Welcome to MaternalRx! Your host, Dr. Danielle Plummer, is a dedicated pharmacist with a mission to empower every woman throughout her pregnancy journey. Join her as we explore the vital role pharmacists play in maternal care—not only as the most accessible providers but also the key to improving maternal outcomes. Get ready for insightful conversations, expert advice, and empowering stories that make MaternalRx your go-to source for navigating pregnancy with confidence. Let’s unlock the power of pharmacy together because, at MaternalRx, we believe in delivering more than just prescriptions; we’re providing accessibility, knowledge, and empowered care.

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Thursday Jun 27, 2024

Join us in this enlightening episode as we delve into the intersection of pharmacogenetics and pregnancy with our esteemed guest, Dr. Ina Liko. With residency and fellowship training in pharmacogenomics along with years of experience in clinical experience ranging from patient-specific to systemwide applications, Dr. Liko, the Director of Clinical Pharmacogenomics Operations at RxGenomix, is at the forefront of innovation in improving patient outcomes.We explore the vital role pharmacogenetic information plays in enhancing pregnancy outcomes. From preconception to postpartum care, Dr. Liko guides us through the clinical applications of pharmacogenomics, touching upon various medication classes and their impact on maternal health. Whether it's optimizing IVF protocols, managing hyperemesis, addressing pain management, or tackling postpartum depression, we uncover how tailored medication strategies can significantly improve maternal and fetal well-being.Dr. Liko sheds light on the intricacies of interpreting genetic test results to determine appropriate medication doses, empowering both patients and providers with actionable insights. We also discuss overcoming barriers in implementing pharmacogenetic testing within healthcare systems, highlighting the evolving landscape and the importance of pharmacist involvement in precision medicine in pregnancy.To dive deeper into this topic, visit Dr. Liko's PGx Clinical Pearls at Connect with Dr. Plummer at

Friday Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Jessica Beal-Stahl is a community pharmacist with a passion for wellness and a clinical sports pharmacist focusing on female athletes. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University in 2009. She has also been practicing at an independent community pharmacy, Hobbs Pharmacy, where she serves as Director of Clinical Services, focusing on wellness, hormones, and genetics. In 2019, she founded The Athlete’s Pharmacist, where she practices as a clinical sports pharmacist consulting with athletes, teams, and organizations. Dr. Beal-Stahl’s passion lies in helping athletes of all levels bridge the gap between conventional medicine and integrative/functional medicine, Using skills and knowledge to improve and optimize sports and human performance by looking at all pieces of the athlete, from nutrition, sleep, mindset, supplements, medications, and recovery. She knows what it’s like to be a high-level athlete; played D-1 volleyball, medaled nationally and internationally in Olympic Weightlifting, and at 41 years old, set a world record in Olympic Weightlifting for snatch in her age group/weight class and recently placed 3rd in the World Championship. Dr. Beal-Stahl is involved in growing sports pharmacy and serves as Vice President for the Sports Pharmacy Network, the United States Sports Pharmacy Group advisory board, and the Who We Play For’s Medical board. She also has additional certifications in Integrative Medicine, Women’s Hormones, Nutrigenomics, Olympic Weightlifting Coach, and Sports Nutrition certificates. This episode covers a spectrum of topics essential for pharmacists to know when working with female athletes navigating the challenges of pregnancy and maintaining optimal health. From understanding the intricacies of PCOS to addressing dietary and exercise considerations, Dr. Biel-Stahl aims to empower our colleagues with knowledge that enhances both athleticism and maternal well-being. Join us as we unravel the complexities and celebrate the resilience of pregnant athletes, fostering a community of support and awareness.Advice to remember:- “You can still be an athlete and be pregnant”!- “Your body will always choose survival over reproduction.”- “Pregnant women are not fragile.- “The only thing a scale is, is your relationship to gravity”2:05 Pregnancy and athletics7:40 Understanding polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in athletes and how pharmacists can help the pt overcome PCOS as a barrier to pregnancy25:00 The importance of athletic training during pregnancy, how to set goals during the nine months, finding workout gear for your pregnant body, 32:00 Jessica’s journey into competitive weightlifting, overcoming an eating disorder and how those experiences propelled her into her sports pharmacy business today.Connect with Jessica and the SportsRx Network at:Website: Theathletespharmacist.comLinkedIn: Jessica Biehl StahlIG: Jessb_Rxjess@theathletespharmacist.com

