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Juna Women Podcast

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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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Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant with Dr. Aimee Raupp
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.
43:28
September 15, 2020
All The Sh*t We Do with Author Eve Rodsky
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.
46:46
August 31, 2020
Parenting in a Pandemic with Hayley Goldberg
In this episode Sarah talks with Hayley Goldberg from the Heart of Connecting. Hayley is a Mom of 3 who specializes in helping parents come together to build strong loving families. She does this through Parent Coaching, Workshops, and Speaking Events. In today’s episode we focus on parenting in a pandemic. Now that we are about six months in to this thing, there are some common struggles we are all having as parents of young kids. Hayley does an incredible job voicing those concerns and sharing tips and tricks to help us work through them. For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum. If you liked this episode, please subscribe!
49:44
August 24, 2020
Sex and Relationships with Dr Renee Hilliard
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
52:00
August 17, 2020
Let's Have A Baby with Dr. Batya Novick
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.
1:03:04
August 10, 2020
Life and Love After Having Kids with Sheina Schochet
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
56:42
July 27, 2020
The TUSHY Method with Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh
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
43:52
July 20, 2020
The First Month of Postpartum
Sarah does a solo episode where she shares her experience through the 1st month of Postpartum with her  third baby. Sarah talks about managing a new baby during the Pandemic and shares her tips and tricks she's learned being a 3rd time mom. If you know anyone who will have a baby soon, share this episode with them! Full show notes here: http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast Follow Juna on Instagram: http://instagram.com/juna.moms 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: postpartum, postpartum depression, baby blues, postpartum anxiety, postpartum life, mom life, mom, momblogger, mommy, motherhood, parenting, new baby, babies
33:32
July 14, 2020
Family Planning 101: Adoption
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 
54:51
July 7, 2020
Family Planning 101: The Path To Becoming Same Sex Parents
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.
25:00
June 30, 2020
Sarah's Home Birth Story With Her Son Levi
Today we have a special episode! Juna Founder, Sarah Kuhn, and her husband Eric, sat down with their friend Kara to share the story of their home birth.  Their third baby and second son Levi was born last week and it was Sarah's first home birth.  We will resume Episodes of Season 2 next Tuesday.  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/
1:17:54
June 24, 2020
Family Planning 101: Life After Baby
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
25:16
June 17, 2020
Family Planning 101: Babies + Money
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⁣⁣
28:43
June 9, 2020
Family Planning 101: The Fair Play Game
Today’s episode is the 8th part of our Family Planning Series, and we’re talking all about the little things we do every day that often go unnoticed. To help us with this topic, I enlisted my husband Eric for a candid conversation on how we divvy things up, and 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".  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.
27:26
May 27, 2020
EMERGENCY POD! Potty Training Expert Tips
In this episode Sarah talks with Allison Jandu aka The Potty Training Consultant.  Sarah was in a crisis during the Pandemic attempting to potty train her daughter and reached out to Allison for help. They got the idea to record their conversation so you all can benefit too! Allison is a professional consultant who assists families with one of childhood’s most important, yet daunting, milestones - potty training. Allison has helped countless children of all ages. Her custom potty training plans are based on building independence and empowerment and she thrives on seeing children succeed. She has made it her personal mission to revolutionize the way we think about potty training as a society. If you plan to potty train your kids, this is the episode for you. For more from Juna - check us out at juna.co. You can try the Juna App Free. For more from Allison (she has some great blogs), click here.
