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Dancing Into Parenthood with Dr. Divina Lopez

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Inspiring, supporting, and bring awareness to your parenthood journey.

Inspiring, supporting, and bring awareness to your parenthood journey.


Leonia, NJ


Inspiring, supporting, and bring awareness to your parenthood journey.






E24 – We Are Pediatric Single Mamas (with Dr. Catricia Tilford)

About Dr. Catricia Tilford: Dr. Catricia is a successful board-certified pediatrician, fellowship trained in pediatric urgent care medicine, parent coach, speaker and blogger. She has been practicing medicine for over 10 years. She bilingual in English and Spanish. Her professional passions include public health disparities, early childhood development, newborn care, pediatric asthma and maternal mental health. As a parent coach, she empowers single moms of faith, with small children, to...


E23 – Difficult Feeders (With Doctor Eva Cesnek)

Hi, I'm Doctor Evka! I’m a board-certified family physician and the mother of a young child who fed very reluctantly! Yet very few individuals believed the extent of the problem or knew how to really help! I started this website when I realized there is an enormous gap in knowledge and resources not only on the different aspects of early childhood feeding especially when feeding is hard but also in how caregivers and their young children get the appropriate help. Because of my medical...


E22 – Consent Parenting (With Rosalia Rivera)

About Rosalia Hi, I’m Rosalia Rivera, Consent Educator, Sexual Literacy Advocate, Speaker, change agent, founder of CONSENTparenting, host of the AboutCONSENT Podcast, creatrix of CONSENTwear and child sexual abuse survivor turned thriver. I help child sexual abuse survivors who are now parents learn how to educate their children on body safety, boundaries and consent so that they can empower their child to prevent abuse. Unlike safety education programs by non-survivors that can’t relate to...


E21 – Return To School (With Eileen Carter-Campos)

Hi, I’m Eileen, an educator, mom of two, and proud Boricua! Here on “MommyTeaches,” you’ll receive real insight from a teacher of more than 15 years and a mother of two boys who love to explore the world around them. But “Mommy Teaches” isn’t just the name of the blog, it’s my life! I’m teaching every single day, whether in the classroom or at home with my own kids. As mothers, we know just how important our role is, as we become our child’s first teacher. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New...


E20 – Supportive Fathers (With Cameron Foster)

Cameron is originally from Ashtabula, Ohio, and currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. He is a high school counselor and creator of the blog Supportive Fathers. He created Supportive Fathers as a way to help explore topics other dads encounter in everyday life. Cameron is very passionate about being a father to a two-year-old daughter as well as being the husband to his wife. Visit Cameron’s blog at: https://supportivefathers.com/


E19 – 10 Essentials For Your Baby’s Nursery (With Bonnie Barrios)

Bonnie Barrios has spent the last 10 years organizing people’s homes, lives, and helping them get rid of clutter. As the “go-to gal” behind B-Organized B-Inspired, she is one of New York City’s most sought after organizational experts. With passion and drive, she helps, inspires, and empowers people to live their most authentic lives. With B.A.s in both Psychology and Theater, she quickly understands her clients and gets to the heart of the matter. She then creatively provides functional and...


E18 – Infant Massage (With Disha Gehani)

Disha Gehani is a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage (IAIM – International Association of Infant Massage) and Educator on nurturing touch and bonding for new and expectant parents. She is the Founder of TinyTouch, and works towards educating parents and caregivers on the importance of nurturing touch and secure attachment for newborns and toddlers. She conducts sessions for expectant and new parents in private as well as group settings. At TinyTouch, we believe babies are aware human...


E17 – Breastfeeding Basics (With Tracey Jedrzejek )

Tracey Jedrzejek is the author of the illustrated book “Latch Baby”. She is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant and offers virtual and phone consultations nationwide, as well as home visits in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this podcast she explains how moms should prepare before the baby arrives, and offers tips such as what to do in case breastfeeding is too painful or the baby is having trouble latching, suggestions for diet while nursing, and much more! Tracey Jedrzejek...


