53 episodes

This is the podcast to listen to for all things birth related. We're changing the conversation around pelvic health so join us as we talk pregnancy, post partum recovery, sex, exercise and nutrition, not to mention self-care, that ever elusive space mamas need to regain their confidence, find a new groove and feel like themselves again. It takes a tribe! We'll be building community and talking to many other experts, which will be extra fun for those in the phoenix and northwest valley area.

Bellies, Babies and Birth‪!‬ Bellies, Babies and Birth

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

This is the podcast to listen to for all things birth related. We're changing the conversation around pelvic health so join us as we talk pregnancy, post partum recovery, sex, exercise and nutrition, not to mention self-care, that ever elusive space mamas need to regain their confidence, find a new groove and feel like themselves again. It takes a tribe! We'll be building community and talking to many other experts, which will be extra fun for those in the phoenix and northwest valley area.

    Episode 53 - How to make fitness work for your life with Haven Fitness

    Episode 53 - How to make fitness work for your life with Haven Fitness

    Come enjoy this conversation with 2 guys who are doing things differently! Chayce Hernandez and Keaton Criswell

    Their motto is Move better, feel better, perform better! - We share a commitment to education, passion and helping people with more than just a singular goal. 

    - Acknowledge what you're doing already 

    - recognize that having a baby changes a lot more than just fitness 

    - we're not going back so how can we best move forward



    Their podcast - Fitness Advocates

    IG Haven_training

    website www.trainathaven.com

    • 54 min
    Episode 52 - Talking Faith, Family and Freedom in Business with Ashley Strand

    Episode 52 - Talking Faith, Family and Freedom in Business with Ashley Strand

     - Knowing yourself

    - we discussed the DISC assessment and Strengths Finder assessments

    - links and her consult below.  

    - Hangups of Self-judgment and judging others 

    - How to avoid suffering in our decision making

    Biz profile is www.ssunetwork.com

    personal IG @ashleystrand_

    biz IG @ssunetwork



    Ashley Brooke Strand is the founder of She Speaks Up Network, and your biggest cheerleader & accountability coach to step into your God-given unique style of leadership & influence. She helps you to remove the habits or subconscious image of yourself that may be holding you back from thriving in your business & life. 

    After going from working a $10/hr job to running a multiple six figure business & failing a lot too, she wanted to create a new approach to coaching & leadership development that was practical but doesn't leave out the Christ centered soul work. 

    She runs 3 successful businesses while also helping her husband homeschool 3 children.

    You can connect on insta @ssunetwork or www.ssunetwork.com

    • 55 min
    Episode 51 - Everything pelvic and sexual health for women (Amy featured on Fitness advocates)

    Episode 51 - Everything pelvic and sexual health for women (Amy featured on Fitness advocates)

    Amy is featured on Fitness Advocate podcast. Here's the link to check out more from Fitness advocates

    In this episode, Amy discusses:


    post partum recovery
    baby blues
    what women want
    what men need to hear.

    She also discusses sexual expectations and how sex changes after baby and her passion for helping us all change our beliefs and expectations around this so it is a much more positive experience for everyone.

    • 51 min
    Episode 50 - Understanding Hypnosis and its use for pregnancy, delivery and more! (With Chyanne Perea)

    Episode 50 - Understanding Hypnosis and its use for pregnancy, delivery and more! (With Chyanne Perea)

    Join us as we discuss hypnosis - what it is and what it's NOT. 

    We do some myth busting around this



    Revival birth - how it's different from hypnobirthing classes and can be used for all births, including C-sections and medicated hospital births.



    Hypnosis is clinically proven to reduce the risk of post partum depression and anxiety. 



    Chyanne shares how her passion for this work developed and all she has going on for women and helping them discover the super power of being connected to themselves.

    All she has going on with Ladies night - so much more than just self care nights and also starting child-led hypnosis classes. 



