moment” by The Guardian. She lives in Marathon, Florida. 13 Things Strong Kids Do is her fourth book.
145: Perinatal and Pediatric Care-Interview with Dr. Jay Warren by Care Messer
On today's episode, the mic is getting turned around and Dr. Jay is the one that is going to be interviewed! Care Messer of the Birth Education Center is the guest host and she will sit down with Dr. Jay and pick his brain about perinatal and pediatric care and the work he does as a chiropractor working with pregnant women and infants.
In the episode, we will cover:
Is chiropractic safe in pregnancy and for infants? How the Webster Technique helps prepare a woman's body for birth and how to find a specially trained chiropractor in your area What the most common reasons why parents bring their baby to a chiropractor and how they are able to be helped Resources mentioned in the episode:
Dr. Jay's website: www.drjaywarre.com Dr. Jay's online courses for pregnant women and for new dads: www.drjaywarren.com/courses Care Messer's website: www.birtheducationcenter.com How to find a Webster Trained Chiropractor in your area: https://icpa4kids.com/find-a-pediatric-chiropractor About Dr. Jay Warren:
Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 20 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 now serves as an instructor for the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) teaching an online course called “Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy from the Baby’s Perspective”.
Dr. Jay is the host of two popular podcasts “Healthy Births, Happy Babies”, interviewing experts on perinatal care issues and “The Dadhood Journey”, where he shares real-life lessons and practical tools to support new dads in navigating their parenthood experience.
Dr. Jay has also created two online programs:
“Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding in-utero so that she is more confident as a parent and better able to soothe and connect with baby when they arrive.
And the “New Dads Class” helps men navigate their transition into fatherhood and provides support through the last trimester, birth and beyond so that they can be the best dads they can be.
144: How Birth Education Has Changed with Care Messer
Guest: Care Messer is the founder of The Birth Education Center, which teaches new parents Hypnobirthing, Newborn Care, Infant CPR and Breastfeeding classes amongst many other birth and parenting topics.
In this episode, we cover:
what is different now for expecting couples now that so much of birth education has moved online - the advantages and disadvantages of it being delivered this way what topics Care feels every expecting couple should educate themselves on before baby arrives how to get the most of the classes you take (birth prep to newborn care) so you're best prepared for this life changing event and for starting your family right Resources mentioned in the episode:
to get the course: OMG! I'm Pregnant!!! birtheducationonline.teachable.com/p/omg-i-m-pregnant the www.BirthEducationCenter.com link to Care's FREE Downloadable Birth Preferences link to How to Prevent an Unnecessary C-section About Care Messer:
Care is the founder of The Birth Education Center. When Care discovered Hypnobirthing for the birth of her daughter in 2008, it changed her life’s path. Care believes that babies can experience a “birth day” that is magical, loving, and gentle. When families are educated to resolve fears, birth becomes a beautiful positive experience. Care continued on to become a DONA Certified Doula became a Certified Hypnobirthing Instructor. From there, Care started her own business, San Diego Hypnobirthing where she has been educating families since 2009. She is a NATH Hypnotherapist, a Certified Placenta Encapsulationist, an Erotic Blueprint Coach®, an ICEA-trained Childbirth Educator, a CAPPA-trained Postpartum Doula, and an Innate Traditions Certified Postpartum Doula. She is also an Authentic Relating facilitator and leads women’s and couples circles, both at the Birth Education Center and for private events. She recently completed her certification as a Holistic Doula under the Matrona.
Care is certified as a Professional Cuddler and Cuddle Facilitator through Cuddle Sanctuary in Los Angeles and through Cuddlist.com. Care has certified with Jaiya as an Erotic Blueprint Coach ® and uses those skills in connecting families, both before and after birth.
Care served as the Director of Cap Wellness Center. She is a mentor and educator for doulas across San Diego County in Professional Doula Classes created for the Birth Education Center. She has also trained students nurses at SDSU and held nurse trainings in local hospitals. She is a Board member at The Nizhoni Institute for Midwifery and served as Vice President of San Diego Birth Network. She is the proud mom of two beautiful daughters and two feisty Pomeranians.