E16 – Let’s Talk About Sex! (With Gidget Smith)

When it comes to sexual life in the couple, most parents have no clue about what’s to come during pregnancy and after the baby arrives. Issues such as lack of time and energy, or simply not knowing how to resume sexual life with your partner can lead to great struggles in a relationship. Family Therapist Gidget Smith offers some valuable guidance as she explains how most advice revolves around motherhood but little is addressed towards sex, even during pregnancy. About Gidget Smith: She is...


E15 – Tips On How To Get Your Infant To Sleep (with Nicole Cannon)

Certified Sleep Consultant Nicole Cannon remarks that babies don’t always follow a sleep pattern, which is biologically normal, and gives practical advice on what to do to set yourself up as a parent for success once the baby starts to outgrow the newborn stage. She discusses factors such as the environment, timing and setting up a bedtime routine.


E14 – The Truth About Vaccines

From her years of experience as a pediatrician, Dr. Lopez understands the fears and anxiety parents face when it comes to vaccinating their child. Are vaccines effective? Are there any side effects? In this podcast, she approaches the subject of vaccines from the point of view of history and science and clears up some common doubts parents have.


E13 – Tips on How to Enhance Your Baby’s Speech Development

Shontaye Glover is a speech pathologist who serves the NY/NJ area. She can be found on her website www.havingoursay.org and on Instagram at @havingoursay. In this podcast, Shontaye addresses some of the biggest questions and concerns parents have regarding language development of their child. She also explains the role of parents and offers tips for each stage of the kid's growth.


E12 – How To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Daily Routine As A New Parent (With Vanessa De Jesus From AmigaMoms)

With over 16 years of experience in education and counseling, board-certified counselor Vanessa De Jesus Guzman explains what mindfulness means and clears up some common misconceptions around it. She also suggests different ways to incorporate mindfulness into your lifestyle, have a growth mindset and better connect with yourself and with your child.


E11 – Prenatal Yoga With Trainer Zuri Ruiz

Zurishaddai ‘Zuri’ Ruiz is a certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and FRC Mobility Specialist. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2015. In 2017, she completed additional training to become a Prenatal Yoga Teacher. Her encounter with Yoga came after a dark period in her life which caused her to search for change and therapy. After experiencing the benefits of Yoga, Zuri felt that sharing and informing others about this mindfulness practice was her calling. She teaches Prenatal Yoga, Hatha...


E10 – Oral Health During Pregnancy With Julissa Gonzalez

With over 15 years of dental experience and practice in New York City, dental hygienist Julissa Gonzalez explains the link between oral health and overall well being, and how poor oral care could lead to preterm labor. She offers dental advice and clears misconceptions related to dental care during pregnancy.


E09 – Dental Advice With Dr. Kimberly Hollywood

Dr. Kimberly Hollywood, a board certified pediatric dentist in Nutley, NJ, explains what makes her decide to become a dentist and how she connects with her little patients. In this podcast, she offers dental advice for new parents and when they should bring in their babies for their first dental visit. About Dr. Kimberly Hollywood: Dr. Hollywood is a board certified pediatric dentist. This is someone whose credentials have been verified, who has successfully completed voluntary examinations,...


E08 – The Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

Conversation with Dr. Aura Ardon, MD, Psychiatrist and Dr. Divina Lopez, MD Pediatrician on the reality of the Baby Blues vs Postpartum Depression. Giving you advice on what it feels like to have the Baby Blues and when it progresses to Postpartum Depression and how to get help.


E07 – Bringing Your Baby Home

Transitioning from hospital to home, now that the baby is finally here, what do we do? Dr. Lopez will explain how to handle the first few weeks at home with the baby because there is definitely an adjustment for all members of the family! The reality of what no one posts on Instagram!


E06 – What To Expect When You Deliver At A Hospital

Have you ever wondered what exactly will happen in the hospital after you deliver? Dr. Lopez uncovers what to expect after delivering at a hospital setting. The mystery of what happens during the hospital stay is revealed.


E05 – Becoming A Parent

Have you ever given any thoughts as to which kind of parent you would like to become. Envisioning yourself as a parent and an introduction to the different styles of parenting.