1:01:16
May 20, 2020
Family Planning 101: The Fertility Diet
Today’s episode is the 7th part of our Family Planning Series, and we’re talking all about prenatal nutrition. When I sat down with Stefanie I was actually in the process of Trying To Conceive my 3rd baby, and I’m happy to report that her advice helped and I’m currently 32 weeks pregnant - HELLO 3rd Trimester. What you’re going to hear in the episode is a high level overview of the things we should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes to our diets and fertility. Stefanie does an amazing job breaking down fertility for both men and women and keeping things simple and informative. 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’re interested in the finer details of our conversation with Stefanie you can find the full interview in Season 1 - it’s Episode 27.  To get in touch with Stefanie you can find her on Instagram @the_dietologist. 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: fertility foods, trying to get pregnant, trying to conceive, foods for conception
27:51
May 12, 2020
Family Planning 101: The Emotional Toll of Infertility
Today’s episode is the 6th part of our Family Planning Series, and we’re talking all about the emotional toll infertility can take on the lives of those it affects and the people around them. By the end of this episode you should have some tools to help you process many of these emotions, learn the things to say and do if you have a friend or family member going through infertility, and set yourself up for success if you’re just beginning you’re trying to conceive journey. 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/ Topics from this episode: infertility, fertility, emotional toll of infertility, emotions and infertility, partners and infertility
22:35
April 28, 2020
Family Planning 101: Let's Talk About Sex
Let’s Talk About Sex. Not in the Cosmopolitan headline, “21 Mind Blowing Sex Moves You’ve Never Tried” kind of way. But rather about the things that are actually going to help make your sex life, your relationship, and your marriage better. According to Dr. Renee Hilliard, a former OBGYN turned Sex and Love Coach, nearly 85% of people have some difficulty with getting their sex life back after kids, or struggled during the baby making process. That means that most of you listening to this episode will find something to relate to: Today’s episode is the 5th part of our Family Planning Series, and 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  Sponsorships: off for this episode
23:53
April 21, 2020
Family Planning 101: Parental Mental Health
Today’s episode is the 4th part of our Family Planning Series, and we’re talking all about the dynamics at play between you and your partner when you decide to add a baby to the mix. 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. 
27:56
April 14, 2020
Family Planning 101: Alternative Healthcare
Today’s episode is the 3rd part of our Family Planning Series, 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.  But as our Doctors, Dr. Aimee, Raupp and Dr. Saru Bala tell us in this episode, naturopathic medicine is actually more of a bridge between the conventional and alternative world of medicine, often giving you a more complete picture of your overall 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! 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 We share the full interviews on our IGTV page at instagram.com/juna.moms.  Try the Juna App free - tailored trimester specific workouts, nutrition for you and baby, growth tracking, notes from experts, daily breathing exercises, and more. 
24:25
April 7, 2020
Family Planning 101: Trimester Zero
Trimester zero. It's not a term you hear often, but reproductive endocrinologists would like to change that. In this 2nd episode of our family planning series we talk with Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh and Dr. Lucky Sekhon - both fertility experts and reproductive endocrinologists.  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
26:22
March 31, 2020
Family Planning 101: How To Get Pregnant
This episode features Dr. Elizabeth Kane from Natalist and Lindsay Meisel from Ava Women. Both are experts in ovulation tracking and menstrual cycles - two of the most important factors when it comes to getting pregnant. For more from juna, visit juna.co or check out the Juna App for Pregnancy and Postpartum: 
20:49
March 24, 2020
Labor & Delivery During The Covid-19 Pandemic
Sarah sat down with Liesel Teen (@mommy.labornurse) to talk about the situation on the ground in the hospital where Liesel works as a labor and delivery nurse. If you are delivering a baby in the next few weeks/months, this will inform you on the best steps to take and hopefully quell any anxiety you're feeling.  *DISCLAIMER: This was recorded on March 20, 2020. The situation with Covid-19 is changing rapidly and varies city by city. Check with your local hospital and OBGYN. This episode is not to be taken as medical advice. Disclosures: Liesel is a member of the Juna Expert Advisory Board. 
31:33
March 21, 2020
Season 2 Teaser
Hi guys, it’s Sarah from Juna. There’s no new episode of Juna Women this week as we are prepping for the release of Season 2. But, before we get there, let’s recap season one, in case you missed anything. Our top 5 episodes from Season 1 are: - Teaching Kids Healthy Food Habits - Things Your Mom Never Told You About Labor -Breastfeeding Power Hour -The Postpartum Vagina (Pt.1) -The Power of Real Food During Pregnancy. Season 1 was all about finding experts in the topics around pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting that we thought would make your journey as a Mom a little bit easier. In Season 2, we’re going to start at the place where this journey really begins: When you and your partner decide to start a family. We’ll talk to experts about getting pregnant, timed ovulation, ovulation tracking, preparing your relationship for a family, putting together a postpartum plan, sharing domestic duties with your partner, financial planning, and more. This is going be the series for anyone who wants to be prepped and ready for Motherhood — the beauty, the struggles, and everything in between. If you have anything specific you would like covered in Season 2, shoot me an email at Sarah@Juna.co See you next week for Season 2.
