Beyond Birth

Beyond Birth

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Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Join us each week as we take the conversation of motherhood … Beyond Birth. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, and mama) and Jenny Anderson (doula, Birthfit Regional Director, and mama). Our hope is to inspire, educate, and empower women as they navigate pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood with evidence based guidance, informative interviews, and entertaining anecdotes from our perspectives as moms, entrepreneurs, and birth professionals.


Ep. 48 Why there isn’t one right way to return to fitness postpartum
Mar 26 • 38 min
Have you been caught going down the google spiral during pregnancy and postpartum recovery and left more confused than ever? Did you try a program that claims to have all the answers, only to walk away discouraged and dismayed when it doesn’t work for…
Ep. 47 Surviving Social Distancing
Mar 20 • 55 min
Oh (wo)man are we in it: Staying at home. Staying balanced. Staying positive. Staying healthy. Staying attentive to our children. Staying employed. These are not easy times. Let’s connect, release some tension, and have a little discussion about what’s…
Ep. 46: Jenny & Liz reunited, kind of!
Mar 12 • 66 min
Jenny and Liz attempt to talk for 35 minutes but it’s really an hour of recapping: Our attempt at hanging out in person (hey we got to eat dinner together!) How awesome our kids are Our thoughts on last week’s episode with Coyote Midwifery specifically…
Ep. 45 Midwifery, social justice, and intersectionality
Mar 5 • 46 min
Did you know you don’t have to choose between midwifery support and hospital care? Midwives are not just for crunchy folks. The midwifery model, rooted in social justice and autonomy of care, provides the support needed to birth how you choose be that in…
Ep. 44 If It’s Broke, Do You Have To Fix It?
Feb 27 • 56 min
Some of our favorite moments get recorded when we set aside agendas and let our thoughts wander into authentic, unplanned conversation. Grab a cup of tea and curl up on the couch or throw on some shoes and go for a walk and let’s all catch up. What’s…
Ep. 43 Postpartum pain is not your new normal
Feb 20 • 39 min
Have you accepted postpartum pain, leaking and discomfort as a normal part of motherhood? For so many postpartum people, pelvic floor dysfunction negatively impacts quality of life, intimacy, and self-esteem. But when common symptoms are presented to…
Ep. 42 Family Meal Planning Simplified with Heather Englund
Feb 13 • 36 min
Welcome Heather Englund to this week’s episode of the Beyond Birth Podcast! Heather Englund is the face and voice behind the food and healthy living website Fit Mama Real Food. She shares real food recipes the entire family will love, plus quick and…
Ep. 41: “It’s your vulva, not your vagina” and other thoughts on parenting, birth, and more.
Feb 6 • 68 min
Liz and Jenny sit down today for a catch up episode: discussing Cribsheet by Emily Oster, talking body parts with toddlers, finding happiness, and taking responsibility for your journey. In this episode: Can you be happy and yet not content at the same…
Ep. 40 Healing Postpartum Autoimmunity with Nutrition Consultant, Brandy Cummings
Jan 23 • 59 min
Is the utter exhaustion of postpartum parenting normal or just common? With more than 40% of the autoimmune symptoms reported in the first year of parenting, postpartum autoimmunity is a real issue (that is often overlooked!) In today’s interview with…
Ep. 39 Day by Day in Life, Marriage, and Pregnancy
Jan 16 • 41 min
Happy New Year! Welcome to the Roarin’ 20s. Liz and Jenny are setting some roots and gazing upward for the new year and the new possibilities of 2020. What’s your word for this year … or this decade? Can you pick a word that is helping you take action in…
Ep. 38 The Stress-free Childcare Search with Ren Johns of PDX Waitlist
Jan 9 • 44 min
Raise your hand if finding childcare has you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless or just endlessly confused. ME TOO friends! Which is why I’m so excited about this conversation with Ren Johns, founder of PDX Waitlist. Ren demystifies childcare and makes this…
Ep. 37 Empowered Prenatal Nutrition with Lily Nichols, RD (Rebroadcast)
Jan 2 • 58 min
Happy New Year! We are kicking off 2020 by sharing our most popular episode of 2019. Enjoy! Jenny and Liz will be back soon! Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, author, and mom with a passion for…
Ep. 36 The Importance of “Me Time” in Parenting with Kira Rodenbush, LMT.
