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The Juna Women podcast is weekly discussion where Juna Founder, Sarah Kuhn, sits down with Moms and gets the real deal concerning their health, work, parenting, and all the different ways they’re keeping it together.

Juna is a fitness and nutrition app available in the iOS store, specifically created to help guide you through your pregnancy and motherhood journey.

Everything we do is designed to empower and support you through one of the most rewarding, and challenging, times of your life.
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On today’s episode Sarah talks with Elizabeth Morel, a physical therapist and Mom who is an expert in helping other mamas raise calm, cool, and collected babies. In this episode Sarah and Elizabeth go into detail on the topics that will help keep mamas sane and babies happy. Things like: -craniosacral therapy -how she helps mamas who are having difficulty breastfeeding -food sensitive babies -working with mamas who did not have optimal deliveries -what is the sign of a "tight baby"? and how do you solve it? -utero constraint and how it might affect the baby -why one baby might prefer to look to one side and nurse better on one side -tongue ties -acid reflux in babies -what's a palate expander For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Podcast Homepage: https://juna.co/podcast
In this episode Sarah talks with Becca Pardess, a Mom of baby Shane. Becca shares her postpartum story and birth story, which includes a 55-hour labor and getting preeclampsia during labor. The doctors then had to put her on a magnesium drip, which basically makes you feel like you're hung over. And then she pushed for four hours and 45 minutes and topped it off with a second degree tear and then an episiotomy. In this episode Sarah and Becca go into detail about: -how she got put on a benadryl drip to help soften her cervix -the postpartum shakes -cursing at her own placenta -feeding a baby after having gestational diabetes -ice diapers -magnesium drip -attempting to breastfeed for the first time -postpartum depression -postpartum nightmare about giving birth in a baby factory - and much more! For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Podcast Homepage: https://juna.co/podcast
In this episode Sarah talks with Erin Elliott, a Mom with two wildly different births and postpartum experiences. Aaron shares very candidly the way she navigated through recovering from a traumatic birth. She shares how she planned for a vaginal birth, but wound up have to have a last minute C-section with her first baby. On her 2nd birth, she found herself with a third degree tear and a rush to the NICU after her second had some breathing issues.   She also shares her struggles with breastfeeding  and all the beautiful things that came from postpartum as well. I really hope you enjoy this episode. For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Podcast Homepage: https://juna.co/podcast
In this episode Sarah talks with Liesel Teen from the popular Instagram page @Mommy.LaborNurse. In this episode Sarah and Liesel go into detail about some of the most common questions Liesel gets during labor: -Tearing during labor, episiotomies -Effective ways to manage pain "down there" after labor -Bodily symptoms - water breaking, discharge, boobs leaking, etc. -How to get labor started? Liesel has a great article about this. -The steps of being induced. What medicine is used during induction? Are inductions right for you? -What it's like to get an epidural -C-Section vs Vaginal Birth For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Show Notes and Homepage: https://juna.co/podcast
In this episode Sarah talks with her friend Dillan who recently had a baby. At the time of recording her first baby was just two months old. The idea with this series of Postpartum Stories is to hear from Moms about their postpartum experiences. There are lots of podcast episodes about birth stories, but the rawness of the postpartum phase is often less considered. In this episode Lauren and Dillan go into detail about: -Dillan's birth of her 1st daughter -The first 3 days in the hospital -Tearing during labor -The first 2 weeks at home -What to do about bleeding nipples -The first postpartum poop -How nothing can truly prepare you for postpartum -Longing for the days of no responsibility -Finding time to still connect with your partner -and more... For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Podcast Homepage: https://juna.co/podcast
In this episode Sarah talks with Lauren Manaker, a Registered Dietician and expert in fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum nutrition. Lauren is one Juna's most trusted advisers and was instrumental in Juna's approach to Nutrition, as well as much of the content you see in the Juna App. In this episode Lauren and Sarah go into detail on the most frequently asked questions we get about eating. Some topics include: eating during the 1st trimester prenatal vitamins is fish safe during pregnancy? can you have deli meats during pregnancy? how much food should you be eating? why water is one of the most important parts of pregnancy low fat diets during pregnancy the importance of fatty fish and eggs during pregnancy what protein powders are safe during pregnancy how much protein do you need during pregnancy the importance of male fertility when trying to conceive how eating impacts fertility the Clean Label Project and how it's a great resource for healthy eating eating for nausea For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Podcast Homepage: https://juna.co/podcast To get in touch with Lauren you can find her on Instagram @laurenlovesnutrition.