01:15
March 9, 2020
Teaching Kids Healthy Food Habits with Jennifer Anderson, @Kids.Eat.In.Color
In this episode Sarah talks with Jennifer Anderson from Kids Eat In Color, a popular Instagram page and website that helps parents learn how to feed their kids and develop healthy relationships with food and eating. Jennifer is a a mom, wife, and registered dietitian. She has a masters of science in public health, in international health and human nutrition from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. If you follow Jennifer on Instagram you know she is the gold standard of knowledge when it comes to this challenging topic of feeding your kids. In the episode Sarah and Jennifer talk all things kids and nutrition. They talk about the effects of pressuring your child with food, how to set up healthy eating habits and how to expand their palate with no stress. They also get into the age appropriate ways you can talk to your kids about different foods and how they impact their bodies. If feeding your kids has given you any stress, or if you're pregnant and want to arm yourself with helpful strategies when it comes time to introduce solid foods, this is the episode for you. Try the Juna App Free: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/juna-pregnancy-exercise/id1452883313 Full Show Notes:  http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast
57:19
March 3, 2020
Raising Respectful, Kind, Resilient, and Happy Kids with Hayley Goldberg, LMFT
In this episode Sarah talks with Hayley Goldberg from the Heart of Connecting. Hayley is a Mom of 3 who specializes in helping parents come together to build strong loving families. She does this through Parent Coaching, Workshops, and Speaking Events. In today’s episode Sarah and Hayley get to the root of common parenting struggles and how to create strategies that are positive, collaborative, and help build warm and trusting relationships between parents and their children. Hayley shares her approach to parenting and how it is our responsibility as parents to coach, guide, and teach our children how we want them to behave. We dive deep into discipline, where she explains the importance of encouraging behavior that we want and preventing the behavior we don't, rather than constantly correcting/managing behavior. This episode should be required listening for anyone who's pregnant, or has kids under 10 years old. In fact, many of the strategies in this episode are beneficial to improving parenting/child relationships at any age. Try the Juna App Free: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/juna-pregnancy-exercise/id1452883313 Full Show Notes:  http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast
1:04:25
February 24, 2020
Secondary Infertility with Ali Prato
In this episode Sarah talks with Ali Prato from the popular Podcast Infertile AF. Ali is a Mom of two, writer and journalist, and podcast host. In today’s episode Sarah and Ali talk about the four years of secondary infertility Ali experienced before her second child was born. Ali openly shares her emotions throughout the process, including her IVF journey, financial struggles, depression, and navigating being a Wife and a Mom through it all. Ali and I share a mission to create a space for women to talk about infertility honestly and openly and this episode is that mission coming to life. This is a must listen for anyone who’s experienced secondary infertility or is having trouble conceiving after a first baby. Try the Juna App Free Follow Juna on Instagram
54:54
February 18, 2020
C-Section Strong: How To Prep and Recover with Olena Danko, MS, RDN, LD
In this episode Sarah talks with Olena Danko from the blog C-Section Strong. Olena is  is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Mom of two who founded the blog C-Section Strong to help support women who's births don't go as planned. Olena goes into detail on her experience with two c-sections as well as some great tips for preparing and educating yourself if your birth doesn't go as planned. If you are planning for a C-Section or know anyone who is, this episode is a must listen! Show Notes: http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast Download the Juna App for iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/juna-pregnancy-workouts/id1452883313
40:22
February 10, 2020
We Need To Talk About Infertility with Nathalie Carpenter