    Revivalhypnotherapy.com

    revivialhypnoaz on instagram

    602-565-2421

    • 51 min
    Episode 49 - Helping new moms look at the changes to their lives (With Diane Palacios)

    Episode 49 - Helping new moms look at the changes to their lives (With Diane Palacios)

    Diane Palacios LPC, LISAC, PMH-C is the owner and psychotherapist at

    Palacios Crew Counseling LLC and has grown up in AZ, is an intercultural

    marriage for over 12 years with three children ages 11, 9, and 7.

    Diane has worked in the mental health field and has served the community in

    many capacities for over 27years. She graduated from NAU with a BA in

    Psychology in 2002. Diane then moved to Pasadena, CA to attend Fuller

    Theological Seminary and graduated in 2004 with a Masters in Multicultural

    Ministries and Hispanic Studies and is bilingual in Spanish and English. In 2009,

    Diane went back to graduate school at Grand Canyon University and graduated

    in 2011 with a double Masters in Professional Counseling and Addictions

    Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed

    Independent Substance Use Counselor (LISAC) as well as an Arizona Board of

    Behavioral Health Approved Clinical Supervisor. Diane is a Certified Perinatal

    Mental Health Professional and a Certified EMDR therapist and an Approved

    EMDR Consultant in Training who specializes in working with women and

    families in the perinatal period by helping new parents adjust to the changes in

    life, processing birth trauma, grief and loss, or previous trauma, as well as

    treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

    Diane serves on the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as well as is

    a board member of Post -Partum Support International-Arizona Chapter.



    - 4 tips to regain sense of self

    - what does self care look like now

    - Find a village

    - be honest with yourself

    - what the 1 thing most critical to your sanity

    Whole spectrum of post partum mental health factors

    PMADS - Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

    We discuss the differences between baby blues, post partum depression, PP anxiety, PP OCD (much less known), and PP psychosis

    We also discuss PP PTSD and birth trauma

    Treatments - parts therapy, inner child work

    EMDR - eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy

    We discuss the importance of finding a practicioner certified in perinatal mental health



    Diane Palacios ⁠palacioscrewcounseling.com⁠

    same for FB and IGPSI Arizona - ⁠psiarizona.org⁠  

    For national resources ⁠postpartum.net⁠

    To find EMDR therapists EMDRIA.org

    Touchstone Institue also an amazing resources TouchstoneInstitute.org

    Timestamps:

    2:36 - More about Diane

    3:32 - What is EMDR?

    8:40 - What does self care after baby look like?

    10:18 - Finding YOUR village

    14:46 - Baby blues

    15:52 - Mental health and nursing your baby

    16:30 - Post partum depression

    17:18 - Post partum anxiety

    18:28 - Post partum OCD v. Post partum Psychosis

    27:10 - Trauma in the body

    28:18 - What does EMDR do?

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 48 - Learning from nature- Posture, Breathing and more with Amy Novotny!

    Episode 48 - Learning from nature- Posture, Breathing and more with Amy Novotny!

    Amy specializes in postural restoration and she herself is marathon runner. She learned how to help herself by staying loose, limber and calm adn to use her nervous system for better functioning. She created the PABR Institute in 2019 which stands for Pain Awareness Breathing Relief. 

    She is also an extraordinary nature photographer.

    We talk about the nervous system and how to reset.Notice how animals shut down and then get up and reset with stretches, movements and shaking. Great example of how spinal mobility and alignment can be so important. We discuss healthy sleep cycles

    Find her art at amysimpressions.comPABR Institute https://www.pabrinstitute.com/

    her Youtube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=PABR+institute where she has her weekend wellness Hour shows



    Timestamps:

    2:12 - Dr. Novotny's Journey in Physical Therapy

    8:36 - Tension and relief in the body

    18:00 - Where Dr. Novotny plans to go next

    19:13 - Calming the nervous system

    25:38 - Photography

    30:40 - Adventures with Dr. Novotny (Encounter with wild animals)

    34:10 - Advice for aspiring business owners

    43:46 - Connect with Amy Novotny

    • 47 min

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