Welcome to San Diego's Natural Baby Project Page!
San Diego is home to the first of our Natural Baby Projects, which we soon plan on launching in cities all across the globe. These projects focus on bringing additional, personal support through local events and a network of providers and busineses who are invested in the health and betterment of their own communities. More than just a website, our local Natural Baby Projects take this work beyond the virtual realm to bring real, local connection to new parents and parents to be during this vital transformation into parenthood.
Meet the first of San Diego's Regional Founding Members
Below you will find a list of local providers we know, love and trust... for our families and yours. These are our San Diego Founding Members - local practitioners who naturally support the health and well being San Diego families, and the community.
ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE
Ancient Ways Healing was founded in 2011 by Adam Meyerowitz, L.Ac. with a simple goal in mind; To employ "Ancient Ways in Modern Days" in order to restore Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health, and Well-being, one person at a time. At Ancient Ways Healing we specialize in a variety of pediatric techniques and modalities including Pediatric Acupuncture, Massage, Shoni Shin (a type of Acupressure), and Herbal medicine. At Ancient Ways Healing our pediatric modalities are designed to address a wide variety of conditions including:*Digestive disorders such as Nausea, Vomiting, Colic, Diarrhea, and Constipation*Pre & Post Vaccine treatments to strengthen the immune system*Skin issues such as Cradle Cap, Rashes, Itchiness, and Acne*Prevention and treatment of Colds and Flus*Respiratory conditions such as Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughing*Recurrent Ear Infections, Sore Throats, Tonsillitis*Bed Wetting*Insomnia, Restlessness, ADD/ADHD*And much more! More Info >
Peyton Theodore L.Ac. MTCM is the owner and founder of Cardiff Acupuncture & Obstetrics Acupuncture. Peyton specializes in working with women through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. She is not your typical Chinese Medical Practitioner - her unique skill set includes Acupuncture, Energy Healing, Health Coaching, and the use of nature's medicines including Food, Herbal Teas, and Flower Essences. In her practice, Peyton, combines her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Cognitive Studies and Child Development with her graduate degree from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine and her personal explorations of indigenous healing traditions around the globe. More Info >
Marc Sklar is a founding principal of the Reproductive Wellness Clinic in San Diego California. He has extensive experience and expertise in treating and resolving the causes of infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss with classical Acupuncture and Chinese Medicines. A culmination of studying world religions and ancient healing techniques, combined with extensive world travel, gives Marc Sklar a unique understanding of the human body and spirit. A Doctor of Acupuncture, Board Certified Herbalist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner, and Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, Sklar approaches his patients with an open mind, compassion and a medically integrative perspective. More Info >
I am a mama to my 2 1/2 year old son and daughter due April 2013, a cultural anthropologist by trade, and a product consultant for doTERRA Essential oils. I have been selling doTERRA oils for two years after searching for safe and natural remedies for my new baby and was completely blown away by their effectiveness in both prevention of illness and their healing properties. I have seen how incredible these oils can be during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. As a result, I have focused my business on teaching families how to keep everyone in the family happy and healthy with the use of doTERRA 100% certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils! It gives me great joy to have the privilege of sharing this amazingly empowering tool with my clients, friends, and family! Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have, we have an oil for everything!! More Info >
ATTORNEY / CPA
Brian Cain - Cain Law Group
The Cain Advisory Group is the only San Diego firm that unifies your legal, tax, bookkeeping, accounting and financial planning functions. By bundling your small business needs under one roof, we provide coordinated counsel to expertly manage your back office and increase your profitability.
As the only local law, tax, payroll and business consultancy firm who bundles diverse functions, CAG is a partner who manages your legal needs; plans and preps your federal, state and local taxes; and provides full bookkeeping and payroll services. The value to you: integrating expert advice with needed back-end administrative functions.
Our Small Business Solutions are designed to give you unified and integrative services—in other words, blending multiple services under one roof and with one team. As a result, we give you one set of collaborative ‘go-to’ partners rather than separate firms housing your consultant, lawyer, tax attorney, bookkeeper and CPA.
Providing coordinated small business legal and business solutions increases your internal communications and profitability while decreasing your overall tax vulnerability.
BABY SIGN LANGUAGE
"Joann Woolley of Sign4Baby is a Master Level Instructor in the Signing Time Academy. ASL is her first language (her mother is deaf) and her first sign was MILK. Both her fluency in ASL and understanding of ASL culture provide an insight to the language that opens the eyes of her students. Having 3 small children with very different personalities provided her with the challenge to find different ways to create signing success and it is through those stories and shared tips that prompted her passion for early communication. She has been invited to speak to groups all over San Diego county and has shared her expertise online through numerous channels. Sign4Baby has won the Red Tricycle Most Awesome Language Classes Award 2 years in a row.
