Yes, it's true. I am pregnant again with TUB (The Ultimate Baby) two!
In this episode, I will be sharing the details of my pregnancy so far as I am just over the halfway mark. You will hear how this pregnancy is similar and different to my last, the foods I am craving, my aversions, my exercise routine, and how I am sleeping.
You will also find out what we are having if you don't already know. Lots of exciting tips and resources for newly pregnant mamas and mamas to be!
Highlights from this episode:
- My pregnancy update & taking time off
- Becoming first time homebuyers!
- Our plans for baby #2
- Preconception planning + what supplement to take
- Surprise… we’re expecting
- 1st trimester nausea, food cravings & aversions
- Dealing with fatigue during pregnancy
- Keeping skin hydrated to reduce stretch marks
- Prenatal fitness and the importance of staying active
- Connecting with my baby bump
- The story behind the sex reveal
- Why we found out the sex
- Why we opted out of the 7-week ultrasound
- The power of informed consent
- Planning for a home birth
- Creating a badass birth plan
- Moving, nesting, and preparing for postpartum
- Pregnant and breastfeeding a toddler… it can be done!
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030: Empower Yourself To Love Your Labour and Embrace Natural Birth with Corrine Brown
1:05:25I am so excited about this week's guest, Corrine Brown, a former Naturopathic Doctor, creator of the Love Your Labour program, author of “The Badass Birth Goddess”, and mom of 3. This is the perfect episode to pause with before I go into labour myself in a few weeks with TUBtwo. Corrine was pivotal in helping me have my natural home birth with Sarelle and you'll find out why in this episode. Everything we talk about in this episode will help to empower you mentally and physically to have a natural birth (if that is your goal). No matter what point you are at in your pregnancy or even if you are in the planning phase this conversation will motivate and inspire you to love your labour. You will get tools, resources, and other helpful information to help you on your labour journey. Enjoy this juicy conversation with Corrine. Highlights from this episode: Thoughts on pregnancy over 35 The pivotal role Corrine played in helping my natural home birth How Corrine’s love for labour started Animals natural instinct to birth Corrine shares her 3 very different birth stories Write down your birth story Informed consent is a huge part of medical freedom Understanding the risks of Group B Strep (GBS) in childbirth Sterile water injections for labour pain relief Knowing when medical interventions are necessary Using a labour prep tincture Reprogram your mind and beliefs about birth Advocating for yourself is empowering What is the labour funnel? Nature’s epidural is the labour hormone oxytocin Postpartum is easier when you have a natural birth How your partner and a doula can support you during labour Normalize natural birth Empowerment is a mindset Show sponsor: Love Your Labour - use the code ULTIMATEBABY to save $100 off Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates Corrine Brown's website (Brownroots Love) Follow Corrine Brown on Facebook and Instagram Corrine Brown - The Badass Birth Goddess (book) The Business of Being Born (documentary) Penny Simkin - The Birth Partner (book) Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
029: How To Set Boundaries and Deal With ‘Fussy’ Eating with Angela Wallace
1:00:19Today's guest, Angela Wallace, is my first repeat guest, and for a good reason. In our first episode, Angela and I talked about transitioning to solid foods, and in this episode, we talked about the next phase of eating after baby turns one year old. As your toddler starts to develop food preferences it can make mealtimes more challenging and we are left with a 'fussy eater'. In this episode, we dive into so many topics on setting the stage for healthy eating. We discuss everything from milk after age 1, how much food your toddler should be eating, and how to manage endless snacking! Enjoy this super fun and informative conversation. Angela Wallace is a registered dietitian, family food expert, and pilates instructor. She specializes in women and family health. She specifically works with weight management, gut health, fertility, pre/postnatal nutrition, and all things family nutrition (introducing solids to your little one, picky eating, fueling your little athlete, simplifying family meals, allergies, etc. She loves supporting families in living a healthy lifestyle that works for them. Highlights from this episode: 33 week pregnancy update The transitional phase of eating for 1-2 year olds It’s not true fussy/picky eating until ages 2-3 years old Trust your baby/toddlers hunger cues Snacks contribute to daily calorie intake What is