Hi!! I’m so excited you are here!
I’m Stephanie Greunke, a registered dietitian, a certified personal trainer, and a mama of two boys who “gets it” when it comes to motherhood. I’m also certified in maternal mental health (PMH-C), and love helping mamas prepare for this incredibly life-changing transition.
I know how hard it is to make sense of all of the information regarding nutrition and health. There always seems to be conflicting studies and it can be tough figuring out who to trust!
I’ve made it my mission to sort through all of the nonsense and present you information without fear-mongering, judgment, or sales pitches. Just the facts – you decide what works for YOU!
If you’re looking for a place to be inspired, be informed, and learn simple steps to take action to become the healthiest version of yourself, you’ve come to the right place!
I am here to help you:
- Navigate through the research
- Prepare your body for pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period
- Make confident, educated choices about your and your family’s health and wellbeing
- Take back control over your health
Who I Am
I’m sure you’re wondering who I am and what I do, so let’s start there. I am a registered dietitian with an integrative approach to wellness. I emphasize the integrative piece because I talk about a LOT more than nutrition. Nutrition is about much more than learning what to eat or how many calories/fat/carbs/and protein you should consume.
Restorative sleep, efficient exercise, whole foods nutrition, stress management, the psychology of food, and the importance of social connectedness are all key components of our health. If any of these components are missing, our health takes a hit.
I’ll help you navigate through all of the confusion and show you a way to ENJOY food again. Food should nourish you AND you should have fun with it! You deserve to have a positive relationship with food and enjoy what you eat.
In addition to being a registered dietitian, I have a master’s degree in nutrition and health promotion, a certification in holistic wellness, and a personal training certification. I’ve worked alongside many well-known functional medicine practitioners and naturopathic doctors, such as Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Lauren Noel, to broaden my knowledge and understanding of integrative wellness.
Throughout the years, I’ve worked with many different types of clients including athletes, menopausal women, kids, and military professionals, but I found that my favorite type of clients are women looking to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are in the postpartum period. There’s something magical about this time period and I love being able to ensure optimal health for both mom and baby. There is no greater gift than to help moms navigate the miracle of childbirth!
Working in the NICU and labor and delivery floors in the hospital was my first exposure to the world of pre/postnatal health. I saw how incredibly strong moms were during intense situations, how healing nutrition therapy was for newborns in the NICU, and the beautiful art of breastfeeding.My interest in pregnancy/postpartum health turned from an interest into a passion when I became pregnant. I joined birth networks, attended lectures and conferences, put hundreds of hours into research, and befriended midwives, childbirth educators, doulas, pretty much anyone that had a similar passion.
Even with my background, I understand how difficult it can be to break down the research. There’s conflicting advice in books and from professionals, and on top of that, your hormones are all over the place making every decision emotional.
I also understand how little information and support women get during this time period. The most confident women I know start doubting themselves when they are pregnant. I want to provide you with information about your rights and alternatives so you can make empowered choices.
Podcast – The “Doctor Mom” Podcast
In addition to my blog, I have a free podcast that’s available on iTunes, Stitcher, and most podcast players. I host the podcast with a naturopathic doctor and founder of Nourish Medical Center Dr. Elana Roumell, ND.
We are functional medicine providers with a passion for pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatrics. We share resources with mamas who want to be well-informed of their health options and empowered working with their healthcare providers.
We are also mamas who love feeling confident with our families’ healthcare and we want that for you too! We provide practical health tips so you can be a proactive parent. It’s time we take healthcare into our own hands!
We bring experts on the show and share our own personal stories so you can feel calm, competent, and confident as a “Doctor Mom!”
We share stories, discuss our views, and interview experts about topics ranging from baby-led weaning, elimination communication, sleep, home birth, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding struggles, babywearing, parenting styles, diastasis recti, pelvic floor health, our favorite products, and of course, our passion for real food.
I’ve also created an online pregnancy program with Melissa Urban of the Whole30®! This virtual pregnancy program helps guide mamas and mamas-to-be through one of the most important events of their life! We’ve put sales of the program on pause for now, but I’ll keep you in the loop when we’ve opened enrollment!
I see patients locally and around the world through phone consults. It’s my goal to work with you to break down barriers and make sure your environment, attitude, and behaviors help you rock your mission.
Make sure to check out my newsletter for my latest updates (you can sign up below!), recipes, tools, tips, and tricks! I do the digging into the latest research and present it to you in a pretty package. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with me. 🙂
So in a nutshell…. this is me:
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD, RDN)
- Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology/Nutrition with a minor in Psychology
- Certified in Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum Support International
- Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Prenatal/Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fit For Birth
- Dr. Sears Certified Health Coach (Pregnancy)
- Amen Clinics Certified Brain Health Professional
- Podcast Host (The “Doctor Mom” Podcast)
- Program creator (Whole30’s Pregnancy Program)
- Maternal Mental Health Advocate
- Postpartum Meal Delivery Coordinator
- Whole30 Dietitian’s and Education Manager
- Marine wife
- Women’s Health Geek (not so official, but pertinent)
Phew – enough about me. Start flipping through this site and tell me what you want to know!