Episodes
I’m doing something NEW. On the podcast, I will sprinkle in solo episodes where I read the most popular blogs to you – just pretend it’s our next audio book! In this episode, you will learn about: Maternity underwear Witch hazel Sitz baths The first postpartum bowel movement Nutrition Staying active Breast care Staying in touch with your doctor Resting If you prefer to read the blog, 8 Postpartum Recovery Tips written by Jenny Hart, click here. Connect with Jenny: LinkedIn: @jenny-m-hart
Published 01/24/23
I'm doing something NEW. On the podcast, I will sprinkle in solo episodes where I read the most popular blogs to you - just pretend it's our next audio book! If you prefer to read the blog,  5 Surprising Things You Can Do During Pregnancy to Rock your Postpartum, click here.
Published 01/17/23
Annie Kerchief is a 2x home birth mom who is passionate about natural healing, real food nutrition, plus following her intuition and encouraging mothers to do the same. She switched to a home birth plan at 32 weeks pregnant with her first. She is 28 and lives with my husband and 2 babies in southern Indiana. Annie left her office job to be a stay at home mom when her first was born and would not want to be doing anything else. In this conversation, you will learn about: Breaking up with...
Published 01/03/23
Isabel Jones shares guidebooks, resources, and personal insights to help women reclaim birth and motherhood. In this episode, you will learn: What Free Birth means Why Isabel didn't choose to give birth in a hospital Isabel's personal birth story Lotus birth Agreeing on a free birth with her partner Isabel managed prenatal care all by herself Drama-free birth experience Setting boundaries with family and friends Free Guides for Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Connect with Isabel: ...
Published 12/27/22
Lisa Druxman is the Chief Founding mom of FIT4MOM, the country's largest fitness program for moms. She is an author, speaker and thought leader for moms. In this episode, you will hear about: Stroller Strides Adjusting to exercise after birth Pelvic floor practices Episode 46: Preparing Your Pelvic Floor and Core for Birth with Anita Lambert Episode 47: Healing Your Core and Pelvic Floor After Birth with Jessica Pumple Episode 95: Think Beyond Birth with Stephanie Stamas and Jessica Babich...
Published 12/20/22
Megan MacCutcheon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Perinatal Mental Health practitioner who helps overwhelmed moms find a sense of balance while raising young children. As a busy mom of three, Megan knows that motherhood is a juggling act. She loves teaching tools and strategies to help moms de-stress and embrace self-care so they can better navigate challenges associated with parenting. She is passionate about spreading awareness regarding perinatal mood and anxiety...
Published 12/13/22
Dr. Aumatma is a double board-certified Naturopathic Doctor & Endocrinologist, in practice for 15 years. Dr Aumatma supports badass power couples to create the family of their dreams, and also trains doctors who want to specialize in fertility. She is the best-selling author of "Fertility Secrets: What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Baby-Making.” She is on a mission to help bring healthier babies into the world by creating healthier parents and the planet. Dr. Aumatma has been featured...
Published 12/06/22
This is something I’ve NEVER talked about on the podcast before … SEX! Heather Bartos, MD, OB-GYN talks about five-sense-sex, the best position to try if you’re 39 weeks pregnant, bringing sex back after baby, prioritizing sex when you're a busy parent, and so much more.  Put your headphones on for this one! Heather Bartos, MD, OB-GYN, is a leading voice in the field of women’s health and wellness, the fierce founder of Badass Woman, Badass Health, and a proud creator of MindSHIFT medicine...
Published 09/01/22
Devon Berrier founded Layton, a clothing line offering chic and modern clothing for nursing moms.  Following the birth of her first child, Devon wanted to create fashionable and comfortable breastfeeding-friendly options, something she found was missing as a new mom herself.  In our conversation, Devon shares her experiences as a business owner and mom and how she manages that delicate "balancing" act. She opens up about her experience with postpartum anxiety and how she moved through it. And...
Published 09/01/22
"The power lies within to give birth and to heal. You are the expert of your experience." -J.S. Jennifer Summerfeldt, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP), has nearly two decades of experience in maternal health and psychology. In addition to being a counselor, Jennifer has also been a childbirth advocate, maternal educator, doula, midwifery apprentice, and published writer. She is the founder and creator of the Healing After Birth program, where she uses her expertise and voice...
Published 09/01/22
Jessica is a pre and postnatal fitness instructor (as well as a dietitian, diabetes & bariatric educator). She healed her 4-finger diastasis recti gap after her pregnancy and now helps moms heal and restore their core in 30 days. You'll learn so much from our conversation and the bonus material included below in the show notes.  In this episode, you’ll hear about: Jessica Pumple, Host of Pregnancy and Postpartum TV (2:20) Diastasis recti (2:30) At-home diastasis recti test (4:39) Does...
