“The power lies within to give birth and to heal. You are the expert of your experience.” -J.S. Jennifer Summerfeldt, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP), has nearly two decades of experience in maternal health and psychology. In addition to being a counselor, Jennifer has also been a childbirth advocate, maternal educator, doula, midwifery… 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.
Former educator and marine mammal trainer, Kelly Schott is a mom of two boys ages 4 and 6. After many years of training dolphins and sea lions, she created The Oil Dispensary. She’s passionate about using unique ways to keep her home and her kids healthy. The Oil Dispensary is a place to educate and… Read more »
“Being a Mother today is an equivalent to having 2.5 full-time jobs for 90 hours a week. Research shows that people burn out after 4 hours a day of work.” -Stephanie Jhala Stephanie Miranda Jhala is a multidisciplinary force in the realm of business, social impact, and leadership. She brings over a decade of experience in Strategy,… Read more »
“As I made changes in our house, I realized that I was becoming a healthier, calmer parent.” -K.H. Kate Hamblet is an architect and owner of the custom residential design studio Balanced Architecture. As a wellness architect, she has a passion for integrating wellness and health into architectural design. Her mission is to help health-conscious… Read more »
“I had all these expectations of what my pregnancy was going to be, and I had the opposite.” -L.M. We hear a lot about postpartum depression, but we don’t talk much about depression or anxiety during pregnancy. In this episode, Elizabeth Masucci, an actress, producer, director, writer, and yoga teacher is sharing all about her experience… Read more »
No pregnancy is the same. We all have our own unique needs and this is also true from a nutritional standpoint. Not many people support pregnancy from a nutritional health perspective. Melissa Mor bridges that gap by supporting women during preconception, pregnancy, and after baby arrives. After having two pregnancies with previas and having successful outcomes… Read more »
Isn’t it fascinating that someone was able to withstand surgery with no meds, just hypnotherapy? WOW! If you tell yourself, “Birth will hurt like heck,” OR “Birth will be a pleasure,” you’re right! Dianne Mouchon Rhodes is a Consulting Hypnotist and Certified Projective Dreamworker. Her lifelong curiosity of how the mind works led her to… Read more »
Kate White is an award-winning prenatal and perinatal educator and an advanced bodyworker. She is trained in somatic therapies, prenatal and perinatal health, lactation, brain development, infant mental health, and has specialized in mother-baby dyad care using somatic prevention and trauma healing approaches for nearly 20 years. She is the Founding Director of Education for the… Read more »
Ryann Kipping is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Lactation Educator Counselor. She helps clients who are planning a pregnancy, currently pregnant, or recently postpartum reach optimum health during these extremely important and emotional periods of life. Aside from one on one nutrition consulting, Ryann is a nutrition writer and menu developer; she works with… Read more »