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Doing It At Home is a weekly podcast about home birth and our decision to go from a traditional hospital birth with an OBGYN to a natural birth at home with midwives. This is a raw and honest show that explores homebirth from every angle. We talk about the fears and judgements thrown at you when you choose home birth. We share resources that we found tremendously helpful for understanding our birthing options. We confess the magic and craziness in preparing for pregnancy, home birth, motherh ...
 
A resource to support expecting moms (and partners, too!) with evidence-based information to navigate the awesome adventure of pregnancy, birth, and being a new parent. Vanessa Merten provides evidence based info that goes way beyond the typical “pregnancy instruction manual”. Every episode is designed to give you all of the evidence, research, pros, cons, risks, and benefits – all so you decide what the best option is for YOU and feel confident about your decisions during your pregnancy and ...
 
Want to know exactly what is going on with your baby and your body this week? Whether you are in week 6 or week 36 of pregnancy, this show will give you just that in about five minutes. Learn how big your baby is, what new developments are going on, how your pregnant body is changing, how you can find relief from some of the changes going on with you like morning sickness and back pain, what to expect at doctor or midwife appointments, how to plan ahead for breastfeeding, how to plan for the ...
 
Join Stephanie Greunke, Whole30’s registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show and share personal stories so you leave each episode with practical tips to be a proactive parent! Past guests have included Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Aviva Romm, Dr. Elisa Song, Dr. Alexandra Sacks, Lily Nichols, Ali Miller, Melissa Urban, and Chris Kresser, L.Ac. Subscri ...
 
On Dearest Doula we will learn about a host of birth related topics from top professionals in our field, and connect with doulas and other birth workers so they can share their wisdom with you. Our topic based shows are chock-full of knowledge bombs, tips and resources that you can arm yourself with and add to your doula arsenal of awesomeness. Our birth worker features are all near and dear to my heart, and I invite you to let their journey light your path. Listening to their struggles, the ...
 
Birth. It is everywhere. Literally. Every day with each birth there are new stories to be told, wisdom to be shared and knowledge to be learned. Elizabeth Bachner sees birth in a unique way: As life lessons that help us grow as spiritual beings having human experiences. Childbirth is her prose, her jam, and her calling. We are your safe space for the sharing of those experiences from all different perspectives and many walks of life. Through curious conversation and storytelling, there is al ...
 
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The second trimester tends to be the favorite period for many expecting moms. During weeks 13 to 27 of your pregnancy, symptoms like morning sickness should be subsiding. By this point, you have adjusted to many of the lifestyle changes to have a healthy pregnancy. Your moods and emotions should be evening out, and overall you should feel like you …
 
On today’s episode, Steph and Elana share a different kind of mid-season recap with you! In addition to sharing their takeaways from this season's interviews, they share the lessons they learned in 2020 and their intentions for 2021. If you haven’t caught up on this season’s episodes, go back and listen to @kids.eat.in.color talking about feeding p…
 
How do you know when labor is starting? This is a question we put out there into the community, and received some really great answers and examples. So we’re sharing them with you! Plus our experience of what it was like when we realized it was “game time” -- what it felt like, what was going on, and what we did once it was clearly active labor. Th…
 
The first 12 weeks of your pregnancy will probably be the most significant adjustment period. You get used to the idea of being pregnant, make some lifestyle changes, and deal with all of the physical and emotional changes. The first trimester is thought of as the most sensitive time during your pregnancy. This is when your baby is building organs …
 
What inspired your journey to birth empowerment? For today’s guests, Jazmin and Ben, their journey began in 2017 in Seattle following an ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. It prompted them to do research and plan for future pregnancies in a different way. According to Jazmin, “It was my first experience realizing I had to advocate for myself with m…
 
On today’s episode, Steph interviews Kelly LeVeque, holistic nutritionist, celebrity health coach, and the best-selling author of Body Love and Body Love Every Day. Together, they walk you through the most important foods and nutrients to consume during pregnancy and postpartum. They share strategies they used during their own pregnancies (and reco…
 
Taking a high-quality prenatal vitamin is one of the easiest things you can do to ensure you have all of the vitamins and nutrients you need. You have an increased need for specific nutrients during pregnancy, and it is challenging to meet these requirements with your diet alone. There are a lot of choices when it comes to selecting the right prena…
 
In this episode we're giving you some powerful affirmations to help you prepare for your pregnancy and home birth. We have 2 affirmations for moms and 2 for dads. We’ve talked a lot about affirmations on the show at different points in time - a little bit in our story and then in the stories of other moms, so we thought we’d create some of our own …
 
