51 episodes

Healthy as a Mother, the podcast for becoming and being a mother, with your cohosts Dr. Leah Gordon and Dr. Morgan MacDermott, two naturopathic doctors who get it. Each week we teach you how to be the healthiest mother you can be - from fertility and preconception, to pregnancy and birth prep, through postpartum and throughout motherhood - empowering you with the natural health guidance and education you’re not getting elsewhere, so you can confidently navigate the broken system at large. The real, the raw, the un-talked about.

Healthy As A Mother Dr. Morgan MacDermott & Dr. Leah Gordon

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 119 Ratings

Healthy as a Mother, the podcast for becoming and being a mother, with your cohosts Dr. Leah Gordon and Dr. Morgan MacDermott, two naturopathic doctors who get it. Each week we teach you how to be the healthiest mother you can be - from fertility and preconception, to pregnancy and birth prep, through postpartum and throughout motherhood - empowering you with the natural health guidance and education you’re not getting elsewhere, so you can confidently navigate the broken system at large. The real, the raw, the un-talked about.

    #51: Trimester Breakdown: Focus Points + Tips

    #51: Trimester Breakdown: Focus Points + Tips

    This week I take you on a little adventure through the trimesters of pregnancy. I break down common symptoms you might feel and offer ideas on how to manage those from a natural, integrative medicine perspective, as well as highlight various focus points for each 3-month period - whether that be the types of labs you might want to ask your provider for, or the types on information that would be smart to begin researching. I help answer some of the common questions I get all the time: What can be done about morning sickness? When do I start supplementing, and with what? Can you manage a UTI naturally during pregnancy? When do I need to change my exercise routine? And so much more!


    This episode is sponsored by Needed >> Click here to see Needed Supplements, use code HEALTHYMOTHER to save 20% off your first order.


    Resources From The Episode:
    Join Dr. Morgan's 6-Week Pregnancy Call for a jam-packed, expert-led pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum education to help prepare you for motherhood with a group of like-minded women!Redmond Relyte electrolyte powders, use code DRMORGAN for 15% off.Morning sickness natural remedies blog post by Dr. Morgan.Homeopathy for morning sickness, Her Homeopathy article.Needed Prenatal and Fish Oil, use code HEALTHYMOTHER for 20% off.Triple Mag by Vital Nutrients, make a Fullscript account here.



    Stay Connected With Us:
    Dr. Leah: www.womanhoodwellness.com
    Instagram: @drleahgordon


    Dr. Morgan: www.milkmedicine.com
    Instagram: @morganmacdermott


    Disclaimer: Please remember that the ideas and views of this podcast are for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for medical care of any kind, including the diagnoses or treatment of any illness or disease. Consult with your provider before integrating this information into your unique health plan.

    • 49 min
    #50: Making Babies with an Embryologist with Shaun Reed

    #50: Making Babies with an Embryologist with Shaun Reed

    Have you ever wondered who is behind egg freezing? How accurate are at-home sperm tests? How are embryos made during IVF? Who chooses the sperm used in embryo creation in severe male-factor infertility? Well if you have been dying to know, you are in for a treat because today Dr. Leah interviews Shaun Reed. He is an embryologist at the Utah Fertility Center and he spends his days making babies. Dr. Leah's daughter was created with the help of embryologists and even to me, this part of our fertility journey has been sort of a mystery. Dr. Leah was thrilled to interview Shaun and we can't wait for you to hear what he had to say! Let's dive right in!


    This episode is sponsored by Needed >> Click here to see Needed Supplements, use code HEALTHYMOTHER to save 20% off your first order.


    How to stay connected with our guest Shaun Reed
    TikTok >> @shaun.bob 
    Instagram >> @shaun.olgy
    YouTube >> @shaun_bob


    Resources From The Episode:
    Dr. Leah's Sperm Courses
    Dr. Leah's Free Sperm Analysis Cheat Sheet
    Dr. Leah's Male Fertility & Sperm Testing
    Dr. Leah's Non-toxic Favorite Products


    Stay Connected With Us:
    Dr. Leah: www.womanhoodwellness.com
    Instagram: @drleahgordon


    Dr. Morgan: www.milkmedicine.com
    Instagram: @morganmacdermott


    Disclaimer: Please remember that the ideas and views of this podcast are for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for medical care of any kind, including the diagnoses or treatment of any illness or disease. Consult with your provider before integrating this information into your unique health plan. 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #49: Toxins and Fertility: Living Low-Tox Without the Overwhelm with Aida Garcia-Toledo

    #49: Toxins and Fertility: Living Low-Tox Without the Overwhelm with Aida Garcia-Toledo

    We are so excited for today's episode where Dr. Leah interviews Aida Garcia-Toledo of 3 Little Plums. She is an expert in low-tox living and as a consultant and educator in this space, she has a wealth of knowledge to share. Toxins majorly impact us, our fertility, and our babies, yet switching to a low-tox lifestyle can be overwhelming. That is where Aida comes in. Whether you are just thinking about kids, along the fertility or infertility journey, pregnant, or have little ones at home, this episode is a must-listen! Let's dive right in! 
    This episode is sponsored by Needed >> Click here to see Needed Supplements, use code HEALTHYMOTHER to save 20% off your first order.


