Postpartum University® Podcast

Maranda Bower, Postpartum Nutrition Specialist

** Top Ranking Show in Both Parenting + Nutrition**
Let's face it, the "healthcare" system doesn't care about your postpartum health. Postpartum depression, anxiety, and autoimmune disease have become normal in motherhood. And it's time to start telling the truth. It's time to get real answers.

The Postpartum University® Podcast is a place you can get evidence-based information you not only need but deserve. Hosted by Maranda Bower, a biology student turned scientist who's work, education, and a million certifications revolve around all things postpartum. She's the founder of PPU®, bestselling author of Reclaiming Postpartum Wellness, and creator of the only functional nutrition certification program dedicated to the postpartum years. Plus, she's a homesteading mama with 4 wild kids in the middle of nowhere Alaska.

Join us as we dive into important topics surrounding your body and healing after birth.

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Episodes

EP 160 Ayurvedic Postpartum Wisdom with Dr. Shivani Gupta
3d ago
EP 160 Ayurvedic Postpartum Wisdom with Dr. Shivani Gupta
Dr. Shivani Gupta brings a wealth of knowledge on Ayurvedic postpartum care, blending Eastern and Western practices for optimal well-being.In this conversation, look forward to: Understanding Ayurveda: Dr. Gupta introduces Ayurveda, a holistic system of medicine over 5,000 years old, encompassing mind-body constitution, circadian rhythms, herbology, and detoxification.Ayurveda in Pregnancy: Ayurvedic principles can guide conception, pregnancy, and postpartum, promoting a peaceful, balanced lifestyle for both mother and baby.The Importance of Doshas: Exploring the three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—helps tailor health practices to individual needs, fostering balance and vitality.Practical Applications: Dr. Gupta shares daily habits for optimal digestion, emphasizing mindful eating, timing of meals, and herbal remedies like turmeric for inflammation and gut health.Holistic Postpartum Care: Addressing the neglect of postpartum healing, Ayurveda offers insights into nurturing the body and mind, crucial for long-term well-being.In a world often dismissive of postpartum needs, Dr. Shivani Gupta's insights shed light on the profound impact of Ayurvedic wisdom in promoting holistic health for mothers and families. As we navigate the complexities of modern life, her teachings remind us to honor the body's innate wisdom and embrace nourishing practices that sustain us through every phase of life.For more information about Dr. Gupta, her work, and how to incorporate Ayurveda into your postpartum practices click here to head to the blog!  Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 159 Our Recent Hospital Stay and Words of Wisdom
Apr 8 2024
EP 159 Our Recent Hospital Stay and Words of Wisdom
So many of you have reached out to follow up about the recent hospital stay my family experienced while my youngest daughter was treated for a severe bout of stomach illness. Here I'm recounting those events as a way of educating what to be on the lookout for when it comes to managing illness at home and when to decide to receive medical intervention. In this episode, I'm sharing: How I knew it was time to seek medical attention at the hospital (3:50)Why we knew we had made the right decision and the aspects of the appropriate care we received. (9:22)How we handled advocating and refusing recommendations that we felt would be harmful or unnecessary. (10:19)The systems I use within our home and lifestyle that allow me to manage when a crisis situation like this occurs and the homeopathic remedies we use to treat illness at home. (15:39)What we're doing to manage the mental and emotional trauma of the whole situation for the entire family. (18:47) Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 158 Maternal Mental Health and Returning to Work with Dr. Emily Guarnotta
Apr 2 2024
EP 158 Maternal Mental Health and Returning to Work with Dr. Emily Guarnotta
It's no secret that mothers in the U.S. return to their careers after childbirth way too early. Today's conversation dives into the effects of returning to work on maternal mental health. I'm speaking with Dr. Emily Guarnotta, founder of Phoenix Health who brings her expert perspective as a licensed clinical psychologist and certified perinatal mental health specialist. In this episode, we're sharing:The perspective mothers can take when returning to work to ease the effects of the transition on their mental health.How changes in breastfeeding correlate with the timing of returning to work and what to expect emotionally with this experience. Thoughts on whether maternal mental health conditions are caused or exacerbated by returning to work. 5 steps to take to make the most of returning to work. Whether or not to discuss your mental health condition with your colleagues or employer. Until paid family leave is part of our society in the U.S., we'll continue to deal with the reality of returning to work too early and the effects it has on maternal mental health. This episode is packed with tips that will help you make the most of whatever situation you find yourself in and remind you that you're not alone. To learn more about Emily and her expert tips, head to: https://postpartumu.com/maternal-mental-health-and-returning-to-work-with-dr-emily-guarnotta-ep-158/ Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 157 Postpartum Depletion Series: The Do's and Don'ts of Postpartum Nutrition
