The Cap Wellness Center is a fully integrated center with the mission of supporting families from the very beginning. With chiropractic, acupuncture, lactation support, massage, yoga, childbirth classes, pregnancy and pediatric services, and more, it sounds like a one stop shop for growing families in San Diego. It was founded by Dr. Cap, who is an OB/ osteopath with hospital privileges who has changed the face of family care in his area of the world.
Dr. Jay found APPPAH through Anna Verwaal after a hypnobirthing instructor put them in touch. They had several conversations and he interviewed her on his podcast here: http://drjaywarren.com/podcast-029-anna-verwaal-how-birth-imprints-and-shapes-your-babys-psychological-health.php . The work Anna has done with babies was really inspiring and he became interested in learning more about pre and perinatal psychology. His conversations with her actually changed the way he was doing his post-partum appointments. He had always looked to the mother to ask about the birth (which is fabulous!), but now he asks the baby to tell the story of the birth, as well.
Most chiropractors are very structurally oriented, but appointments with Dr. Jay are filled with conversations about before birth or postpartum stress. Parents are likely to learn about epigenetics and how to connect prenatally. His goal is to help support moms and their babies so that they can enjoy each other. When a mother is pregnant or has just had a baby, there is so much more to talk about besides exercise and nutrition! These chiropractic appointments have lots of space for conversations around fears, desires, and welcoming the child. Dr. Jay is working through the PPNE certification so that he can be well-versed in the information and deliver it in a way that doesn’t add additional stress to the expectant mothers he is seeing, but rather empowers them.
He’s inspired by the work of his APPPAH PPNE mentor, Dr. Dennis Hertenstein, DC, and is excited to learn more tools to help kids and their parents, including learning more about the process of unwinding to help dissipate stress and trauma. He really wants to learn how to help babies come in intact emotionally and get right to the business of being a baby.
At the heart of Dr. Jay’s interest in babies is the journey he’s gone on with his own son, Niko, who is 2 ½. They had a homebirth and consulted with Dr. Cap in the event they needed to go to the hospital. Years later when Dr. Cap opened his center, Dr. Jay was asked to be a part of it. So he’s learning all the PPNE information as a parent and a professional, applying the information in his practice in his office and at home.
He’s currently in the process of creating a mini-course called “Connecting with Baby.” The course is all about having conversations with the baby in-utero to strengthen the bond between mother and baby (and fathers, too!). This is the same process he used with his own son, as well as with his patients.
What he’s learning through the PPNE program, including the science and development of the baby, really fuels his innate knowing and the innate knowing of the mothers, fathers and babies he serves in his community.
To learn more about Dr. Jay and to check out his podcast, you can visit his website: www.DrJayWarren.com