In this episode Sarah talks with Nathalie from the blog Fertilust. Nathalie is a brand marketer who went through unexplained infertility and set out to redefine the conversation around infertility on her blog, Fertilust. In February 2017, Nathalie was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Here were some her stats: 3 years of trying to conceive 2 unsuccessful IUIs 2 unsuccessful IVFs 2 major pity party episodes 5 reproductive endocrinologists A third and successful IVF! Nathalie goes into detail on her IVF / IUI process, the emotions that accompany unexplained infertility, and the importance of sharing your journey and experience with others. Show Notes: http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast Download the Juna App for iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/juna-pregnancy-workouts/id1452883313
1:02:24
February 4, 2020
Mom Guilt and The Pressure To Be Perfect With Erica Fraser
In this episode Sarah talks with Erica from the popular Mom Blog mombreak.ca and instagram account @mom.break. Erica is a Mom of two and shares some of the most fun, relatable, and helpful Mom content on Instagram. In today’s episode they talk openly about Erica's postpartum struggles — including depression and anxiety. Erica shares how it wasn’t until she realized that she needed to ask for help, that she was actually able to start on a path to finding her new identity as a Mom. They also discuss some really great tips for sharing the domestic responsibilities in your household and Erica reveals 5 things she wished she had done differently when her kids were babies. This episode is a must listen for Moms with young kids or anyone who is expecting a baby in the near future. Try the Juna App Free: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/juna-pregnancy-workouts/id1452883313
1:04:26
January 28, 2020
Breastfeeding Power Hour with Sarah Siebold
In this episode, Sarah talks with Sarah Siebold, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Mom of two. Sarah answers all of the most frequently asked questions surrounding breastfeeding as well as many you may never have thought to ask. This interview is jam packed with information to help you have a successful breastfeeding relationship. If you are breastfeeding now or plan to be in the future, this episode is a must listen. Show Notes: http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast Download the Juna App for iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/juna-pregnancy-workouts/id1452883313
1:13:33
January 21, 2020
Choosing Your Prenatal Care: Midwives, Doulas, and OBs with Tanya Tringali
In this episode, Sarah talks with Tanya Tringali, Program Director at Pebble. Tanya is a Certified Nurse-Midwife with 20 years experience in Maternal – Infant health. She has cared for thousands of women over the years and has caught nearly 1,200 babies. Tanya talks a little about the history of midwifery and the differences in scope of practice between care with a midwife vs care with an OB. They also talk about the postpartum care model in the US and how the Pebble Complete Care Program seeks to bring more support to moms in the 4th trimester. You can download the Juna App from the iOS App Store here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/juna-pregnancy-workouts/id1452883313
1:10:31
January 14, 2020
Pregnancy Nutrition Hacks with Lisa Mastela
In this Episode Sarah sits down with Lisa Mastela, the founder of Bumpin Blends, a subscription delivery service that provides Mamas with healthy pre-packaged smoothie cubes. This conversation is packed with great info on dealing with a multitude of pregnancy symptoms, navigating through an induction,  breastfeeding for the first time and finding a community of Moms. Sarah and Lisa also touch on her postpartum life and how those experiences led her to create Bumpin Blends. Lisa has a Master's in Public Health and her dietician license so she is a wealth of nutrition knowledge.
58:47
January 6, 2020
What To Expect When You're NOT Expecting with Hailee Repko (Rebroadcast)
Every life is a gift, but let's be honest, it doesn't always feel like that right away. It's estimated that 50% of pregnancies are unplanned, which means half of you who listen to this podcast can relate to Hailee's story in this episode about an unexpected pregnancy.  Sarah chats with her creative partner here at Juna, who experienced an unplanned pregnancy at 25. We talk about what to expect when you're NOT expecting and how to find a Mom community when none of your close friends are not in the Motherhood phase just yet.  Our culture leads women to believe that pregnancy is always a positive experience, but in reality it's very emotional, and those emotions aren't always pretty. That's OK, it's normal to be stressed and important to be honest with yourself. 