Mar 26 2024
EP 157 Postpartum Depletion Series: The Do's and Don'ts of Postpartum Nutrition
The standard of postpartum healthcare, especially when it comes to nutrition, is shockingly low. We're bombarded with conflicting advice, misleading marketing, and a lack of credible information. Today, we're diving deep into the dos and don'ts of postpartum nutrition, but fair warning – some of what you'll hear might challenge conventional wisdom. It's time to separate fact from fiction, debunk myths, and empower new mothers with the knowledge they need to nourish themselves and their babies effectively. In today's episode, we're sharing: "DO" recommendations "DON'T" recommendations Why this might feel highly controversial and how (and why) to adjust your perspective when it comes to postpartum nutrition Where these recommendations come from and how it is deeply rooted in science and enriched by the wisdom of our ancestors. It's time to shake up the status quo and pave the way for a healthier postpartum experience. It starts here.  Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 156 Postpartum Depletion Series: The Most Important Postpartum Nutrients
Mar 19 2024
EP 156 Postpartum Depletion Series: The Most Important Postpartum Nutrients
The depletion and restoration of postpartum nutrients isn't that complicated. However, when a mama is left undernourished, lacking a few key nutrients will lead to a whole host of challenging symptoms and conditions. In this conversation, we're diving into exactly which postpartum nutrients are most important for holistic wellness. In this episode, we're sharing:The myth of complicated nutritional guidelines and the notion that postpartum health is derived from eating certain foods or counting calories.The actual stats of which postpartum nutrients are most commonly depleted in women and why this matters when it comes to physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.The essential nutrients that need to be restored and exactly how to do that with the Postpartum Nutrition Plan.Students of the Postpartum Nutrition Certification which is now open for enrollment (but only for a few more days) receive the Postpartum Nutrition Plan as part of their training and resources they can use to enhance their practices.We'd love to have you! Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 155 Postpartum Depletion Series: Hormonal Imbalance
Mar 12 2024
EP 155 Postpartum Depletion Series: Hormonal Imbalance
The topic of postpartum rage and other symptoms of postpartum hormonal imbalance are (pun intended) all the rage these days. But so many blogs and articles that are covering this topic of symptoms of postpartum hormonal imbalance are failing to get to the root cause of this serious issue.In this episode we're sharing:  The true cause of postpartum hormone imbalance that triggers symptoms of rage, digestive issues, mood swings, body aches, brain fog, and more. The worrisome trends that are occurring within the postpartum "market" and why we need to get ahead of them as maternal care providers. The myths around the lack of control over the production of postpartum hormones and why it's imperative to understand that postpartum hormonal imbalance is NOT normal. We dive deeply into this topic within the Postpartum Nutrition Certification which is now open for enrollment but only for a few more days. We'd love to have you!  Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 154 Postpartum Depletion Series: Depression & Nutrition
Mar 5 2024
EP 154 Postpartum Depletion Series: Depression & Nutrition
Postpartum depression and nutrition is a topic that many providers and organizations avoid. Even those who advocate for better maternal mental health outcomes, fail to recognize the tie between nutrient depletion and mental health. It's time to change that and take back our power. In this episode, we're sharing: How I came to discover the deep connection between nutrient depletion and postpartum depression symptoms and my own experience with full, holistic healing. Who truly benefits from continuing to label depression as a "chemical imbalance" or attributing it to a lack of support. What women can start doing right now to set themselves up for healing and wellbeing that gets to the root cause of depression symptoms. If you're still struggling or you know someone who is, even after consistent therapy sessions and trial and error with different medications, THIS is the episode that's going to change everything.  Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 153 Pelvic Secrets with Lynn Schulte: The Emotional Weight Held In Your Core
Feb 22 2024
EP 153 Pelvic Secrets with Lynn Schulte: The Emotional Weight Held In Your Core