In this episode Sarah talks with Amanda Rocchio from the popular instagram page @meowmeix and podcast Master Your Health. Amanda is a fitness and nutrition guru and really does an amazing job of simplifying the complex world of nutrition. Amanda was recently married and is ready for the next phase of her life -- becoming a Mom. She hosts this episode and asks Sarah all the things about healthy pregnancies. There are an endless amount of myths surrounding pregnancy and pre/postpartum health, which can definitely cause some confusion when it comes to supporting a healthy pregnancy from before conception to post-pregnancy. Sarah shares what she's learned about optimizing health specifically for pregnancy, debunking some of the most common myths surrounding what studies have shown is and isn’t safe during pregnancy, and sharing extremely helpful advice that will help clear up some of the confusion around nutrition and health throughout pregnancy. For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe!
In this episode Sarah talks with Sarah Patel from @TeachToSleep. Sarah is the founder of Teach to Sleep and a Mom to two little ones who are 18 months apart. She's a fully qualified baby and infant sleep consultant. Sarah has worked in education for over 15 years as a primary school teacher and a senior lecturer in education. She uses her background in teaching to share healthy sleep habits, which are based around routine and sleep patterns.  In this episode, we talk about setting up a safe sleep environment. We talk about sleep regressions and how to drop naps. Sarah was a wealth of knowledge. Most importantly, she emphasizes how we need to cut ourselves some slack, because teaching a newborn to sleep can be hard AF! For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Topics from this episode: Newborn sleep, sleep, baby sleep, sleep routine, sleep schedule, infant sleep, transitions, kid's sleep, parenting, mom sleep training, self-soothe, cry it out.
In today's episode, Sarah sits down with Lindsay Meisel to discuss all things ovulation, cycle tracking, and getting pregnant. This episode is the long-form interview with Lindsay. She is also featured in Episode 1 of Season 2: Getting Pregnant.  Let's go over a few key points about ovulation tracking:⁣⁣⁣ 1) It's only possible to get pregnant during your fertile window and that happens about midway through your cycle (day 14 for a 28 day-cycle). This is your most fertile time and it lasts about 48 hours. Everything on either side of the window and your chances of getting pregnant decrease significantly.⁣⁣⁣⁣ 2) There are signs that you are ovulating, like the cervical mucus test and your body temperature. If you like lots of data points and keeping track of things diligently, you can do this manually. If you would rather be more hands off but still know when you're ovulating, the Ava Women Bracelet could be good for you (not sponsored). ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 3) Tracking your cycle and trying to get pregnant can be a source of stress for some women. If you are finding yourself in this boat, think about how you may be able to remove some of the stressors and still achieve your end-goal. ⁣⁣ 4) Listen to the full episode for an in-depth conversation about ovulation tracking and getting pregnant.  Topics from the episode include: #ovulation #period #pregnant #pregnancy #ttc #tryingtoconceive #conceive #conception #makeababy #fertility #pregnancypodcast #pregnancyapp⁣⁣
Finances! Everyone's favorite topic, right? ⁣⁣ Like or not, babies are a significant expense and the more you know about preparing for this next chapter of your life, the more confidently you'll be able to handle the unexpected. After all, caring for a newborn is hard enough -- you don't want to be focusing on these things postpartum.  ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣To help us dive even further into this topic, Sarah sat down with @CherylBoyd for an episode of the Juna Women Podcast. Cheryl is a financial planner from Colorado, who specializes in helping parents navigate this unique period of your life. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣By the end of this episode you should have a clear understanding of the costs of childcare, how to set a budget, how to talk to your partner and get on the same regarding money, and feel empowered to start creating a financially secure life for your family. ⁣⁣ A shorter more condensed version of this episode is available here: https://anchor.fm/juna-women/episodes/Family-Planning-101-Babies--Money-ef74h6 ⁣⁣Topics from this episode: #finances #baby #money #personalfinance #familyplanning #tryingtoconceive #pregnant #pregnancy #1sttrimester #2ndtrimester #3rdtrimester #postpartum #momlife⁣⁣
This episode is the full interview with Dr. Aimee Raupp, which is part of our Alternative Healthcare episode (Season 2, Episode 3), and we’re talking all about Naturopathic and Alternative medicine for reproduction and fertility.  By the end of this episode you should have a much better idea of what naturopathic doctors do, whether this is the right route for you, and gain a better understanding of the connection between your overall well-being and how that might affect your ability to get pregnant. In western culture, alternative medicine has a bit of a stigma associated with it -- namely that it’s practices or medicines may not have a body of scientific evidence that proves their effectiveness.   For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Pregnancy, Fertility, Alternative Pregnancy, Alternative Fertility, Alternative Reproductive Care, Natural Fertility, Natural Medicine, Natural Health, Trying To Conceive, Alternatives to IVF, Alternatives to Western Medicine Try the Juna App free - tailored trimester specific workouts, nutrition for you and baby, growth tracking, notes from experts, daily breathing exercises, and more.
