Podcast 078: Using Meditation During Pregnancy | Anna Gannon, Expectful.com

Anna Gannon Expectful.com

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Anna Gannon: a mom, the Community Guide and Editorial Lead at Expectful.com (guided meditation site for pregnancy and motherhood), a writer and a yoga & meditation guide.. In this episode, we will cover: how a major life change in her 3rd trimester lead Anna to meditation and how it helped not … Read More

Podcast 077: The Truth About Prenatal Exercise | Farel Hruska, Fit4Mom Global Fitness Director

Farel Hruska Fit4Mom

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Farel Hruska is the Global Fitness Director for FIT4MOM who has 20 years’ experience as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and educator. In this episode, we will cover: the 3 most common “exercising during pregnancy myths” are what the current research REALLY shows about what you can and cannot do (especially in … Read More

Podcast 076: Starting Solids: Tips for Raising a Healthy Eater Instead of a Picky Eater | Sarah Bester

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Sarah Bester (CNP), a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms raise healthy eaters instead of picky eaters. In this episode, we will cover: what Sarah believes parents should focus on when starting solids with their babies (it’s not what you think!) why creating healthy eating habits from … Read More

Podcast 075: Pure Nurture: a Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby | Kristy Rodriguez

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Kristy Rodriguez, a pre- and postnatal wellness expert and advocate, and the owner and founder of Pure Nurture, a business devoted to educating and inspiring women to nurture and nourish themselves through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. In this episode, we will cover: How through her own experience as a … Read More

Fertility: Receptivity & Femininity are the Key

  To build anything first you must create a good foundation. For fertility, nutrition, exercise, minerals and supplements all play a part, but we also need to develop our ability to receive by tapping into our femininity and our inherent creativity. As modern women we are bombarded with mixed messages about what it means to be feminine. We are expected … Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day we want you to remember that it all begins with you. It is not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It is necessary. You cannot take care of anyone else, if your needs aren’t met. So, this Mother’s Day, don’t wait for someone else to take the reins … Read More

Podcast 074: Fertility, Acupuncture & Creating Fertile Ground| Maring Higa

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Maring Higa, an acupuncturist specializing in fertility and pregnancy in Encinitas, CA. She is also a creative strategist coach and podcast host and loves bringing together wellness and creativity her work she is doing. In this episode, we will cover: How Maring’s extensive experience working with couples having fertility challenges … Read More

3 Yoga Stretches for Healthy Shoulders While Breastfeeding

Here are three great poses to help keep your shoulders healthy throughout your breastfeeding journey: Face a wall and place one arm out to the side shoulder height. Bend that arm to 90*. Slowly start to peel your body away from the wall until only the arm and shoulder are touching the wall. Breathe deeply, open mouth exhale. Move slowly, … Read More

Acupuncture Points that Help with Breastfeeding and Milk Supply

Low milk supply, mastitis, clogged ducts, and slow let down are common speak among breast feeding mothers. Some causative factors could be traumatic birth, C-section, excess IV fluids, and/or breast reduction surgery. In Chinese medicine we view the root cause of breast feeding problems in terms of lack of blood, too much blood or fluids becoming blocked in the acupuncture … Read More

Breastfeeding is amazing…and HARD!

Breastfeeding is amazing; however, like most things that are special and amazing, it can be HARD. For so long, you’ve given your body to grow this tiny perfect baby, and just when you think that’s over, you now realize you have to give just as much to continue to nourish this little life. Every two hours – if not more. … Read More