Today's conversation with Lynn Schulte, founder of the Institute for Birth Healing will take your understanding of pelvic floor health to a whole new level.  In this episode, we're sharing:The specific birth pattern that shows up in the pelvis repeatedly in postpartum women, why, and how to release the symptoms effectively. The importance of listening to the body and tuning into the emotional trauma that gets stored in the pelvic region. What is especially important to remember as a postpartum mom who has experienced trauma and is ready to heal through pelvic physical therapy. Lynn Schulte has been a Birth Healing Specialist and Pelvic Health Physical Therapist for over 30 years.She founded the Institute for Birth Healing, an educational platform for practitioners, and the Center for Birth Healing, her clinical practice. She has been helping thousands of moms heal from all the issues women experience after birth and is now teaching courses to bodyworkers to help them do the same. She found a common birth pattern that shows up in the pelvis after birth and knows how to release these patterns effectively. Knowing we are more than just our bodies, Lynn works on all levels, physically, energetically, and spiritually, with women to help them access their full potential. She also teaches bodyworkers how to respectfully work with the body's tissues and access and use their intuition in bodywork sessions. She offers a certification process to help birth professionals become Birth Healing Specialists. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University, St. Louis Missouri, and is on a mission to improve postpartum care worldwide.Connect with Lynn: InstagramYouTubeFacebookWebsite Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 152 Breaking Boundaries in Postpartum Care: A Look Into the Future
Feb 20 2024
EP 152 Breaking Boundaries in Postpartum Care: A Look Into the Future
Women are starting to demand better postpartum care.They're breaking the boundaries that have been inflicted upon them by the healthcare systems who know little to nothing about postpartum recovery.They're looking to local businesses; doulas, nutritionists, consultants, etc. to provide the nurturing they know they need to keep up with the demands of modern motherhood.In this episode, we're sharing:The changes that are happening within the postpartum field and what to expect from care in the future.How to keep up with the changing demands for better care and be seen as a local expert.The support that women need within their homes despite what big corporations are trying to sell. Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 151 Bringing Awareness v. Normalizing: The Critical Line Between Motherhood Realities
Feb 13 2024
EP 151 Bringing Awareness v. Normalizing: The Critical Line Between Motherhood Realities
Here's the things with normalizing the struggles of modern motherhood.In our attempt to create awareness about the challenges that we go through in motherhood, we've inadvertently normalized aspects that aren't the essence of true motherhood and really shouldn't be happening in the first place.In this episode, we're sharing:Aspects of motherhood that have been labeled as "normal" such as severe mental health concerns and restrictive sleep training techniques and who is actually benefitting from the "normalization" of these struggles.My own personal experience with going against the mainstream advice of newborn care and how it benefitted my mental health immensely.What we can do instead of continuing to accept things "as they are."  Let's have a conversation about the parts of motherhood you've been told to accept as "normal" and where you're pushing back against that norm.Join us to chat about it in the Facebook group!  Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 150 Why Postpartum Retreats are NOT the Solution to the Maternal Healthcare Crisis
Feb 6 2024
EP 150 Why Postpartum Retreats are NOT the Solution to the Maternal Healthcare Crisis
Postpartum retreats are a hot topic in the news right now.There are several red flags involved with this that we need to make ourselves aware of right away.So let's talk about why these postpartum retreats are NOT the solution to the maternal healthcare crisis.In this episode, we're sharing:The obvious prohibitive cost factor that luxury experiences like this present, that further widens the gap between the privileged wealthy and those who don't have the financial means for such care.The slippery slope into "standardized care" something like this generates and who actually benefits from these "investments" in the long term.What needs to be done instead that will fully support mothers, babies, and families and set them up for the journey of parenthood.I'm sure this episode is going to bring you a perspective on postpartum retreats that isn't being presented in the mainstream coverage.Let's have a conversation about the rise of postpartum retreats and how you envision yourself contributing to a paradigm of postpartum care that allows all mothers to thrive. Join us to chat about it in the Facebook group! Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 149 Ensuring a Safe Childbirth: Expert Legal Insights with Gina Mundy
Jan 30 2024
EP 149 Ensuring a Safe Childbirth: Expert Legal Insights with Gina Mundy
Conversations around birth injury, trauma, and loss are no doubt challenging. But they're also so very important. In this episode, I'm joined by birth injury lawyer and author of A Parent's Guide to Safer Childbirth, Gina Mundy. She shares candidly how she's experienced how mistakes in the birth setting impact lives forever. And she's proactively working to educate parents about how they can keep themselves and their families safe. In this episode, we're sharing: The risk factors that contribute to the cases Gina represents, including the cascade of interventions caused by Pitocin inductions. How parents can advocate for themselves in the birth room. What steps can be taken to ensure a safe childbirth experience including the importance of assembling your team of providers. Though this topic may be triggering, our objective here is not to scare you but rather to bring attention to the rise in birth injury and loss and how providers and parents can make a difference in outcomes.  Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 148 Creating a Postpartum Wellness Toolkit with The Mama Thrive Method
