193 episodes

Join Stephanie Greunke, Whole30’s 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

    • Parenting
    • 4.9, 325 Ratings

Join Stephanie Greunke, Whole30’s 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

    Season 1 - What to Expect on The "Doctor Mom" Podcast

    Season 1 - What to Expect on The "Doctor Mom" Podcast

    Steph and Dr. Elana kick off Season 1 of the “Doctor Mom” Podcast by sharing a sneak peek of the interviews they’ll be offering throughout this season so you can get excited about what’s to come. You’ll get to know these speakers before they join us so you can start learning from them right away. They also share the winners of our podcast giveaway, so make sure to listen to see if you’ve won! They cannot wait to be with you again for this first season and hope you enjoy the new upgrades to the podcast.
    Topics Discussed: 
    Announce 3 winners of our giveaway! What guests and topics to expect in this new season  What other new upgrades you can look forward to  Deals you don’t want to miss out on  Show Notes: 
    If you are one of our lucky winners, email us at team@medschoolformoms.com with your mailing address so we can send you your prize! Listen to today's episode on our website INTRODUCE YOURSELF to Steph and Dr. Elana on Instagram. They can’t wait to meet you!
    @stephgreunke
    @drelanaroumell

    • 24 min
    What’s a Doctor Mom? #DoctorMom Trailer

    What’s a Doctor Mom? #DoctorMom Trailer

    Are you a mom who wants to feel calm, competent and confident when your child gets sick? Are you looking for practical ways to help you feel your best emotionally and physically throughout the journey to parenthood and beyond?

    If you’re looking for honest conversations about motherhood, expert advice from functional medicine providers, and a non-judgmental, inspiring place to get answers to your burning questions, you’re in the right spot.

    • 2 min
    Introducing The "Doctor Mom" Podcast

    Introducing The "Doctor Mom" Podcast

    Steph and Dr. Elana share what you can expect as a listener when they transition to The “Doctor Mom” podcast on August 4th. They share why they’re making the change, the story behind the new name, and a sneak peek into topics they’re covering on the first season. Listen in to learn how you can win a $100 Amazon Gift Card, a free membership to Dr. Elana’s Med School for Moms program, and other prizes to celebrate this transition.
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    Why they’re changing the name to The “Doctor Mom” Podcast What this means for you as a listener Exciting giveaway details for being a loyal friend and listener Topics they’re tackling in the first season, starting August 4th Show Notes:
    The “Doctor Mom” Podcast website Enter our giveaway now! Rate and review the podcast. Then send Steph or Dr. Elana a screenshot of your review to enter!  Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram The “Doctor Mom” podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, Whole30’s 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!  
    Find The “Doctor Mom” podcast at www.doctormompodcast.com and the “Doctor Mom” hosts on Instagram @stephgreunke and @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.

    • 21 min
    Navigating Hypothyroidism Postpartum with Dr. Aviva Romm

    Navigating Hypothyroidism Postpartum with Dr. Aviva Romm

    In this episode, Dr. Aviva Romm helps us understand why moms need more than just a 6-week checkup. She highlights important lab tests to get done after baby, realistic tips to support your thyroid and adrenal glands as a new mama, and what moms need to know (but are often not told) when it comes to navigating thyroid health after baby. She also shares insights into obstetric violence, trauma, and unwanted interventions in the birth room. This difficult conversation needs to be discussed so mamas feel seen, know how to stand up for their rights and policies can be changed. All mamas deserve to get the support they need to begin their healing process after difficult birth experiences.
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    Why moms need more than just a 6-week checkup Important lab tests to get done postpartum How hormonal shifts impact mood, energy, and libido  What happens to our thyroid postpartum How and when to get tested for accurate results Why moms’ concerns are often dismissed Postpartum thyroiditis signs and symptoms Helpful supplements that are safe while nursing Obstetric violence, trauma, and unwanted interventions Show Notes:
    Dr. Aviva Romm’s website Find Dr. Aviva Romm on Instagram Check out Dr. Aviva Romm’s books Blog: What New Moms Need to Know About Thyroid Problems Blog: 6 Essential Supplements for Your Thyroid and Hashimoto’s Learn how to study with Aviva here Take the free mini course at Dr. Elana’s Med School for Moms Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dr. Aviva Romm is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, who has been bridging the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. Her focus is on what she calls our total health ecology, utilizing exposome medicine to identify and reverse the root causes of chronic health conditions, particularly hormonal problems in women and common children’s health problems. She is considered one of the world's leaders in botanical medicine and is the author of 7 books on natural medicine, including the textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health (Elsevier) and The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (Harper One). Dr. Romm is the author of the integrative medicine curriculum for the Yale Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residencies, is on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards, and is a widely sought and highly engaging speaker. Her online programs for women are wildly popular and successful, helping women take back their health, affordably, and her innovative professional programs are educating a next generation of health practitioners. Her non-profit organization, DharmaMoms, provides funding for midwifery education and salaries in high risk obstetric, low resource communities. Dr. Romm lives and practices medicine in the Berkshires and New York City.
    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.

