329 episodes

Join Stephanie Greunke, registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show and share personal stories so you leave each episode with practical tips to be a proactive parent!

Past guests have included Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Aviva Romm, Dr. Elisa Song, Dr. Alexandra Sacks, Lily Nichols, Ali Miller, Melissa Urban, and Chris Kresser, L.Ac.

Subscribe and join the “Doctor Mom” community so you can feel supported on the journey of motherhood and empowered working with your healthcare providers.

Follow the hosts on Instagram @stephgreunke and @drelanaroumell and visit us at doctormompodcast.com

"Doctor Mom" Podcast Stephanie Greunke, RD and Dr. Elana Roumell, ND

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 436 Ratings

Join Stephanie Greunke, registered dietitian, and Dr. Elana Roumell, a naturopathic doctor, both trained in functional medicine and passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. They invite experts on the show and share personal stories so you leave each episode with practical tips to be a proactive parent!

Past guests have included Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. Aviva Romm, Dr. Elisa Song, Dr. Alexandra Sacks, Lily Nichols, Ali Miller, Melissa Urban, and Chris Kresser, L.Ac.

Subscribe and join the “Doctor Mom” community so you can feel supported on the journey of motherhood and empowered working with your healthcare providers.

Follow the hosts on Instagram @stephgreunke and @drelanaroumell and visit us at doctormompodcast.com

    Navigating Burnout and Anxiety in Motherhood with Mama Psychologists

    Navigating Burnout and Anxiety in Motherhood with Mama Psychologists

    Steph interviews Chelsea Bodie, co-founder of the Mama Psychologists, to discuss ways moms can navigate anxiety and intrusive thoughts. They discuss common fears moms have when it comes to their kids and how to navigate those fears. You’ll learn when “common” becomes concerning and how to get the support you need to feel more at ease and less alone.  
    Topics Discussed:
    Unique ways burnout shows up in moms and kids
    Common concerns moms have
    Intrusive thoughts
    Strategies to navigate anxious thoughts
    When it’s more than “new mom worries”
    Show Notes:
    Visit Mama Psychologist’s website
    Purchase Not Your Mother's Postpartum Book
    Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
    Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood
    Listen to today’s episode on our website
    We are Chelsea & Caitlin, founders of MamaPsychologists. We have built a community of over 590,000 parents worldwide. Currently based out of Alberta Canada In addition to mamapsychologists, we wear many hats. We are also best friends, Registered Psychologists, authors, and, most importantly, moms (to 4 kids aged 6 and under) who struggled significantly in the postpartum period. From months-long NICU stay to birth trauma and postpartum anxiety—we truly have experienced many of the topics we talk about! Between the two of us we have training and experience in EMDR, trauma, child and adolescent psychology, theraplay, maternal mental health, perinatal mental health, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, infertility, somatic experiencing, and more. We have over 20 years of combined experience in the mental health field. We pride ourselves on sharing real life parenting experiences and struggles (with a dash of humour) to share the ups and downs to help parents worldwide feel less alone. When we aren’t working in our private practices or burning the midnight oil running mamapsychologists you will most likely find us with our families. Caitlin is often spending her time cheering her kids on at the skating rink with a coffee in hand. Chelsea can most often be found on her family farm running after her children chasing all their farm animal friends.
    This Episode’s Sponsors 
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    Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off Needed’s Complete Plan!
    Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping (with $35 minimum purchase). Visit BLDGActive.com to order.
    INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!
    @stephgreunke
    @drelanaroumell
    Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare p

    • 44 min
    Elana's Personal Story On Mold: Detection, Testing and Remediation with Brian Karr from Moldfinders

    Elana's Personal Story On Mold: Detection, Testing and Remediation with Brian Karr from Moldfinders