42:37
December 29, 2019
Fertility Nutrition with Stefanie Valakas aka The Dietologist
In this episode Sarah talks with Stefanie Valakas aka The Dietologist, an Accredited Dietitian & Nutritionist and the Director of The Dietologist, based in Sydney, Australia. Stefanie's focus is on helping couples who are trying to conceive and those who are struggling with fertility nutrition issues and those are struggling with PCOS and Endometriosis. Sarah and Stefanie talk about fertility nutrition and break down all of the important things to consider as we prepare and optimize our body's for starting a family. If you or anyone you know is thinking about trying to conceive a baby, this is the episode to listen to. Full show notes: https://juna.co/podcast/fertility-nutrition-with-stefanie-valakas-aka-the-dietologist/
1:01:17
December 17, 2019
Surviving The First Trimester with Sarah Kuhn
In this episode Sarah does a solo episode where she shares her experience through the 1st Trimester of her 3rd pregnancy. She was 11 weeks pregnant at time of recording. Sarah talks about her struggles - including fatigue, nausea, constipation, and navigating a pregnancy with two kids under 5 and shares her wins - small as they may be. Some of the wins include finding time for naps, leaning on her husband Eric for help with the bedtime routine, staying consistent with her colace and calcium/magnesium to help manage constipation, and more. If you know anyone in their 1st Trimester or who may be soon, please share this episode with them! Full show notes here: http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast
17:48
December 9, 2019
Baby Planning For New Moms with The Baby Chick®
In this episode Sarah talks with Nina Spears aka The Baby Chick®, who is a baby planner, birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, newborn care specialist, and a Mother. Nina is a wealth of knowledge - she's been a doula at more than 250 births! Sarah and Nina talk about baby planning is -- what it is and why you might need it, and they dive deep into what a doula is, as well as the difference between a birth doula and postpartum doula. Nina also shares some of her must have baby product recommendations and gives incredible tips for caring for newborns and new Moms. Full show notes here: http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast
1:11:12
December 3, 2019
Life in the NICU with Nurse Tori Meskin BSN, RNC
In this episode Sarah talks with NICU nurse Tori Meskin, who works bedside as a Per Diem (full-time nurse), creates content for her blog where she shares resources for future nurses. Tori shares her life and tips as a NICU nurse on her instagram, @nurse.tori. Sarah and Tori give the full lowdown of the NICU, why your baby might wind up there, and what do if you do find yourself and your baby in the NICU.
36:25
November 26, 2019
High Risk Pregnancies, Premature Babies, and Infant Loss with Parijat Deshpande
In this episode Sarah talks with Parijat Deshpande, the leading high-risk pregnancy expert, mind-body health specialist, trauma professional, speaker and author who teaches women how to deactivate their stress response before, during and after a high-risk pregnancy so they can give their baby a strong start to life. They talk about high risk pregnancies, the connection, her own pregnancy and how the mind body work during her last stint in the hospital enabled her to keep her son in her body for an extra 15 days - which for him meant life or death. She was inspired to make this work her calling so that she could empower other women going through the same thing and give them better tools to manage their pregnancy complications. This is an incredibly fascinating and illuminating conversation. Hope you enjoy. Full show notes here: http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast
52:45
November 11, 2019
The Postpartum Vagina (Pt. 2) with Marcy Crouch, PT
In this episode Sarah talks with Marcy Crouch, a women's physical therapist specializing in the pelvic floor. They talk about postpartum stuff like getting cleared for sex after pregnancy, prolapse, how to retrain your bladder, and abdominal separation. In part 1 of the interview, (you can listen to part 1 here) they talked about postpartum care in the US and the rise of PTs specializing in pelvic floor help, pelvic floor health and importance of a functional core and the ways we can work the pelvic floor through breath work and exercise. They also get into pubic symphysis diastasis, painful sex, episiotomies, perineal massage, and perineal tearing. If you are pregnant and the word pelvic floor is a little foreign to you both of these episodes are a must listen. If you're not foreign to the pelvic floor, you'll STILL learn a lot! Full show notes here: http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast
52:42
November 5, 2019
The Postpartum Vagina (Pt. 1) with Marcy Crouch, PT
In this episode Sarah talks with Marcy Crouch, a women's physical therapist specializing in the pelvic floor. They talk about postpartum care in the US and the rise of PTs specializing in pelvic floor help, pelvic floor health and importance of a functional core, and the ways we can work the pelvic floor through breath work and exercise. They also get into pubic symphysis diastasis, painful sex, episiotomies, perineal massage, and perineal tearing.  If you are pregnant and the word pelvic floor is a little foreign to you this is the episode to listen to. If you're nt foreign to the pelvic floor, you'll STILL learn a lot!  Full show notes here: http://juna.co/juna-women-podcast
1:04:36
October 28, 2019
How To Get Pregnant with Elizabeth Kane PhD