Projects on the horizon include an iPhone app and an ebook to make signing fun, accessible, and affordable for families everywhere." More Info >
Dr. Erika Posenaer has been a part of the San Diego community since childhood. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with Magna Cum Laude honors before she went on to graduate Suma Cum Laude at Life Chiropractic College West, earning her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Erika specializes in functional neurology, applied kinesiology, and functional nutrition. She works with patients amongst all walks of life, but has a profound passion for treating patients pre- and post-natally as well as treating babies. She believes that the gift of health begins in the womb! More Info >
Dr. Gina Caserma is a Family Wellness Chiropractor, who has special training in pediatric and prenatal care. As a Family Wellness Chiropractor, Dr. Caserma focuses on Chiropractic’s guiding principle that your body is self healing and self regulating. This healing and regulation happens through the ability of your brain and body to communicate without interruption or interference. Dr. Caserma locates and corrects subluxations that interfere with your nervous system communications. Common indicators of nerve interference or subluxation could be ear infections, colic, breech presentations, in-utero constraint, latch difficulties, breastfeeding challenges, neck/back pain, allergies, and headaches. Our staff loves kids and is available to assist in watching your children or to hold your baby during your adjustment. Our office caters to families by offering open adjusting; a specialty table that allows our pregnant mamas to lie face down, a kid area and a mom and baby room to change diapers and nurse. More Info >
We are a partnership of doulas and childbirth educators united in our common commitment to our organization, one another and the families we serve. We are dedicated to providing families with consistent high quality support and services during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.
Our philosophy is to provide you with the information you need to make confident decisions, the emotional support to motivate you to the next level, and the physical comfort to embrace your labor. More Info >
HYPNOSIS / HYPNOTHERAPY
The Family Room is a gathering place for growing families. We are a collection of practitioners that specialize in fertility, pregnancy, birthing, postpartum and other women’s issues. We believe in family and taking care of yourself.
We are here to support you, educate you, and have fun with you because we love healthy, happy babies and healthy, happy families. More Info >
Rachel Vence, the owner of San Diego Hypnobabies, is a mother of 3 small children, a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor, a Certified Childbirth Educator, a Certified Lactation Educator, a Hypnobabies Certified Hypno-Doula and a Birth Doula (DONA trained). She also works at a local hospital as an educator. She understanding the significance of evidence based research, which is what her classes are based upon. She also understands well the challenges and joy a new baby can bring. She is a valuable resource who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with all. More Info >
I am proud to represent Insphere Insurance Solutions in the San Diego area. We are focused on serving the life, health, retirement and long-term care insurance needs of small businesses and middle-income families and individuals. I have been in the industry for over a decade now. I personally meet with my clients to understand their needs and provide objective guidance and solutions. Please contact me today for a free consultation. More Info >
Diana Davidson, a life-long singer and dancer, holds a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in Curriculum and Instructional Design and a B.A from the University of California, Los Angeles in World Arts and Cultures. For 10 years, Diana worked as a bilingual and Spanish Immersion elementary school teacher in San Diego, Salinas, CA and Arlington, VA. She has many years of experience working with children ages 0-10 in areas of art, music, fitness, dance, and Spanish. Diana successfully completed the Music Together® Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey in Alexandria, Virginia in 2007. She is the teaching director of Songbirds Music (established February 2008). She is also a member of the National Association of Education for Young Children and the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. Diana is also the proud mom of two singing dancing daughters (ages 8 and 3). Ms. Diana feels so fortunate do what she loves, singing, dancing, learning, and making music together.
Diana is CPR and First Aid certified. More Info >
New Mommy Media, LLC is the creator of three dynamic podcasts for new and expecting parents: Preggie Pals, Parent Savers and The Boob Group. Through our weekly shows, we educate and entertain moms and dads as they transition into parenthood. Each podcast episode features everyday parents and experts discussing relevant issues in a relaxed, roundtable format.
We are your online, on-the-go support group, as our shows are always available anytime, anywhere to meet the demands of a parent’s busy schedule. More Info >
On-location photography specializing in newborns, children and families. Special Offer for Natural Baby Pros Visitors: NBP members receive 10% off their creation fee!
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Wendi McKenna, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Pediatric Clinical Specialist, started teaching baby wellness classes in April 2011 in order to educate families about and how to resolve the unintended consequences of the “Back to Sleep” campaign and our pervasive “container culture.” The original goal of class was to provide practical solutions and hands-on guidance to improve happy tummy time play for babies starting at birth. From there, the curriculum grew and classes now include topics such as understanding and enhancing the foundations of movement; practicing different handling techniques for movement and positional transitions; improving bonding/attachment and communication; identifying red flags; and choosing the right equipment for your baby. More Info >
Jolie Cash is committed to the empowerment of all beings through the teachings of authenticity and using all of life's lessons & pleasures for spiritual growth. Jolie believes that world peace begins in the womb and is an advocate for natural birth, attachment parenting and co-sleeping as tool for empowering our youth. Her mission is to hold the space and facilitate the opening of the body, heart and mind so as one, we may move forward in life without obstruction and become a filter for others to see the light of spirituality. More Info >