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"Doctor Mom" Podcast

Join Stephanie Greunke, 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. Subscribe and join the “Doctor Mom” community so you can feel supported on the journey of motherhood and empowered working with your healthcare providers. Follow the hosts on Instagram @stephgreunke and @drelanaroumell and visit us at doctormompodcast.com
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Now displaying: April, 2022

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. 

Subscribe and join the “Doctor Mom” community so you can feel supported on the journey of motherhood and empowered working with your healthcare providers. 

Find The “Doctor Mom” Podcast at www.doctormompodcast.com and follow the hosts on Instagram @stephgreunke and @drelanaroumell.

Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Elana interviews guest Kim West also known as the Sleep Lady! We know how big of a pain point sleep can be for parents - whether you have an infant waking every 2 hours to eat or a 5-year-old that won’t stay in her room all night and finds her way into your bed - WE GET IT! We’ve been there, done that, and still doing it!!! 

Sleep training is not the most fun part of parenting but when you feel it is time for a change it can really help transform the entire family's life! 

Now… we heard from MANY of you that the crying it out method doesn’t resonate with you. Well, I am right there with you Mama - who wants to hear their little ones crying for hours on end? It is torture!

Well… did you know there is another approach?! It is called a Gentle Sleep Coaching Method!

We wanted to share this approach with you so we chose Kim West to be our expert guest today. Author of 3 books on sleep, appearances on Dr. Phil, the Today Show, NCB Nightly News, Good Morning America - just to name a few - Kim has successfully helped thousands of parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep WITHOUT letting their children cry it out alone.  

How amazing does that sound?!

We are so excited to share this interview with you now as Kim answers dozens of your questions and shares tips/tricks and pearls that will surely help you get the sleep you deserve!

Topics Discussed:

  • The 3 different methods of sleep training options
  • Tips to help set an infant up for long term sleep success
  • How to best wean an infant from relying on night nursing or bottle-feeding
  • The 4 developmental milestones to look out for before 12 months of age that may impact sleep
  • How to gently move your child from co-sleeping to their own room without crying it out
  • Tips for older kids who wake in the middle of the night
  • So much more!!!

Show Notes:

KIM WEST, LCSW-C, is a mother of two daughters and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (which is a child and family therapist) for over 25 years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, she has personally helped over 20,000 tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone.

Kim has appeared on the Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk, Parenting, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent and the Washington Post.

Kim is the author of three books: “The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy”, “ The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook” and “The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook for Children with Special Needs”. Her first book “The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight” is in its third edition and has sold over 140,000 paperback copies.

Dedicated to providing tired parents with excellent sleep advice and coaching while knowing Kim could not help everyone herself, she started the Gentle Sleep Coach® Training and Certification program in 2010--the first and most comprehensive training program in the world. This program was the start to what is now a global industry- Baby and Child Sleep Consultants. To date, the Gentle Sleep Coach Training and Certification program is available in 2 languages.

This Episode’s Sponsors 

Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Apr 19, 2022

Steph interviews Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH, about what parents need to know when planning for maternity leave and returning back to work. Arianna is the founder of The Expecting Entrepreneur®, a consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs design parental leave plans that meet their business model and personal needs. They talked about maternity leave strategies and policies that take into consideration your mental health, physical health, and financial wellness. This is something you can start planning even before you conceive! Whether you are a brand new entrepreneur, own a small business, or work full-time, you’ll find this episode packed with things to consider to make the transition easier on everyone. You’ll also hear her top strategies for returning to the workplace after your leave, which includes building your support system and thinking through the process in a more holistic way. Her organizational strategy and empathy for parents shines through in this conversation and her resources.

Topics Discussed:

  • Maternity leave policies in the US
  • When to start thinking about your leave
  • How to fund your parental leave
  • Your rights when returning to work
  • Unique challenges (and solutions) for entrepreneurs
  • Strategies for returning to the workplace
  • How to build a support system to make the transition easier

Show Notes:

Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH (she/her/ella) is the founder of The Expecting Entrepreneur®, a consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs design parental leave plans that meet their business model and personal needs. Arianna speaks and writes about parental leave and respectful maternity care as an issue of social justice, human rights, and economic equity. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Health Equity, Advances in Social Work, and Ethnicity & Health. She is a co-author of Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School, published by The University of Illinois Press in 2020, and The Expecting Entrepreneur: A Guide to Parental Leave Planning for Self-Employed Business Owners.

This Episode’s Sponsors 

Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Apr 12, 2022

In this week’s episode, we did something a little unique …. Dr. Elana did this fantastic interview with naturopathic doctor, Dr. Caitlin O’Connor as part of her Doctor Mom Membership and it was SO GOOD we couldn’t resist sharing it on our podcast!  

Dr. Caitlin and Dr. Elana chatted about constipation in kids and HOW common this condition is. They review what's normal and not normal whether your child is breastfed, formula-fed, mixed-fed, or eating solids.  

