273 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 • 375 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

    Prepping for a Natural Birth with Care Messer

    Prepping for a Natural Birth with Care Messer

    Dr. Elana interviews birth educator, Care Messer. Care was Dr. Elana’s personal hypnobirthing instructor and she couldn’t help but share her on the podcast as she is full of knowledge, and passion, with a great sense of humor for all things birth related. 
    On today’s episode, they discuss how to prepare for a natural birth. You may be surprised with how many tips and details there are that can make a true difference in how you approach labor. Whether you are prepping for labor in the hospital, birth center, or home birth, this episode is for you!
    Topics Discussed: 
    The most important things parents should do when preparing for a natural birth When parents should start preparing Top 3 things parents need to do in preparing for birth Why a birth plan/birth preferences is important to consider before the baby comes Why postpartum prep is essential as part of preparing for birth Most important postpartum tips for a smooth transition into parenthood Show Notes: 
    Birth and Postpartum courses, workbooks, and more: https://www.birtheducationcenter.com Follow Care on Instagram at @birtheducationcenter Follow Care on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/BirthEducationCenter 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 After six miscarriages, Care fostered a five-year-old little girl, named Angie, whom she was finally able to adopt at eight years old. In 2008, Care discovered Hypnobirthing for the birth of her second daughter and it changed her life’s path. Her second daughter was born with severe special needs but it was her birth preparation that prepared her for such an unexpected postpartum time. Care began teaching Hypnobirthing in 2009 and founded the Birth Education Center in 2011. She is a Hypnotherapist, birth educator and a birth and postpartum doula. She specializes in fear release work, authentic communication and consciously connecting parents with their babies before they are born. It is her belief that babies can experience a “birth day” that is magical, loving, and gentle. When families take the time to resolve fears and advocate with their voice, birth can become a beautiful, positive experience.
    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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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 co

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Season 7 - What to Expect on the "Doctor Mom" Podcast

    Season 7 - What to Expect on the "Doctor Mom" Podcast

    We are excited to kick off season seven of the “Doctor Mom” podcast! Steph and Dr. Elana share all of their upcoming guests they interview during the season and things you can look forward to learning from them! 
    They also spend time sharing what’s been going on in their worlds. There has been a LOT happening between the two of them with the anticipation of Dr. Elana’s third baby and Steph’s navigating back-to-school plans for her older boys.  Since we consider you part of our family, we love keeping you in the loop. So for this episode, consider yourself sitting with us, your two good friends, filling you in on life updates! We’d love to hear what’s going on with you too!
    We’d also like to take time to thank our podcast sponsors Needed @needed, Active Skin Repair @bldgactive, and Paleovalley @paleovalley. This podcast wouldn’t be possible without their support as well as the support of our team including Ashley, Amanda, and Steph’s dad, Bob! We use these products with our families and only align with brands we 100% stand by and recommend to those closest to us. We know you’ll love them too and are grateful to offer you special discount codes so you can try them!
    Topics Discussed:
    Family updates!  Review of our guests for this coming season! Prepping for a Natural Birth with Care Messer @birtheducationcenter Back to School Immune Support with Dr. Joel Gator Warsh, MD @drjoelgator Letting Kids Lead: Self-Directed Nutrition with Austin McGuffie @metabolismmentor How To Cultivate Psychological Flexibility During Changing Times with Dr. Diana Hill @drdianahill Elana's Birth Story: Welcoming Baby #3 Organ Meats for Mama and Baby with Ashleigh VanHouten the Muscle Maven @themusclemaven How to Make Mom Friends with Michelle Kennedy of Peanut @michellekennedylon Birth Options with Doula Carson Meyer from Needed @cmeyer Integrative Dermatology for Adult Acne and Skin Conditions with Dr. Julie Greenberg, ND @dermatologycenter And a surprise guest who both Steph and Dr. Elana cannot WAIT to share!! #girlfan crushes!  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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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,

    • 48 min
    Rapid Fire Q&A with Steph and Dr. Elana

    Rapid Fire Q&A with Steph and Dr. Elana

    Steph and Dr. Elana answer a broad range of questions, submitted by listeners just like you! 
    Steph covers tips for postpartum blues, addresses how to balance hormones after pregnancy, how to manage stress and more! Dr. Elana answers questions related to her upcoming home-birth, pros and cons to choosing an epidural, postpartum meal prepping, childcare plans and some quick pediatric concerns like low iron, pink eye, and avoiding tylenol in fevers.  
    Steph and Dr. Elana provide encouragement and advice to mamas and love sharing. This is a fun episode packed with answers to common questions you may be wondering on your journey to and through motherhood.
    Topics Discussed: 
    Help and prevention for postpartum depression and anxiety How to navigate depressing events and mental stress in this world Help with extreme moodiness and “blues” when your period returns and after nursing How to balance hormones after pregnancy Homebirth plans and preparing for a natural birth Pros and cons of epidurals Postpartum meal prep planning Childcare tips and nanny support Pediatric tips: low iron, pink eye, helping fevers without Tylenol! Show Notes: 
    Dr. Elana’s Fever Freebie Protocol: How to help fevers without using Tylenol 6 Nutrients for Maternal Mental Health 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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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.
     