Jan 23 2024
EP 148 Creating a Postpartum Wellness Toolkit with The Mama Thrive Method
We need to talk more about postpartum wellness.Information and resources for thriving during the postpartum period (which is way longer than most people think, by the way), are severely lacking in our culture.Creating a postpartum wellness toolkit, covering essentials like self-care practices, mental health support, and nutrition guidelines is essential to long-lasting well-being in motherhood, and even can affect the way your body experiences menopause.In this episode, we're sharing:The five components of the Postpartum University Mama Thrive Method at Postpartum University that support healing.How the components of whole-body support, nutrition and detoxification, better sleep, nervous system care, and cyclical living, are all interconnected.Practical steps to take to put these pieces into place.The benefits of preparing this postpartum wellness toolkit.Real-life examples of how I put these components into practice in my life with four kids.Rather than focusing on buying tools to make life easier, this episode emphasizes honoring basic needs and making lifestyle changes for a beautiful life in motherhood. Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 147 Human Design in Motherhood with Erin Claire Jones: A Journey to Authentic Parenting
Jan 16 2024
EP 147 Human Design in Motherhood with Erin Claire Jones: A Journey to Authentic Parenting
Understanding my human design in motherhood has been so influential in showing up in a way that feels authentic and life-giving.In this episode, I'm joined by human design expert and mentor, Erin Claire Jones.In this episode, we're sharing:How to discover your human design type and why it matters.The strengths each type brings to parenting and how they can be optimized.Practical ways to plan your parenting style around your design type.Erin and Maranda's personal experiences with authentic parenting through understanding human design.Use discount code: MARANDA for 10% off your personal Human Design Blueprint that will guide you on your parenting journey. Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 146 Rediscovering Yourself in Motherhood and Embracing New Identities
Jan 9 2024
EP 146 Rediscovering Yourself in Motherhood and Embracing New Identities
Self-discovery in motherhood is so important because we undergo so many changes.But so often, we feel lost in our new responsibilities and completely lose track of who we are. That’s why being intentional about the strategies I’m sharing here for embracing your new identity becomes even more critical. In this episode, we're talking about:The 3-step process of self-discovery in motherhood. 5 questions to ask yourself when you’ve lost sight of what’s important to you. Practical tips for establishing boundaries and prioritizing self-care. Why loss of identity occurs, what to expect, and how to be proactive about reflecting on the self-discovery journey before it escalates to feeling like a crisis. No matter who you are, what you've been through, the physical changes, the emotional shifts, the shifts in your priority, the changes in your identity, the relationship changes, sleep deprivation, time constraints, career adjustments, the responsibility, the learning curve– all of those things are happening to you regardless of how many kids you have, and you have to give yourself time and attention to move through those and navigate and explore what works for you and what doesn't.So embrace this evolution and use this episode to guide yourself or the clients you serve through this journey with grace and self-compassion.  Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 145 How to Setting up your home + life to Fuel your Wellness and Passion
Jan 2 2024
EP 145 How to Setting up your home + life to Fuel your Wellness and Passion
How to set up postpartum life systems that prioritize what matters most to you and your day-to-day routines is a critical part of maintaining maternal mental health and less stress in motherhood. In this episode, we're sharing:How to prioritize your personal goals and values when planning your routines. Why the little things matter even more than your bigger goals. What it looks like to streamline your day-to-day lifestyle and how it ultimately helps you achieve more. In a society that pushes the hustle culture agenda, evaluating what matters most to you and being able to cultivate a life that feels good is more important now than ever. The tips here will get you started. Come find us on Instagram and comment on the post for this episode to tell us: What are you prioritizing this year?  Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 144 Postpartum University Podcast: Best of 2023
Dec 26 2023
EP 144 Postpartum University Podcast: Best of 2023
