13 episodes

Marni Wasserman's journey into motherhood began after going through a natural pregnancy and home birth. She's here to share her experiences and what she is learning along the way as a mom committed to health. Through solo shows and guest interviews you are going to get the best information on mom and baby wellness.

Marni will be covering a wide variety of topics including natural fertility, clean diet and necessary supplements, having a positive pregnancy experience, discovering alternative interventions, breastfeeding benefits, building a birth team, postpartum healing, starting solids foods, raising healthy eaters, and so much more.

She will empower and educate other moms and moms to-be to approach motherhood in the most natural way possible and of course, learn what it takes to raise the ultimate baby!

The Ultimate Baby Podcast Marni Wasserman

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

Marni Wasserman's journey into motherhood began after going through a natural pregnancy and home birth. She's here to share her experiences and what she is learning along the way as a mom committed to health. Through solo shows and guest interviews you are going to get the best information on mom and baby wellness.

Marni will be covering a wide variety of topics including natural fertility, clean diet and necessary supplements, having a positive pregnancy experience, discovering alternative interventions, breastfeeding benefits, building a birth team, postpartum healing, starting solids foods, raising healthy eaters, and so much more.

She will empower and educate other moms and moms to-be to approach motherhood in the most natural way possible and of course, learn what it takes to raise the ultimate baby!

    A Positive Pregnancy & Birth Experience to Raising a Healthy Eater with Joy McCarthy

    A Positive Pregnancy & Birth Experience to Raising a Healthy Eater with Joy McCarthy

    On today’s show, I have a long time friend and colleague of mine, Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health. She is not only a mama to her sweet daughter Vienna, but she is also a holistic nutritionist, author of three best-selling books, and hosts the Joyous Heath Podcast with her hubby Walker.
    I am thrilled to have her on my show as she has knowledge in so many areas that relate to mom and baby wellness. We cover so much on today’s episode including Joy's positive pregnancy experience, what foods she craved during pregnancy, how she cared for her skin and baby bump, the interventions she avoided, how she prepared for a natural birth, breastfeeding challenges, and the key nutrients for raising a healthy child.
    Highlights from this episode:
    Sarelle’s 44-week milestones Joy loved being pregnant Her food cravings and aversions during pregnancy Avoid refined sugar to help balance blood sugar levels Nourish your body... what you eat is growing the baby The key nutrients Joy recommends for pregnancy Listen to your gut, don’t take iron supplements if you don’t need too Yoga helps manage round ligament pain Make sure you rest during the third trimester How Joy managed her anxiety naturally throughout pregnancy Take time to slow down during pregnancy Joy’s body care and bump care routine to avoid stretch marks Bring mindfulness into your pregnancy Joy’s pregnancy self-care rituals Her approach to the different interventions and tests that came up Tune it to connect with your child’s soul Vitamin K can be administered orally to the baby Joy’s positive approach to her birth plan The benefits of a birthing center The struggle with breastfeeding in the first 6 weeks Using organic goat milk formula for top-ups Having a supportive co-parent is essential Allow your body time to heal postpartum Vienna’s first foods The challenges feeding toddlers and what you can do Start with vegetables first before super sweet foods The key nutrients for raising a healthy child Kids are more deficient than adults in essential fatty acids How much vitamin D do kids need? Partnering with Genuine Health to create a kid’s line of supplements Teach kids to try a food 7x Don’t be so militant about food You know your child best, all your decisions come down to you and your partner Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates
    Joyous Health
    Follow Joy McCarthy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    Joy McCarthy - The Joyous Cookbook (book)
    Joy McCarthy - Joyous Detox (book)
    Joy McCarthy - Joyous Health (book)
    Joyous Health Podcast
    Follow Walker Jordan on Instagram
    Episode 22: Marni Wasserman - A courageous transition from veganism to living life to the fullest
    Frozen Witch Hazel Pad Recipe
    Joyous Health Pregnancy & Birthing Affirmations
    Mama Natural Pregnancy Affirmation Cards and App
    Joyous Health - Body butter (use the code MARNI10 to save 10% off)
    Nook Sleep (use the code ULTIMATEBABY to save 15% off)
    Genuine Health Kids - Fermented Organic Gut Superfoods+ kids
    Genuine Health Kids - Advanced Gut Health Probiotic kids
    Genuine Health Kids - Omega3 kids + D3
    Joyous Health - Little Food Lovers: Raising Healthy Snackers (ebook)
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Fourth Trimester

