Podcast #100: Amy Morin: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Amy Morin, 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: learn how to encourage your kids to build mental muscle that allow them to become mentally strong, confident and resilient to stress how … Read More

Podcast 099: Jen Kamel of VBAC Facts: What You Should Know When Considering a VBAC

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Jen Kamel of VBACfacts.com. She helps birth professionals, and cesarean parents, achieve clarity on VBAC through her educational training and consulting firm: VBACfacts.com. In this episode, we will cover: the common misconceptions women have about the risk of VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) and those that birth providers have. … Read More

Gratitude Changes Everything

One of my favorite saying is: “It is not happy people who are grateful; it is grateful people who are happy.”  To the very core of my being, I believe this to be true. Being grateful for the things we have, and shifting our perspective can truly lead to happiness.  Start every day by focusing on the things you are … Read More

Podcast 098: Stress & Depression’s Effect on Your Baby During Pregnancy and Beyond | Dr. Catherine Monk

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Catherine Monk, a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director of Research at the Women’s Program, Columbia University Medical Center, and Research Scientist VI at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. In this episode, we will cover: How to have a developmental outlook throughout pregnancy and … Read More

Be Grateful – Stay Present

With all the gifts life gives us, why do we spend so much of our time wishing for what we don’t have and so little time being thankful for what we do? Because this is part of being human. Our minds are hard-wired to be focused on the past or the future. We spend most of our time picking at … Read More

Grateful For You!

In my 13 years of practice I think back to the many people I have met, the intimate and deep conversations I have had, the tears that have been shed, the hard conversations that have come up, the fears that have been released, and the deep belly laughter that we’ve shared and it all makes me feel such a deep … Read More

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

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is 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: how Dr. Bruce Lipton uses the “iPod Analogy” to describe not … Read More

Podcast 096: Tummy Time & Why It’s So Important for Your Baby | Michelle Emanuel

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Michelle Emanuel is the developer of the TummyTime!™ Method and has over 20 years experience as a Neonatal / Pediatric Occupational Therapist. In this episode, we will cover: why Tummy Time is so important for your baby and how it helps with head flattening, breastfeeding and brain development when you … Read More

Podcast 095: On Parenthood: Am I Doing a Good Job as a Parent? | Dr. Jay Warren

Dr. Jay Warren on parenthood

In this episode of “On Parenthood”, Dr. Jay will: share how this question that so many parents ask themselves can hide a really negative self-critic to come out of you and make you feel worse offer a more empowering question that will help you and improve your parenting skills rather than just serve to beat yourself up Resources mentioned in … Read More

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

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is 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: the 4 main hormones of birth and how each plays a role in “Mother Nature’s Superb Design” for mother-baby bonding and … Read More