Podcast 110: Mother-Child Communication During Pregnancy, Labor & Birth | Karen Strange

Karen Strange

My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Karen Strange, a Certified Professional Midwife, American Academy of Pediatrics/Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. In pregnancy, you are not just building a body. You are developing your baby’s brain, nervous system and temperament
  2. How to slow and down regulate your own nervous system so that your baby is not exposed to prolonged stress in-utero
  3. The importance of the “breast crawl” immediately after birth and how it helps heal birth trauma (for both your baby and you)

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Karen Strange:

Karen H. Strange is a Certified Professional Midwife (1996), American Academy of Pediatrics/Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor (1992).

Karen is founder of the Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn workshop, which includes the physiology of newborn transition, evidence-based studies having to do with neonatal resuscitation, and the “When, Why and How” to provide neonatal resuscitation in the least traumatic way. She is known for her emphasis on the baby’s experience of birth and tools for healing when things do not go as planned.

Karen has done over 900 hours of debrief/case reviews with birth professionals regarding resuscitation and constantly updates her material with new information. She has taught over 8,500 people worldwide. Karen recently released a new webinar series as well as video clips and resources all available on her website, KarenStrange.com.

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.