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The Heal at Home Moms Podcast

The Heal at Home Moms Podcast

By Jena Beise and Erin Shinkle
Life after pregnancy can be rough. That's why Jena Beise and Erin Shinkle (both doctors of physical therapy and women's health specialists) created this podcast, to help moms heal at home.
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Episode 32: What to Do If Sex Hurts After Pregnancy
In this episode, Jena speaks with Dr. Jill M. Krapf (MD MEd FACOG IF) about what can cause painful sex after pregnancy, and what we can do about it. Follow Jill here for lots more great information. 
July 28, 2021
Episode 31: Behavioral Health for Kids Part Two
In this episode, Jena continues her conversation with Sarena Cambrea, founder and clinical director of Elevate Behavior Services. Sarena is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and she provides great insights to help parents decode what kids are really telling us when they lose their freaking minds :) Enjoy!
July 21, 2021
Episode 30: Behavioral Health for Kids Part One
In this episode, Jena speaks with Sarena Cambrea, founder and clinical director of Elevate Behavior Services. Sarena is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and she provides great insights to help parents understand what to do when tantrums happen. Cuz let's be honest. They're gonna happen. 
July 14, 2021
Episode 29: Incontinence, Cranberries, and More
Getting up to pee three times a night. Wetting your pants when you sneeze. Moms know it well, and our guest this week knows how to help! Today we speak with Amy Long, a board-certified family nurse practitioner with a focus In women’s health, specially pelvic health and female urology. She's got great info for moms, so check it out! And you can find out more about Amy's work here.
March 10, 2021
Episode 28: What Babies Get Right About Eating
Ever noticed how babies just stop eating when they're full? How can we do that?! Check out my talk with nutritionist and registered dietitian Rebecca Greer about intuitive eating and what happens when you make peace with food. If you're interested in learning more from Rebecca, email her at 
January 10, 2021
Episode 27: Your Postpartum Sex Drive
Today Jena speaks with Karisa Kaye, MAMFT, the amazing marriage, family, and sex therapist. Listen in for great practical advice on enjoying sex as a mom! And if you'd like to discuss a session with Karisa, click here or call 281-309-6437.
December 09, 2020
Episode 26: Big News for Heal at Home Moms
Dr. Jena Beise is now treating patients in their homes! In this episode, she discusses what prompted the jump from the clinic into the home. 
October 19, 2020
Episode 25: When Hooves Don't Mean Horses
Jena talks with Jess, one of her amazing patients, about her long search for a diagnosis and treatment that would actually ease her pelvic floor pain.
September 23, 2020
Episode 24: My Birth Story
Jena tells the story of her first pregnancy and delivery. Her husband says some things too. 
August 15, 2020
Episode 23: What Causes Pain with Sex?
This week we speak with Dr. Jill Krapf, an amazing Ob/Gyn who specializes in diagnosing and treating pain with sex. Follow Jill at Learn more about her work at the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders, the National Vulvodynia Association, and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (on IG at If you’re looking for women’s health physical therapy online or in person, visit me at
July 30, 2020
Episode 22: The Barriers to Pelvic Floor Health
This week we talk with Jeanice, pelvic floor physical therapist and founder of My Pelvic Floor Muscles, about the barriers to pelvic floor health, and what we're doing to overcome those barriers.  Learn more about Jeanice's work here.  Learn more about Jena's work here. 
July 14, 2020
Episode 21: "Being a Mom Is Not a Diagnosis"
That's the mantra of our guest this week, Dr. Danielle Watson. Tune in to hear our conversation about the ways popular understanding of motherhood needs to change, particularly in the crucial fourth trimester. Learn more about Dr. Watson here, and check out our online postpartum healing program here.  
July 01, 2020
Episode 20: Having a Baby in Burundi
Today we hear more from Dr. Rachel McLaughlin, an OB/GYN working in Burundi, Africa, where the average number or pregnancies will blow your mind. Click here to learn more about Rachel's work and to support her. 
June 19, 2020
Episode 19: Diving Deeper into Diastasis
Gráinne Donnelly is an advanced physiotherapist in pelvic health, on a mission to change how moms think about recovering after pregnancy. We're obviously all about that, and we had a great conversation about the latest research on diastasis recti, when and how to exercise postpartum, and lots more.  For more great information from Gráinne: Check out her diastasis course: And her return to running guidelines, which are free to download: And her youtube channel that demonstrates the load and impact tests described in this episode:
June 08, 2020
Episode 18: How to Teach Kids to Eat Well
Should you force your kids to eat veggies? Should you bribe them? We've got answers, folks. Today we talk with Jennifer, mom, dietician, and creator of the wonderful Kids Eat in Color. She's got information, tips, and encouragement for you. Enjoy.  To download Jennifer's free guide, which contains four mealtime rules for helping your kids eat better (without you losing your mind), go to  And for information on the Heal at Home Moms exercise and education program, go to 
May 03, 2020
Episode 17: Mom's Gotta Eat
Today we talk with Madison Templeton, RDN, LDN about the importance of Mom eating right in the months after giving birth. Spoiler: it's really important. Give it a listen, and learn more about postpartum health at
April 09, 2020
Episode 16: Protecting Mothers in Burundi, Africa
You need to know about Dr. Rachel McLaughlin. She's an OB/GYN and a medical missionary. Today we hear about just one of the ways she and her team are working to protect mothers in Burundi, Africa. See more right here. 