    The Fourth Trimester

    This week we are diving into the often forgotten about fourth trimester.
    So much planning and preparation go into baby and delivery but not enough is talked about when it comes to what to do after the baby is born. It’s a challenging, yet beautiful time with your newborn and there is so much to learn so quickly.
    Jesse and I share as much as we could recollect from our fourth trimester experience with Sarelle.
    Highlights from this episode:
    Sarelle's 38-week milestones The first 12 weeks after Sarelle was born (the 4th trimester) Oral vitamin K Encapsulating Marni's placenta A support team after birth is essential Making baths part of your self-care healing routine Allowing time for your body to rest and heal Feeding Sarelle every 2 hours (even through the night) The challenges of breastfeeding, pumping, & top-ups We opted for goat milk formula Natural options to help increase your milk supply Hiring a lactation consultant to guide our breastfeeding journey Chiropractic care during pregnancy & postpartum (for baby and mom) How to relieve a blocked milk duct Healing after a vaginal delivery Co-sleeping, bassinets & sleep sacks Establishing a good nighttime routine Transitioning Sarelle from co-sleeping to her crib Dream feeding & pumping at night Marni & Sarelle’s supplement protocols Newborn activities, books, & toys Bonding while babywearing Causes of baby acne Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates
    Listen to The First Trimester
    The Ultimate Baby aka TUB – The First Trimester (Marni’s blog post)
    Listen to The Second Trimester
    The Second Trimester And Beyond (Marni's blog post)
    The Ultimate Baby Nursery - Eco Friendly, Cozy & Natural (Marni's blog post)
    Listen to The Third Trimester
    The Ultimate Birth Story (Marni's blog post)
    Our Doula - Jessica Ienna Mendez (IG: @gymdoula)
    Midwives of Windsor
    Graceful Birth Doula Services (placenta encapsulation)
    Listen to Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural previously on TUHP (episode #315)
    Mama Natural's website
    Haakaa (breast pump)
    Holle Organic Infant Goat Milk Formula 1
    Lactation Cookie Recipe to Increase Breast Milk Supply (Mama Natural)
    Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Breastmilk Tea
    Jennifer Day (lactation consultant)
    Medela Freestyle Breast Pump (double)
    Sunflower lecithin
    Frida Mom Frida Mom (Oscars ad rejected)
    Thayers Alcohol-Free Original Witch Hazel
    7th Generation Free & Clear Overnight Pads
    HALO BassiNest Glide Sleeper
    Nested Bean - Zen Swaddle Premier
    Arm's Reach (we have older model)
    Cloud b Sleep Sheep Sound Soother
    Yogasleep Whish White Noise Sound Machine
    4moms rockaRoo
    4moms rockaRoo (infant insert)
    Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing
    Solly Baby (wrap carrier)
    Ergobaby Embrace (wrap carrier)
    Skip Hop (whale bath tub)
    Seeking Health - Prenatal (use code ULTIMATEBABY to save 10%)
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    My Birth Story

    My Birth Story

    My labour was long and difficult but it was a day (or two) that I will never forget.
    Any woman that has given birth, no matter how or where is amazing! I have such an appreciation for labour and delivery being on the other side of it. It was a wild, exhilarating, exhausting experience but worth every second.
    Sharing a birth story is very intimate and very empowering, and I am excited to share my story with you in this episode.
    Highlights from this episode:
    Sarelle's 36-week milestones Acknowledging all the women who have given birth Hitting the 40-week milestone Natural induction protocols Potential risks involved with a hind water leak Our home birth nearly turned into a hospital birth Trying one last natural induction remedy... castor oil Finally contractions, home birth is back on! The arrival of our doula & midwives Trying various birthing positions & techniques throughout the day Manually breaking the water Our birthing tub experience Moving through the long and exhausting stages of labour Tough love from midwives at the end of labour The miraculous arrival of our baby girl!! Her name... Sarelle Jolie Delaying cord cutting and delivering the placenta The start of our breastfeeding journey We're so grateful for our birthing team The meaning behind Sarelle Jolie’s name Thank you for your love & support throughout our pregnancy & birth Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates
    Listen to The First Trimester
    The Ultimate Baby aka TUB – The First Trimester (Marni’s blog post)
    Listen to The Second Trimester
    The Second Trimester And Beyond (Marni's blog post)
    The Ultimate Baby Nursery - Eco Friendly, Cozy & Natural (Marni's blog post)
    Listen to The Third Trimester
    The Ultimate Birth Story (Marni's blog post)
    Our Doula - Jessica Ienna Mendez (IG: @gymdoula)
    Midwives of Windsor
    Joe Rogan episode #1425 with Garrett Reisman
    Medley pull out couch (formerly called Stem Goods)
    Rallis Olive Oil
    Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Breastfeeding Tea
    Seeking Health - Prenatal (use code ULTIMATEBABY to save 10%)
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Third Trimester

