We have exciting news for you! Join us to hear the special news and listen to our topic of the week, the first trimester.
In this episode, we share our stories about navigating the emotional and physical challenges associated with the first trimester. You'll hear us discuss the struggles we faced, what we did to overcome the symptoms (morning sickness and fatigue), and additional challenges for moms of multiples.
We also provide a few words of wisdom as well as suggestions on what we would do differently for future babies. If you're a mama-to-be, are currently in your first trimester, or enjoy reminiscing about your pregnancy, you'll enjoy this one!
[1:52] Steph's Updates
[5:15] Aglaee's Updates
[8:26] Steph's First Trimester Story (first baby)
[15:15] Steph's First Trimester Story (second baby)
[23:35] Aglaee's First Trimester Story
[37:00] Things we would do differently in the first trimester
In this episode, Stephanie interviews Bridgit Danner to talk about natural approaches to fertility such as acupuncture, chiropractic work, herbs, nutrition, and more! Bridgit also opens up and shares her struggle with postpartum depression and what helped her get through it. If you're interested in learning about holistic therapies, this is the show for you!
Have you used any of these alternative treatments while trying to conceive or while you were pregnant? Was this episode helpful? Let us know in the comments below or reach us on our Facebook page.
Bridgit Danners’s bio:
Bridgit Danner runs an online women’s health community called Women’s Wellness Collaborative. Through this community, she interviews experts in women's health through blogs, videos, podcasts and online summits.
Bridgit Danner practiced Chinese Medicine for nearly 12 years and has performed over 12,000 treatments. She is also a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner. She has worked extensively in the fertility field, and has worked with many professional women in helping them find health within their busy lives.
Bridgit became passionate about women’s health after her own postpartum health crisis. With the help of life coaching, holistic nutrition, functional medicine and whole food cooking, she was able to recover from postpartum depression, epstein barr virus and adrenal dysregulation. She loves to share the tools and skills she’s learned, along with the tools of other experts, to help women everywhere find the energy and balance they crave.
[1:07] Bridgit Danner’s bio
[2:08] Steph’s updates
[5:45] Bridgit's story
[6:52] Bridgit's recovery from postpartum depression
[10:40] Natural approaches that help women improve their chances of conceiving
[14:45] How acupuncture can help moms with fertility and pregnancy
[23:30]How chiropractic work can help moms with fertility and pregnancy
[27:15] Herbs and supplements that may be helpful for fertility and pregnancy
[30:00] Bridgit's top tips for breastfeeding success
[37:15] Bridgit's diet philosophy
[28:30] 5 action steps moms can take to improve their chances of conceiving
[43:45] Where to find more information about Bridgit and her upcoming hormones summit
In this episode, Stephanie interviews Brittany Randolph to talk about the options women have while going through a pregnancy loss, what bereavement doulas do, what physical, mental, and emotional changes happen when going through a loss, how a woman's partner grieves, helpful and hurtful things to do and say to someone going through a loss, resources for moms going through a loss, and more!
Brittany Randolph’s bio:
Brittany Randolph is trained and certified through Stillbirthday as a birth and bereavement doula. She is also trained and certified through DONA as a birth doula and is a Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator. Brittany is also certified with AFPA as a prenatal and postnatal personal trainer.
She has a passion for helping women, especially in the areas of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. She is married to her best friend and husband since 2010, and has 2 daughters who are the lights of their lives.
Brittany has given birth 3 times, and has suffered 6 losses. Her birth experiences include natural birth, epidural,induction and Pitocin augmentation, so she can empathize with women in various labor situations.
As a doula she runs her business by the philosophy of “A doula for every woman who wants one.” This means she is available for all types of birth scenarios, including natural, intervention-free births,water births, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) births, epidural births, home births and c-section births and every birth in between.
[2:15] Steph’s updates
[3:08] Brittany Randolph’s bio
[5:45] What got Brittany interested in doula work
[9:30] What is a bereavement doula?
[12:25] How bereavement doulas work with moms
[14:45] The different types of pregnancy loss
[16:37] The postpartum period after pregnancy loss
[19:22] Brittany's philosophy on why pregnancy loss happens
[22:05] What moms experience when going through a loss and how partners grieve
[25:45] The different types of grief
[28:30] How to help moms heal
[31:05] What to say and not to say to moms going through loss
[34:45] Ways to help support moms dealing with loss
[40:15] Where to find more about Brittany and how to work with a bereavement doula
Book: Unspeakable Losses
Book: A Gift of Time
Book: Empty Arms