Dec 19, 2019 • 61 min
Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, and mama) and Jenny Anderson (doula, Birthfit Regional Director, certified yoga instructor, and mama). Our…
Ep. 35: Being Present as We Wrap Up 2019
Dec 12, 2019 • 63 min
What do you want out of these last few weeks of 2019? What are your feelings as we move to 2020? On today’s episode of the Beyond Birth Podcast, Jenny and Liz attempt to answer these same questions and take an unexpected adventure into the world of…
Ep. 35 Alternate Realities and Self-Talk
Dec 5, 2019 • 64 min
Today on the Beyond Birth Podcast, we are answering your fabulous listener questions! How do you set boundaries with such personal work? If you could be anything else in an alternate life, what would it be? What advice would you give your childhood self?…
Ep. 34 Balancing Holiday Traditions & Expectations
Nov 28, 2019 • 59 min
Happy Thanksgiving from Jenny and Liz! In this episode of the Beyond Birth Podcast, we chat about our favorite holiday traditions around Thanksgiving and Christmas. We also dive into the expectations to DO ALL THE THINGS, what we think really matters and…
Ep. 33 Fueling Fertility with Sarah Clark of Fab Fertile
Nov 14, 2019 • 46 min
This week on the Beyond Birth Podcast, Liz chats with with Sarah Clark of Fab Fertile. Sarah offers fertility coaching programs for couples struggling with infertility. Her approach centers on functional lab testing and a holistic preconception team to…
Ep. 32 Navigating Pregnancy After Loss
Nov 7, 2019 • 70 min
Spoiler alert: Liz is expecting! Today on the podcast, Jenny and Liz discuss their experiences navigating pregnancy after loss, what has provided them peace of mind, where they still struggle and where to seek support. Mentioned in this episode:…
Ep. 31 Liz talks unconventional self-care
Oct 31, 2019 • 20 min
What is self-care? We all know the instagrammable hashtag worthy self-care, but what if that doesn’t jive with you? If you’ve experienced trauma or loss, the pressure to practice self-care may actually cause more anxiety (and thus defeat the purpose). In…
Ep. 30 how to provide meaningful support after pregnancy loss
Oct 24, 2019 • 68 min
Each birth story and loss story, each journey into motherhood, is unique. Healing from a loss does not happen overnight. In some ways it feels like we are always healing. We will always be aware of it in our very bones, and often reminded in our daily…
Ep. 29: Stillbirth is Still Birth
Oct 17, 2019 • 77 min
On today’s episode, Liz shares the birth and loss of her stillborn son, Elliot Andrew Winters, how this experience changed her, and how it lit a fire under her to support other mama’s experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. Mentioned in this episode:…
Ep. 28 Did you miss us?
Oct 3, 2019 • 45 min
Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, and mama) and Jenny Anderson (doula, Birthfit Regional Director, certified yoga instructor, and mama). Our…
Catch Up Episode!
Aug 8, 2019 • 47 min
Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, and mama) and Jenny Anderson (doula, Birthfit Regional Director, certified yoga instructor, and mama). Our…
Ep. 26 3 Ways to Embrace Your Body Postpartum
Jul 25, 2019 • 25 min
Embracing your body after pregnancy isn’t easy. Most of us walk into motherhood understanding there will be a lack of sleep and ample spit-up stained shirts, but I don’t think we are prepared for the disconnected, and sometimes unrecognizable postpartum…
Ep. 25 Adventuring Outside with the Kids
Jul 18, 2019 • 40 min
What your favorite way to play outside with your kids? In today’s episode Jenny and Liz discuss the benefits of outdoor play, how we learn from our kids and ways to make unstructured outside time more approachable. Highlights from this Episode: Liz’s…
Ep. 24 Beyond Birth Book Club: Period Repair Manual
Jul 4, 2019 • 64 min
Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters ( Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, and mama) and Jenny Anderson (doula, Birthfit Regional Director, certified yoga instructor, and mama). Our…
Ep. 23: Labor Story Minisode
Jul 4, 2019 • 6 min
Heard about vomitting in labor? We turned the microphones back on to share our charming vomit stories. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beyondbirth/message
Ep. 22 Connecting with your Power through Pregnancy
Jun 27, 2019 • 66 min
In this episode of the Beyond Birth Podcast, Jenny and Liz bust some major myths around pregnancy and share ways for women to connect with their power through pregnancy and into parenting. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make…
Ep 21. Finding Support After Loss with Be Still My Heart: Central Oregon Birth Bereavement
Jun 20, 2019 • 51 min
Central Oregon Birth Bereavement is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to provide bereavement birth services to women/families who are currently facing pregnancy/infant loss (which may include miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm labor/loss, fatal…
Ep: 20 Empowered Prenatal Nutrition with Lily Nichols, RD
Jun 13, 2019 • 58 min
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, author, and mom with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. IN THIS EPISODE Gaps in the guidelines that expecting moms receive - definitely room for…
Ep. 19 Connecting with Kids in the Kitchen
Jun 6, 2019 • 60 min
What’s your favorite way to get your kiddos involved in meal preparation? Comment below and share! This week on the podcast, Jenny and Liz discuss how we can cultivate an empowered and positive relationship with food for our kiddos (and ourselves!). And…
Ep. 18 Seeking Adventure & Finding Joy
May 30, 2019 • 59 min
Jenny and Liz are back this week catching up on their latest travel adventures, discussing core values, and gushing with love for the women behind BIRTHFIT Boise ID and perhaps giggling just a bit. Technology got the best of us when recording the end of…
Ep. 17 Balancing Motherhood & Entrepreneurship
May 16, 2019 • 56 min
Welcome! This week we jump into a listener question: the balance (or imbalance) of being a mom and an entrepreneur. As women and individuals we are called to be both bad ass business owners and wonderful mothers. But can we have it all? Should we even try…
Ep. 16 Connection & Identity in Motherhood with Arctic Lynx Maternity Founder, Michelle Boyer
May 9, 2019 • 37 min
Welcome Michelle Boyer of Arctic Lynx Maternity! A great mother (learn about her 80% rule), a successful entrepreneur (arcticlynxmaternity.com), and a conscientious inhabitant of the planet (member of 1% for the Planet). Learn about her wonderful products…
Ep 15 Preparing for Postpartum Together
Apr 25, 2019 • 44 min
Set your relationship up to keep it from becoming relationsh*t in postpartum. How do we talk to our partners about postpartum? How do we explain something that is so complex and raw? How can we clearly prepare them for when we need all hands on deck? IN…
Ep. 14 Postpartum Essentials
Apr 11, 2019 • 53 min
You are pregnant! And now, holy cow, you are preparing for life with a baby. How do moms even begin to prepare for postpartum? What do you need to do within your house? With your relationship? What products do you need to buy ahead of time? How do you…
Bonus Ep 13.2: The mustard to our ketchup
Apr 6, 2019 • 26 min
Welcome to part two of our catch-up episode! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beyondbirth/message
Ep 013 Oh the Pastability: Jenny & Liz Catch-up on Life.
