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At GentleBirth we believe that a positive birth comes in many forms - and it's always defined by Mom. We've combined brain science, birth science and technology using the GentleBirth App to help you 'train your brain' for a positive pregnancy, birth and parenting experience. Each day of your pregnancy and postpartum period the GentleBirth App will recommend simple but effective mindfulness techniques, hypnosis, breathing techniques and affirmations for you and your partner to build confidenc ...
 
Where there is no such thing as TMI... We're 2 women going there on so many hot and taboo topics. You can trust us to be your reliable source for wellness information and pure entertainment as we interview experts, test products and procedures. We’ll ask all the questions you want to know but may be too afraid to ask. So, what do you want to know… We’ll Go There!
 
The Other Side Of Perfect podcast takes a ‘filter free’ look at life outside the lens of social media. The show includes a variety of inspirational and well known guests covering a myriad of topics, including the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, relationships, body image and overall wellbeing. Joanne Larby has spent the past 7 years in the media industry, moving from make up artistry and teaching, to blogging and plus size modelling, she’s written a book, released her own beauty line and c ...
 
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One pregnancy, two babies and two very different stories! Lexi is a mom of 4 and her first two deliveries were uncomplicated vaginal births - she did everything to prepare for two more. Baby A arrived as planned, but Baby B had an alarming birth that ended in an emergency cesarean and resuscitation. Lexi is working through the lasting effects of th…
 
Description: Lexi is about to have 4 kids under 4 - EEK! She’s expecting twins any day and she’s feeling the pressure of the change to come. Fainting, peeing, epidurals and so much more… Nikki and Lexi are breaking down how Lexi is managing at the end of her twin pregnancy. Lexi is feeling confident and excited about her twins arrival and she tells…
 
Tracy Donegan, RM is a medically trained midwife, published author and positive birth expert. Born in Ireland, Tracy has lived and worked on three continents and currently lives in Texas with her husband and two boys. She is the Founder and President of GentleBirth, an award winning smartphone app that combines brain science, birth science and tech…
 
Angi has experience from 30+ years of dealing with debilitating depression and anxiety. She has gone through seasons of divorce, the death of her parents, financial ruin, 3 pregnancies and postpartum. The growing pains from these seasons lead her to seek the root cause of her dis-ease through rebuilding her life. Nikki, Lexi and Angi discuss how An…
 
Dr. Stephen de Wit is a Board Certified Sexologist through the American College of Sexologists. He holds a Masters of Public Health in Human Sexuality and a Doctorate of Human Sexuality. Stephen travels internationally speaking about sexual empowerment and will show you how to inject more freedom and fun into your sex life so you can enjoy more ple…
 
Dr. Michael Klein is best known for his landmark Randomized Control Trial of episiotomy that demonstrated that routine episiotomy caused the very problems it was supposed to prevent. This work is credited with leading to a dramatic drop in episiotomy and a parallel drop in severe rectal trauma across Canada and beyond. Semi retired, he continues to…
 
Trigger Warning: This episode discusses sensitive subject matter surrounding pregnancy loss. Michelle O’Brien is a mother of 4 girls, three in her arms and one in her heart. Michelle’s first daughter, Harper, passed away due to complications three days after birth. Following Harper’s passing, she learned to navigate her family’s tragic loss through…
 
Mommy wine culture is booming. You don’t have to go far to find memes about the “quarantini” and “mommy’s juice box” being a box of Rosé. Today we are asking the question why? Drinking can be a coping mechanism for stressed out moms - but what moms really need isn’t wine. What we need is support. And that is unfortunately difficult to ask for. We a…
 
Alyssa Kerbel has been a pioneer of the ethical and sustainable fashion movement in Canada for over 14 years and has become a thought leader in values driven businesses. She is passionate about spiritual entrepreneurship, personal growth, as well as promoting a message around the power of human kindness in helping to heal us and change the world. A…
 
Dr. Ana-Maria Temple is a Holistic Pediatrician, best selling author, mother of 3 and has had over 100 TV News and Podcast appearances. She does NOT hold back when critically evaluating the current healthcare model. Brace yourself for some cognitive dissonance!! Her passion is to inspire, educate and empower you to revamp your families health and p…
 
