Join the Real Food Mamas on our second Q&A episode where we answer your questions about thyroid health in the postpartum period, food sensitivities in kids, and real food snack ideas.
[0:52] Steph’s Updates
[2:58] Aglaée’s Updates
[5:38] Question #1: Can you discuss hormonal imbalances and Hashimoto’s that manifests postpartum and what to do about it?
[20:02] Question #2: What do you do when your child becomes allergic to foods she used to enjoy? What can cause extreme highs/lows in my child’s behavior?
[32:48] Question #3: What are healthy snack ideas that pack a lot of calories for nursing mamas following a real food diet?
Join Stephanie and Aglaée as they answer your questions this week with their first Q&A episode!
We are happy to answer you questions about:
1. Favorite brands of tea, sardines, and ways to prepare liver
2. Tips for managing processed food cravings and the first trimester and macronutrient ranges in pregnancy
3. Group B-strep and natural prevention strategies
Stay tuned for lots more question/answer sessions in the episodes to come!
[1:21] Steph’s Updates
[7:44] Aglaée’s Updates
[9:05] First Question: What are some ways to prepare liver? What are good types/brands of tea? What are your favorite brands of sardines?
[19:03] Second Question: How do you avoid processed foods during pregnancy? Any tips for managing the first trimester? How should your balance of carbs, fat, and protein look like during pregnancy especially if you follow the paleo diet?
[28:39] Third Question What are your thoughts/recommendations on Group B Strep? Besides a probiotic, is there anything else we can do diet-wise to treat and/or prevent it? Is there a specific strain of probiotic that might be more effective than others?
Join us on episode 7 where we interview Chris Kresser, a functional medicine practitioner. We discuss a fascinating theory about why preconception/prenatal health is so important, the best superfoods, supplements, and nutrients before and during pregnancy, the benefits of baby-led weaning versus pureed foods, the controversy regarding introducing allergenic foods early to avoid allergies later in life, and why self-care is so important for moms!
[0:00] Introduction of today’s guest, Chris Kresser
[1:00] Steph’s Updates
[3:24] Aglaée’s updates
[7:15] Chris Kresser’s Bio
[9:08] Developmental Origins Theory - Why nutrition is important before and during your pregnancy
[11:37] The most important foods/supplements to eat/take during pregnancy
[19:48] Risks/benefits of fish during pregnancy
[21:33] Starting solids: baby-led weaning vs. purees
[24:50] Chris’ thoughts on introducing allergenic foods to avoid allergies later in life
[26:33] Self-care tips for new moms
[28:10] Recommendations for child spacing
[30:00] Info on Chris’ Healthy Baby Code program
[33:25] Steph + Aglaée: How to make liver palatable (recipes, tips/tricks)
[38:33] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on child spacing
[41:09] Steph + Aglaée: Our thoughts on supplementation (favorite products)
Stephanie's favorite supplements:
Aglaée's favorite supplements:
Join us on episode 6 as we talk openly with Gail Root, a pre and perinatal psychology and health expert, about what many moms really experience after childbirth. From the baby blues to postpartum psychosis, Gail helps us all understand what postpartum mood and anxiety disorders are, signs/symptoms to look out for, how friends/families can best help new moms, why these conditions are so under-diagnosed and under-treated, treatment options (including those suitable for breastfeeding women), and a ton of valuable resources!
Please listen and share this episode with as many people as you can. You can help us increase the awareness of this issue and make sure moms get the support they deserve.
What are the first few months postpartum REALLY like? Steph and Aglaée get vulnerable and discuss their personal struggles, crazy thoughts, rollercoaster ride of emotions, and strategies for surviving the newborn phase and first few months. If you're a new mom, you'll resonate with the stories on this episode. If you're an expecting mom, you'll get a sense of what to expect. Join us as we share our eye-opening, humbling, real-life experiences.
[0:00] Recap on last episode and need for more information about postpartum depression and anxiety disorders on this podcast.
[1:32] Announce next show's expert, Gail Root, a pre & perinatal psychology and health expert.
[1:58] Fact of the day - Postpartum support in other countries.
[4:03] Aglaée's updates
[7:45] Steph's updates
[11:36] Listener feedback - breastfeeding struggles and support
[14:45] Aglaée's postpartum story
[34:48] Steph's postpartum story
And finally, here's a nice poem for you to enjoy
"The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail - when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labour pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred."
- Joy Kusek
Postpartum depression is an issue that isn’t often talked about because, let’s face it, it’s not glamorous. There is so much pressure and expectation to look like you have it all together as a new mom, especially with the popularity of social media.
In this episode, Steph and Aglaée tackle the myths and facts about postpartum depression, discuss their own experiences about surviving the first month, give tons of tips for dealing with postpartum depression and the postnatal period, and provide support for new moms who may be dealing with postpartum depression or those having trouble coping with the demands of being a new mom.
[1:00] - A listener’s successful hospital birth story
[8:00] - Postpartum depression facts and myths
[11:00] - Postpartum depression risk factors
[14:00] - Updates (6 month breastfeeding celebration, first foods)
[20:00] - Steph’s postpartum and first month story
[29:00] - Aglaée’s postpartum and first month story
[38:00] - Steph’s tips for the first month
[48:00] - Aglaée’s tips for the first month
In this first episode of Real Food Mamas podcast, Stephanie and Aglaée introduce themselves and share their own struggles with fertility. They discuss what the show will and will not be about, how the show will flow, future topics, and experts they will be interviewing. It's a must listen!
More info: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/
Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths or waterbirths work?
In this episode, Steph opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for getting through the pain.
This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Steph as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration.
Read more about her story and see pictures: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-002-stephanies-waterbirth-story/
Have you ever been interested in having a homebirth? Are you curious about how homebirths work?
In this episode, Aglaée opens up and shares her story. You'll learn about her experience with becoming and being pregnant, her decision to have a homebirth, the process she had working with midwives, the importance of social support during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth, her entire birth story, and lots more! You'll hear her talk about just how hard it was and her strategies for dealing with health practitioners who don't share your values.
This epsiode provides listeners with an opportunity to get to know Aglaée as she opens up about her personal experiences and shares natural pregnancy/homebirth inspiration.
Read more about her homebirth: http://realfoodmamaspodcast.com/2015/02/28/episode-003-aglaees-homebirth-story/