Published 09/01/22
Diane Boden is the host of the Minimalist Moms Podcast. In this episode, Diane shares how we can take a more simplified and minimalist approach to pregnancy and postpartum. A minimalistic lifestyle means different things to different people. When you have a family and children, it changes the definition even more. Diane shares how to prepare for your baby's arrival. Set up your baby registry with only the essentials and maybe add in the “next up” items and “take it or leave it” items. ...
Published 09/01/22
Sarah Blunkosky, M.A., R-PYT, R-CYT is an integrative education consultant, certified peer-breastfeeding counselor, and registered Accessible yoga instructor specializing in family, children’s, special needs, and prenatal/postpartum movement/embodiment. She serves clients in Northern Virginia and travels for service appointments, conferences, and workshops with local studios and her company, Learning Heroine LLC. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook sharing her mission: Set learning...
Published 09/01/22
Courtney Hasseman is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, and Functional Nutritionist who provides integrative healthcare and uses nutrition to support women’s hormonal and menstrual health. She sees women for care in her Leesburg office and offers online nutritional therapy for women everywhere. In this episode, Courtney shares all about the best nutrition during breastfeeding, how your periods change during the season of breastfeeding, choices for contraception while...
Published 09/01/22
Learn 5 key facts that our culture gets wrong, so that you can stop the sleep struggle and “Am I doing it wrong?” anxiety. Kim Hawley, MA, MPH is a Holistic Sleep Consultant and Lactation Counselor, as well as, the owner of Intuitive Parenting. Kim's passionate about helping parents confidently navigate nighttime parenting and family sleep using evidenced-based information and parental intuition. Her specialty is gentle, attachment-based sleep support for breastfeeding families. Kim lives...
Published 09/01/22
Greer Kirshenbaum Ph.D. is super excited to be the first Neuroscientist Doula and the first Neuroscientist Infant Sleep Educator. Greer’s company, Nurture Neuroscience, is on a mission to revolutionize the future of health. She wants families and perinatal practitioners to understand how early caregiving experience can boost mental wellness and diminish depression, anxiety, and addiction in adulthood by shaping babies’ brains through simple, intuitive, enriching experiences in pregnancy,...
Published 09/01/22
Deb Flashenberg is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC. She is a yoga teacher, labor support doula, Lamaze childbirth educator and has completed a midwifery assistant program at The Farm in Tennessee with Ina May Gaskin and The Farm midwives. On this episode of the Pure Nurture Podcast, Deb is sharing all about five essential questions to ask your care provider before birth. When you’re in labor, it’s not a good time to start negotiating your delivery wishes. You need...
Published 08/30/22
Meet, Karly and Ali. Hosts of the Birth Kweens Podcast, a wildly honest conversation on all things natural pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and women's health. Together, they've attended 1,000+ births and have A LOT to say on this. They help women explore their pregnancy options with a funny, lighthearted approach. Our conversation is one of my faves. (I think I can officially call myself a "birth nerd.") In this episode, you'll hear about: What Ali & Karly are up to Vaginal Steam Therapy...
Published 08/24/22
Birth Without Fear began with a simple passion to let women know they have choices in childbirth. It evolved into a corner of inspiration and support for women and their families through their trying to conceive, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys. January Harshe is a wife and a mother of six children. Each of her birth experiences was so different. She started the Birth Without Fear Facebook page as an outlet for this passion in May 2010 and the Birth Without Fear Blog was born in...
Published 08/23/22
Anita Lambert is the owner of Holistic Health Physiotherapy and a Registered Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist with a focus on women's health, specifically prenatal and postpartum care. She’s one of the select few physiotherapists in Canada to receive advanced training in labor support, which blends orthopedic physiotherapy expertise with birth doula support. Anita is always looking to share and learn up-to-date information about pregnancy, birth, and beyond which led her to...
Published 08/18/22
Eyla Cuenca is a holistic birth guide, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, health freedom advocate, and mother. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Bennington College and trained under Robert A. Bradley, MD where she became specialized as a Birth Educator. Her years of work as a Guardian Ad Litem for the 11th Judicial Circuit and attending births as a Doula in both hospital and home settings brought her into human rights and advocacy work. She stands behind the idea that it is...
Published 08/16/22
A lot of women hit dead ends with their doctors during pregnancy. They don’t feel heard or taken seriously. They feel like they can’t stand up to a doctor and say, “That’s not what I want for my birth. What are some other options?”  It’s not about getting aggressive. It’s about being curious! Lauren Dunaway, PhD in Public Health, got up the courage to leave her doctor for a midwife midway through her pregnancy. When she saw how much they cared, she knew that she was in good hands.  If...
Published 08/11/22
What if you could be excited about your upcoming birth? Rachel Yellin talks about this feeling on this episode of the Pure Nurture Podcast. She believes you do NOT have to take negative feelings from your past birth into your next. With over 15 years as a birth professional, Depth Hypnosis Practitioner, and yoga teacher, Rachel currently owns and is the primary teacher/coach of Yes To Birth!  If you want to have a less painful, more manageable pregnancy and birth, where you feel excited,...
Published 08/09/22