This episode is Sarah's full interview with Author Eve Rodsky, who has crafted a real world solution for dividing the 100 or so invisible tasks that must get done every day as part of her book "Fair Play". Parts of this interview were featured in a previous episode entitled: Family Planning 101: The Fair Play Game  By the end of this episode you should have a clear picture of the importance of domestic responsibility and be able to set the “every day” of your life up for success. If you’re listening to this episode before having kids, that’s even better. Put the system in place early and you’ll be way ahead of the game. For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Season 2 Homepage and Show Notes can be found here: https://juna.co/podcast2/ To get in touch with Eve Rodsky you can find her on Instagram @everodsky If you have any questions, comments, or need some more guidance during your Trying To Conceive journey, please e-mail me at sarah@juna.co. Topics from this episode: fair play, domestic responsibility, household chores, marriage, marital bickering, marriage counseling, marriage help, marriage chores, domestic duties.
Let’s Talk About Sex.  This is the full interview with Dr. Renee Hilliard. You can listen to the original episode here: https://anchor.fm/juna-women/episodes/Family-Planning-101-Lets-Talk-About-Sex-ed34qs Today we’re talking all about sex and intimacy, specifically during this period of your life where you’re either trying to conceive, pregnant, or postpartum. By the end of this episode you should learn some new communication skills, feel more confident discussing vulnerable topics like painful sex, orgasms, sex shaming, and be on track for a deeper connection with your partner. For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Season 2 Homepage and Show Notes. https://juna.co/podcast2/ sex after kids, reclaiming your sex life, sex life after kids, sex after having babies, painful sex, sex therapist for parents, parents and sex, sex therapy, sex coaching, sex and love coach, sex and intimacy
In today's episode we talk about what couples can do to prepare for their fertility journey and how you and your partner can prepare for what life is going to look like after having a baby.  By the end of this episode you should have a much better idea how to communicate with your partner about your wants and needs as well as come together to create a family plan that you both feel comfortable with. We’ll be talking about sensitive topics like miscarriage, infertility, & how those things can impact your relationship as you approach parenthood. To help with this topic, we sat down with Dr. Batya Novick, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in reproductive and parental mental health. For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Season 2 Homepage and Show Notes. https://juna.co/podcast2/ Postpartum depression, postpartum, miscarriage, parental mental health, baby planning, fertility, infertility, mental health, miscarriage mental health, family planning, baby, let's have a baby.
