The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy, Happy Pregnancy & Baby With Dr Stephen Cabral






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Sometimes you meet a wellness expert whose impact is so great, it changes your health — and your life — forever… For me, and for my husband too, that expert is undeniably Dr Stephen Cabral. This is Dr Cabral’s third time on the show (a record!) and I’m thrilled to be picking his brains this time around on one of my all-time FAVE topics — creating wellness before, during and after pregnancy.

To give you a quick recap, Dr Stephen Cabral is a Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Medicine Practitioner and Ayurvedic Expert. His unique approach to wellness fuses ancient eastern wisdom with the latest in cutting-edge science… and it’s crazy effective. I witnessed Dr Cabral’s protocols bring my husband back to life after a devastating health diagnosis last year, and then felt the incredible difference in my own life when I implemented his approach to eating, movement, spirituality, self-care and more.

In this episode, Dr Cabral is shining the full light of his health expertise onto the topic of pregnancy… but this is baby-making like you’ve never thought of it before! From preconception, to actual pregnancy, right through to the precious postpartum period, his insights on supporting your own health (not just physical, but emotional too), as well as how to give your growing bub the best possible start to life, will blow your mind… and I don’t say that lightly!

This is a must-listen for ALL women (and the men who love them!), no matter *what* stage of life you’re at. So whether you’re in the middle of the ‘baby-making years’, are thinking about having kids one day, are keen on sorting out your hormones once and for all, or just want to know how to teach your daughters how to optimise their health…. this conversation is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Everything you need to know to get your body in the healthiest shape possible before pregnancy (16:33)
  • The 3 indispensable health tests to do before you make a baby (19:33)
  • The best preconception diet (21:56)
  • Why it’s essential to not detox while you’re pregnant (this is very important) (27:00)
  • The nutritional stuff you must let go of when you’re expecting — and it’s *not* what you think! (30:05)
  • The #1 most common nutrient deficiency during pregnancy (and the ideal supplements to help you avoid common problems) (32:30)
  • How stress affects you and your unborn bubba (36:58)
  • The optimum postpartum diet for fast recovery and full replenishment (43:22)
  • The 3 foods to consider eliminating whilst breastfeeding (46:24)
  • The ideal amount of time to gift yourself for mother/baby bonding postpartum (49:43)
  • The best postpartum supplements to take (and the ones you should avoid like crazy) (56:33)
  • How to return to full health after birth (including the ideal time to get back into exercise, and why there’s so much confusion around this issue) (58:43)
  • The ideal time to space your children for optimum health (theirs and yours!) (01:03:11)
  • Plus so much more!

Episode resources:

  • The Rain Barrel Effect by Stephen Cabral (Amazon)
  • The Nick Broadhurst Show (podcast)
  • The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy (Amazon)
  • Open Wide by Melissa Ambrosini (Amazon)
  • Open Wide Video Masterclass (podcast)

Thank you so much for listening to this episode. I’m so honored that you’re here and would be so grateful if you could take 2 minutes to leave me a 5-star review in iTunes or on your podcast app, that way we can inspire even more people together.

P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified holistic practitioner before starting any new health practice.

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  1. Natassia says:

    Absolutely loved this podcast! would love to see more podcast on pre and post pregnancy health, and kids health.

    Also would of loved to hear more on what the male should do as well during pre conception.

    Thank you Melissa for bringing such amazing people on your podcast and for asking such great questions.

    • Hey Natassia, I am so glad you love this episodes as much as I did. For men Dr Stephen says they need to run the same test’s and see what’s going on inside for them and then act accordingly. Men also need to make sure they are in the best and healthiest shape possible so together you can create a healthy baby. In regards to kids health what exactly did you need answered?

  2. Silvia says:

    Hi Melissa,
    Another wonderful podcast!! I love Dr Stephen Cabral too!! Thank you so much for introducing his work to me. I’m so grateful for you 2 beautiful humans in my life. This is such an informative podcast and so relevant to where I am in life right now. I’m definitely looking into taking pre conception supplement and I was wondering there are any specific ones that you and/or Dr Cabral can recommend? My GP recommended Elevit but it doesn’t contain the natural occurring folate, just folic acid. Thank you again for your wonderful service to the community. I love your podcast so much. It’s the best!!

    • Hey Silvia, I am so glad you loved the episode. I would only take Stephen’s supplements. So book in for a session with him and get his recommendations of what is best for you. That’s the best thing you can do. xx

  3. Von says:

    So grateful to have come across Stephen Cabral through your podcast. I was so intrigued after Nick and yours live the other day launching the Integrative Health practitioner course. I would love to have some tests done and I understand they do send overseas to Australia, can you recommend or have you come across a reliable and fast way to get these lab tests back to the US? Thanks for being such an inspiration! Xx

    • Hey Von, isn’t Stephen awesome. We love him! We simply send them express and registered post and that seems to work fine. Let me know if you have any other questions. And good luck with the course. It’s amazing!

  4. chillia says:

    Another great episode! You can’t go wrong with Dr. Cabral! I wish I had this information ten years ago when I was starting my family… even still, I am grateful for it now, and have shared it with friends.
    I do have one question, about his IHP course, which I have just signed up for level one and two(!!!) You had mentioned to follow the link for it to find out more info and something about a bonus… I did not see anything there about that. Just hoping for clarification. Thanks so much!

  5. Jenna says:

    Loved this podcast Melissa! keep sharing these wonderful messages. Love these wonderful pockets of scientific truths. I am looking at studying his certifications and would to know more about the bonus details you mentioned? So inspired to look at leaving my big corporate career.

    • Hey Jenna, Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m so glad you love the podcast. The two epic bonuses are my Get Your Glow On program and my Business Bootcamp, which I am so excited to gift you when you join. Let me know if you have any other questions, darling. xx

  6. Chloe says:

    Hi Melissa,
    I love your podcast and have just revisited this one as my partner and i wish to start trying for a baby in the next 6 months.
    I was just wondering what your thoughts were from both an experience perspective and cost perspective when choosing between sending these tests off to the states or potentially finding a practitioner here on the gold coast.
    Do you know if it would be any cheaper to get these tests done on the gold coast?
    My concern is that i really would like to invest in getting the “big 5 lab tests” done, as it is really only a fraction more than getting the 3 Stephen recommended for pregnancy done, however after shipping costs and everything being in USD, it comes to over $2000 aud and that dosent include any shipping back or any postage of any ongoing supplements i would like to purchase in the future.
    On the flip side if im going to invest, i want the best possible experience/outcomes so if you believe this is the option i will be grateful to know.
    Also if you believe the gold coast will be better do you know of anyone great.
    Thank you so much!

    • Hey Chloe, I am so excited you are going to call in a beautiful soul soon. WHOO HOOO! I personally don’t know anyone on the Gold Coast but I am sure there is. Honestly, we work with Stephen because we think he is the best, yes it costs money but I want to know I am getting the best and not wasting my time as I have been there and done that before. I am sure there would be people on the Gold Coast I just don’t know angel. I am sorry I can’t be more helpful in that department. If you do find someone epic on the Gold Coast please do let me know. All the best with it angel. xx

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