Apr 6, 2019 • 48 min
Jenny and Liz are reunited and it feels so good! Because we love to talk, too much, this episode has been broken up into two segments. Don’t worry we won’t leave you hanging for a whole week! We’ll release the exciting conclusion (did Liz find a style…
Ep. 012 Parenting with Empathy: Interview with parenting expert Tracey Biebel
Mar 28, 2019 • 45 min
Welcome Tracey Biebel! Our first guest on Beyond Birth podcast. Tracey Biebel is a clinical social worker with a private practice here in Portland. She specializes in parenting, couples work (including pre and post divorce work), as well as individual…
Ep 011 The Fifth Trimester: YAY returning to work?!
Mar 21, 2019 • 72 min
Returning to work is no easy day for a new mama. We get caught up in the shoulds: if we should work, when we should go back to work, how we should take care of ourselves, who should take care of our babies. We say F the should! IN THIS EPISODE 0:00 ……
Ep 010 Intuitive Eating Through Pregnancy
Mar 14, 2019 • 65 min
Pregnancy can make your body feel foreign, and you’re now having to think of things you may have not paid much attention to previously. It adds a layer of stress and complication. Intuitive eating becomes really tricky, because we have to shed this maiden…
Ep 009 Building Your Birth Team
Mar 7, 2019 • 64 min
Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Join us each week as we take the conversation of motherhood … beyond birth. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters ( Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, Birthfit Regional Director, and…
Ep 008 Holding Space
Feb 28, 2019 • 53 min
Hi! Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Join us each week as we take the conversation of motherhood … beyond birth. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters ( Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach, Birthfit Regional Director,…
Ep 007 Love in Loss: The Story of Baby Jack
Feb 21, 2019 • 78 min
TRIGGER Warning: Welcome to the Beyond Birth Podcast. This episode Jenny shares the story of her son, Jack. It is a story of love, loss, and pregnancy termination so if any of those things is triggering for you or anyone you are listening with, it may be…
Ep 006 Feelin’ the Love
Feb 14, 2019 • 52 min
Happy Love Day! Valentine’s Day sometimes gets a bad rap as being over commercialized, ostracizing to singles, or superficial to true romance. It can be all of those things, and it’s a perfect opportunity to talk about our Love Languages, tendencies,…
Ep 005: “Body Back” Bullsh*t
Feb 7, 2019 • 61 min
Hi! Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Your goals for your body are yours alone. We (Jenny and Liz) do not want to tell you what to do with your body or what your goals should be; that’s for you to discover and work through as your life changes.…
Ep 004: Get to Know Liz
Jan 31, 2019 • 66 min
ABOUT BEYOND BIRTH PODCAST Hi! Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Join us each week as we take the conversation of motherhood … beyond birth. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach,…
Ep 003: Get to Know Jenny
Jan 24, 2019 • 43 min
ABOUT BEYOND BIRTH PODCAST Hi! Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Join us each week as we take the conversation of motherhood … beyond birth. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters ( Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach,…
Ep 002 New Year’s Intentions: Income, Inspiration, & Orgasms
Jan 17, 2019 • 43 min
ABOUT BEYOND BIRTH PODCAST Hi! Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Join us each week as we take the conversation of motherhood … beyond birth. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters ( Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach,…
Welcome to Beyond Birth!
Jan 9, 2019 • 17 min
ABOUT BEYOND BIRTH PODCAST Hi! Welcome to the Beyond the Birth Podcast. Join us each week as we take the conversation of motherhood … Beyond Birth. Co-hosted each week by Liz Winters (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, certified pre and post-natal coach,…