Preparing for Parenthood: Essential Conversations for Couples with Dr. Stephanie Dueger
Guest: Dr. Stephanie Dueger is a psychotherapist, parent coach, and educator, who works with expectant and new parents and their little ones. Her first book, Preparing for Parenthood: 55 Essential Conversations for Couples Becoming Families was published in February 2021.
In this episode, we will cover:
How her work with new families and becoming a mother herself inspired her to write the book that she wishes she’d had for herself when first becoming a parent. The basics of starting communication with your spouse so that both of you feel heard and understood. The most common conversations that new parents DON'T have before baby arrive and why it's so important to have them. Resources mentioned in the episode:
link to Dr. Stephanie Dueger's website: www.drduegertherapy.com link to her book, Preparing for Parenthood on Amazon About Dr. Stephanie Dueger:
Dr. Stephanie Dueger is a psychotherapist, parent coach, and educator, who works with expectant and new parents and their little ones. Her first book, Preparing for Parenthood: 55 Essential Conversations for Couples Becoming Families (2021), is the book she wishes she’d had for herself when first becoming a parent.
She facilitates parent workshops, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the academic Journal of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health. Dr. Dueger lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and two daughters.
Learn more about Dr. Dueger at www.drduegertherapy.com
142: Exercise in Pregnancy and Postpartum with Dr. Lindsey Mathews of Birthfit
Guest: Lindsey Mathews is a doctor of chiropractic, birth doula, strength and conditioning coach as well as the founder and CEO of Birthfit!, one of the most popular prenatal and postpartum exercise companies in the world.
In this episode, we will cover:
What the most common misconceptions are about exercising while pregnant. Why exercising again at 6 weeks postpartum is much too soon for most new mothers and what a more realistic timeframe really is. Some important mindset shifts that women need to make about their exercise/activity identity when becoming pregnant and when recovering from birth. Resources mentioned in the episode:
Link to Birthfit!: https://birthfit.com/
Link to Dr. Lindsey’s website: www.lindseykmathews.com
To Birthfit! on IG: @birthfit
About Dr. Lindsey Mathews:
Lindsey Mathews is a doctor of chiropractic, birth doula, NLP practitioner, and strength and conditioning coach. Lindsey started BIRTHFIT in 2011 as a blog with a deep desire to support and educate all humans throughout the motherhood transition. BIRTHFIT started expanding in 2014 and since then has doubled in size each year. BIRTHFIT is a movement!
Lindsey currently calls Austin, TX home where she takes on personal training and doula clients as well as teaches the BIRTHFIT Prenatal Series. Lindsey’s roster and schedule fills up in advance, so be sure to visit www.lindseykmathews.com to schedule your consult or session with her. Lindsey is a passionate believer in magic and love, views every obstacle as an opportunity to learn, and is a woman in pursuit of truth through food, travel, and relationships.
Lindsey’s core values are LOVE, GROWTH, FREEDOM, RESPECT, and CONNECTION.
141: Is a Home Birth Right for You? with Evie Steinhart
Guest: Evie Steinhart is a registered nurse and mother of 6 children, 3 who were born in the hospital and 3 who were born at a planned home birth. She just completed writing her book “Is a Home Birth Right For You?” that helps moms weigh the pros and cons of having a hospital birth versus a home birth.
In this episode, we will cover:
How Evie's experience as a nurse and as a woman who has birthed 6 babies led her to write a book about homebirth. What the significant difference is between birthing in a hospital vs. birthing a home What the most common question most expecting moms ask regarding homebirth options
Resources mentioned in the episode:
Link to Evie’s book: Is a Home Birth Right for You? in Amazon Link to Evie’s website: https://homebirthmom.com/ To connect with Evie on IG: @eviesteinhart
About Evie Steinhart: She is a registered nurse and mother of 6 children, 3 who were born in the hospital and 3 who were born at a planned home birth. She just completed writing her book “Is a Home Birth Right For You?” that helps moms weigh the pros and cons of having a hospital birth versus a home birth. The book draws on interviews she had with home birth moms and birth professionals, and it cites an array of data and research studies to help women make an informed choice.