On today’s episode we tackle the topic of mold and go over what every “Doctor Mom” needs to know to protect herself and family!! Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Jill Crista, a naturopathic doctor and one of the leading experts in the treatment of mold-related illness. Not only does she have 20 years of experience working with patients, but she herself exp…
 
Have the circumstances around COVID-19 impacted your pregnancy and/or birth? Today we’re chatting with Heather Delaney, childbirth educator, certified labor and postpartum doula and CEO of Maryland State Doulas. Heather walks us through how she and her team of doulas and birth professionals have shifted over the past year to serve their clients wit…
 
Summary: On today’s episode, Steph interviews Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, gastroenterologist and the New York Times bestselling author of the book Fiber Fueled about fiber and dietary diversity. If you’ve been following a diet that restricts certain food groups you’ll want to tune in to learn how certain dietary restrictions can actually negatively impact…
 
In this episode, we discuss how your breasts change during pregnancy and after you have your baby. Female breasts have a particular function, and that is to produce milk for your baby. Your breasts and nipples are also an erogenous zone. They can play a part in arousal, and nipple stimulation can even induce labor. Breasts are much more complicated…
 
How do we cope with the parts of our birth that didn’t go the way we envisioned? In today’s episode we chat with Cadyn about her birth experience. She and her husband planned a home birth, because (in her words) of “how special we consider our home and surrounding space to be, and that this was where it seemed that magical portal of birth was meant…
 
On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews Ryan Woodbury, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Needed, a nutrition company on a mission to empower women to find real nourishment on their journey to motherhood and beyond. Needed is one of our podcast partners this season and Dr. Elana and Steph both LOVE this company. They have worked closely with Needed help…
 
You know that you will experience a lot of physical changes when you get pregnant. Some of those changes will affect how your clothes fit or don't fit. It can be so frustrating to feel like you don't fit into anything in your closet. Thankfully, there are maternity clothes made just for pregnancy. On top of your emotions and feelings about your cha…
 
What’s your best home birth advice? That is the question we put out to our community. We’re sharing some of those responses in this episode. From exploring your options to looking at fears. Plans, logistics, finances. We cover a lot of the spectrum. Plus we share some of our current best advice when it comes to home birth. Special thank you to our …
 
On today’s episode we tackle the topic of picky eating and navigating food battles with Jennifer Anderson, the dietitian behind the wildly popular account, @kids.eat.in.color. Steph and Jennifer share ideas for helping kids learn to like veggies, listen to their bodies, and how to navigate weight concerns your child’s pediatrician has. They also sh…
 
Culturally in the United States, we don't talk about the fact that you recover from birth and pregnancy. There are a lot of things that are normal and expected after you have a baby that no one tells you about. The good news is that this episode will not only give you a heads up about what is in your future but also help prepare you for life postpa…
 
Can we remove the word “failure” from birth, please? K, thanks! But really though. Today’s episode is a great reminder that there are no failures in birth. Our guest, Lisa Van Der Giessen shares her birth story of her daughter Mackenzie. Lisa was interested in a holistic approach to her pregnancy and birth. She went online and found a Facebook grou…
 
Steph and Dr. Elana kick off Season 2 of the “Doctor Mom” Podcast by sharing a sneak peek of the interviews they’ll be offering throughout this season so you can get excited about what’s to come. You’ll get to know these speakers before they join us so you can start learning from them right away. This season may be one of our most powerful series o…
 
What is Hypnobirthing? We dive into this in today’s episode with our guest Kristy Rodriguez, prenatal yoga instructor and coach and the host of the Pure Nurture podcast. We talk about some of the details of hypnobirthing and the myths and common questions that come up around it. So if you’ve ever thought about using it, you’re going to want to list…
 
The statistics on the disparities women of color face in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum highlight some of our current healthcare system problems. I encourage you to listen to this episode, even if that may not apply to you. This episode features registered nurse Layo George of Wolomi. We discuss the challenges women of color face, owning your pre…
 
How many of us feel a sense of failure after a birth experience? We’re clear that it’s far too many. In fact, one is too many. We’re grateful for stories like this who can help with the healing and rescripting. Our guest, Kara Lambert, shares her birth journey. After her cesarean birth with her son Theo, as she puts it, “I felt like I failed.” Grea…
 
It can be scary to be a parent and be responsible for a baby's health, safety, and well-being, especially during a global pandemic. Weighing your baby's risks of exposer to COVID-19 against the benefits of social interaction can be challenging. You may decide the best course of action is to be isolated right now. Or you could decide that you need t…
 
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