The Juna Women Podcast is a weekly discussion where Juna Founder, Sarah Kuhn, talks to Moms about their health, work, parenting, and all the different ways they’re keeping it together.

This is Episode 034, C-Section Strong: How To Prep and Recover with Olena  Danko, MSRDNLD.

In this episode Sarah talks with Olena Danko from the blog C-Section Strong. Olena is  is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Mom of two who founded the blog C-Section Strong to help support women who’s births don’t go as planned.

Olena goes into detail on her experience with two c-sections as well as some great tips for preparing and educating yourself if your birth doesn’t go as planned.

If you are planning for a C-Section or know anyone who is, this episode is a must listen!

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Show Notes

01:30 – Olena shares her path to Motherhood and her birth stories which includes an unexpected c-section with her first baby.

17:00 – Olena founded C-Section Strong, a website / blog to help provide women with support & community before and after having a C-Section.

19:05 – The “stigma” around having a c-section. “Not the best or right way to give birth”

22:03 – Olena shares her advice for women approaching a C-Section.

28:20 – Tips for managing pain and the recovery, including having lots of pads, comfortable underwear, etc.

33:20 – Olena is reading “Slay like a Mother” by Katherine Wintsch and listening to the podcast “She’s Unstoppable“.

35:23 – The most unexpected part of Motherhood: “How much energy it takes to raise a human being, and yet how cool it is to see your child turning into their own person.”

Connect with Olena:

Olena’s MIssion is to educate and empower Moms who are prepping or recovering from C-Sections.

She created C-Section Strong as a safe place for women to share their birth stories.


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