Constipation, fiber supplements, probiotics, appearance of poop, laxatives and more. We’re going there with Dr. Dina Kulik. As a pediatrician and mother of 4 boys, we want to hear Dr. Dina Kulik’s thoughts on poop and how to keep things regular. She is the founder of Kidcrew, a multidisciplinary clinic for children, providing a One Stop for Kids’ H…
 
Emily Getz lost her second child unexpectedly at six months pregnant, due to an external infection. Emily has since struggled with her fertility. She has undergone medical interventions such as IUI and multiple failed rounds of IVF, an ectopic pregnancy, (which resulted in the removal of her right fallopian tube) and most recently in February had a…
 
Navigating the conflicting information about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) can be overwhelming. Julie & Meagan from the VBAC Link provide evidence-based education and break down the medical jargon to help expecting moms feel confident and prepared. We do some myth busting today! This is great listening for everyone, but especially for anyone …
 
1 in 7 mothers suffer from postpartum depression, and yet they often feel alone or unsure of how to get support. We hope that today’s episode with Toronto based hospital social workers Kayla Deverson & Melissa Luongo can serve as a resource for anyone struggling with their mental health during or after pregnancy. Kayla and Melissa are both pregnant…
 
They wanted a third, and then SURPRISE, it's twins! Lexi shares her big announcement and we dive into unsolicited pregnancy advice, comments on body size, other people's projections, nasty gestational diabetes drinks and much, much more. It's been a long time since Lexi and Nikki have a chat like this on the podcast! Topics Discussed: Lexi's reacti…
 
In this episode Lexi & Nikki are Debunking Diastasis Recti with Munira Hudani, PT. Munira is a Pre and Postpartum Physiotherapist who specifically helps people with Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) rebuild core strength after having a baby. As a trusted leader in her field, it is her mission to create clarity amongst all the confusion so that more …
 
Endometriosis is the most common disease that no one really understands. Every year, countless women are forced to leave careers they love, abandon dreams of having children, watch their personal relationships suffer and live in unspeakable pain. We spoke with filmmaker Shannon Cohn about her documentary Endo What and discussed the following: 1.Wha…
 
From the surprising stats on vasectomies and erectile dysfunction, to the need-to-know info about circumcision - we go there with Urologist Dr. Rena Malik. Some questions answered include: 1. How does tubal ligation compare with a vasectomy procedure? Side effects? 2. Why aren't more people getting vasectomies? Cultural beliefs? 3. What are the glo…
 
Anne Matthews is a passionate advocate for reproductive health and normalizing the conversation around fertility, labour, loss and menstruation. One of the only Fellows of the American Board for Oriental Medicine in Ontario, Anne practices Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Toronto. In this episode we discuss:1. What is AMH? Is it that important f…
 
Ahuva Magder Hershkop is a mother of three, a Registered Dietitian and parent feeding coach. Ahuva is the Founder of ARM Yourself Dietetics, a pediatric based nutrition practice in Toronto focused on working with families to ditch the mealtime stress, address picky eating, and supporting families in raising intuitive eaters. In this episode we disc…
 
Sex after baby? We go there with Vanessa and Xander Marin. She’s a sex therapist with 20 years of experience and he’s a regular dude. Together they’re the shockingly open, slightly nerdy, and seriously funny couple you want to grab sushi with. They share the ups and downs in their relationship while giving you step-by-step techniques for improving …
 
A board-certified, practicing OB/GYN, wife, mom, podcast host, and course creator, Dr. Nicole Rankins is all about helping you have your most beautiful pregnancy and birth experience.Born into a family of educators, she felt the pull to medical school the day she looked in the mirror and saw a vision of herself in a white coat. And get this… it hap…
 
The truth is, if you decide to get injectables, you need to be VERY careful who you choose to do the job! Before opening @Dermetics, Dr. Muhn and Dr. Rosen completed dermatology residency programs at McGill University and spent one additional year training one-on-one in specialized aesthetic and skin cancer surgery fellowships. Recognized as advanc…
 
