Dr. Variste’s desire for pediatrics began at a very young age. Later she fulfilled her dream and obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She went on to complete a pediatric residency at UT Houston Health Science Center. After residency, she returned to practice in her hometown of College Station,… Read more »
The Pure Nurture Podcast
New, expectant or aspiring mama?
You’ve come to the right place. Learn from holistic health experts—and moms just like you —about the importance and how-tos of self-care in a mind-body approach to pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Anuka Gazara-Anthony is an accredited Mongan Method Hypnobirthing teacher currently based in Bethesda, Maryland. She was inspired to leave her career and train as a Hypnobirthing Practioner after having her daughter in 2013. Anuka’s first pregnancy and delivery were extremely difficult, she had many complications and was unprepared for her delivery. This led to many… Read more »
Mercedes Thomas, APRN, CPNP, CLC is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner, certified lactation counselor, maternal child health consultant, and author of What in the Baby?!?: The Modern Mama’s Guide To Confidently Caring For Your Baby And Surviving The Postpartum Period, which will be released on October 30, 2020. Mercedes also is the owner of Advanced… Read more »
Kelly Bryant is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-200) and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT), and a realist. She is committed to helping women understand their bodies — specifically their core and pelvic health — and adopt a mindset around movement that addresses physical and psychological components. She’s passionate… Read more »
Dr. Aly Cohen is a board-certified rheumatologist and integrative medicine specialist, as well as an environmental health expert in Princeton, New Jersey. She has collaborated with the Environmental Working Group, Cancer Schmancer, and other disease- prevention or¬ganizations, and is co-editor of the textbook, Integrative Environmental Medicine, part of the Oxford University Press Weil Integrative Medicine… Read more »
Josephine Atluri is an expert in meditation and in overcoming adversity to find joy. Through her unique journey on her path to becoming a mom of five, Josephine weathered many ups and downs with IVF, international adoption, and surrogacy. Channeling her experience to find calm and courage and to focus on perseverance, she now helps others navigate life’s curveballs,… Read more »
Sarah is the founder of Empowering Fearless Birth (a non-profit organization). EFB was founded in 2013 and is Utah’s largest and longest-running pregnancy and birth expo. Sarah is passionate about helping women find their ideal resources to have a safe, healthy, and beautiful pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience. As a professional filmmaker, she is able… Read more »
This is a special episode. Imagine the song, We Are the World, and a Ted Talk had a baby. If you’re pregnant during the pandemic, we sing this for you. It’s good for those I-can’t-do-this-anymore moments. A few of my past guests share words of wisdom to help you navigate a whole new world. I… Read more »
Molly Caro May is a writer whose work explores body, place, and the foreign/familiar. Her latest book, Body Full of Stars: Female Rage and My Passage Into Motherhood, was named a “searingly eloquent memoir” by Kirkus and excerpted in TIME and Lenny Letter. Her first book, The Map of Enough: One Woman’s Search for Place was called “addictive” by Elle Magazine. She… Read more »