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Today Dr. Elana shares her birth story which, as most birth stories end up, didn’t go exactly “according to plan.” We talk about going past your due date and why she felt comfortable and confident even as she approached 42 weeks. Dr. Elana also shares how different this postpartum experience has been from her first, how she set herself up for success and how she’s navigating current breastfeeding challenges, something she didn’t experience after her first.  

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Topics Discussed:

    • Concerns about going past your due date
    • How to stay calm and trust your gut when others are fearful
    • Ways to keep yourself busy while “waiting on baby”
    • Elana’s birth story
    • Breastfeeding challenges before/after tongue, lip, and buccal tie revision
    • Strategies to support physical and emotional healing postpartum

This episode's guest

The Whole Mamas podcast is led by Stephanie Greunke, a 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, answer burning questions, highlight key points, and make sure you feel empowered to take action. Find Whole Mamas and the Whole Mamas hosts on Instagram @wholemamasclub, @stephgreunke, @drelanaroumell, and at