What happens when you actually become parents? How do you keep the fire burning, the connection strong, and avoid the fate of the nearly 50% of couples who wind up getting divorced? Yes, it's true -- the current divorce rate in the United States is somewhere between 40-50%. In a study from 2013, couples were asked their top reasons for getting divorced and 57% said one of the top reasons was “too much conflict and arguing”. When you spend your life with someone, there’s bound to be conflict. But the key is using that conflict to make you and not break you. This interview is the full conversation with Sheina Schochet, a mental health counselor from New York specializing in pre-marital counseling, life transitions, and maternal mental health. This interview appeared in the 10th episode of our Family Planning Series, "Life After Baby". You can find that episode here.  For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Topics from this episode: domestic labor, domestic responsibility, chores, marriage, postpartum, family planning, transitioning to becoming a parent, parent transitions, life transitions, maternal gatekeeping, life after baby
Trimester zero. It's not a term you hear often, but reproductive endocrinologists would like to change that. In this  episode of our family planning series Sarah talks with Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh, a fertility expert and reproductive endocrinologist. This is the full interview from "Trimester Zero" - Season 2, Episode 2. If you want the condensed version, listen to that episode first.  Getting reproductive care as early as possible could mean the difference between having one or more successful pregnancies or struggling for years with infertility and heartache. By the end of this episode, you'll have a clear picture of fertility and feel empowered to advocate for yourself and your future family. For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Egg Freezing, Infertility, IVF, In vitro fertilization, IUI, Family Planning, Starting a family, pregnancy, trying to conceive, fertility lifestyle, sperm testing, sperm donor, sperm freezing
Today's episode Today’s episode is the 12th part of our Family Planning Series, and we’re talking all about adoption. To help with this topic, I sat down with Amy from Kansas. Amy is a Mom of two adopted boys who are virtual twins and was pregnant with a third boy at the time we recorded. There are many reasons why an individual or couple might consider adopting a child. For some it might be Infertility, health concerns, or to help a child in need. For others it could be the lack of a partner or to go from Step-Mom to Mom. But, regardless of your motivation, adoption can be an amazing way to make your dreams of having a family come true. ----- ----- -----  For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! ----- ----- -----  Season 2 Homepage and Show Notes. https://juna.co/podcast2/ ----- ----- -----  If you have any questions, comments, or need some more guidance during your Trying To Conceive journey, please e-mail me at sarah@juna.co. ----- ----- -----  ⁣⁣Topics from this episode: #adoption #baby #mom #parenting #parents #adoptionprocess #virtualtwins #babies 
Non traditional families. This is basically a family that is NOT made up of a married male and female and a child or children.  If you are someone who wants to have children, but doesn’t necessarily fall into the traditional category, there are ways to make it happen. For our purposes here, we are talking about same sex parenting, specifically a lesbian married couple who decided to use a sperm donor and IVF to make their parenting dreams happen. Our guests are Joanna and Amber from Raleigh, NC. They were extremely gracious and forthcoming in sharing their story and experiences. Our hope is that you can learn from their experience if you are considering a similar path. For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe! Season 2 Homepage and show notes can be found here: https://juna.co/podcast2/ If you have any questions, comments, or need some more guidance during your Trying To Conceive journey, please e-mail me at sarah@juna.co. Topics from this episode:same sex parenting, IVF, IUI, Lesbian Parenting, Non-Traditional Families, Non-Nuclear Family, starting a family.
Mom and Dad. Before you earn those titles you are simply two people in a relationship, feeling all the feels, with lots of free time to focus on yourselves and each other. But what happens when you actually become parents? How do you keep the fire burning, the connection strong, and avoid the fate of the nearly 50% of couples who wind up getting divorced? In a study from 2013, couples were asked their top reasons for getting divorced and 57% said one of the top reasons was “too much conflict and arguing”. When you spend your life with someone, there’s bound to be conflict. But the key is using that conflict to make you and not break you. That's the focus in "Life After Baby", the 10th part of our Family Planning Series. To help us with this topic, Sarah sat down with Sheina Schochet, a mental health counselor from New York specializing in pre-marital counseling, life transitions, and maternal mental health. By the end of this episode you should know the common mistakes couples make after having kids and implement strategies to keep your relationship strong and stable. Topics from this episode: domestic labor, domestic responsibility, chores, marriage, postpartum, family planning, transitioning to becoming a parent, parent transitions, life transitions, maternal gatekeeping, life after baby Guests: Sheina Shochet
Finances! Everyone's favorite topic, right? ⁣⁣ Like or not, babies are a significant expense and the more you know about preparing for this next chapter of your life, the more confidently you'll be able to handle the unexpected. After all, caring for a newborn is hard enough -- you don't want to be focusing on these things postpartum.  ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣To help us dive even further into this topic, Sarah sat down with @CherylBoyd for an episode of the Juna Women Podcast. Cheryl is a financial planner from Colorado, who specializes in helping parents navigate this unique period of your life. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣By the end of this episode you should have a clear understanding of the costs of childcare, how to set a budget, how to talk to your partner and get on the same regarding money, and feel empowered to start creating a financially secure life for your family. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Topics from this episode: #finances #baby #money #personalfinance #familyplanning #tryingtoconceive #pregnant #pregnancy #1sttrimester #2ndtrimester #3rdtrimester #postpartum #momlife⁣⁣
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