    The Third Trimester

    The third trimester was busy, uncomfortable, and full of surprises.
    But it also had us both so excited and on the edge of our seat to meet our little babe. We were as prepared as we could possibly be and were so ready for the birth even though we didn't know when, where, or how it would all turn out.
    In this episode, Jesse and I get into our unique eco baby shower, preventing constipation, (lack of) sleep, belly mapping, consuming dates, dealing with a frank breech baby, natural remedies for fighting a cold during pregnancy, and so much more!
     
    Highlights from this episode:
    Sarelle's 33-week milestones Our tea party themed baby shower Receiving books instead of cards to grow TUB’s library We're grateful for the gifts and continued support Capturing your pregnancy with a photoshoot What is belly mapping? At 32 weeks, baby was in a frank breech position Chiropractic care and Spinning Babies exercises The home visit with the midwives ended in a hospital visit at 37 weeks Always look for the silver lining in a situation you can’t control Shortness of breath is still an ongoing struggle in trimester 3 Eating high fiber foods and staying hydrated helps prevent constipation Glowing skin and thick lush hair How our sleep has been impacted during this stage Exercises to tune into your pelvic floor Listen to your body Can you prevent tearing with the EPI-NO? Start planning for postpartum Stockpile your freezer with ready-to-go meals & snacks Minimize any stress and be prepared as possible Consuming dates can reduce the intensity & duration of labour The benefits of drinking red raspberry leaf tea Marni's new breastmilk tea helps increase milk supply Pregnancy safe natural remedies for fighting a cold Enjoying the nesting phase of pregnancy Creating a nursing station for breastfeeding area Getting the car seat properly installed Trust and surrender to what comes next Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates
    Listen to The First Trimester
    The Ultimate Baby aka TUB – The First Trimester (Marni’s blog post)
    Listen to The Second Trimester
    The Second Trimester And Beyond (Marni's blog post)
    The Ultimate Baby Nursery - Eco Friendly, Cozy & Natural (Marni's blog post)
    Penny Simkin - The Birth Partner (book)
    Spinning Babies
    Listen to Jen Oliver previously on TUHP (episode #262)
    Jen Oliver - The Love FitMama Way (book)
    FitMama Podcast
    Glowing Mama Health & Fitness Program – Use the code “ultimatehealth15” for 15% off
    Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project Workouts
    EPI-NO
    Kim Vopni - Prepare To Push (book)
    Bellies Inc.
    Listen to Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural previously on TUHP (episode #315)
    Larabar
    Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Baby (TUB) Tea Collection
    Traditional Medicinals - Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
    Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Breastmilk Tea For Nursing Mothers
    Beekeeper's Naturals - Propolis Spray (SAVE 15% off all Beekeeper's Naturals products + Free Shipping over $60)
    Listen to Focus Friday - Close the Loops previously on TUHP (episode #314)
    Seeking Health - Prenatal (use code ULTIMATEBABY to save 10%)
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    • 42 min
    The Second Trimester

