Genevieve Howland is a childbirth educator, breastfeeding advocate, author, teacher, and founder of the Mamanatural Community.
Genevieve Howland (IG: @mamanatural) is a childbirth educator, breastfeeding advocate, and the woman behind Mama Natural, the web’s #1 natural parenting site. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth. Genevieve is a prominent YouTuber whose videos have been viewed over 85 million times. In this episode, we discuss: Genevieve's transition from junk food junkie to Mama Natural Preparing for pregnancy EMF exposure and fertility Monitor your thyroid during pregnancy What is lunaception? How much caffeine is allowed during pregnancy? Green & black tea can inhibit folate absorption Find out your MTHFR status The debate between folate vs. folic acid How long should you take prenatal vitamins for? The importance of preconception nutrition Trust your cravings, listen to your body The benefits of cod liver oil Food & supplement recommendations Consume foods high in calcium Get in tune with your body What is the Brewer Pregnancy Diet? Pregnancy differences in your 30’s & 40’s The beauty of home births Interventions and hospital births How to have a gentle C-Section The benefits of red raspberry leaf tea Eat 6 dates/day after 36 weeks You can opt-out of any test Monitoring blood sugar with a glucose meter Ultrasounds and dopplers Protecting yourself from EMF exposure Delayed cord clamping Stem cells can be accessed through teeth Should you encapsulate your placenta? Parents need community & support Be at peace in your own skin Genevieve's new baby care course... coming soon Show sponsors: Outerknown <== 25% off all Outerknown clothing by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout Thrive Market <== As a new customer you get a free 30-day membership, 25% off your order, and free shipping (US only) Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products Perfect Keto <== 20% off all Perfect Keto products (free shipping in the US) Related links: Tap here to go to our show notes to download the worksheet for this episode Genevieve Howland - The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth (book) Genevieve Howland's website (Mama Natural) Follow Genevieve Howland (Mama Natural) on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Mama Natural Birth Course Listen to Marni & Jesse: Focus Friday - The Ultimate Baby (Our 1st Trimester) previously on TUHP (episode #309) Sally Fallon - Nourishing Traditions (book) The Business of Being Born (documentary) Increase Fertility Naturally: Tips For Conception (article) 23andMe DNA test What Are the Best Prenatal Vitamins for You? (article) Seeking Health - Prenatal Vitamins (supplement) Standard Process - cod liver oil capsules (supplement) The Crazy Benefits of Camu Camu (article) Lily Nichols - Real Food Pregnancy (book) The Dr. Brewer Pregnancy Diet Mama Natural - My Surprising Home Birth (video) Traditional Medicinals - Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Red Raspberry Leaf Tea - Labor Day Brew Recipe Larabar Blood glucose meters The Truth About Baby Ultrasound (article) Defender Shielf - EMF-free headphones Defender Shield - DefenderPad laptop EMF radiation protection & heat shield Defender Shield - cell phone case Belly Armor blanket Why Delayed Cord Clamping Is a Must (article) Related episodes: 283: Katie Wells aka Wellness Mama – Maintaining A Healthy Family, Home & Business 262: Jen Oliver – Core Rehab • Travelling With Young Kids • Saying Thank You 251: Dr. Sarah Buckley – Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering • Preconception Planning • The Role Of Oxytocin 204: Meghan Telpner – A “Natural” Birth Story 079: Joy McCarthy – Natural Pregnancy | Work-Life Balance As A New Mom | Should You Exercise While You’re Pregnant? Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
Elle Russ chats with Genevieve Howland, author of The Mama Natural: Week to Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth - the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. “Natural” recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage—not a medical condition.
 Full of weekly advice and tips, Howland covers vital pregnancy nutrition, natural remedies for common concerns, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of medical interventions. Peppered throughout are positive birth and pregnancy stories from women of all backgrounds (and all stages of their natural journey) along with advice and insights from a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) plus a Registered Nurse (RN), doula, and lactation consultant. With over sixty million views on her YouTube channel, Genevieve Howland’s funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting.
Today I’m talking with Genevieve Howland, the fierce and funny lady behind the super successful “Mama Natural” YouTube channel and blog. I couldn’t be more excited! Genevieve is not only a great friend to me but to so many women she has never even met. Her funny but informational videos have inspired and empowered millions …
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