Episode #280: Birth Options with Doula Carson Meyer from Needed

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Dr. Elana interviews doula, Carson Meyer, to help inspire birth options. Whether you choose a home birth or hospital birth for your birth experience, there truly is no right or wrong way. Knowing your options and making choices based on education is what will truly end in an empowered birth! Carson happened to be the doula for our friends over at Needed, one of our podcast partners. One of the founders, Ryan Woodbury, worked closely with Carson and learned so much from her wisdom that going into her birth with her daughter was free from fear and anxiety and she wants that for every mama! 

Carson is also a certified nutrition consultant and recommends Needed to her clients as well. Not only do you have options with birth, but you also have many options when it comes to preconception, prenatal, and postpartum nutrition. We are honored to partner with such a high-quality company like Needed we can really stand behind their formulas and overall mission to bring the best nutrition to women around the world! For 20% off any Needed products use code DOCTORMOM. Visit thisisneeded.com and get started today! 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Home births and hospital births – how there is no right or wrong choice
  • Doula support before, during, and after birthing
  • How education and knowing your choices lead to an empowered birth
  • Nutrition choices for optimal care
  • And more!

Show Notes: 

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This episode’s sponsor

Discover for yourself why Needed is trusted by women’s health practitioners and mamas alike to support optimal pregnancy outcomes. Try their 4 Part Complete Nutrition plan which includes a Prenatal Multi, Omega-3, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. To get started, head to thisisneeded.com, and use code DOCTORMOM100 for $100 off Needed’s Complete Plan!


This episode’s guest

Carson Meyer is a birth doula, birth photographer and pre and post natal nutrition consultant. Carson is dedicated to supporting parents through a healthy and peaceful pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. She offers private and group classes for expecting parents who are interested in building community and feeling empowered in their birth choices.

She is also the founder of the Malibu made skincare line C & The Moon. C & The Moon is founded on the belief that the way we care for our planet has a direct impact on how we care for ourselves and is inspired by her passion for environmental health.

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