    The Second Trimester

    Trimester two was definitely a highlight for me and I am so grateful that it went so smoothly.
    I cover so much in this episode including when my bump really popped, feeling the baby's first movements and the heartbeat, red raspberry leaf tea, slowing down, diet & supplements, preparing for a natural home birth, pregnancy book recommendations, birth classes, and so much more.
    Highlights from this episode:
    Sarelle's 32-week milestones Marni’s growing bump Embracing pregnancy Feeling the baby kick at week 20 Moisturizing your belly, boobs, & bottom Increase your collagen intake with daily smoothies & elixirs Homemade gummies are the tastiest way to consume gelatin Common body changes happening throughout trimester 2 Exercise video recommendations for trimester 2 Yoga is very conducive to being pregnant The benefits of connecting with pregnant mamas in your community Learning through birth classes Pregnancy book recommendations Our babymoon & nesting Preparing the nursery for TUB A home visit from our doula Preparing for a natural home birth The magical moment... hearing TUB’s heartbeat Why you need to see a pelvic floor specialist Connecting with the baby through meditation Mama's diet and cravings Marni’s Hashimoto's antibodies are the lowest they’ve ever been Boosting low iron with foods & supplements Packing the freezer with healthy, homemade meals Red raspberry leaf tea Marni’s daily supplement regimen Scheduling time for dates, family & fun Embrace slowing down before the baby comes Marni’s maternity capsule wardrobe Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for baby TUB updates
    Listen to The First Trimester
    The Second Trimester And Beyond (Marni's blog post)
    Joyous Health - Body Butter
    Perfect Keto
    Sproos
    Listen to Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural previously on TUHP (episode #315)
    Marni Wasserman - A Real Treat (ebook)
    Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project Workouts
    Glowing Mama Health & Fitness Program – Use the code “ultimatehealth15” for 15% off
    Mama Natural Birth Course
    Love Your Labour Program
    Pam England - Birthin From Within (book)
    Penny Simkin - The Birth Partner (book)
    Lily Nichols - Real Food for Pregnancy (book)
    Ina May Gaskin - Guide to Childbirth (book)
    Ina May Gaskin - Guide to Breastfeeding (book)
    John Pfeiffer - Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad! (book)
    Genevieve Howland - The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth (book)
    Listen to Focus Friday - Minimize Your Chemical Exposure
    Three Lambs Baby Boutique
    Babyletto Toco Swivel Glider and Ottoman
    Nuna - stroller, carseat, & play yard
    Designs For Health - Ferrochel Iron Chelate
    Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Baby (TUB) Tea Collection
    Genevieve Howland - The Truth About Red Raspberry Leaf Tea During Pregnancy (article)
    Seeking Health - Prenatal (use code ULTIMATEBABY to save 10%)
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The First Trimester

    The First Trimester

    Get ready to hear all about our first trimester with my husband Jesse. In this episode, you will hear about what we did to improve our chances of fertility and what we did to support a healthy pregnancy from diet to supplements, to healing therapies. We also get into the specifics of what the 1st trimester entailed from nausea, food aversions, cravings, and how we created our ideal birth plan. Have a listen and join us on our baby journey!
    Highlights from this episode:
    Sarelle's 30-week milestones Baby TUB (The Ultimate Baby) is arriving in February 2020 Planning for pregnancy Trying to conceive (TTC) with Hashimoto’s disease Working with a functional medicine team CoQ10 for fertility MTHFR explained Supplements to consider during pregnancy What is a repro reflexologist? Tracking basal body temperature (BBT) Listen to your body Self-care is important Cutting down on caffeine Avoiding hot showers & saunas Thriving on paleo diet during pregnancy 1st trimester symptoms Marni's pregnancy cravings Staying hydrated Embrace slowing down We're super grateful for the "work" we get to do Our pregnancy team Our natural birth plan Related links:
    Follow Marni Wasserman on Instagram
    The Ultimate Baby aka TUB - The First Trimester (Marni's blog post)
    Seeking Health - Prenatal (use code ULTIMATEBABY to save 10%)
    Sally Fallon - Nourishing Traditions (book)
    Vital Proteins - Grass-Fed Beef Liver Capsules
    Eastern Market (Detroit Farmer's Market)
    Sea Bands
    The Ginger People - Gin Gins
    Simple Mills (grain-free products)
    Siete (grain-free products)
    unBun Foods - Keto Buns
    Reflexology + Reiki (Sandra Bistany)
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Rasta Yogi ,

I can’t get enough!

I absolutely have loved every podcast. I learn so much. Always excited for the next episode.

Anndude ,

Best Pregnancy Podcast

I have been following the Ultimate Health Podcast for years, and Marni’s venture into the Ultimate Baby Podcast is the best thing I’ve ever experienced. The reason I’ve love this podcast so much is because Marni produces incredibly entertaining content without the hours of back and forth conversation and unrelated details (sorry other podcasters, it gets old). Marni gets straight to the point, but includes incredible education, addresses important topics, and addresses topics that you didn’t know were important until listening (which is the best part)! The only complaint I have is that four new episodes don’t come out every day 🤣 I could listen all day. Thank you Marni for this incredible podcast!

JMG_89 ,

So helpful as a FTM who wants a natural pregnancy/birth!

As I’m just starting my pregnancy journey with my first baby, Marni’s guidance and advice on her podcast has been invaluable. From prepping my body for conception, now to practical and natural advice for the first trimester, I can’t wait to see what else she has in store! So thankful for her willingness to share her own experiences of a natural pregnancy and birth.

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