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** Top Ranking Show in Both Parenting + Nutrition**Let's face it, the "healthcare" system doesn't care about your postpartum health. Postpartum depression, anxiety, and autoimmune disease have become normal in motherhood. And it's time to start telling the truth. It's time to get real answers. The Postpartum University® Podcast is a place you can get evidence-based information you not only need but deserve. Hosted by Maranda Bower, a biology student turned scientist who's work, education, and a million certifications revolve around all things postpartum. She's the founder of PPU®, bestselling author of Reclaiming Postpartum Wellness, and creator of the only functional nutrition certification program dedicated to the postpartum years. Plus, she's a homesteading mama with 4 wild kids in the middle of nowhere Alaska. Join us as we dive into important topics surrounding your body and healing after birth.Mamas, take the recovery quiz  -> www.PostpartumU.com/QuizPros, get the 18-page printouts for your clients -> www.PostpartumU.com/HandoutsGet the Bestselling book -> www.PostpartumU.com/Book

Postpartum University® Podcast Maranda Bower, Postpartum Nutrition Specialist

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

** Top Ranking Show in Both Parenting + Nutrition**Let's face it, the "healthcare" system doesn't care about your postpartum health. Postpartum depression, anxiety, and autoimmune disease have become normal in motherhood. And it's time to start telling the truth. It's time to get real answers. The Postpartum University® Podcast is a place you can get evidence-based information you not only need but deserve. Hosted by Maranda Bower, a biology student turned scientist who's work, education, and a million certifications revolve around all things postpartum. She's the founder of PPU®, bestselling author of Reclaiming Postpartum Wellness, and creator of the only functional nutrition certification program dedicated to the postpartum years. Plus, she's a homesteading mama with 4 wild kids in the middle of nowhere Alaska. Join us as we dive into important topics surrounding your body and healing after birth.Mamas, take the recovery quiz  -> www.PostpartumU.com/QuizPros, get the 18-page printouts for your clients -> www.PostpartumU.com/HandoutsGet the Bestselling book -> www.PostpartumU.com/Book

    EP 152 Breaking Boundaries in Postpartum Care: A Look Into the Future

    EP 152 Breaking Boundaries in Postpartum Care: A Look Into the Future

    Women are starting to demand better postpartum care.
    They're breaking the boundaries that have been inflicted upon them by the healthcare systems who know little to nothing about postpartum recovery.
    They're looking to local businesses; doulas, nutritionists, consultants, etc. to provide the nurturing they know they need to keep up with the demands of modern motherhood.

    In this episode, we're sharing:
    The changes that are happening within the postpartum field and what to expect from care in the future.How to keep up with the changing demands for better care and be seen as a local expert.The support that women need within their homes despite what big corporations are trying to sell. Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit
    18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health Assessment
    Postpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal.
    Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good. Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion Plan Come hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care?
    Learn about the Postpartum University Professional Membership Stay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program Check out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...

    • 20 min
    EP 151 Bringing Awareness v. Normalizing: The Critical Line Between Motherhood Realities

    EP 151 Bringing Awareness v. Normalizing: The Critical Line Between Motherhood Realities

    Here's the things with normalizing the struggles of modern motherhood.
    In our attempt to create awareness about the challenges that we go through in motherhood, we've inadvertently normalized aspects that aren't the essence of true motherhood and really shouldn't be happening in the first place.
    In this episode, we're sharing:
    Aspects of motherhood that have been labeled as "normal" such as severe mental health concerns and restrictive sleep training techniques and who is actually benefitting from the "normalization" of these struggles.My own personal experience with going against the mainstream advice of newborn care and how it benefitted my mental health immensely.What we can do instead of continuing to accept things "as they are."  Let's have a conversation about the parts of motherhood you've been told to accept as "normal" and where you're pushing back against that norm.
    Join us to chat about it in the Facebook group! 
    Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit
    18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health Assessment
    Postpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal.
    Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good. Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion Plan Come hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care?
    Learn about the Postpartum University Professional Membership Stay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program Check out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...

    • 17 min
    EP 150 Why Postpartum Retreats are NOT the Solution to the Maternal Healthcare Crisis

    EP 150 Why Postpartum Retreats are NOT the Solution to the Maternal Healthcare Crisis

    Postpartum retreats are a hot topic in the news right now.
    There are several red flags involved with this that we need to make ourselves aware of right away.
    So let's talk about why these postpartum retreats are NOT the solution to the maternal healthcare crisis.

    In this episode, we're sharing:
    The obvious prohibitive cost factor that luxury experiences like this present, that further widens the gap between the privileged wealthy and those who don't have the financial means for such care.The slippery slope into "standardized care" something like this generates and who actually benefits from these "investments" in the long term.What needs to be done instead that will fully support mothers, babies, and families and set them up for the journey of parenthood.I'm sure this episode is going to bring you a perspective on postpartum retreats that isn't being presented in the mainstream coverage.