    • 38 min
    Navigating Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy with Dr. Aviva Romm

    Navigating Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy with Dr. Aviva Romm

    Dr. Aviva Romm, MD shares why optimizing your thyroid health is so important before conception and during pregnancy. In this two-part episode, Dr. Romm explains what lab tests you should do prior to conceiving and during pregnancy. You’ll learn why your provider might push back on testing and how to advocate for yourself. She also offers realistic tips to support your thyroid and adrenal glands while trying to conceive and pregnant, and what moms need to know (but are often not told) when it comes to navigating hypothyroidism while trying to conceive and during pregnancy. Dr. Aviva will be back next week to share strategies to navigate thyroid health during postpartum on Part 2 of this interview!
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    Important lab tests to get done before conceiving Why some providers push back on testing Why TSH isn’t as accurate in the first trimester How long to wait to safely conceive again after loss What happens to our thyroid during pregnancy How frequently should the thyroid be tested Helpful supplements that are safe during pregnancy Strategies to support sleep during pregnancy Show Notes:
    Dr. Aviva Romm’s website Find Dr. Aviva Romm on Instagram Check out Dr. Aviva Romm’s books Blog: Being a Good Girl Can Be Hazardous to Your Health Blog: Thyroid in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know Learn how to study with Aviva here Take the free mini course at Dr. Elana’s Med School for Moms Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Subscribe to Whole Mamas Weekly Pregnancy Email Series Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive Dr. Aviva Romm is a midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, who has been bridging the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. Her focus is on what she calls our total health ecology, utilizing exposome medicine to identify and reverse the root causes of chronic health conditions, particularly hormonal problems in women and common children’s health problems. She is considered one of the world's leaders in botanical medicine and is the author of 7 books on natural medicine, including the textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health (Elsevier) and The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (Harper One). Dr. Romm is the author of the integrative medicine curriculum for the Yale Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residencies, is on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards, and is a widely sought and highly engaging speaker. Her online programs for women are wildly popular and successful, helping women take back their health, affordably, and her innovative professional programs are educating a next generation of health practitioners. Her non-profit organization, DharmaMoms, provides funding for midwifery education and salaries in high risk obstetric, low resource communities. Dr. Romm lives and practices medicine in the Berkshires and New York City.
    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.

    • 59 min
    Culinary Cultural Adventures for Kids with Sarah Thomas

    Culinary Cultural Adventures for Kids with Sarah Thomas

    Dr. Elana interviews Sarah Thomas, the co-founder and Chief Imaginator of Kalamata’s Kitchen. With the mission to create a new generation of curious and compassionate eaters, Kalamata’s Kitchen designs story books and food adventure activities so families can expose their kids to new cultures through food and play! Sarah is the author of Kalamata’s Kitchen’s children’s book series. She believes you can inspire healthy eating through the stories you read to your children. In this episode you will learn ideas for adding adventure to your kitchen and teaching your child about the world’s cultures while you’re at it! 
    Enjoy the listen! You can find us on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Instagram or Facebook.
    Topics Discussed:
    How storytelling can help expand kid’s food choices How to add "food adventures" into your home right now How to eat out with kids and get them involved through the “Taste Bud Travel Guide” Tips to expose kids to new cuisines and tastes Tips how to engage kids in food adventures How does Kalamata's Kitchen become part of everyday life Show Notes:
    Buy 1 book, get one free on Kalamata Kitchen’s website with code WHOLEMAMAS Connect with Kalamata’s Kitchen on Instagram  Take the free mini course at Dr. Elana’s Med School for Moms Learn more about Whole Mamas Pregnancy Program Subscribe to Whole Mamas Weekly Pregnancy Email Series Follow Steph and Elana on Instagram Whole Mamas Podcast Archive After completing a Masters degree in Renaissance English literature at the University of Cambridge, Sarah Thomas moved back to her native western Pennsylvania to study medicine. Instead, a love of food, service and academia led her to start studying wine instead. She moved to New York City in 2014 to accept a sommelier position with Le Bernardin, a three-star Michelin restaurant helmed by Chef Eric Ripert. During her time at the restaurant, she earned her Advanced Sommelier diploma, and is currently a candidate for the Master Sommelier diploma. She was also featured in the third installment of the popular Somm films. Above all else, her time in the restaurant industry taught her the true value of hospitality and communication, and the ability for food and service to create lasting experiences and memories for others. 
    In 2018, she and Derek Wallace co-founded Kalamata’s Kitchen, a brand which introduces kids to the world and to new experiences through adventures with food. By centering a child’s experience of exploration around lovable characters like Kalamata and her stuffed alligator pal Al Dente, children are invited to be more curious, courageous, and compassionate people by understanding the world through food. Combining her passions for service, literature, food, and teaching children, Kalamata’s Kitchen is the true nexus of all of Sarah’s interests and goals. As co-founder and author, she will lead the partnership with Penguin Random House to release a new series of books, as well as with Imagine Entertainment for an animated series.
    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.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
325 Ratings

325 Ratings

erikab23 ,

Great podcast

The podcast is very informative and provides so many resources especially for new moms. I like that the topics can be very different each week but always on point. Thank you for empowering me to become Dr Mom!

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I’ve been listening to this podcast for YEARS and (especially during these quarantine times) Elana and Steph feel like close momma friends that you can call up and chat about anything with. This podcast has been a resource through pregnancy loss and postpartum and toddlerhood. I’m so happy it’s continuing on in its new iteration because I’m about to have my second baby and losing it now would be like losing a friend. Hit subscribe, you won’t be disappointed!

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