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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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On today’s episode, Steph interviews Autumn Smith, co-founder of Paleovalley. Autumn holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition, a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and is a Certified FDN Practitioner. They share common deficiencies in moms and kids based on their clinical experience and what the research says. You’ll get a better understanding of whet…
 
Can birth be redemptive? We often hear on the show how different birth experiences bring the opportunity to heal and take back your power. This is an element of our conversation with Sarah Leahy. Sarah shares the varying aspects of her two birth experiences. Her first, an unplanned cesarean with multiple interventions, left her feeling like her bod…
 
There is so much attention on mom and baby during pregnancy. Even if you are not the pregnant person in your relationship, there is so much you can do to prepare for becoming a parent. Dads and partners play a huge role in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. This episode will bring you up to speed on everything you need to know about what changes mom …
 
On today’s episode, Steph interviews occupational therapist turned Sleep & Well-being Specialist, Taylor Kulik about helping babies sleep. You will learn a new way to approach traditional methods of sleep training. There is no one-way or “right” way to help your baby sleep, but this episode provides parents with information so they can think throug…
 
How do you even describe the floodgate that opens the moment you meet your baby? This is a question that comes up in today’s conversation, when Rose Schieck shares details from both of her birth experiences. Plus the fact that she was born at home herself, and had witnessed her sister’s births in both center and home settings. Her first birth was i…
 
You put a lot of time and energy into learning about pregnancy and preparing for birth. Once you cross that finish line and are holding your baby, a whole new adventure begins. Although being a parent is a lifelong journey, you can get started on the right track now. Learn about evidence-based parenting on some of the most important things for the …
 
On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews pediatric functional dentist, Dr. Staci Whitmann. They discuss the most frequently asked questions mamas have when faced with their kid’s dental health. They review the root causes of cavities, the risks of fluoride treatment and other safer alternatives, and how to prevent cavities using a holistic approach…
 
How could you possibly have a peaceful home birth during a turbulent time in your life? Ask Michaela Sarver, because she did! In January of 2020, Michaela took custody of her sister’s 3 children, then found out she was pregnant with her second child on the day that schools closed because of COVID-19. So, there was a lot going on for her and her hus…
 
On today’s episode, Steph interviews Ashley Nowe, a certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. Ashley teaches women not only how to return to exercise safely and effectively, but how to kick butt while doing it! They discuss what a safe reintroduction to fitness looks like after baby and how it’s different depending on the m…
 
What influences your birth choices? It’s helpful to look at this, to see what matters to you when it comes to birth, and how you can create a birth environment and culture around you that supports you best. Today we’re chatting with Martina Cifiello about her birth journey. From a hospital birth with her first child to a birth center with her secon…
 
How’s our conception journey going? We answer that question in today’s episode. It’s been about 13 months since we actively began “trying” to get pregnant. There have been ups and downs. We first opened up on this topic on the podcast back in September 2020 with part 1, then followed up with a part 2 in February 2021. Now here we are in May 2021 wi…
 
Summary: In this episode Steph and Elana recap the first six episodes of the season to help you reflect on the information shared and take action! They share key takeaways such as how the pandemic is influencing hormones and menstrual cycles, how to navigate low libido and hair loss postpartum; how continuous glucose monitoring can be game-changing…
 
There are many reasons people choose to eat a plant-based diet, including environmental, ethical, or health reasons. Regardless of your reasons for eating a plant-based diet, there is no denying that many animal products are rich in vitamins and nutrients. If you avoid meats, seafood, eggs, or dairy, you need to get nutrients from other sources. Wh…
 
What does it mean to become a student of birth? For Lauren Leduc, that was the role she took on when she planned for her home birth. “I took on pregnancy and birth like it was my major in college!” Who else can relate to that? Lauren shares her birth story of her daughter Gemma. Unsure at first if she wanted to have children, things shifted for Lau…
 
Dr. Elana interviews Miranda Alcararaz @fearlessmiranda, a mama of two and the amazing CEO of Street Parking @streetparking which is a highly successful membership platform that offers workouts from home, community support, nutrition guidance and more. In this interview, Dr. Elana chats with Miranda about what it is like being a mom of two and not …
 
The sun emits UV radiation that comes with both risks and benefits. An estimated 90% of our vitamin D comes from the sun. Vitamin D is critical when you are pregnant for both you and your baby. During pregnancy, you may experience some changes to your skin that can make you more sensitive to the sun. Too much sun can damage your skin, increase your…
 
On today's episode, Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Aviva Romm who is both a midwife and a Yale-trained MD and Board Certified Family Physician with specialties in Integrative Gynecology, Obstetric and Pediatrics, with a focus on women’s endocrinology. She’s also a world-renowned herbalist, and author of the textbook, Botanical Medicines for Women’s Healt…
 
Who are you going to be when birthing time comes? Today is a fun episode. Not only is it a part 2, but a highly requested one. AND we get to talk to some of our favorite people. Anthony and Erica joined us back in August 2020 to talk about their pregnancy and plans for their upcoming home birth. We’ve known them since 2013 and they’re pretty much f…
 
There are a lot of physical demands during pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. Motherhood is also incredibly mentally and emotionally demanding. You can do so much to prepare for being a parent, like stocking up on supplies for your baby, planning for maternity leave, or learning about breastfeeding. A big part of mentally preparing for motherhood…
 
Elana interviews Steph Greunke, RD about her brand new online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset! Steph is passionate about teaching moms how to take care of themselves and prioritize their health in the postpartum period. As a mama herself and someone who experienced postpartum anxiety and has helped hundreds of mamas during the tra…
 
How do you plan for a positive hospital birth experience, when you were originally intending to have a home birth? This is such a great topic to cover. For many who start out with a home birth plan, sometimes that changes for various reasons. Sarah Schade shares her story with us. From a diagnosis of an “incompetent” cervix (definitely not a term w…
 
Physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy increase your risk for a urinary tract infection. UTIs are the most common bacterial infections during pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that if you are pregnant and think you may have a UTI, call your OBGYN right away because severe infections can cause prob…
 
On today’s episode, Steph interviews Dr. Amy Shah, a double board certified MD with training from Cornell, Columbia and Harvard Universities. Dr. Amy is also the author of the new book, Why Am I So Effing Tired? A proven plan to beat burnout, boost your energy, and reclaim your life. If you identify with feeling burnt out even though your labs show…
 
Where do you feel most safe to give birth? Ultimately, that’s one of, if not the most important question to consider when it comes to your birth plan. When it came down to it, home was the answer for today’s guest, Porshe Turner. This was Porshe’s third pregnancy. Influenced by COVID-19 and circumstances related to it, Porshe and her husband Jeremy…
 
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