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Author: Dr Renee White

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Knowledge is power and we are all about empowering the mothers of the world! In each episode we will unravel and interpret the latest research and evidence-based practices for pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood.

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In today's episode, Dr Renee White discusses why so many women step into postpartum depleted of multiple micronutrients!Tune in to here about:- Postnatal depletion + Dr Oscar Serrallach work- What micronutrients you will need to replete your body and mind in postpartum-  Food and quick + easy recipes to stock your fridge, freezer and pantry to help sleep-deprived and busy newborn mothers. Things we mentioned:- Dr Oscar Serrallach - The Postnatal Depletion Cure- InstantPot- Cannings Butchers- Get our Recipes to Kick Postnatal Depletion to the CurbLearn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee delves into the concerning trend of unplanned pregnancies while using Ozempic, a GLP-1 medication primarily used for managing type 2 diabetes and weight loss. With an influx of anecdotal evidence from social media platforms like TikTok, Renee explores the possible mechanisms behind this phenomenon, highlighting the need for further research and caution among users. Tune in to learn more!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee chats with Dr. Marlena Fezjo about the groundbreaking discovery of what causes Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). Dr. Fezjo shares her personal journey with HG, detailing her harrowing experiences during pregnancy and her determination to uncover its cause. From facing skepticism in the medical community to conducting years of research, Dr. Fezjo's story underscores the persistence and dedication required for scientific breakthroughs.Join us in exploring the profound impact of Dr. Fezjo's research on Hyperemesis Gravidarum by tuning in to the full episode. Together, let's spread awareness and support further advancements in understanding and treating this debilitating condition.Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee White and a third-time mom shares their insights into preparing for childbirth and the postpartum period. Join them as they offer practical advice and personal anecdotes to help expecting mothers navigate this transformative journey with confidence and resilience. Explore the joys, challenges, and invaluable lessons of motherhood in this candid and relatable conversation.Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee White talks with science writer Lucy Jones about how having kids affects us in big ways. They look at it from different angles to understand its huge impact. Join them as they explore what it means to become a parent, sharing insights that everyone can understand. Tune in!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee explores the significance of birth doulas and why they're becoming increasingly essential for expectant parents. With insightful statistics and real-life examples, Renee sheds light on the invaluable support and guidance that birth doulas offer during labor and delivery. Tune in to learn more about the role of birth doulas and how they can positively impact your birthing experience.Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee White and Dr. Dave Listijono discuss the importance of preconception carrier screening for couples planning to have children. As an expert in obstetrics, gynecology with longstanding interest in Fertility and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Dr. Dave explains why this proactive step is essential for ensuring the health of your family. Join the conversation to learn valuable insights and make informed decisions as you prepare for parenthood. Tune in!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee delves into the complex topic of whether expecting mothers should continue ADHD medication during pregnancy. Gain valuable insights and practical advice to help you make the best decision for you and your baby. Tune in!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee sits down for an enlightening discussion with Dr. Deborah MacNamara. Together, they dive deep into the realm of child development, exploring Dr. MacNamara's wealth of expertise. Discover actionable tips, including expert advice on cultivating healthy eating habits in children. Tune in!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee explores a common question: What's the Difference between a Midwife and a Doula? Delving into their distinct roles, responsibilities, and contributions to childbirth, she sheds light on the unique support each provides. Tune in to gain clarity on these essential birth companions and discover which might be the best fit for your birthing journey.Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
How does genetic testing before conception truly impact family planning? In this episode, Renee delves into the real-life experiences with a mama who underwent this process, uncovering valuable insights and lessons along the way. Join us for an enlightening conversation on navigating genetic testing and preconception decisions. Tune in!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee tackles the challenge of handling big emotions as children return to school. Offering a wealth of practical advice and book recommendations, she helps parents navigate this transitional period with ease.Want to make the transition to school smoother for your child? Learn actionable tips for managing big emotions from Renee's experience. Tune in!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee White delves into the empowering journey of relactation, joined by the insightful Kate Visser. Discover the hows and wheres to kickstart your relactating journey, navigating the challenges and triumphs along the way. Whether you're a new mom seeking guidance or someone considering relactation, this conversation provides valuable insights and practical tips. Curious about relactating and the journey to reclaim your breastfeeding experience? Tune in!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
Curious about how childbirth choices might impact the brain? In this episode, Renee talks about the effect of spontaneous birth vs elective c-section on our brain. She navigates through controversies and varying study outcomes, exploring the profound impact of childbirth on the maternal brain. With a focus on MRI imaging studies before and after a mother's first pregnancy, Renee unravels the structural and physiological changes, providing valuable insights into this captivating aspect of motherhood. Tune in!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee chats with Alex Sinickas of Milkdrop about how not all breast pumps are created equally. They share valuable insights into choosing the right breast pump for your needs. Learn the key factors that differentiate breast pumps and get ready for a surprising twist in the final moments that could redefine your breastfeeding experience. Tune in!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Dr. Renee White explores groundbreaking research on Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), a challenging condition affecting pregnancies worldwide. She also sheds light on potential testing and interventions, offering hope to those grappling with HG. Tune in for a captivating exploration of this significant discovery in women's health, and gain valuable insights for a healthier pregnancy journey.Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee white chats with Maisie Ruttan where they talk about how to navigate toddler sleep with a baby on the way. This conversation delves into the power of bedtime routines, challenges of toddler sleep, how to ensure a smooth transition for toddlers and so much more! Tune in for easy tips and insights on creating a peaceful bedtime atmosphere and navigating the exciting journey of growing families.Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee provides crucial insights into what you need to know about the first oral pill for Postpartum Depression. Delving into a groundbreaking development in mental health, Renee discusses the latest advancements in treating postpartum depression with the first-ever oral medication. What could this breakthrough mean for the future of maternal mental health? Find out as we explore the potential impact and considerations surrounding the first oral pill for Postpartum Depression in this enlightening episode. Tune in!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee engages in an insightful interview with Anya Durham on the topic of "Science-based Parenting." Anya, drawing from her expertise in ecology, discusses how she applied her scientific background to child development, exploring what babies need through the lens of her research field. The conversation sheds light on the intersection of science and parenting, offering a unique perspective on providing optimal care for infants.Curious about applying scientific principles to child development? Discover how Anya's background in ecology led to the creation of "Baby Ecology" in this eye-opening interview with Renee.Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
In this episode, Renee explains why we love romance novels so much by breaking down the science behind it. Using her own experiences, she talks about the chemicals in our brains that make these love stories so captivating. Join the chat to understand why we're hooked on romance novels and learn about the science that makes them irresistible. Ever wondered what's going on in your brain when you're lost in a romantic tale? Tune in and discover the fascinating science behind the magic!Learn more about Dr Renee White and Fill Your Cup Postpartum Doulas:Want to be nurtured and nourished after the birth of your baby, have a peek at our doula offerings.If you want to gobble up our famous Chocolate + Goji lactation cookies, look no further.
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