a good pre-dinner snack? Thoughts on healthy packaged snacks How much should toddlers eat? Encourage eating healthy fats throughout the day Why kids struggle eating meat & veggies Expose your child to new foods Provide “safe” food on their plate The division of responsibility with eating Should you sneak food into their meals? Tips on preventing a fussy/picky eater How interacting with food empowers kids Squirmy child at the table? Are they in a proper sitting position? Start with smaller portions The current recommendations for offering animal-based milk & plant-based milk Show sponsor: Modern Function Home offers premium vinyl mats that wipe easy and are so perfect for your little one whether at the table, or playing on the floor. Save 10% on your mat by using the code Marni10 Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates Angela Wallace's website (Eat Right Feel Right) Follow Angela Wallace (Eat Right Feel Right) on Facebook and Instagram Listen to Angela Wallace previously on TUBP (episode #014) Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
028: Nourish Your Body & Your Baby Throughout All Four Trimesters with Lindsay Taylor
1:10:09Lindsay Taylor is a pre and post-natal nutrition expert, health researcher, and doula who supports women to get confidently nourished before, during, and after pregnancy. Lindsay is also the author of The Food Doula Cookbook, a cookbook full of easy, delicious recipes for preconception, all three trimesters, and postpartum. In this episode, she shares how new mamas and mamas-to-be can nourish themselves and their babes for every meal of the day, every step of the way! Highlights from this episode: Update on Sarelle & TUBtwo pregnancy Helping mamas nourish themselves during pregnancy & postpartum What is the actual risk of the foods pregnant mamas are told to avoid? There is no single food that is 100% safe Focus on eating to meet your nutrition needs Trimester zero sets the foundation for pregnancy How to add folate-rich foods into every meal Do you need methylated folate? The top 9 foods for a healthy 9 months Start your day by eating protein-rich foods to manage morning sickness in trimester 1 Reduce morning sickness with Vitamin B6 rich-foods Start increasing iron-rich foods in trimester 2 Put down the carbs and drink a smoothie Get familiar with 1 pot meals for postpartum Grain-free meals help with acid reflux in trimester 3 Probiotic-rich foods aid in digestion Omega-3s are critical for mom & baby during pregnancy and postpartum Bone broth supports healing, digestion, and hormones Say yes to help during postpartum recovery Honour your needs postpartum and lean into hunger cues Easy & accessible 1 handed snack ideas Galactagogues increase milk supply + food & herb recommendations Teas to support pregnancy & breastfeeding The best foods to keep you healthy during a cold Show sponsor: Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Baby Loose Leaf Herbal Tea Collection (spend $75 get free shipping) Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Breastmilk Loose Leaf Herbal Tea (spend $75 get free shipping) Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates Lindsay Taylor - The Food Doula Cookbook Follow Lindsay Taylor on Instagram Lily Nichols - Real Food for Pregnancy (book) Listen to Lily Nichols previously on TUBP (episode #016) Listen to TUB006: What To Eat And What Not To Eat During Pregnancy Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
027: Protecting Your Core and Pelvic Floor During Pregnancy & Postpartum with Kim Vopni
1:25:56Today I am chatting with Kim Vopni aka The Vagina Coach. Kim specializes in pelvic health and coaches women in pregnancy, motherhood, and menopause. The information we cover in this episode is so powerful and helpful to women. Whether you are having a baby, had a baby, or just going through the stages of life as a woman, your pelvic floor needs some love! Highlights from this episode: What inspired Kim to get involved with pelvic health Kim shares her birth story from pregnancy, labour, and recovery Understanding the pelvic floor The role of the pelvic floor muscles Why all women should see a pelvic floor specialist Organ prolapse is very common Pelvic health should be introduced in school Pre-book your pelvic health exam 8 weeks postpartum What to expect when you see a pelvic floor specialist How to do core breathing/kegel Visualization techniques help core breathing Exercises during pregnancy to strengthen the core What types of exercise you should avoid during pregnancy The benefits & many uses of a birthing ball How to prepare the perineum for birth What is the Epi-No? The best birthing positions to prevent tearing/damage Explaining the side-lying position How the blossom breath helps during crowning Grunting and making noise during labour Watch how people give