    Mold can be a very scary and overwhelming topic for “Doctor Moms” to learn about. Yet even though complex, it shouldn’t be a topic to shy away from. Parents deserve to have the knowledge to advocate for optimal detection, testing, and remediation so they can ensure a safe home for their families. 
    In today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews mold expert, Brian Karr, to share her personal story about buying a home that got flooded during escrow and how Brian helped support Dr. Elana each step of the way. We hope her story can be a teaching opportunity for other families to learn how to advocate and find solutions so they too can go to bed at night knowing they are living in a safe home. 
    Brian Karr is a second-generation indoor environmental consultant who specializes in working with hypersensitive individuals with complex chronic medical conditions. He helps individuals and families to understand if mold, mycotoxins, or other indoor pathogens exist in their homes that may be contributing to their health conditions, and how to remedy those issues.
    Brian has become a mold & biotoxin expert to many medical practitioners across the country and has helped over 5,000 hypersensitive individuals worldwide to create healthier living environments that have allowed their doctors to help them get better.
    Brian is the Co-Founder of We Inspect, the host of #moldfinders: RADIO and an expert at identifying indicators of mold growth. Including but not limited to strategic sampling, validating, and developing remedial strategies for mold growth and biotoxin production in all areas of a home or building including walls, floors, ceilings, crawl spaces, basements, attics, and HVAC systems.
    If you want to equip yourself with the most up-to-date mold information - this is the episode for you!
    Topics Discussed:
    Dr. Elana’s story of how she advocated for mold detection, testing, and remediation in her home
    The many deceiving mold practices you want to avoid
    5 things to look for to detect a water leak and possible mold
    When air samples work and when they don’t work
    The pros and cons of ERMI testing and interpretation mistakes
    Why traditional fogging doesn’t get rid of mold
    Why you should never use or rely on chemicals to kill mold
    Best remediation practices 
    Options to consider if you are currently exposed to mold and not sure where to start!
    Listen to today’s episode on our website
    Brian Karr is a second-generation indoor environmental consultant who specializes in working with hypersensitive individuals with complex chronic medical conditions. He helps individuals and families to understand if mold, mycotoxins, or other indoor pathogens exist in their homes that may be contributing to their health conditions, and how to remedy those issues.
    Brian has become a mold & biotoxin expert to many medical practitioners across the country and has helped over 5,000 hypersensitive individuals worldwide to create healthier living environments that have allowed their doctors to help them get better.
    Brian is the Co-Founder of We Inspect, the host of #moldfinders: RADIO and an expert at identifying indicators of mold growth. Including but not limited to strategic sampling, validating, and developing remedial strategies for mold growth and biotoxin production in all areas of a home or building including walls, floors, ceilings, crawl spaces, basements, attics, and HVAC systems.
    This Episode’s Sponsors 
    Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by heading to paleovalley.com/doctormom 
    Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM20 f

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Functional Lab Testing for Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum with Kaely McDevitt, RD

    Functional Lab Testing for Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum with Kaely McDevitt, RD

    Steph interviews Kaely McDevitt, RD, about functional lab testing. Kaely specializes in nutrition for women's health. Through personalized nutrition, she helps women reclaim their energy, optimize fertility, and overcome hormone symptoms. In this episode, they discuss the lab tests all women should consider on their journey to and through motherhood, including many that are overlooked by conventional medicine. She also shares how to advocate for yourself and how to interpret functional medicine tests.
    Topics Discussed:
    Labs to get tested for preconception health
    Labs to get tested during pregnancy
    Labs to get tested during postpartum
    The most commonly overlooked aspects of pregnancy prep
    Self-advocacy to get the labs you need
    How to work with your provider 
    Show Notes:
    Visit Kaely’s website
    Follow @kaelyrd on Instagram
    Get your Free 6-part pregnancy prep email series
    Sign up for Leveraging Labs
    Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
    Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood
    Listen to today’s episode on our website
    Kaely McDevitt is a Registered Dietitian specializing in nutrition for women's health. She owns a virtual private practice where she and her team help their clients reclaim their energy, optimize fertility and overcome hormone symptoms through personalized nutrition. Having experienced the pitfalls of a conventional approach to women's health first hand, Kaely is passionate about empowering women to build health from a place of connection: to self, to nature and to community. 
    This Episode’s Sponsors 
    Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by heading to paleovalley.com/doctormom 
    Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off Needed’s Complete Plan!
    Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping (with $35 minimum purchase). Visit BLDGActive.com to order.
    INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!
    @stephgreunke
    @drelanaroumell
    Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

    • 51 min
    Life Updates + Sneak Peek of Season 12 with Steph and Elana

    Life Updates + Sneak Peek of Season 12 with Steph and Elana

    Steph and Elana highlight major life updates and give you a sneak peek into the expert interviews for this season. From Elana’s transition to homeschooling and navigating mold exposure to Steph navigating family injuries and new stages of parenthood, there’s a lot happening as they travel through different seasons of motherhood. In this episode, they also highlight who you’ll learn from this season to equip you with new tools for your “Doctor Mom” toolbox.
    Topics Discussed:
    Preconception lab testing
    Navigating mold exposure
    Why and how Elana is homeschooling
    Recovering from ACL surgery and tendonitis 
    Navigating kid’s lack of focus and distraction
    Sneak peek of Season 12 guests
    Show Notes:
    Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
    Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood
    Listen to today’s episode on our website
    This Episode’s Sponsors 
    Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by heading to paleovalley.com/doctormom 
    Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off Needed’s Complete Plan!
    Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping (with $35 minimum purchase). Visit BLDGActive.com to order.
    INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!
    @stephgreunke
    @drelanaroumell
    Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.
     

