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"Doctor Mom" Podcast | Practical Tips to Be a Proactive Parent

Join Stephanie Greunke, a 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! Guests discuss topics like pregnancy and postpartum nutrition, pediatric health, holistic health, parenting tips, maternal mental health, and prevention tips. We answer parent's common questions like: * How to be healthy before, during, and after pregnancy * How to stop worrying about your child's health * How do I keep my child strong and healthy * How to have more energy and feel your best after having a baby 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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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.

Aug 9, 2022

Dr. Elana interviews birth educator, Care Messer. Care was Dr. Elana’s personal hypnobirthing instructor and she couldn’t help but share her on the podcast as she is full of knowledge, and passion, with a great sense of humor for all things birth related. 

On today’s episode, they discuss how to prepare for a natural birth. You may be surprised with how many tips and details there are that can make a true difference in how you approach labor. Whether you are prepping for labor in the hospital, birth center, or home birth, this episode is for you!

Topics Discussed: 

  • The most important things parents should do when preparing for a natural birth
  • When parents should start preparing
  • Top 3 things parents need to do in preparing for birth
  • Why a birth plan/birth preferences is important to consider before the baby comes
  • Why postpartum prep is essential as part of preparing for birth
  • Most important postpartum tips for a smooth transition into parenthood

Show Notes: 

After six miscarriages, Care fostered a five-year-old little girl, named Angie, whom she was finally able to adopt at eight years old. In 2008, Care discovered Hypnobirthing for the birth of her second daughter and it changed her life’s path. Her second daughter was born with severe special needs but it was her birth preparation that prepared her for such an unexpected postpartum time. Care began teaching Hypnobirthing in 2009 and founded the Birth Education Center in 2011. She is a Hypnotherapist, birth educator and a birth and postpartum doula. She specializes in fear release work, authentic communication and consciously connecting parents with their babies before they are born. It is her belief that babies can experience a “birth day” that is magical, loving, and gentle. When families take the time to resolve fears and advocate with their voice, birth can become a beautiful, positive experience.

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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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