birth outside of the media Honour the 40 days postpartum recovery period Replenish the body with healing foods postpartum Prepare for recovery - week by week Belly wrapping is recommended for up to 6 weeks Core retraining can up to 1 year or longer after pregnancy Comparing vaginal delivery vs. cesarean delivery recovery Why a pelvic floor specialist is still recommended after c-sections Show sponsor: Bellies Inc. - use the promo code ULTIMATEBABY for 10% off your order of the AB System, AB Wrap or AB Tank Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates Kim Vopini website (The Vagina Coach) Follow Kim Vopni on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Kim Vopini - Prepare To Push (book) Prepare To Push (course) Birth Like A Boss (course) Jen Oliver - The LoveFit Mama Way (book) Posterior pelvic floor release for people who sit a lot, have tailbone pain and who are pregnant (YouTube) The KR Curve Epi-No Ina May Gaskin - Ina May’s Guide To Breastfeeding (book) Joanne Stone MD, Keith Eddleman MD - The Pregnancy Bible (book) Evidence Based Birth (YouTube) Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
026: My Breastfeeding Journey & What I Wish I Knew Before
51:26I am finally sharing my breastfeeding journey in this episode. It is still going on as Sarelle continues nursing at almost two years old. I thought I would share what we have experienced since the day she was born, how it's changed, the highs, the lows, and everything in between. I'm also sharing my top tips for what I wish I knew before I started breastfeeding. Plus, what I will be taking into breastfeeding baby number two. Highlights from this episode: My breastfeeding journey with Sarelle The pressures of an intense feeding schedule Natural ways to increase milk supply Using donor milk and goat milk formula for top ups Stress impacts milk supply Introducing a bottle earlier than we planned Why we didn’t use a pacifier The most comfortable nursing bra Take care of your nipples + products I used Clogged milk duct tips Predisposition to low milk supply with Hashimoto’s Breastfeeding and introducing solids Sarelle starting night weaning between 8-10 months old The challenges with getting your period and ovulating while breastfeeding Get help from a lactation consultant The special bond you create breastfeeding Will I be a tandem breastfeeding mama or not? My top 12 breastfeeding tips Get a double breast pump! Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates The Ultimate Breastmilk Tea Holle Goat Milk Formula Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump Comotomo Bottle Boody Nursing Bra Motherlove Nipple Cream Rumina Naturals - Ouchie Momma Nipple Rescue Nipple Shield Bamboo Reusable Breast Pads Lactation Cookie Recipe from Mama Natural Ina May Gaskin - Ina May’s Guide To Breastfeeding (book) Nook Sleep Nursing Pillow (use the code ULTIMATEBABY to save 15% off) Medela Freestyle Breast Pump Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
025: I'm Pregnant (Again)
43:03Yes, it's true. I am pregnant again with TUB (The Ultimate Baby) two! In this episode, I will be sharing the details of my pregnancy so far as I am just over the halfway mark. You will hear how this pregnancy is similar and different to my last, the foods I am craving, my aversions, my exercise routine, and how I am sleeping. You will also find out what we are having if you don't already know. Lots of exciting tips and resources for newly pregnant mamas and mamas to be! Highlights from this episode: My pregnancy update & taking time off Becoming first time homebuyers! Our plans for baby #2 Preconception planning + what supplement to take Surprise… we’re expecting 1st trimester nausea, food cravings & aversions Dealing with fatigue during pregnancy Keeping skin hydrated to reduce stretch marks Prenatal fitness and the importance of staying active Connecting with my baby bump The story behind the sex reveal Why we found out the sex Why we opted out of the 7-week ultrasound The power of informed consent Planning for a home birth Creating a badass birth plan Moving, nesting, and preparing for postpartum Pregnant and breastfeeding a toddler… it can be done! Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates Listen to TUB episode 024: How To Have Hormone Intelligence and Improve Fertility with Dr. Aviva Romm Listen to TUB episode 008: The First Trimester Joyous Health – Body butter (use the code MARNI10 to save 10% off) Listen to TUB episode 022:The Importance Of Prenatal Fitness And Postpartum Mental Health with Taylor Walker Jillian Michaels: The Fitness App Listen to TUHP episode 415: The Most Effective Weight Loss and Fitness Techniques With Jillian Michaels Mary’s Mindful Bakehouse IGTV - Gender Reveal Listen to TUB episode 016: How To Have A Real Food Pregnancy with Lily Nichols Lily Nichols - Real Food for Pregnancy (book) Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
