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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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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.

May 24, 2022

Steph interviews Dr. Phabillia Afflack about holistic postpartum care. Phabillia Afflack, MD is a board-certified OB-GYN and has a passion for holistic medicine and integrated care. She treats her patients as whole beings and understands that one's emotional suffering can manifest itself in physical pain. In this episode, Dr. Afflack helps us understand how to navigate our postpartum experience in a way that honors our mind, body, and spirit. She explains the difference between holistic obstetrics and a standard OB-GYN patient experience and what we can do to advocate for the best care. She also gives us lifestyle tools and strategies, within our control, that can help us stay low-risk throughout our pregnancy to help with a smoother labor and delivery and transition to postpartum. 

Dr. Afflack is also a medical advisor to Needed, a perinatal nutrition company that we know and love here on the Doctor Mom Podcast. If you’d like to experience the wide range of support Needed offers, from their prenatal multivitamin, to their pre/probiotic designed with moms in mind, to their stress, sleep and relaxation support, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM for 20% off.

Topics Discussed: 

  • Holistic obstetrics vs. standard OB-GYN 
  • Why integrated care is essential to supporting moms
  • How to more smoothly navigate the transition to motherhood
  • Lifestyle modifications to help reduce risks during pregnancy
  • Health disparities between perinatal outcomes
  • Nutrition strategies that nourish the mind and body

Show Notes:

Phabillia Afflack, MD is a board-certified OB-GYN and a medical advisor to Needed, a perinatal nutrition company that we know and love here on the Doctor Mom's Podcast.

Dr. Phabby attended medical school at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine Hershey and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York, New York.

Dr. Phabby's love for Holistic Medicine and Holistic Obstetrics and Gynecology began during her college years living in Harlem. She was a dedicated member of the Caduceus Society — a philanthropic society for physicians — and organized community outreach programs. Three times a year, they would visit children at the Mother Hale House, a Harlem center for children born to addicts, and it was there that she learned the healing power of love. As a member of the American Women's Association, she also provided free breast examinations to women.

Above all, Dr. Phabby's passion lies in the relational importance of Doctor/Patient care. She enjoys treating patients as whole beings and understanding that one's emotional suffering can manifest itself in physical pain. She admires that women are three-dimensional beings — mind, body, and spirit — and she recognizes the importance of treating them as such to achieve a well-balanced lifestyle.

This Episode’s Sponsors 

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!

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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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