    Let's have a conversation about the rise of postpartum retreats and how you envision yourself contributing to a paradigm of postpartum care that allows all mothers to thrive. Join us to chat about it in the Facebook group!
    Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit
    18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health Assessment
    Postpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal.
    Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good. Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion Plan Come hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care?
    Learn about the Postpartum University Professional Membership Stay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program Check out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...

    • 15 min
    EP 149 Ensuring a Safe Childbirth: Expert Legal Insights with Gina Mundy

    EP 149 Ensuring a Safe Childbirth: Expert Legal Insights with Gina Mundy

    Conversations around birth injury, trauma, and loss are no doubt challenging. But they're also so very important. 
    In this episode, I'm joined by birth injury lawyer and author of A Parent's Guide to Safer Childbirth, Gina Mundy. 
    She shares candidly how she's experienced how mistakes in the birth setting impact lives forever. And she's proactively working to educate parents about how they can keep themselves and their families safe. 
    In this episode, we're sharing: 
    The risk factors that contribute to the cases Gina represents, including the cascade of interventions caused by Pitocin inductions. How parents can advocate for themselves in the birth room. What steps can be taken to ensure a safe childbirth experience including the importance of assembling your team of providers. Though this topic may be triggering, our objective here is not to scare you but rather to bring attention to the rise in birth injury and loss and how providers and parents can make a difference in outcomes. 
    Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit
    18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health Assessment
    Postpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal.
    Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good. Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion Plan Come hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care?
    Learn about the Postpartum University Professional Membership Stay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program Check out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...

    • 27 min
    EP 148 Creating a Postpartum Wellness Toolkit with The Mama Thrive Method

    EP 148 Creating a Postpartum Wellness Toolkit with The Mama Thrive Method

    We need to talk more about postpartum wellness.
    Information and resources for thriving during the postpartum period (which is way longer than most people think, by the way), are severely lacking in our culture.
    Creating a postpartum wellness toolkit, covering essentials like self-care practices, mental health support, and nutrition guidelines is essential to long-lasting well-being in motherhood, and even can affect the way your body experiences menopause.
    In this episode, we're sharing:
    The five components of the Postpartum University Mama Thrive Method at Postpartum University that support healing.How the components of whole-body support, nutrition and detoxification, better sleep, nervous system care, and cyclical living, are all interconnected.Practical steps to take to put these pieces into place.The benefits of preparing this postpartum wellness toolkit.Real-life examples of how I put these components into practice in my life with four kids.Rather than focusing on buying tools to make life easier, this episode emphasizes honoring basic needs and making lifestyle changes for a beautiful life in motherhood.
    Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit
    18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health Assessment
    Postpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal.
    Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good. Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion Plan Come hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care?
    Learn about the Postpartum University Professional Membership Stay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program Check out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...

    • 40 min
    EP 147 Human Design in Motherhood with Erin Claire Jones: A Journey to Authentic Parenting

    EP 147 Human Design in Motherhood with Erin Claire Jones: A Journey to Authentic Parenting

    Understanding my human design in motherhood has been so influential in showing up in a way that feels authentic and life-giving.
    In this episode, I'm joined by human design expert and mentor, Erin Claire Jones.

    In this episode, we're sharing:
    How to discover your human design type and why it matters.The strengths each type brings to parenting and how they can be optimized.Practical ways to plan your parenting style around your design type.Erin and Maranda's personal experiences with authentic parenting through understanding human design.Use discount code: MARANDA for 10% off your personal Human Design Blueprint that will guide you on your parenting journey.
    Grab your FREE Provider's Postpartum Nutrition Toolkit
    18 pages of PDF handouts that serve as your comprehensive resource for delivering whole-body nutrition care and achieving better health outcomes for the families you support. Learn what your symptoms really mean with our Postpartum Health Assessment
    Postpartum depression, anxiety, depletion, and autoimmune issues have become a new normal.
    Take the most comprehensive postpartum assessment to discover what your symptoms are telling you and even more importantly, what you can do to fix it for good. Get started on the path to holistic recovery with the Postpartum Nutrition Repletion Plan Come hang out with us on Instagram! Feeling inspired and ready to learn more about how you can actively revolutionize postpartum care?
    Learn about the Postpartum University Professional Membership Stay in the loop about the Postpartum Nutrition Certification Program Check out our courses in Postpartum Mental Health, Postpartum Nutrition, and Herbal Care...

    • 22 min

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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Very informative! A good balance of education and support

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If you’re postpartum, this is a MUST!

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If you’re a mom or soon-to-be mom, this podcast is for you! Fabulous content and resources for women by someone who understands what they’re going through.

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