024: How To Have Hormone Intelligence And Improve Fertility with Dr. Aviva Romm
1:07:08In this amazing conversation, Aviva and I get into understanding your hormones on all levels. How they impact you day-to-day from your cycle, your sleep, your mental health, and your fertility. Dr. Aviva Romm is on a mission to empower and educate women to become fluent in the language of their hormones to awaken their inner hormone intelligence so they can heal, thrive, and reclaim their power. Highlights from this episode: Exciting pregnancy news! How being a mom has informed Aviva’s career in women’s health Common hormone challenges women experience Understanding outward symptoms vs. silent symptoms Our hormones speak to us and tell us something is wrong Make a commitment to yourself to form new habits The 95/5 rule The hormone intelligence program helps women from their 1st period to menopause What is the blueprint of your hormonal health? Eating disorders prevent your period from happening Your menstrual cycle is your 6th vital sign High levels of estrogen can be due to dietary factors and endocrine disruptors Are you taking the pill for contraception or managing hormone symptoms? Depression is a huge side effect of taking the pill Why you need to take a multivitamin with methylfolate when you are coming off the pill Fertility challenges affect both men and women How long should you try conceiving naturally before seeking out fertility treatments? Telling women over 35 they are high risk does not make them feel empowered Why you need to reduce your exposure to flame retardants Stop using endocrine disrupters: BPA, BPS, and phthalates Focus on eating organic dairy, meat, and produce to limit toxins Natural beauty products have multiple uses Safe herbs to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding Finding balance and loving yourself Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates Dr. Aviva Romm - Hormone Intelligence (book) Dr. Aviva Romm website Follow Dr. Aviva Romm on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Dr. Aviva Romm - The Natural Pregnancy Book Listen to TUHP episode 241: Dr. Aviva Romm – The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution • Permission To Pause • Embracing Adaptogens The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Aviva Romm - Deadly Pajamas & Toxic Sofas: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Baby’s Exposure to Flame Retardants (article) Hanna Andersson Hugh Taylor, MD EWG: Environmental Working Group EWG: Skin Deep Follain Credo Beauty ILIA Beauty Dr. Aviva Romm - Herbs in Pregnancy: What’s Safe, What’s Not? (article) The Hormone Intelligence Chats Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
023: Your Questions Answered (Part Two)
41:51Sleep regressions, babywearing, and breastfeeding… you asked and I am answering all of your personal questions about pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood in this (part two) episode. Things you have been wanting to know that I haven’t shared yet or maybe I did and you want more details. I have tried to be as real and raw as I could in answering these. I hope the information I provided not only gives you a bit more insight on our experience but maybe it will help you on your journey! Be sure to go back and listen to Episode 022: Your Questions Answered (Part One)! Highlights from this episode: Why we choose to send Sarelle to daycare Tips for managing Hashimoto’s while pregnant Stay hydrated to avoid constipation Start a nighttime routine with your baby before the 4-month sleep regression When Sarelle started sleeping & napping in her room Staying true to your birth plans & what is right for you Our babywearing journey from newborn to now Resting after childbirth helps recovery The benefits of breastfeeding for 2 years My first period after pregnancy Having support helps balance motherhood & entrepreneurship Advice for weaning your baby from breastfeeding Preconception planning helped us get pregnant naturally Breastfeeding is the best way to boost babies immunity Preconception planning recommendations for men Take a prenatal with methylated folate My experience getting my placenta encapsulated Belly wraps help postpartum recovery Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates Kimboo Climb Kimboo Wooble Board Listen to TUB episode 022: Your Questions Answered (Part One) Healing & Dealing with Hashi's Boiron Camilia Lalabu Soothe Shirt Solly Baby Wrap Ergobaby Embrace Newborn Baby Wrap Cococho Ergonomic Baby Carrier Listen to TUB episode 002: My Journey To A Natural Pregnancy Mama Natural - Weaning: When and How to Gently Wean Your Child (article) Listen to TUB episode 007: Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural - Navigating Life With A Newborn Listen to The Ultimate Health Podcast Listen to TUB episode 003: Natural Preconception Planning Listen to TUB episode 019: How To Optimize Fertility with Andrea Grace Holle Goat Milk Formula HiPP Baby Formula Seeking Health – Prenatal (use code ULTIMATEBABY to save 10%) Graceful Birth Doula - Placenta Encapsulation Bellies Inc. Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