In this episode, Sarah talks with reformed lab scientist heading up the R&D at Natalist Co, Elizabeth Kane, BA, NYU. PhD, Harvard. On the show, Sarah and Elizabeth talk about all things "trying to conceive" and Elizabeth walks us through all the steps to take to find your ovulation window, as well as debunking many of the the myths around getting pregnant. They talk about birth control cleanses, fertility teas, and other products that are not evidence based, but exist in the marketplace. This episode is an absolute must listen for anyone trying to conceive. Show notes: https://juna.co/podcast/how-to-get-pregnant-with-elizabeth-kane-phd/
46:36
October 22, 2019
Fertility: What You Can Control, and What You Can't with Liz Shaw
In this episode, Sarah talks with Nutrition Expert and Author, Liz Shaw. Liz is a Registered Dietician and Mom of Hayden living in San Diego, California. On the show, Sarah and Liz dive deep into her own 5-year experience with her infertility. They talk about her failed IVF cycles and how she picked herself up and advocated for her own health, only to go on and have what she describes as her miracle baby. Liz shares the "controllable" factors when trying to have a baby - the things we can do to increase our chances of getting pregnant. These are: Diet Exercise Stress Management Weight Management Timed Intercourse Limiting alcohol and caffeine and No drugs or cigarettes Checking which prescription meds you're on Full show notes here: https://juna.co/podcast/fertility-what-you-can-control-and-what-you-cant-with-liz-shaw/
55:49
October 14, 2019
The Signs of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety with Sahar Martinez
Sarah talks with Maternal Mental Health Specialist and Mom of two, Sahar Martinez. Sahar is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Doctoral Candidate practicing in Orange County, California. She provides therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families to assist in treating relational issues, anxiety, depression, loss, grief and transitional phases of life. On the show, Sarah and Sahar talk about Sahar's transition into maternal health and how having kids impacted her work. They also talk about how women can prepare for the giant identity shift that happens post children, postpartum depression and the signs to look out for, as well as the things we can do to maintain strong and open relationships with our partners.
36:52
October 7, 2019
Mom Hacks For Staying Active and Healthy After Kids with Deeanne Akerson
In this episode, Sarah talks with Founder and CEO of Kindred Bravely, Deeanne Akerson. Deeanne is the mama behind Kindred Bravely, the apparel company that creates some of the best clothes and nursing bras for Moms out there. On the show, Sarah and Deeanne talk about her path to Motherhood, her postpartum experience -- including an extremely difficult breastfeeding experience that led to ideas for creating Kindred Bravely, and Deeanne shares her tips for making time to stay active and healthy after having babies.
52:10
September 30, 2019
An Unplanned Pregnancy, Genetic Testing, and Lactation Cookies with Whitney Rovell.
In this episode, Sarah talks with Founder and CEO of Miracle Milkookies, Whitney Rovell. Whitney is the mama behind Miracle Milkookies. She first learned about lactation cookies when her  friend dropped them on my doorstep after having her first baby in 2015. She had NO idea what a lactation cookie was, but she knew they really helped her produce more milk. She googled lactation producing ingredients and learned that oats, yeast and flaxseed seemed to be the magic milk-boosting combo. She added yeast and flax to her go-to oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe, a recipe she had created years before that family and friends always loved. She made the cookies and couldn't believe how great they still tasted, plus she was making SO MUCH MORE MILK! She posted the recipe to her blog (that only my mom read) and called it 'The Miracle Milk Cookie'. On the show, Sarah and Whitney dive into her unplanned pregnancy, the whirldwind of starting a business from her own kitchen while having two babies, working with her husband on the business, and a genetic test marker that forced them to make a difficult decision. Full show notes here: https://juna.co/juna-women-podcast/
55:51
September 23, 2019
How To Feel Confident as a New Mom with Bryce Reddy
In this episode Sarah talks with licensed mental health counselor, Bryce Reddy (@mombrain.therapist on Instagram). Bryce is Mama of two living in Massachusetts, with a clinical focus in maternal mental health and a really helpful Instagram account that provides Moms with real life tools to mange their mental health. In this episode we talk about her journey to Motherhood and the massive shift from “not mom” to Mom. Bryce provided some amazing tips and insight for setting boundaries with in-law and family members, keeping communication lines strong between you and your partner, dealing with loneliness, disconnection, and the general wonderment if Motherhood is really this hard for everyone? Spoiler alert: It is. This conversation between Bryce and Sarah will give you the tools you need to feel confident as a new Mom. Full show notes here on Juna.co/juna-women-podcast
51:56
September 17, 2019
The Power of Real Food During Pregnancy with Ryan Kipping, RDN
In this episode, Sarah talks with Registered Dietician, Certified Lactation Consultant, and Prenatal Nutritionist, Ryann Kipping. Ryann runs a virtual consulting practice under the name Prenatal Nutritionist. where her goal is to help women prepare for pregnancy and conquer nutrition throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding. On the show, Sarah and Ryann dive into the ever the ever changing pregnancy nutrition guidelines. They discuss supplementation vs getting your nutrition through whole foods and touch on some powerful nutritional remedies for the most common pregnancy ailments -- nausea, constipation, and heartburn. They specifically discuss the safety of Kombucha and alcohol during pregnancy, as well as what to look for in prenatal vitamins.  Full show notes and links here. 
