Episode #313: “Baby-proofing” the Relationship and Marriage with Ivy Joeva

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Steph interviews Ivy Joeva, a fertility coach, doula and birth educator who emphasizes the mind-body connection and includes the physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual aspects of care. They discuss common reasons couples struggle during their journey of preconception, pregnancy, and parenthood. She shares how she helps couples overcome challenges and thrive in parenthood. Ivy even dives into emotionally-charged topics like how couples can navigate infertility, what to do when there’s despair/tension in the relationship, and how to support your mental health when divorce or conscious uncoupling may be the best next step. Ivy provided a ton of actionable tips on how to really see each other in relationship and work on sticky situations that many of us relate to in our relationships.


Topics Discussed:

  • Common ways couples struggle after the birth of a child.
  • Why struggle happens in so many marriages.
  • How to “baby-proof” your relationship or marriage.
  • The best time to “baby-proof” your relationship.
  • Is it ever too late to work on your relationship?
  • How to keep the spark alive.

Show Notes: 

  • Reach out to Ivy (@IvyJoeva on Instagram) for a free 30-minute consult
  • Visit Ivy’s website: www.ivyjoeva.com
  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood.

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This episode’s guest

Ivy Joeva is a fertility coach, doula and birth educator serving women and couples who desire a conscious path on the journey of conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond. Bridging the gap between modern science and ancient wisdom, Ivy’s approach emphasizes the mind-body connection and includes the physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual aspects of care. She provides support throughout the childbearing year including fertility coaching, holistic preparation for birth, postpartum recovery care and counseling for pregnancy loss of all kinds. A graduate of UC Berkeley and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Ivy became a doula in 2009. She serves clients across the United States and abroad.

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