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March 21, 2024

Beyond Bouncing Back: Redefining Postpartum Health

with podcast guest

Alison Boden


Alison Boden is a functional dietitian specializing in hormonal health for moms – from postpartum to perimenopause and everything in between. She is the founder of Motherwell Nutrition, where she helps moms replenish their bodies, balance hormones, and feel good again after kids. Alison is on a mission to show moms that feeling like crap after giving birth does not have to be the norm.

In this episode, we discuss the hormonal changes women face after childbirth, the duration of the postpartum period, the importance of nutrition for recovery, Alison’s experience with postpartum challenges, the role of supplements, how to manage the overlap between postpartum and perimenopause, the importance of addressing hormonal imbalances and nutrient deficiencies for overall well-being, and more. Enjoy the episode!


  • How Alison’s postpartum experience led her to specialize in postpartum health as a functional dietitian
  • Opening up about postpartum experiences and reducing stigmas
  • Why perimenopause prep should start in the postpartum period
  • Understanding the postpartum “hormonal cliff” and hormonal changes after giving birth
  • Recognizing that many moms are coming out of pregnancy depleted
  • Defining the postpartum window and the layers of healing and recovery
  • Distinguishing between normal and problematic postpartum symptoms
  • The gap in conventional medicine in addressing nutrition and hormonal needs
  • Meeting your nutritional needs in the postpartum period
  • Alison’s approach to postpartum supplementation
  • Managing sleep challenges and supporting your body’s stress response
  • Navigating the hormonal landscape with postpartum and perimenopause overlap
  • Recognizing that there are always opportunities to feel better today
  • Postpartum thyroiditis and its potential contribution to postpartum symptoms
  • The massive impact of nutrient deficiencies and hormonal support on how you feel in the postpartum period


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