At the helm of this ship are two women - Nikita Stanley and Aleks Jassem - a pair of former party-girls who got unintentionally pregnant within weeks of each other and went from acquaintances to best friends in a (fetal) heartbeat. In 2014, the two unlikely moms combined their talents and mutual distaste for the typical mommy rhetoric and created T…
 
Carlen Costa really connects the dots for us in this episode as it relates to masturbation, shame and body autonomy. This conversation also has so many critical tips for parents as it relates to setting positive boundaries for our children. Carlen is a Clinical Sexologist & Psychotherapist, Cannabis Educator & best-selling Author of the book, "Love…
 
Dr. Michelle Nadler is a Medical Oncologist with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She's also an Assistant Professor, Clinician in Quality & Innovation at the University of Toronto. In her clinical role, she treats women with breast cancer. From a research perspective, she focuses on cancer-survivorship issues and the role of exercise/rehabilitation…
 
As a labor and delivery nurse, and mom of two, Liesel has always believed that knowledge is the key to erasing fear and empowering new moms to give birth and care for their newborns with confidence. Since starting Mommy Labor Nurse in 2017, Liesel has been able to do that for SO many more mamas than she ever could in her role as an L&D nurse alone.…
 
Dr. Ashurina Ream, PMH-C is a licensed clinical psychologist with advanced training in perinatal mental health. Her passion for this population arose after becoming a mother herself. She recognized the limited support and education in the community regarding the care for women. This resulted in her pursuing additional education as well as creating …
 
Gráinne Donnelly is a mama of 4. She founded Absolute Physio as a pelvic health focused physiotherapy clinic in 2013 and since then the business has evolved into something quite unique. While still running private select pelvic health services in her clinic in Northern Ireland, she also offers virtual pelvic health and educational services to a wid…
 
Learn more about an important blood test you may not have been offered in pregnancy and why requesting it can empower you to optimize your health during pregnancy as well as stack the odds in your favor of having a more positive birth and postpartum.By Avril Flynn
 
Caron Irwin, is a Canadian-based mother of three and founder of Roo Family where sheand her team provide parents with comprehensive support to navigate the adventuresand challenges of parenting and family life. Caron holds a Master’s Degree in EarlyChildhood Studies and is a Certified Child Life Specialist. She has over 10 years ofexperience suppor…
 
Dr. Rankin is currently Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Mary’s Medical Center and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. After extensive training at some of the nation’s top Academic Institutions, including Columbia University and the University of Michigan, Dr. Rankin went on to a Surgical Residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Cente…
 
Dr Jodi Pawluski, PhD, HDR is a neuroscientist, psychotherapist and mother of 2. For more than 15 years, her research has focused on the neuroscience of motherhood and the effects of maternal mental illness and antidepressant medications on mother and offspring. She regularly speaks nationally and internationally about her research findings as well…
 
Welcome back to a new series of The Other Side Of Perfect. I'm delighted to kick things off with the wonderful Tracy Donegan. Tracy is a registered midwife, author and founder of the Gentle Birth app which so many of you recommended when I first announced my pregnancy. She's also an advocate for having a positive birth experience. On today’s show w…
 
HPV is incredibly common, and it can cause cervical cancer. There is so much to know about this topic - and no one talks enough about it. We invited Dr. Elizabeth Goldspink, ND to discuss all things HPV and cervical cancer prevention. She is a regularly featured wellness expert on the TV show Cityline, and founder of the brand Papillex. Dr. Goldspi…
 
We hope this episode can serve as a resource for anyone preparing to breastfeed, currently struggling, or looking for an empathetic expert along their journey. Carrie Bruno is a Registered Nurse, IBCLC lactation consultant and leader of a team of 60 Registered Nurses across North America all committed to making parenthood easier. For more of Carrie…
 
Jennifer Summerfeldt holds an MA in counselling psychology and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with nearly 20 years of experience in maternal health and psychology studies. Located in Canada, she uses her expertise and voice to help advance the dialogue on maternal mental health, childbirth trauma and trauma-informed care for childbirth professi…
 