    • 59 min
    Pediatric Skin Rashes From a Dermatologists Perspective with Dr. Gigler with ASR

    Pediatric Skin Rashes From a Dermatologists Perspective with Dr. Gigler with ASR

    Dr. Elana interviews board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Gigler - who happens to be the identical twin sister of Dr. Gillin who is a pediatrician she interviewed a couple of seasons back. Both of these sister doctors LOVE our podcast partner Active Skin Repair so we invited them on our show to share with us Doctor Moms how they use their products with their patients and what type of success they see day to day!
    During their interview, Dr. Gigler talks about more than just Active… they focus on how she treats common pediatric skin conditions like Molluscum Contagiousm, Fungal infections like Ringworm and Tinea, Acne, Warts, Keratosis Pilaris, and more! 
    As Doctor Moms it is so important we know when it is time to visit the doctor and when we can safely help our kiddo from home! So this interview is a great overview of skin conditions where a doctor visit is helpful and knowing what to expect will help you feel confident and prepared!
    You will also learn that there are many skin conditions that ARE safe for us Doctor Moms to help at home and often times Active Skin Repair products can be your go-to non toxic skin formulas for times like these - think cuts, scrapes, sunburns, bites, even eczema or Hand Foot Mouth lesions!!  We absolutely love our friends over at Active and are grateful that they are offering our listeners 20% off all orders using code DOCTORMOM. 
    Steph and Dr. Elana don’t leave the house without a spray bottle in our car, one in our purse, and definitely one in our medicine cabinets! Dr. Gigler and her pediatrician sister Dr. Gillin do the same! As experts in children’s health and skin health - and moms themselves - we’d be crazy not to take their advice and at least give Active a try! 
    If you are ready to try or are in need of a refill, don’t forget to use code DOCTORMOM for 20% off + free shipping in the US. Visit www.BLDGACTIVE.com and use code DOCTORMOM for 20% off! Hope you love it as much as we do!
    Topics Discussed:
    A dermatologist's approach to treating:
    Molluscum Contagiousm Warts Keratosis Pilaris Burns and wounds Acne Tinea and fungal infections like ringworm  And her favorite ways to use Active Skin Repair with your little ones!! Show Notes:
    www.comprehensivederm.com - Dr. Gigler is no longer taking new patients but her amazing associates that are open to new patients.  OTCderm.com 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 Vishakha Gigler, M.D. is double board-certified in Dermatology and Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery. She is the co-founder of Comprehensive Dermatology Group in Encinitas, CA. She enjoys practicing medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology, including Mohs micrographic surgery.
    Dr. Gigler graduated from the University of California, San Diego with phi beta kappa and magna cum laude honors. She attended the University of California, San Diego for medical school, finishing at the top of her class. Dr. Gigler completed her dermatology residency at the University of California, Irvine in 2004. She has been in private practice in North County since 2004.
    Dr. Gigler had served as president of the San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is also the founding dermatologist for the San Diego Esthetician Society. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is a fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery.
    Gigler prides herself in delivering the highest level of medical care. Patients describe her as being thorough and caring. Dr. Gigler has been reco

    • 43 min
    Understanding Disordered Eating with Tamar Samuels

    Understanding Disordered Eating with Tamar Samuels

    Steph interviews Tamar Samuels, RDN about the spectrum of disordered eating and steps you can take to overcome it. Tamar is the co-founder of Culina Health and has helped countless people transform their relationship with food and their health to overcome disordered eating, hormone imbalances, and chronic stress. In this episode, they share considerations for when your healthy diet has gone too far, how to relax self-imposed dietary restrictions, how to know if your diet is really working, and how to make nutrition personalized and sustainable in a way that supports your mental health. If you’re wondering if your diet is still the best fit for you or if you want to reassess your current habits, this interview is a great place to start! 
    Topics Discussed:
    The spectrum of disordered eating Signs you’re restricting more than what’s necessary Key steps in changing your relationship with food Top tips for managing disordered eating Navigating necessary vs self-imposed restrictions Ways to approach goals in a healthy way Show Notes:
    https://culinahealth.com/,  https://www.instagram.com/tamarsamuels.rd/ 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 Tamar Samuels, MS, RD is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the co-founder of Culina Health.
    Her unique and holistic approach to healthcare integrates functional medicine, positive psychology, and behavioral change techniques pulled from her training in clinical nutrition and coaching science. She's helped countless people transform their relationship with food and their health to overcome disordered eating, hormone imbalances, and chronic stress.
    She has been featured in award-winning national online publications, including the Huffington Post, Byrdie, Hello Giggles and more. Well + Good named her one of the top holistic nutritionists in New York City.
    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 using code DOCTORMOM at checkout or head 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 DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off your first 3 months of 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. 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.
     