March 18, 2020
Episode 15: Pregnancy for Athletes
Today we speak with Lisa Ryan, a pregnancy and postpartum athleticism trainer. She has great insights for athletes who are pregnant or on the path to recovery after delivery!
February 26, 2020
Episode 14: Your Kid's Pelvic Floor
Drs. Jena and Erin discuss pelvic floor issues that effect kids, and how parents and guardians can help. To get more tips and tricks for healthier postpartum living, click here. To hear more about bladder training, click here. To hear more about how your diet effects your bladder, click here.
February 13, 2020
Episode 13: Don't Let Mama Go Down
This week, we chat with the incredible Dr. Patricia McLelland (specialist in obstetrics and gynecology) about her number one rule for parenting along with the many ways nutrition, exercise, and REST impact your postpartum recovery. To learn more about postpartum healing, click here. To hear more about how diet effects your pelvic health, click here.  
January 26, 2020
Episode 12: The First Six Weeks of Postpartum
This week we talk with the incredible Dr. Patricia McLelland (specialist in obstetrics and gynecology) about the first six weeks of postpartum—what to watch out for, what to do, what not to do, and what to expect (and ask for) during your six-week checkup.  FUN FACT: Dr. McLelland delivered all three of Jena's babies! To learn more about postpartum recovery, click here. To hear us quiz guys on women's health, click here.  To hear more about the fourth trimester, click here. 
January 12, 2020
Episode 11: How to Train Your Bladder
Your bladder is basically a fussy toddler. This week, Jena and Erin tell you how to take charge. 
December 30, 2019
Episode 10: Be Kind to Your Bladder
In this quick episode, Drs. Jena and Erin discuss what you can do to soothe an irritated bladder. (Spoiler: Less coffee, more water.) Learn more about your health and your body at
December 12, 2019
Episode 9: Preparing for Your Fourth Trimester
In this week's excellent (and extra long) episode, we talk with Dr. Christine Sterling, an amazing ObGyn who's made it her mission to equip moms for every stage of the reproductive journey: preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum. Today, we talk about the fourth trimester, and how women can prepare themselves for that intense time in their motherhood journey.  Hear all our interviews and learn about our postpartum program right here. 
November 27, 2019
Episode 8: Kegels and Cocktails Part Two
Jena and Erin get specific about incontinence and how to train your bladder to stop acting so dumb. Get more postpartum tips and tricks at
November 15, 2019
Episode 7: Kegels and Cocktails Part One
Over cocktails, Drs. Jena Beise and Erin Shinkle explore the wonders of incontinence, clarify what a kegel really is, and explain how you're actually supposed to do them. Cheers.  Ready to go beyond the kegel? Explore Heal at Home Moms, Jena and Erin's postpartum exercise and healing program.
October 30, 2019
Episode 6: Help! My Baby Split My Abs!
Diastasis Recti is a super common postpartum symptom, and it can cause all kinds of issues, from physical pain to the pain of people asking if you're pregnant when YOU'RE NOT. In this episode, we discuss how ladies with diastasis recti should start healing. 
October 16, 2019
Episode 5: When a Runner Becomes a Mom
We sit down with supermom Ruth to hear about how postpartum symptoms messed with her running life, and how she used Heal at Home Moms to get back track. Thanks for sharing your story, Ruth!
October 02, 2019
Episode 4: How to Catch Your Own Baby
Bethany, an amazing mama, tells us the incredible story of giving birth to her fourth baby. You'll want to hear this. We love celebrating amazing moms of all kinds, so we're super excited to share Bethany's story with you. Enjoy!
September 13, 2019
Episode 3: What Every Mom Should Know About Her Body
If we only had a few minutes to talk to a mom about postpartum health, this is what we'd say. Find out more at
August 28, 2019
Episode 2: Quizzing Guys on Women's Health
We quiz Jena's husband and our sound engineer on women's health, to see just how closely they've been listening!
August 14, 2019
Episode 1: When Is It Safe to Run Postpartum?
Physical therapists Jena and Erin offer postpartum wisdom to new moms wondering when they can start running again. SPOILER ALERT: the answer is not six weeks postpartum. 
August 09, 2019
Episode 0: Changing Postpartum
Why did we create an online program designed by physical therapists to help women heal their bodies after pregnancy? Because nobody else was getting it done.
August 02, 2019