Jenn cuts through the "wellness" BS and shares simple, must-hear tips on how to improve your health, hormones, and happiness. Jenn Pike is a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist,Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Yoga & PilatesInstructor and a Medical Exercise Specialist. She is alsoa Bestselling author and host of the podcast The Simplicity…
 
Ashley Nowe is a certified Pre and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist and Nutrition Coach. Her journey teaching moms to heal was born from her own struggle with diastasis recti after the birth of her twins. Ashley is the founder of Strong Like a Mother (SLAM), a total body, kick-butt fitness program that has helped thousands of women heal, di…
 
Carolyn Best BSc MD FRCSCFollowing the completion of my undergraduate medical degree at the University of Toronto, I completed my residency training at McMaster University in 2009. I went on to do a two year Fellowship in Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery at the University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital. I then returned to McMaster …
 
A note from Hannah: Like many of you, I am no stranger to hard times. I was once a gymnast for the University of Nebraska. That is until I dislocated both of my elbows at the same time. This is only after recovering from breaking both ankles at the same time.I lost my sport, my identity, and my self-worth. I spiraled into depression, anxiety, and e…
 
Morgan and Alejandra’s rainbow family includes two rescue dogs, Coyote & Ariel & their newest addition, baby Alaia. They live in Toronto, Canada and their shared passion is to open minds and hearts in order to contribute to social change and spread love in the world. They acknowledge that they live in an accepting community (bubble) in Toronto. How…
 
Lauren Heffernan is the owner of Isla-Grace Sleep and the co-creator of the Baby-Led Sleep Approach. She is a three-time Certified Pediatric Sleep Specialist with a focus on attachment. Lauren is passionate about helping families to get more sleep without the use of any sleep training.By We Go There Podcast
 
Dr. Jordin Wiggins is a Naturopathic Doctor, entrepreneur, and women’s sexual health disruptor. She is revolutionizing the way we deliver, educate and talk about sexual health and pleasure. As the author of The Pink Canary, Dr. Wiggins has unlocked the hidden secret to optimal wellness and the real-life ways you can start to welcome pleasure back i…
 
Dr. Jordan Robertson is a Naturopathic Doctor, the host of the Women’s Health Unplugged Podcast and a women’s health author. She published a book on miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss titled Carrying to Term: How to get pregnant, stay pregnant and carry a healthy baby to term (Amazon 2020). Her passion for women’s health began when she experi…
 
In our final episode of Season 1, Lexi shares an update on her pelvic floor problems - trust us, this is the content you didn't know you needed! Spoiler alert: she has had a breakthrough and is no longer peeing her pants! We also recap the season highlights, share surprising things we've learned from our expert guests and talk about what's in store…
 
Dr. Stacy is a child of the Universe. This is how she has always thought of herself. Her parents armed her with thisperspective early in life as a way to respond to the question, “What are you?” - a question that anyone who defies easy categorization is destined to face. But this statement by which she has come to define herself represents more tha…
 
Kate is a practicing physiotherapist in Toronto, owns her own sport and pelvic physiotherapy practice, Fixt Physio + Chiro, and is the CEO of The Kegel Release Curve. With over 15 years of experience, her extensive knowledge, training and first hand experience uniquely suits her to understand the frustration and pain of pelvic floor dysfunction and…
 
Dr. Trevor M. Born is one of North America’s leading practitioners in the field of aesthetics, and enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a progressive, meticulous cosmetic surgeon and pioneer within the industry. Since founding the TMB Cosmetic Practice practice in 1996, he has become one of the most sought after cosmetic providers for the top celeb…
 
Born and raised in Toronto, Roxy Earle parlayed her passion for marketing into a stellar career with Ogilvy and American Express. Her dedicated work at these institutions garnered several Canadian Marketing Awards and a Cannes Lion. She was then cast on the show The Real Housewives of Toronto; this opportunity gave her the stepping stone to build a…
 
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