    • 58 min
    How to Choose the Best Water Filter for Your Home With Rick Allen

    How to Choose the Best Water Filter for Your Home With Rick Allen

    Dr. Elana interviews Rick Allen, owner of Pure Elements, who is an expert on water filtration. This topic can often feel overwhelming and confusing yet it is so important that we knew an episode dedicated to answering common questions was necessary! 
    When Dr. Elana and Steph bought their homes, installing water filters was one of their FIRST priorities! They each had many questions, took hours upon hours to research the best quality, and now want to share this important info with you!
    Expert Rick Allen helps guide us mamas so we aren’t misled with false claims from salesmen so you can cut to the chase and know exactly what you are purchasing. The goal is safe and clean water and that is what you deserve! This episode helps you learn the dos and don’ts of purchasing your next water filter. 
    We love making these complex topics easy to digest and workable for us everyday moms.
    *If you are new to this topic, please start by listening to Episode 230: How to Choose Clean Water for Your Family with Dr. Viviane Chen @plateful.health where we reviewed why unfiltered water is toxic to our family. Then come back to this episode to learn the steps you want to take in purchasing the best filter for your area!
    Topics Discussed: 
    What to AVOID when searching for a good quality filter - common misconceptions and myths salesmen often like to claim Why Whole-house filters maybe even more important than drinking filters What are some affordable options if renting or not ready to invest in a whole house filter system (hint shower filters and bath balls plus tips on how to use them effectively!) How home testing kits can offer false scary readings - avoid buying water test strips! Top tips on how to choose the best water filter with confidence!  
    Show Notes:
    Pure Elements For direct customer service call Jon at (949) 613-0399 and let him know you listened to our podcast for VIP service and to answer your questions! Water testing and assessment resources mentioned in today’s episode: Watercheck.com Tapscore.com  NTLLABS.com EWGTapwater.com  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 Healthy Water visionary Rick Allen, President/CEO of Pure Elements Water has a stellar reputation for helping clients avoid potentially harmful chemicals in water for consumption, bathing and other human needs.  He has been a renowned leader in the water treatment industry for more than 35 years.
    Persistent in working to reduce the reliance on plastic bottles and eliminates salt-based technologies (therefore helping the environment), Rick has become recognized as an expert in seeking levels of water quality that can provide increased longevity for our population and our planet.
    Because of an epidemic level of pinhole leaks in copper piping in Southern California, Rick has involved leading engineers and designed systems that address at least two of the culprits, Chloramines and Calcium Carbonate “Pimples”.  He has achieved great success – No home in which a Pure Elements Water Chloramine System has been installed in the last five years has reported a further pinhole leak.
    In addition, Rick is accepted as one of the leading national authorities on removing fluoride on a whole house basis, a challenging endeavor.  He is continually proving his success and making enhancements to his systems based on in-home test monitoring sites for real household results.
    This Episode’s Sponsors 
    Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley’s products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks.  Re

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
375 Ratings

375 Ratings

Courtn3y4567 ,

Great but please fix sound quality for guests

I am a huge fan of the Doctor Mom podcast! They are enthusiastic, well-researched, and have excellent guests. It’s been a fantastic resource for my family! My only critique is that the sound quality isn’t always 5 stars, particularly when I listened to today’s podcast with Dr. Gigler. There was so much rich information, but it was very hard to hear her. Could it just have been on my end??Don’t led this dissuade you - it’s worth listening to even if you do have technical issues!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Stephanie and Dr. Elana, hosts of the Doctor Mom podcast, highlight all aspects of parenting and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

hanhanmag ,

So much info!

So thankful for all these Drs and advice they give! I’ve learned so much from listening to these podcasts and not sure what I would’ve done without them!

Top Podcasts In Kids & Family

Brandon Reed
Tinkercast | Wondery
Dr. Becky Kennedy
Story Pirates
Stories Podcast / Wondery
WBUR

You Might Also Like

Katie Wells
Noelle Tarr
Just Ingredients
Aviva Romm MD
Lisa | Fertility Friday
Kelly Leveque