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Real Food Mamas Podcast

The Real Food Mamas Podcast is about two crunchy moms chatting about health, nutrition, and motherhood. The Real Food Mamas are passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and healthy living for the whole family. Through their combination of professional skills (Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Dietitian) they're able to provide expert information, while admitting they're still figuring out life as new moms. They discuss everything related to the challenges of parenting, to making pregnancy, birth, and postpartum empowering experiences, to simple and efficient things you can do (starting today!) to keep yourself and your whole family healthy. Listen to Steph & Elana share stories, discuss their views, and interview experts about topics ranging from baby led weaning, elimination communication, sleep, home birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding struggles, babywearing, parenting styles, diastesis recti, pelvic floor health, their favorite products and of course their passion for real food. All done very respectfully in a judgment-free zone because we’re all learning together.
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Now displaying: March, 2015

The Real Food Mamas Podcast is about two crunchy moms chatting about health, nutrition and just what real life is as a mom.

Mar 31, 2015

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

 

SHOWNOTES:

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

Mar 17, 2015

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

Mar 3, 2015

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/

Mar 3, 2015

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/

Mar 3, 2015

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/

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