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Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Join us each week as we take the conversation of motherhood ... Beyond Birth.
Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, and mama) and Jenny Anderson (doula, Birthfit Regional Director, and mama). Our hope is to inspire, educate, and empower women as they navigate pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood with evidence based guidance, informative interviews, and entertaining anecdotes from our perspectives as moms, entrepreneurs, and birth professionals.

Beyond Birth Liz Winters & Jenny Anderson

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Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Join us each week as we take the conversation of motherhood ... Beyond Birth.
Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, and mama) and Jenny Anderson (doula, Birthfit Regional Director, and mama). Our hope is to inspire, educate, and empower women as they navigate pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood with evidence based guidance, informative interviews, and entertaining anecdotes from our perspectives as moms, entrepreneurs, and birth professionals.

    Ep. 40 Healing Postpartum Autoimmunity with Nutrition Consultant, Brandy Cummings

    Ep. 40 Healing Postpartum Autoimmunity with Nutrition Consultant, Brandy Cummings

    Is the utter exhaustion of postpartum parenting normal or just common? With more than 40% of the autoimmune symptoms reported in the first year of parenting, postpartum autoimmunity is a real issue (that is often overlooked!) In today's interview with Brandy Cummings, we discuss the root causes of postpartum autoimmunity, things you can do now to support your overall health, and how to advocate for the support needed and deserved postpartum.

    In this episode: 


    What exactly is postpartum autoimmunity
    Why autoimmunity is so common and the root causes 
    What folks can do to support their preconception health and reduce the likelihood of developing autoimmunity
    How nutrition plays a vital role in autoimmune function 
    What foundational nutrition look like. 
    The importance of developing postpartum support plan
    Catch Brandy at the online 2020 AIP Summit Jan 6-12, 2020

    About Brandy:

    Brandy Cummings is a certified Nutrition Consultant trained in Functional Medicine. She has her masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. Additionally,  she is an AIP (autoimmune protocol) Certified Coach, and Feed Your Fertile Body!  and Feed Your Pregnant Body!  instructor, mama and owner of Thriving Vitality. 

    Connect with Brandy

    Thriving Vitality LLC 

    @thrivingvitalityllc



    Stay Connected with Jenny & Liz!

    Jenny Anderson
    bend.birthfit.com
    @birdie.in.bend



    Liz Winters
    lizwinterswellness.com
    @lizwinterswellness

    Have questions or want to say hi?! Email us at beyondbirthpodcast@gmail.com 


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    • 59 min
    Ep. 39 Day by Day in Life, Marriage, and Pregnancy

    Ep. 39 Day by Day in Life, Marriage, and Pregnancy

    Happy New Year! Welcome to the Roarin’ 20s.
    Liz and Jenny are setting some roots and gazing upward for the new year and the new possibilities of 2020.
    What’s your word for this year … or this decade? Can you pick a word that is helping you take action in your life? Or, do you take Liz’s route and pick out an emoji? Can we set goals, and do we feel achievement without external validation?
    Jenny shares her hope to find the balance of the “me” and “we” in marriage.
    Money in the new year is always a topic! Liz and family are doing a “spending freeze” month. Join them to see how your mindset, energy, and bank account change. Or try out one of Jenny’s new approaches to budgeting: multiple bank accounts.
    Liz checks in on her pregnancy and how she is feeling these days with her baby, Cricket. (And it isn’t all rainbows and happy moments.) Pregnancy after loss is intense and beautiful and hard. It requires a lot of patience and a lot of intentional living in the moment. Liz opens up about her raw feelings, and the ebbs and flows of her days.
    Liz gives us a little background on her experience with midwifery and why this approach to care in her pregnancy has offered her the foundation and support she needs.
    Our mantras for an anxious pregnancy:
    I am safe.
    I am pregnant.
    I am pregnant today.
    My baby is safe.
    My family is safe.
    Be in this moment.
    “Worrying is paying for a debt you don’t have.” - so said someone far more clever than us.
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    • 41 min
    Ep. 38 The Stress-free Childcare Search with Ren Johns of PDX Waitlist

    Ep. 38 The Stress-free Childcare Search with Ren Johns of PDX Waitlist

    Raise your hand if finding childcare has you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless or just endlessly confused. ME TOO friends! Which is why I'm so excited about this conversation with Ren Johns, founder of PDX Waitlist. Ren demystifies childcare and makes this piece of the parenting puzzle so much easier (for all caretakers involved). 

    Not in Oregon? No worries! Ren shares universal tips to make getting quality, affordable care when you need it possible! 

    In this episode we cover:


    When parents should start looking for care
    Different care options: in-home, center, nanny-share and what to expect with each.
    Things parents should consider when choosing a care model
    Top questions to ask care providers 
    The difference between popular curriculums like Montessori, Reggio, and Waldorf
    How to broach difficult conversations with care providers in a way that everyone feels heard and supported

    Be sure to check out Ren's upcoming class in Portland on January 25! 

    Connect with Ren 

    @pdxwaitlist 

    pdxwaitlist.com



    Stay Connected! 

    Jenny Anderson

    @birdie.in.bend

    bend.birthfit.com

    Liz Winters

    @lizwinterswellness

    lizwinterswellness.com


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    • 44 min
    Ep. 37 Empowered Prenatal Nutrition with Lily Nichols, RD (Rebroadcast)

    Ep. 37 Empowered Prenatal Nutrition with Lily Nichols, RD (Rebroadcast)

    Happy New Year! We are kicking off 2020 by sharing our most popular episode of 2019. Enjoy! Jenny and Liz will be back soon! 

    Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, author, and mom with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition.

    IN THIS EPISODE

    Why is prenatal nutrition important? Epigenetics is (in part) the expression of our baby’s genes. Prenatal nutrition can minimize the risk of baby developing issues later in life.

    Newsflash: 17 years before research gets into clinical practice. Hospital/office policy may be further delayed.

    Navigating vegetarian/vegan pregnancy: it’s not all protein concerns, it’s getting enough micronutrients including choline, DHA, iron, B12, glycine, K2, zinc, plus others, AND their “absorbability”, form, and concentration.

    Concern: If it doesn’t come in the context of full food, does it work in the same way? Truth: We don’t know, which is why Lily recommends getting these nutrients from food and not relying on a prenatal vitamin.

    What are traditional cultures doing to optimize nutrients? Utilize tip to tail of an animal’s body (which also minimizes waste).

    Top 3 picks to make a difference in nutritional adequacy for vegan/vegetarian moms:


    Prioritize eggs with yolks for choline. If you can source from pasture raised … all the better, nutrient density is higher.
    Clams/Oysters are off the charts in iron, zinc, B12, selenium, iodine, and some DHA.
    Bone broth and soups/stews made with discarded parts (also minimizing waste) and contain concentrated glycine and collagen.

    Celebrate your small victories each day and don’t expect perfection of yourself.

    Lily’s “F the Should” on Postpartum: Expect a lot less from yourself.

    Leave us review/rating! This really helps us get out to more listeners.

    Find more about Lily Nichols:

    Real Food for Pregnancy (Book)

    Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (Book)

    @lilynicholsrdn

    www.lilynicholsrdn.com

    FOR MORE FROM LIZ & JENNY

    Hosted by: Liz Winters & Jenny Anderson

    Find us: Instagram @lizwinterswellness @birdie.in.bend

    www.lizwinterswellness.com

    bend.birthfit.com

    TAGS

    Pregnancy, Prenatal, Nutrition, Interview, Whole Food, Vegetarian Pregnancy, Vegan Pregnancy


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    • 58 min
    Ep. 36 The Importance of "Me Time" in Parenting with Kira Rodenbush, LMT.

    Ep. 36 The Importance of "Me Time" in Parenting with Kira Rodenbush, LMT.

    Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, and mama) and Jenny Anderson (doula, Birthfit Regional Director, certified yoga instructor, and mama). Our hope is to inspire, educate, and empower women as they navigate pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood with evidence based guidance, informative interviews, and entertaining anecdotes from our perspectives as moms, entrepreneurs, and birth professionals.

    About Kira

    Kira Rodenbush is a Licensed Massage Therapist and graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts.  She has extensive experience with prenatal and postpartum massage, as well as grief and trauma support through massage. Kira believes in providing her clients with the space to disconnect from the internal chatter and slip into that zone where they can acknowledge the body’s inherent intelligence and desire for wellness. Using a blend of techniques woven into a Swedish massage that’s as firm as it is gentle, Kira looks forward to meeting each client exactly where they are and engaging the body in the wonderful conversation that is therapeutic massage.

    Kira speaks the Truth:

    Handle what’s in your hands.

    Whatever solutions we are seeking are in the room with us, but it may not be the one you keep trying.

    Put the Christmas lights on the laundry pile.

    Speed cleaning videos are very empowering!

    Parent your inner child like you would any of your other children.

    Reframe your household mess as evidence of life happening and people l i v i n g.

    Think about what nourishes you and give yourself permission to pursue it.

    Topics Discussed in this Episode

    Why being a massage therapist is great for making friends (who doesn’t want a massage therapist as a friend??) and maybe more importantly ... making an impact and getting your healing hands on people faster than medical school.

    Massage is for everyone but is so precious to new parents and people grieving a loss.

    Create a spa experience of peace and serenity in your small moments of life through breath and gratitude. (Did you know breath is proven to help your your body come out of sympathetic and into para-sympathetic balance?)

    Self-care does not have to be another to do list: it can be spontaneous, small, and simple.

    Find people who are not trying to force their method on you but are holding space for you to find your own method.

    There is a magic postpartum massage window 18-36 hours postpartum before milk has come in when a mom can lay on her stomach.

    Massage postpartum after pregnancy loss is genuinely different for every parent: touch may or may not feel good, letting people in to your space may not feel good. There are people out there who specialize in this specific support.

    MENTIONED

    Breitenbush

    CONNECT WITH KIRA

    Kira Rodenbush on Facebook

    Bodyaware Massage

    FOR MORE FROM LIZ & JENNY

    Hosted by: Liz Winters & Jenny Anderson

    Find us: Instagram @lizwinterswellness@birdie.in.bend

    www.lizwinterswellness.com

    bend.birthfit.com


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 35: Being Present as We Wrap Up 2019

    Ep. 35: Being Present as We Wrap Up 2019

    What do you want out of these last few weeks of 2019? What are your feelings as we move to 2020? On today's episode of the Beyond Birth Podcast, Jenny and Liz attempt to answer these same questions and take an unexpected adventure into the world of conscious consumerism, being in the present movement, embracing the seasonality of life, and finding ease in our intentions for the new year.

    Stay Connected

    @birdie.in.bend
    bend.birthfit.com

    @lizwinterswellness
    lizwinterswellness.com


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    • 1 hr 3 min

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