Podcast 009: Twins, Triplets and More! Oh My! | Ashley Stetson | What to Expect and How to Prepare

Click here to Subscribe to “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” or listen to more episodes. Our guest on this episode is birth doula and Hypnobirthing instructor, Ashley Stetson. In this episode, we will cover: 1) Ashley’s personal experience with birthing her triplets 2) Her advice on how to make your prenatal experience with multiples as healthy as possible 3) What birthing options you have … Read More

Nutrition: 5 Facts That Affect Optimal Vitamin D Levels

Post by Dr. Pia with http://drpia.com/  The National Center for Health Data statistics advises that almost one in three Americans has vitamin D blood levels below 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) that is needed for bone health. Some experts say even higher levels are needed. Figuring out why your Vitamin D levels are low could take some investigation. You can get … Read More

Mama & Baby Yoga

Doing yoga with your baby soon after you’ve given birth (and after your doctor gives you the go ahead) can be a wonderful way to bond not only with your little one, but also with other new moms in your neighborhood. Here are some obvious and other not so obvious benefits of mama & baby yoga! Togetherness- You are in a … Read More

Podcast 008: Dr. Ryan French – A Dad’s Perspective on Birth

Click here to Subscribe to “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” or listen to more episodes. Our guest on this episode is Canadian family chiropractor, Dr. Ryan French. In this episode, we will cover: 1) Dr. Ryan’s personal experience with his wife’s 5 pregnancies and 4 births 2) What he believed made the labors, deliveries and births so different 3) Advice to the … Read More

Yoga During Your First Trimester

Whether you have never practiced yoga a day in your life, or you are a dedicated daily yogi, this post is for you! You both have something wonderful in common. You’re newly pregnant and creating a beautiful life inside of your miraculous being. Yoga is a great exercise during pregnancy (when modified for safety) as it relieves stress, aches and … Read More

Podcast 007: Natural Medicine for Children | Dr. Michelle Wolford

Click here to Subscribe to “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” or listen to more episodes. Our guest on this episode is San Diego naturopath, Dr. Michelle Wolford. In this episode, we will cover: 1) How a Naturopathic doctor’s approach to health is similar and different from conventional medicine. 2) The types of conditions Dr. Wolford treats children for in her office – acute sickness vs. chronic … Read More

Prenatal Massage Benefits for a Healthy Pregnancy

Post by: Britney Murillo, Prenatal Massage Therapist at CAP Wellness Center  Most people understand that massages are beneficial for relaxation, releasing stress and toxins in the body, as well as providing an overall sense of well-being. These benefits of massage are maximized during pregnancy! You may have already switched to organic food, bought and begun reading books on parenthood, as well as … Read More

Nutrition: A Healthy Gut = A Healthy Human

Post by: Dr. Pia Martin from http://drpia.com/  As a mom your gut health is vitally important to the health and well-being of your unborn child. We are learning more and more about epigenetics and the understanding that while genes play an important role in the characteristics of our unborn child, 80% of their gut health is based on the environment and … Read More

8 Benefits of Prenatal Yoga for Mama and Baby

Yoga & meditation have proven to change gene expression in recent studies. They help lower blood pressure, blood sugar, reduce stress, engage the parasympathetic nervous system allowing the body to ‘rest and digest’, improve heart function, relieve back pain, improve bone health, among many other wonderful things. As a mommy to be, there are many healing benefits to reap from … Read More