47:09
September 9, 2019
Mental Health, Social Media, and Maternity Fashion with Ali Levine
In this episode, Sarah talks with celebrity stylist and influencer, Ali Levine. Ali really opens up about her struggles with postpartum depression and provides excellent advice any mom can implement to help overcome what can be a very disorienting time.  She talks about her mental health and break from social media - which lasted for 2 months. As someone who uses social media for her income, this was a very difficult, but important decision for her. Social media had become damaging to her well-being. They also dive into maternity fashion and Ali has some great pieces of advice for new Moms who are struggling with the body issues that can be associated with pregnancy. View the full show notes here: http://juna.co/podcast/mental-health-social-media-and-maternity-fashion-with-ali-levine
42:48
September 3, 2019
Things Your Mom Never Told You About Labor with Liesel Teen, RN
Liesel Teen is a Registered Labor and Delivery Nurse and the Mom behind the Instagram account - @mommy.labornurse.  On this episode Liesel and Sarah get into the nitty gritty of labor, touching on a number of topics including: - pooping during labor - episiotomies and tearing - how painful labor REALLY is - orgasmic births - the phases of labor, including when to go to the hospital - epidurals - recovering after c-section / vaginal births - what to do if sex is painful after you have a baby Seriously, this episode is packed with all the things your Mom never told you about giving birth.   Liesel also talks about some of her tactics to growing and managing her instagram account, which has over 160K followers.  Hope you enjoy. Please subscribe to the Juna Women Podcast and follow Juna on Instagram - @juna.moms.
1:00:03
August 26, 2019
IUI, Twins, and Becoming a Second-Time Mom with Amanda Applebaum
This is Episode 011, IUI, Twins, and Becoming a Second-Time Mom with Amanda Applebaum. In this episode of the Juna Women Podcast, Sarah talks her good friend and Mom of 3, including boy/girl twins, Amanda Applebaum. Amanda shares her story with incredible honesty around subjects a lot of people don’t want to talk about, including timed intercourse, delivering twins vaginally, feeling disconnected from her babies after delivery, intrauterine insemination, and having surgery to repair diastasis recti. Full show notes here.
52:22
August 19, 2019
Feeding Your Kids with Confidence and Positivity - Alex Turnbull, RDN
In this episode of the Juna Women Podcast, Sarah talks to Registered Dietician and Nutritionist and expert on feeding your family, Alexandra Turbull. Alex, @thefamilynutritionist, is all about helping Moms feel confident about what and how they feed their families and does an excellent job sharing her wealth of knowledge in this episode. They talk about baby led weaning, the division of responsibility, feeding toddlers, and how to introduce new foods. Full show notes and episode details: http://juna.co/nutrition/feeding-your-kids-with-confidence-and-positivity-alexandra-turnbull-rdn/
37:20
August 12, 2019
All Things Sleep with Rachel Gorton Mitchell
Rachel Gorton is the Motherly (@mother.ly) Sleep Expert, a certified infant and Toddler Sleep Specialist and Motherly’s Sales Partnerships Manager. She is passionate about educating families on the importance of rest and providing the encouragement to overcome sleep challenges. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and children. You can connect with Rachel on Instagram here. The episode is chock full of incredible advice that will hopefully ease any anxiety you’re having around sleep with your baby. Rachel is also a huge advocate for Moms to get enough rest, too.
1:00:56
August 5, 2019
Balancing Motherhood and a Demanding Career with Domina Holbeck
In addition to being a Mom, Domina Holbeck is a Hollywood Talent Agent in Los Angeles. As she tells us in the podcast, her work is demanding and something that has become part of her identity.  As the first woman in her office to have a baby in 10 years (10 years!), she's navigating all the normal struggles of becoming a new Mom and doing it while working a job she can't ever really turn off.  Domina answers our questions with humility and honesty, providing incredible insight for any working woman who may be asking themselves, "Is now the right time to have baby?"  