What an incredible year it’s been for the Postpartum University podcast!25 amazing guests have shared their insightful wisdom and expert tips with us.We’ve reached 50K downloads.We’re in the top 15% of podcasts in all categories!And we owe it all to this fantastic community of listeners, moms, and professionals like you who are making it their mission to shift the postpartum paradigm.Today we’re highlighting our top 10 most downloaded episodes from this year featuring a mix of guest conversations and solo episodes.In this episode, you’ll hear clips from:Postnatal Depletion Questions You Need to be AskingSex and Intimacy After Kids with Jen MelvilleHealing the Mother Wound with Maria YakimchukThe Missing Link to the Maternal Mental Health CrisisWhat Mothers Really Need with Kaitlin McGreyesThe Infant-Mama Gut Connection with Erin Carroll-ManningWhy Many Healing Methods Don’t Work in PostpartumA New Approach to Preventing Postpartum Depression and AnxietyMaking Postpartum SacredHow Postpartum Rage Will Impact Your MarriageGrab your notebook and enjoy! Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 143 The Postpartum Hormones Online Summit RECAP
Dec 19 2023
EP 143 The Postpartum Hormones Online Summit RECAP
We just wrapped up our very first Postpartum Hormones Online Summit and it was a huge hit!We got incredible feedback on the expert lineup interview series and over 1K viewers.If you weren't able to join us or if you did and want to revisit your favorite golden nuggets of wisdom, you're in luck!Today's episode is a recap of the best moments from our conversations with industry leaders who have made it their mission to improve the lives of mamas everywhere.In this episode, we're talking about:Why the myth of "It's just your hormones" needs debunking ASAP.How to live in harmony with your hormones and what they're trying to communicate to you when you're experiencing symptoms of imbalance.What The Mama Thrive Method is and how it relates to hormonal well-being.Expert tips within each of the Mama Thrive categories for a cyclical holistic lifestyle that feels aligned and balanced.Industry-leading suggestions for understanding hormones, cyclical living, resetting the nervous system, getting better sleep, detoxing, and MORE! The conversations here are truly life-changing.Even in just this small glimpse into these interviews, you'll walk away with practical tips and strategies you can start using right away to experience more hormonal balance. Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 142 Shifting from After-Care to True Self-Care Strategies in Motherhood
Dec 12 2023
EP 142 Shifting from After-Care to True Self-Care Strategies in Motherhood
Self-care strategies in motherhood often feel cliche. And many mothers are left wondering why they don’t feel better when they take time for themselves. The reason for this is most people are doing “after-care”, tending to their needs when they’re already burnt out and overwhelmed. True self-care strategies in motherhood leave you feeling nurtured and replenished regularly. In this episode, we’re sharing…What self-care means and how it’s different from after-care. How to incorporate self-care strategies into your daily life. Questions to ask yourself to develop the self-care plan that works best for you. Let's start a conversation about the real challenges of self-care and after-care.Connect with us on social media and share your thoughts. Most importantly, remember that you are worthy of care, whether it's the daily moments of self-love or the deeper after-care you need when life gets tough.  Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...
EP 141 Breaking the Silence About Prenatal Depression
Dec 5 2023
EP 141 Breaking the Silence About Prenatal Depression
In a world where women are expected to be elated about pregnancy, prenatal depression is something that most women don’t even realize exists. Today’s guest is on a mission to educate and inform, sharing her own experiences and practical guidance for how to overcome prenatal depression.Laila is the the host of the Learning To Mom Podcast where she informs first time moms on pregnancy and birth without making them feel overwhelmed. After experiencing prenatal depression herself, she uses her story to educate and inspire women who may be struggling in pregnancy themselves.In this episode, we’re sharing…Resources and strategies for moms who are feeling isolated or overwhelmed during pregnancy. The role of professional support (therapists, counselors, etc.) in the journey through prenatal depression. Specific factors that contribute to prenatal depression. What prenatal depression is and how to recognize it. We’re here to shed light on the topics nobody is talking about in maternal health and today’s conversation is no exception. Give this episode a listen and head on over to Laila’s podcast, Learning to Mom, too. You’ll be glad you did!  Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit 18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health AssessmentPostpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal. Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good.Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion PlanCome hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care? Learn about the Postpartum University Professional MembershipStay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification ProgramCheck out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...