022: Your Questions Answered (Part One)
40:43Co-sleeping, cod liver oil, parenting styles… you asked and I am answering all of your personal questions about pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood. Things you have been wanting to know that I haven’t shared yet or maybe I did and you want more details. I have tried to be as real and raw as I could in answering these. I hope the information I provided not only gives you a bit more insight on our experience but maybe it will help you on your journey. Highlights from this episode: 1 year anniversary of The Ultimate Baby Podcast! Stay true to yourself and choose the birth plan that is right for you Focus on feeding Sarelle nutrient dense whole foods Why we avoid feeding Sarelle cow dairy, wheat, and chocolate The benefits of cod liver oil The importance of eating nourishing foods during early labour The top 3 recommendations to support fertility Getting into a routine helps balance newborn life Does your parenting style align with your partner? Being a mom during the pandemic The ups & downs of sleep deprivation postpartum Connection is so important for new moms Our experience bedsharing Sleep is an evolving journey Starting solids and Sarelle’s 1st foods The hardest part about postpartum for me Postpartum recovery tip: Stay flat for 5 Allow time for your pelvic floor to recover post baby The stress & pressure of an intense breastfeeding schedule Babies don’t need a calcium supplement Sarelle’s daily supplement routine My Hashimoto’s postpartum update Recommendations for teething, diaper cream, and formula Stay tuned for part two! Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates Listen to TUB episode 014: Starting Your Baby On Solids & The Benefits Of Baby-Led Weaning with Angela Wallace Listen to TUB episode 019: How To Optimize Fertility with Andrea Grace Listen to TUB episode 003: Natural Preconception Planning Seeking Health – Prenatal (use code ULTIMATEBABY to save 10%) Jen Oliver - The Love FitMama Way (book) Boiron Camilia Dimpleskins Naturals - Bum Bum Balm St. Francis Herb Farm - Calendula Salve Holle Goat Milk Formula Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google
021: The Importance Of Prenatal Fitness And Postpartum Mental Health with Taylor Walker
51:52Staying fit and active during pregnancy is a must to feel your best, have a healthy delivery and strong recovery, at least that was the case for Taylor Walker. She is a mama of two who shares her pregnancy and natural birth story along with the challenges she faced dealing with postpartum mental health after her first pregnancy. She also shares how she has navigated the ups and downs during her recent pregnancy. Taylor created an amazing prenatal fitness program that will be launched in May on The Fitness App. Her goal is to inspire you to stay committed to your health, your body and your mind throughout all the stages of pregnancy and beyond. Highlights from this episode: Mom Tip: Packing snacks for the car Taylor’s second pregnancy was completely different from her first Pregnancy life with a toddler during a pandemic How Taylor became involved in the fitness industry Dealing with pregnancy cravings and nausea Don’t stop moving your body during pregnancy Start modifying exercises in 2nd trimester The whole mama approach to Taylor’s new fitness app Movement helps with your physical body and mental health Labour & delivery is the most intense fitness event in most women’s lives Hypnobirthing teaches how to release fear surrounding labour & delivery Doulas act as a bridge between families and healthcare providers Letting go of expectations with second delivery Taylor struggled with postpartum anxiety What is postpartum rage? Tips for postpartum recovery Reach out for support Prenatal supplement recommendations Focusing on nourishment for postpartum healing Talk with your spouse/partner about your needs for trimester 4 Preparing her son CJ for baby #2 Mamas you still matter Don’t be afraid to ask for help Show sponsor: Sproos - 20% off all Sproos products (use the code MARNI20, promo valid one per customer) Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates Taylor Walker Fit Follow Taylor Walker Fit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter The Fitness App The Ultimate Health Podcast Amazing Births & Beyond Serene Health Peanut: Find Friends & Support (app) Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google