013: A Positive Pregnancy & Birth Experience to Raising a Healthy Eater with Joy McCarthy

A Positive Pregnancy & Birth Experience to Raising a Healthy Eater with Joy McCarthy

On today’s show, I have a long time friend and colleague of mine, Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health. She is not only a mama to her sweet daughter Vienna, but she is also a holistic nutritionist, author of three best-selling books, and hosts the Joyous Heath Podcast with her hubby Walker.

I am thrilled to have her on my show as she has knowledge in so many areas that relate to mom and baby wellness. We cover so much on today’s episode including Joy’s positive pregnancy experience, what foods she craved during pregnancy, how she cared for her skin and baby bump, the interventions she avoided, how she prepared for a natural birth, breastfeeding challenges, and the key nutrients for raising a healthy child.

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Highlights from this episode:

  • Sarelle’s 44-week milestones
  • Joy loved being pregnant
  • Her food cravings and aversions during pregnancy
  • Avoid refined sugar to help balance blood sugar levels
  • Nourish your body… what you eat is growing the baby
  • The key nutrients Joy recommends for pregnancy
  • Listen to your gut, don’t take iron supplements if you don’t need too
  • Yoga helps manage round ligament pain
  • Make sure you rest during the third trimester
  • How Joy managed her anxiety naturally throughout pregnancy
  • Take time to slow down during pregnancy
  • Joy’s body care and bump care routine to avoid stretch marks
  • Bring mindfulness into your pregnancy
  • Joy’s pregnancy self-care rituals
  • Her approach to the different interventions and tests that came up
  • Tune it to connect with your child’s soul
  • Vitamin K can be administered orally to the baby
  • Joy’s positive approach to her birth plan
  • The benefits of a birthing center
  • The struggle with breastfeeding in the first 6 weeks
  • Using organic goat milk formula for top-ups
  • Having a supportive co-parent is essential
  • Allow your body time to heal postpartum
  • Vienna’s first foods
  • The challenges feeding toddlers and what you can do
  • Start with vegetables first before super sweet foods
  • The key nutrients for raising a healthy child
  • Kids are more deficient than adults in essential fatty acids
  • How much vitamin D do kids need?
  • Partnering with Genuine Health to create a kid’s line of supplements
  • Teach kids to try a food 7x
  • Don’t be so militant about food
  • You know your child best, all your decisions come down to you and your partner

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Related links:

Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for Sarelle (baby TUB) updates
Joyous Health
Follow Joy McCarthy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Joy McCarthy – The Joyous Cookbook (book)
Joy McCarthy – Joyous Detox (book)
Joy McCarthy – Joyous Health (book)
Joyous Health Podcast
Follow Walker Jordan on Instagram
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Joyous Health Pregnancy & Birthing Affirmations
Mama Natural Pregnancy Affirmation Cards and App
Joyous Health – Body butter (use the code MARNI10 to save 10% off)
Genuine Health Kids – Fermented Organic Gut Superfoods+ kids
Genuine Health Kids – Advanced Gut Health Probiotic kids
Genuine Health Kids – Omega3 kids + D3
Joyous Health – Little Food Lovers: Raising Healthy Snackers (ebook)
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