35:51
July 29, 2019
Baby Blues & Postpartum Recovery with Andrea Madril
You never really think postpartum depression or baby blues will happen to you. But, in this episode, Andrea from Sunflower Motherhood and Sarah set out to normalize the feelings many women experience after having a baby and want to make sure Moms are being open and reaching out for the support they need.
52:50
July 15, 2019
Gestational Diabetes with Rebecca Pardess
In this episode of the Juna Women Podcast we talk about Gestational Diabetes, including who is at risk, how and when to get tested, and what to do if you get a positive diagnosis. The craziest part about Gestational Diabetes, and was true in Becca's case, is that about 40–60% of women  have no demonstrable risk factor. Typically, women exhibit no symptoms, which is why many advocate that all women be tested. Gestational diabetes affects ~3–9% of pregnancies. It is especially common during the last three months of pregnancy. It affects 1% of those under the age of 20 and 13% of those over the age of 44. For more vist www.juna.co/juna-women-podcast.
50:12
July 11, 2019
Starting A Business After Having a Baby with Lisa Mastela
In this Episode Sarah sits down with Lisa Mastela, the founder of Bumpin Blends, a subscription delivery service that provides Mamas with healthy pre-packaged smoothie cubes.   This conversation is packed with great info on dealing with a multitude of pregnancy symptoms, navigating through an induction,  breastfeeding for the first time and finding a community of Moms.  Sarah and Lisa also touch on her postpartum life and how those experiences led her to create Bumpin Blends. Lisa has a Master's in Public Health and her dietician license so she is a wealth of nutrition knowledge. 
58:47
June 28, 2019
The One Thing Every Mom Needs In Her Mom Community with Amy Toohey
In this episode I chat with my good friend and chief receiver of all my Mom complaints, Amy Toohey.  Amy is a Mom to two wonderful girls and was a nurse before making the game time decision to put her career on hold and stay at home with her daughters.  Amy and I talk about her unexpected C-Section, the Challenges of Breastfeeding and the magic six week number, and how she plans to go back to work once her daughters are in school full-time.  The biggest takeaway from this episode was our realization that every Mom must have this one thing in her Mom community and that we provided it for each other. There are a lot of great nuggets in here, so I hope you enjoy :-) If you like this episode, please subscribe wherever you listen to Podcasts. If you have feedback or know someone who would be a great guest on the show, please reach out via Twitter, @juna_app or by email to Sarah@juna.co. 
43:08
June 17, 2019
What To Expect When You're Not Expecting with Hailee Repko
In today’s episode you'll hear from one of my Creative Partners at Juna, Hailee Repko, about how she navigated an unexpected positive pregnancy test and the reality of becoming a Mom before she was "ready". it's estimated that nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, so Hailee's story should resonate with many of you. Hailee is also the brains behind all of the plant-based recipes here at Juna and the creator of our free E-Book - 30 Snacks For Pregnancy. Hope you enjoy :-) - Sarah, Founder & CEO of Juna
42:58
June 14, 2019
Entrepreneurship and Motherhood with Pallavi Golla
The Juna Women podcast is a weekly discussion where Juna Founder, Sarah Kuhn, talks to Moms about their health, their work, their parenting, and all the different ways they're keeping it together. On this episode of Juna Women, I sit down with Pallavi Golla, the founder of Lark Adventure Wear. Both of my kids closets are filled with Lark Wear. She's a Mom to two boys and lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Today we talk about her path to building a family and a busienss at the same time. She gives great advice on how to start from scratch in an industry in which you have no experience in. If you're someone who's thinking about starting your own business, you'll definitely want to tune in to this one. Juna is a fitness and nutrition app 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 incredible, and challenging, times of your life.
36:24
June 11, 2019
The Psychology of Parenting with Kara Hardin
The Juna Women podcast is a weekly discussion where I talk to Moms about their health, their work, their parenting, and all the different ways they're keeping it together. On the first episode of Juna Women, I sit down with Kara Hardin who is a Mom to two year old Josh, a licensed psychotherapist a lawyer, and most recently an entrepreneur. Kara just launched her own consulting practice and has some really helpful advice for being productive, but more importantly, being kind to yourself. Kara also put on her therapist hat and flipped the script on me a bunch. We dive deep on our expectations of motherhood and how they've changed over the years. Juna is a fitness and nutrition app 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.
1:27:00
June 4, 2019