They also share clinical pearls on natural medicines that help in every stage…. For example, there are different remedies if your child is on formula versus breastfed and they even share tips for toddlers and older kiddos as well!

This interview is jam-packed with pearls for any Doctor Mom to feel confident and empowered when faced with a kiddo with constipation!

This is exactly how Dr. Elana envisioned her Doctor Mom Membership to be! A mama's go-to resource center so when her child is sick she has her at-home protocols, expert interviews, safety resources and so much MORE so she can make calm, competent, and confident decisions as the leader of her family's health and wellness!!

For her members, they also get direct support and guidance from Dr. Elana on monthly live calls along with bi-weekly support on our private FB group. Join the community of over 1000 Doctor Moms all supporting one another being the superheroes for our kiddos when they need us the most!

If you love this interview with Dr. Caitlin and want to learn more about the Doctor Mom Constipation Protocol where you’ll find all the remedies discussed in today’s show along with recommended amounts based on weight or age, and more… join the Doctor Mom Membership at www.doctormommembereship.com.  

For less than $1/day you have access to Dr. Elana’s entire library of protocols, medicine favorites, home remedies, expert interviews and as a bonus you get her Vaccine Workshop and all of her Doctor Mom’s Courses FREE! It is all included… not to mention her favorite easy family friendly recipes too! Learn more at www.doctormommembership.com and join today!


Topics Discussed:

  • Definition of constipation
  • What is normal to expect for a breastfed baby versus a formula baby?
  • What is normal to expect for a baby over 6 months once they start solid foods?
  • What should poop look like?! 
  • What are some top causes of constipation in children?
  • What are 3 myths you hear about constipation we can bust for mamas?!
  • When is a doctor’s visit warranted versus when can a parent help their kiddo from home?
  • Frequently prescribed conventional medicines for constipation 
  • Favorite 3 home remedies or nutrition tips for constipation 
  • Favorite 3 natural medicines for constipation 
  • And more!

Show Notes:

  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.
  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

Dr. Caitlin provides Naturopathic care for women and children.  She pairs a philosophy of patient-centered, whole body, individualized care with an emphasis on nutrition, botanical medicine and a balanced approach to joyful living. For women, she has a focus on gut health, hormonal balance, optimal mood and energy with a specialty in enhancing preconception health and fertility, supporting a healthy pregnancy and balanced postpartum.   She also enjoys providing safe, effective options for children’s health and wellness – especially optimizing gut health, immunity and nutrition.

This Episode’s Sponsors 

Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

Apr 5, 2022

We are excited to kick off season six of the “Doctor Mom” podcast! Normally, Dr. Elana and I focus on sharing guests we have on during the season and things you can look forward to learning from them, but to be honest… we haven’t interviewed them all yet! However…we KNOW they’ll be fire and today we will share WHO we’re having on and what topics you can look forward to learning about this season.

Since we took a short break between seasons, we also wanted to spend time sharing what’s been going on in our worlds. There has been a LOT happening between the two of us and since we consider you part of our family, we love keeping you in the loop. So for this episode, consider yourself sitting with us, your two good friends, filling you in on life updates! We’d love to hear what’s going on with you too!

We’d also like to take time to thank our podcast sponsors Needed @needed, Active Skin Repair @bldgactive, and Paleovalley @paleovalley. This podcast wouldn’t be possible without their support as well as the support of our team including Ashley, Amanda, and Steph’s dad. We use these products with our families and only align with brands we 100% stand by and recommend to those closest to us. We know you’ll love them too and are grateful to offer you special discount codes so you can try them!

Topics Discussed:

  • Family updates! (Hint how sleep training is going and a possible move!)
  • Personal health updates
  • Steph’s upcoming program creation and Dr. Elana’s membership offerings expanded
  • Review of our guests for this coming season!
    • How to Help Kids with Constipation with Dr. Cailtin O’Connor
    • Gentle Sleep Training with the Sleep Lady, Kim West @thesleeplady
    • Covid Updates with Dr. Elisa Song @healthykids_happykids
    • Pediatric Skin Condition with dermatologist Dr. Gigler
    • Enneagrams for Moms with Erin Rocchio @wholenessatwork
    • Human Design for Moms with Erin Claire Jones @erinclairejones
    • Planning for Maternity Leave with Arianna Taboada @ariannataboada
    • Understanding Disordered Eating with Tamar Samuels @tamarsamuels.rd
    • Post-Birth Care with Dr. Afflack
    • 5 Pillars of Body Love from Mom to Child with Shanna Mota @shannamota

Show Notes:

  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.
  • Listen to today’s episode on our website

This Episode’s Sponsors 

Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head to paleovalley.com/doctormom 

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of Needed’s Complete Plan!

Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!

@stephgreunke

@drelanaroumell

Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

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