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In this episode, we will cover:

1)    How Dr. Cap can tell if a woman has taken birth education classes before delivery or not

2)    What classes are the best to take and when

3)    Why a pregnant woman who has been educated about birth has safer, more natural, more powerful births

Resources mentioned in the conversation:


● A list of all the birth classes offered: Cap Wellness Center Classes

● A library of informational videos about pregnancy and birth: Cap Wellness YouTube Channel

Bios: Full Bios can be read here

Dr. Capetanakis is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the owner/founder of the Cap Wellness Center.

He received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific so Along with all the requirements of an MD, Dr. Capetanakis has trained in the art of osteopathic manipulative medicine.

He serves as the Vice Chair of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Department at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

When not working, Dr. Cap enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Angie and their three young children. He is an avid cyclist and has performed in numerous triathlons and bike rides. He also enjoys camping, hiking, soccer and traveling.

Care Messer is a founder of the Cap Wellness Center as well as the owner/founder of the Birth Education Center and San Diego HypnoBirthing.

She became a doula under the instruction of Gerri Ryan through DONA, went on to become certified in HypnoBirthing and has taught HypnoBirthing since 2009. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist through NATH and is also a Certified Placenta Encapsulationist.

She trained with ICEA to become certified as an international educator and trained with Cappa to be a Postpartum Doula. Care has taught Natural Birth Training to student nurses at SDSU and holds a board position with The Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery, and until recently, she served as Vice President of the San Diego Birth Network.

Care is also the mother of two girls and two Pomeranians.