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  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

Podcast 005: The Essentials of Prenatal Nutrition | Dr. Pia Martin

Click here to Subscribe to “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” or listen to more episodes. In this episode, we will cover: What are the best foods to make sure a woman is eating for a healthy pregnancy? Is there a certain amount of protein a woman should be shooting for? Are there any foods a woman should avoid? and why? What about … Read More

Podcast 004: Care Messer Explains Our Child Birth Class Offerings

Click here to Subscribe to “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” or listen to more episodes. Our guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Care Messer. In this episode, we will cover: Why Care believes birth education is so important that she created the Birth Education Center in San Diego, CA A description of each of the child birth classes offered (at … Read More