EP264: How to Nourish Your Body During and Post Pregnancy with Stephanie Greunke

A 2019 study revealed many pregnant women today do not meet the recommended intakes for nutrients like: 

  • Magnesium 
  • Vitamin D 
  • Vitamin E 
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A

Which is scary given that inadequate nutrition can negatively impact baby’s development, mom’s health AND how mom feels (physically & emotionally) in her postpartum period. 

This is exactly why I invited one of my favorite experts in the wellness world, the Whole30’s dietician, Stephanie Greunke, on the show to teach us all how to not only survive pregnancy and the postpartum period - but to THRIVE through it. 

Here are some of the topics we dive into...

  • The most important nutrients for pregnancy
  • Medications that can deplete moms
  • How to prevent morning sickness (and why it happens!)
  • The link between nutrient deficiency, pregnancy, and mental health issues
  • Common nutrient deficiencies in paleo dieters
  • Her 3 favorite nutrient tests 
  • Important foods for the first trimester
  • Foods to focus on for the second trimester
  • How many carbs do you really need for a healthy pregnancy? 
  • The most important food for the third trimester
  • 2 strategies for a healthy, happy postpartum period
  • The 3 key ingredients for a simple, healthy meal
  • How to lose the baby weight gracefully 
  • How much weight to lose per week for sustainable weight loss
  • Her 6 favorite supplements to replete nutrient stores
  • The best forms of magnesium for digestion, brain health, and relaxation
  • The one food you’ll want to focus on before pregnancy
  • My favorite new-momma beauty product
  • And so much more!

If you are a momma, momma-to-be, or know someone who is - please share this podcast so we can all experience healthy, happy pregnancies and nourished babies! 


Valuable Resources: 

Join Steph’s Postpartum Nutrition Program and Community HERE!
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Stephanie Greunke is Whole30’s in-house Dietitian and Education Manager. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two sons. Stephanie specializes in prenatal/postnatal nutrition, behavioral psychology, and holds additional certifications in perinatal mental health and fitness. She’s also the co-host of the “Doctor Mom” Podcast and an internationally recognized speaker. Stephanie is committed to building a community of parents who encourage each other and share their own experiences so they know they’re not alone and have resources to feel empowered.


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