Podcast 033: How to Have an Amazing Hospital Birth | Dr. Capetanakis

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Our guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Nikolas Capetanakis, board certified OB and the owner/founder of the Cap Wellness Center.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. the list of things Dr. Cap wants each of his patients to do before they go into labor – they are NOT what you’d think
  2. how Dr. Cap helps create a “Golden Hour” after birth for mommy, daddy and baby to bond together when they meet for the very first time and why it’s so important
  3. what the #1 thing Dr. Cap has seen that helps ensure a woman has an amazing hospital birth

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Capetanakis:

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.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.