    How to stay connected with our guest Aida Garcia-Toledo:
    Aida's website >> 3 Little Plums
    Aida's Instagram >> @3littleplums

    3 Little Plums Non-Toxic Clothing Guide


    Resources From The Episode:
    Branch Basics cleaning products 
    Force of Nature cleaning products 
    Switch natural app 
    Dr. Leah's Ditch The Toxins Course 

    Stay Connected With Us:
    Dr. Leah: www.womanhoodwellness.com
    Instagram: @drleahgordon


    Dr. Morgan: www.milkmedicine.com
    Instagram: @morganmacdermott


    Disclaimer: Please remember that the ideas and views of this podcast are for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for medical care of any kind, including the diagnoses or treatment of any illness or disease. Consult with your provider before integrating this information into your unique health plan. 

    • 50 min
    #48: Our Life Updates: Infertility & Postpartum

    #48: Our Life Updates: Infertility & Postpartum

    The last few months have been wild for Dr. Morgan and myself and as we kick of season 4 of the Healthy As A Mother podcast, we wanted to share our updates, the struggles we have both been going through, and share what prompted our extended break of this podcast. Although we know a lot about fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum between the two of us, it doesn't mean we are immune from the struggle within those seasons. In fact, it's because of our struggles that we are often able to help and bring support to women just like you because we get it. 


    Needed Supplements:
    Click here to see Needed Supplements, use code HEALTHYMOTHER to save 20% off your first order 


    Ninni Pacifier - use code MORGM10 for 10% off


    Books we are reading:
    A Court of Thornes and Roses series by Sarah J Maas
    The Empyrean series by Rebecca Yarros


    Doctor's Websites:
    Dr. Leah: www.womanhoodwellness.com
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/drleahgordon/


    Dr. Morgan: www.milkmedicine.com
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/morganmacdermott/




    Disclaimer: Please remember that the ideas and views of this podcast are for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for medical care of any kind, including the diagnoses or treatment of any illness or disease. Consult with your provider before integrating this information into your unique health plan. 

    • 57 min
    #47: Top Holiday Tips: How We Navigate Tricky Times

    #47: Top Holiday Tips: How We Navigate Tricky Times

    In this episode, we take you through each of our top three tips for navigating the holidays. Dr. Morgan discusses immune support for her children, navigating newborn health around groups of people, and providing a framework for managing gift-giving with a larger family. Dr. Leah then discusses her favorite substitutes if you have common food intolerances but still want to enjoy delicious holiday food, a mindset shift for those who are trying to conceive and disappointed to not be pregnant during this time, and balancing the enjoyment of food with feeling good so you can find more joy in your eating. Happy Holidays!
     
    Note: This is our last episode of season 3! We are taking a small break coming up so be sure to listen and subscribe to the show to stay informed!
     
    EPISODE RESOURCES:
    Needed's Immune Support Powder, use code HEALTHYMOTHER for 20% off
    Dr. Leah's Joyful Eating course
    Wet sock treatment
    Dr. Morgan's natural cold and flu course for children
    Get Dr. Leah's Holiday Dessert Recipes (at bottom of page)
     
    Foods mentioned:
    -Forager for dairy-free yogurt
    -Kite Hill for dairy-free cream cheese
    -King Arthur for gluten-free flour
     
    Remedies mentioned:
    -XClear Nasal Spray
    -Homeopathic Aconitum napellus (sometimes called Aconite)
     
    FOLLOW US HERE:
    Dr. Morgan: Website | Instagram 
    Dr. Leah: Website | Instagram
     
     

    • 42 min
    #46: Dr. Morgan's Postpartum: On Breastfeeding and Nutrition

    #46: Dr. Morgan's Postpartum: On Breastfeeding and Nutrition

    Dr. Morgan's Postpartum Part 2 is here! In episode #43 we discussed sleeping and resting during the postpartum season, so in today's episode we are talking all about breastfeeding and postpartum nutrition. On breastfeeding, we break down the theories on the causes of oral ties, pacifiers for breastfed babies, pumping schedules, and reflux. We then discuss the importance of postpartum nutrition, what types of food to prioritize, how to set up a meal train, and more! This is a real and raw look inside of the beautiful, yet challenging postpartum phase of a mother! Listen in!
     
    RESOURCES MENTIONED:
    Needed's Prenatal - Check it out HERE Use code HEALTHYMOTHER to save 20% off your first order Dr. Morgan's FREE Postpartum Planning Guide HERE Episode #12 - A Deep Dive into Lip and Tongue Ties Episode #43 - Dr. Morgan's Postpartum: On Sleeping and Resting  
    FOLLOW US HERE:
    Dr. Morgan: Website | Instagram 
    Dr. Leah: Website | Instagram
     

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

amydingdong ,

Love this podcast!!

As a fellow naturopathic doctor, these ND moms speak to my soul and these ladies feel like mom friends with so much heart, knowledge and realness. So happy to tag along for the ride and get tips on books, products, and mom life. Thanks for making this podcast ladies!

Chloee.C ,

Amazing!

This is one of my top podcasts to listen to. It is so informative and easy to understand, I feel like I’ve learned so much and am better able to navigate ttc and pregnancy to find what’s right for me. Thank you so much Dr Leah and Dr Morgan ❤️

AJS1189 ,

Best PreConception and Birth Podcast Out There

Dr. Morgan and Dr. Leah are not only highly qualified and thus informative, but they are also enjoyable to listen to. Nothing is off limits and they tell the TRUTH, not to scare you but to empower you as a mother- or birthing-woman-to-be (or anyone else that wants to learn!). I listened to the “Biohacking Birth” episode multiple times to prepare for my (successful) VBAC.

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