33 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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 86 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!

    The Six Pillars of Mom’s Health

    The Six Pillars of Mom’s Health

    This episode focuses on mom’s well-being. I will share everything you can do from pregnancy to the months (and years) postpartum to make your health a priority. These six pillars will set the foundation for amazing health practices that you can keep building on. I cover everything from making sure your sleep, hydration, nutrition, community connections, movement, and self-care are in check. All of these areas will start you on a path of feeling incredible from the inside out.
    Highlights from this episode:
    Rest when baby rests How to prepare for a good night’s sleep Is it time to upgrade your pillows? It’s important for breastfeeding mamas to stay hydrated What my current diet looks like + what I eat in a day The benefits of having mom friends Start a mom group online or in person Add fitness and mini workouts into your daily routine Carve out time for self-care Show sponsor:
    Needed - Save 20% off all prenatal supplements when you use the code "ultimatebaby' at checkout
    Related links: Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle & Hayden updates
    Listen to TUB032: The First Six Months with Two Kids
    The Ultimate Health Podcast with Jesse Chappus
    Listen to TUHP episode 002: The 6 Pillars of Health
    Oura Ring
    Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Breastmilk Loose Leaf Herbal Tea (spend $75 get free shipping)
    Sunshine Mattress Co. (use the code “marni10” to save 10% off)
    Berkey Water Filtration System
    Aussie Trace Minerals
    LMNT
    Paleovalley Supergreens ultimatehealth at checkout
    Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Baby Loose Leaf Herbal Tea Collection (spend $75 get free shipping)
    Hydro Flask Water Bottle
    Paleovalley Organ Complex ultimatehealth at checkout
    Mid-Day Squares
    GoMacro Bars
    Paleovalley Pasture-Raised Turkey Sticks ultimatehealth at checkout
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    • 37 min
    The First Six Months with Two Kids

    The First Six Months with Two Kids

    Raising one child is beyond busy, but add another into the mix and things get a little more hectic. Balancing schedules, sleep, breastfeeding, emotions, and our role as parents is a lot to consider and to figure out in the moment.
    Every day I am learning something new about myself and my kids and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Life with two little people has been the most incredibly rewarding (and often challenging) gift, and I am so grateful to be their mama.
    Highlights from this episode:
    Sarelle meets Hayden for the first time Our newborn photoshoot at home Family support during postpartum recovery My breastfeeding experience with a newborn & toddler Finding solutions to deal with baby spitting up Tandem feeding + future plans for weaning Sarelle Look into why your baby is spitting up Our co-sleeping (aka bed-sharing) experience Why we are transitioning to a Montessori floor bed instead of a crib Our approach to naps and being flexible with routines Parent present approach to Sarelle’s sleep challenges Battling daycare viruses + the challenges of being sick with kids Supplement recommendations for babies & toddlers to boost their immune system Be mindful of baby’s development when using bouncers, exersaucers, and more Hayden’s transition to a high chair Managing toddler emotions + update on Sarelle’s development Grateful for the sweet moments Our family of 4 morning routine Finding balance as busy parents The Montessori approach to practical life My mental & physical health update Castor oil treatments for postpartum hair loss The benefits of having 2 kids close in age Show sponsor:
    Needed - Save 20% off all prenatal supplements when you use the code "ultimatebaby' at checkout
    Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle & Hayden updates
    Follow Gojisuperdog on Instagram
    Listen to TUB026: My Breastfeeding Journey & What I Wish I Knew Before
    Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump
    Nook Sleep (use the code ULTIMATEBABY to save 15% off)
    Sprout Kids - Floor Bed Frame
    The Ultimate Health Podcast hosted by Jesse Chappus
    The Baby Bjorn Bouncer
    Skip Hop Exersaucer
    Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair
    Roo & You Play Couch
    Lovevery
    Skin Essence Organics (use the code "marni" to save 15% off)
    Nuna SENA Aire Playard
    Ergobaby Embrace Newborn Baby Wrap
    Cococho Ergonomic Baby Carrier
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    My Second Home Birth Story

    My Second Home Birth Story

    I knew that my son, Hayden Beau was coming to me earlier than his due date. It was just a matter of how and when. As every baby does, he had his own plans on how he wanted to come earth-side.
    In this episode, Jesse and I share everything from when my water broke to holding him in the birth tub on his birthday. It was an emotional, painful, yet beautiful home birth experience. We were so lucky to be in the comfort of our home with our amazing birth team. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to bring a human into this world.
    Highlights from this episode:
    Update on life with a toddler & newborn The days leading up to when my water broke Natural ways to induce labour Timing contractions + our birth team arrives Practicing hypnobirthing during labour The pros and cons of using castor oil The feeling of active labour We delivered Hayden in the birthing tub! The benefits of delayed cord clamping Cleaning up after a home birth Baby’s first check-up The option to use oral vitamin K vs. the injection Why I encapsulated my placenta The story behind Hayden Beau’s name My postpartum recovery journey Related links:
    Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle & Hayden updates
    The Ultimate Health Podcast with Jesse Chappus
    Read Hayden Beau's Birth Story
    Our Doula – Jessica Ienna Mendez (IG: @gymdoula)
    Midwives of Windsor
    Listen to My Birth Story (with Sarelle)
    Udderly Nuts Almond Milk
    Subscribe to TUBP in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google

    • 51 min
    Empower Yourself To Love Your Labour and Embrace Natural Birth with Corrine Brown

    Empower Yourself To Love Your Labour and Embrace Natural Birth with Corrine Brown

    I 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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How To Set Boundaries and Deal With ‘Fussy’ Eating with Angela Wallace

    How To Set Boundaries and Deal With ‘Fussy’ Eating with Angela Wallace

    Today'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

    • 1 hr
    Nourish Your Body & Your Baby Throughout All Four Trimesters with Lindsay Taylor

    Nourish Your Body & Your Baby Throughout All Four Trimesters with Lindsay Taylor

    Lindsay 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

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Merattjm ,

So enjoyable and informative

It can be so difficult to find a podcast that is both informative and enjoyable to listen to. Marni has the gift of providing both. I love listening to her interviews and captivated by her personal stories. This is a must listen for all pregnant a new moms.

milgo990 ,

Love it !

Marni is my go to baby expert. I love the topics she chooses to discuss on her podcasts. All of them are a joy to listen to, so informative. Thank you for all the inspirations!

maymusiclover ,

Thank you Marni!

Words cannot express how thankful I am to Marni for this resource. As a The Ultimate Health Podcast listener for many years, I was so excited when Marni announced this podcast. Each episode is jam packed with information and I love her positivity! Highly, highly recommend!

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