    • 1 hr
    Life Updates with Steph and Elana

    Life Updates with Steph and Elana

    Steph and Elana highlight major life updates and offer support and encouragement for moms. They’re both in the middle of a challenging season navigating loss, emergency home repairs, and family health issues. They share how they’re taking care of themselves physically and mentally despite life’s twists and turns. If life feels extra challenging for you right now or you’re feeling alone in your struggles, this one is for you. Grab a warm beverage and join this honest catch-up with your friends, Steph and Elana.
    Topics Discussed:
    Life updates
    Tips for staying resilient
    Resetting after extra sugar consumption
    Intrusive thoughts and catastrophizing
    Prioritizing what matters
    Show Notes:
    Insight Timer - Reset and Refresh Challenge
    Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
    Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood
    Listen to today’s episode on our website
    This Episode’s Sponsors 
    Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by heading to paleovalley.com/doctormom 
    Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off Needed’s Complete Plan!
    Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping (with $35 minimum purchase). Visit BLDGActive.com to order.
    INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!
    @stephgreunke
    @drelanaroumell
    Please remember that the views and ideas presented on this podcast are for informational purposes only.  All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a healthcare provider. Consult with your healthcare provider before starting any diet, supplement regimen, or to determine the appropriateness of the information shared on this podcast, or if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan.

    • 40 min
    Ease "Mom Pains" With Tips You've Never Heard Before with Missy Bunch Movement & Rehab Specialist

    Ease "Mom Pains" With Tips You've Never Heard Before with Missy Bunch Movement & Rehab Specialist

    Pain is something no one wants to experience and as moms we sure are susceptible to our fair share - be it from weird positions we nurse in, tendonitis of the wrist from holding babies, back pains from lifting our toddlers… the list goes on…. But there are VERY simple and some surprising things we can do to help us find pain relief.. and quickly! 
    This is why I invited Missy Bunch to today’s episode. She has a unique approach to pain relief that I’ve never heard of before and I became FASINTATED by her approach! You’ll love learning these simple techniques to ease those “mom pains” once and for all!
    A little bit about Missy…
    Missy is a multi-certified movement therapist who has been educating and coaching for over 13 years. As a young professional dancer, she battled many injuries over her career and one day she found someone who studied neurology (the study of the brain and nervous system). After one session with this person, her 4-year knee pain was completely gone. She knew she wanted to teach this approach to the world. The importance of brain function and using the nervous system to rapidly “debug” movement patterns, decrease pain and increase performance, has led her to teach and create lightning-fast improvements with people from all walks of life. Her specialties include injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, joint mobility and decreasing pain, holistically. 
    Topics Discussed:
    3 easy and quick practical therapies moms can do to prevent pain
    Simple ways to ease neck pain moms often face when nursing
    Mommy wrist pain relief techniques 
    Tips to relieve lower back pain
    How eye exercises are effective for pain relief 
    The concept of a threat bucket and how to minimize your susceptibility to pain in the first place!
    Show Notes:
    Visit Missy’s Website
    Follow @missybunch15 on Instagram 
    Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
    Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood
    Listen to today’s episode on our website
    Missy is a multi-certified movement therapist who has been educating and coaching for over 13 years. As a young professional dancer, she battled many injuries over her career and one day she found someone who studied neurology (the study of the brain and nervous system). After one session with this person, her 4-year knee pain was completely gone. She knew she wanted to teach this approach to the world. The importance of brain function and using the nervous system to rapidly “debug” movement patterns, decrease pain and increase performance, has led her to teach and create lightning-fast improvements with people from all walks of life. Her specialties include injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, joint mobility and decreasing pain, holistically. 
    This Episode’s Sponsors 
    Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Receive 15% off your purchase by heading to paleovalley.com/doctormom 
    Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM20 for 20% off Needed’s Complete Plan!
    Active Skin Repair is a must-have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack fo

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
436 Ratings

436 Ratings

dtnaples ,

Helped normalize that seemingly not so normal stages of motherhood

I came across Elena and Steph’s podcast and IG account back in 2017 when I was pregnant with my first and searching for a more holistic mindset around all things pregnancy and parenting. What a gem I discovered with these women, and all the people, information and products I’ve come to learn about since then! The greatest gift of all was helping me to learn and hear about things in pregnancy and motherhood through their experiences that I wasn’t hearing being talked about else where but knew in my gut was the right choices for me—baby led weaning for example. Despite never meeting them (yet!), I’ve come to trust their guidance and advice along the way. Most recently, I have LOVED the Needed supplements line they are involved in. As a dietitian and health coach, I had high standards and these check all the boxes.
These women, this podcast, and all the programs and affiliations they share are of the highest. They speak from experience and integrity. They are a wealth of knowledge.
Thank you for normalizing information that isn’t always talked about in the conventional realm.
Danielle Naples
@dtnaples

infortoread ,

LOVE the content

This show has a variety of content and topics like the doctor mom membership platform. I am a doctor mom subscriber and it is worth it. Every penny. To have confidence when your baby is sick or off or going through normal development milestones, peace of mind is priceless. Instagram @infotoread

rolo021182 ,

Great listen

Love this podcast and the ease of putting everything into action! Great advice, fun listen and it gives me so much to think about. Perfect for the car ride to pick up and back home! IG Name: Rolanda Stevens

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