Thursday Apr 18, 2024

Today’s guest is Dr. Katie Wood, an Integrative Fertility Coach and pharmacist who blends traditional medical care with alternative modalities to create an integrative approach to fertility health. Katie is on a mission to empower women, particularly those over 30, trying to conceive.She provides assistance in maximizing fertility and attaining a sense of calmness, confidence and assurance during the conception process by integrating nutrition, lifestyle adjustments, and nurturing the mind-body connection in combination with traditional medical interventions.In this episode these two pharmacists:- Discuss Dr. Wood's personal and professional journey that led her to create a thriving business as an Integrative Fertility Coach- Share insights on the importance of education, from understanding lab tests to recommending prenatal vitamins, and how knowledge empowers women to make informed choices on their fertility journey- Explore the profound connection of energy between the mind and body in the context of fertility, and how Dr. Wood helps women cultivate a nurturing mindset- Discover the pivotal role of nutrition in fertility and how Dr. Wood personalized dietary needs- Hear success stories, showcasing the power of integrative fertility coaching.So much more!Connect with her today:Freebie (Womb Meditation): Conception Membership: Use coupon code PODCAST10 for 10% off Website: Group:, TikTok & Pinterest: @the_wellness_pharmacistPodcast: Rising Into Mindful Motherhood on Spotify, Apple and AmazonLinkedIn: Formula Etsy Shop: get 10% off with code PODCAST10

Friday Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Jena Quinn, PharmD, is a residency Trained, Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS), is an expert pediatric pharmacist. She developed the vision for Perfecting Peds based on her extensive background in medication management of the pediatric population, personal love for children and her desire to optimize more children’s medical profile.  She has 10 years of safe medication management and direct patient care experience in the pharmacy field with a wide-ranging background in developing, enhancing and managing clinical consulting programs.  Dr. Quinn earned both her Doctoral degrees with high honors from the Ernest Mario school of Pharmacy. She is a nationally Board-Certified Pediatric Pharmacist. She is also a mom to three adorable little girls, Hadley, Peyton and Avery.Show Description:Today's interview features Dr. Jena Quinn, a Hospital Pediatric Pharmacist with over a decade of experience with Labor and Delivery, NICU, PICU, and Pediatric patients. Driven by her passion for medication safety, healthcare advocacy and personal journey as a pharmacist and mother of three young children, Jena founded "Perfecting Peds," a consulting group that collaborates with major health systems, industry payers, and self-pay families to empower patients and improve medication safety. She utilizes pharmacogenetics and evidence-based research to guide women from preconception planning through postpartum care, including lactation, ensuring informed healthcare decisions.Beyond her clinical work, Jena is breaking barriers by advocating for the needs of pregnant women in the workplace, facilitating breastfeeding, and modernizing maternity leave policies. Her next mission? Launching a Continuing Education (CE) course for pharmacists on Maternal Fetal Wellness so that every pharmacist has the latest knowledge on medication safety in pregnancy.Join us for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Jena Quinn as she shares her journey and vision for transforming maternal and pediatric healthcare while advancing the role of pharmacists in this vital

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

n this episode, host Dr. Danielle Plummer, PharmD, engages in an enlightening discussion with Dr. Nadia Archambault, a pharmacist and certified sex therapist. Together, they demystify crucial aspects of maternal sexual health, including intimacy during pregnancy, regaining physical connection with a partner after pregnancy and finding confidence in your postpartum body. Dr. Archambault addresses common concerns regarding low libido and emphasizes seeking professional help when necessary. Dr. Archambault answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about orgasms, sex toys and vaginal lubricants while emphasizing the importance of overcoming shyness or embarrassment to have these necessary conversations, whether a patient or provider. Additionally, they explore the ways pharmacies can actively support sexual health through medications and readily available over-the-counter products. This episode serves as a valuable resource for expectant and new mothers, partners and healthcare professionals, offering guidance on nurturing healthy relationships and addressing sexual health concerns during the transformative journey of motherhood.Dr. Nadia Archambault received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island. With a passion for women’s sexual health and wellness, Nadia became a certified sex therapist with the Sex Therapy Institute of West Palm Beach, Florida. Nadia combined her extensive pharmacy background with this training and now serves as a Sexual Health Coach. She specializes in hormone replacement therapy, peri/post-menopause, endometriosis, and medications for low libido. Nadia’s goal is to educate and help people gain clarity on their sex life, overcome barriers and improve self-confidence dr_a_pharmd_cst

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Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Today’s exceptional guest is Nina Dartnell, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) and a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).Nina's remarkable journey, which includes recovering from toxic mold exposure and surviving a traumatic birth with subsequent NICU stay, led her to merge her successful career in the business side of pharmacy with her experience into motherhood. This fusion gave birth to "Prescribed Success," a multifaceted initiative that includes several vital components. Within Prescribed Success, Nina works closely with pharmacies to enhance their revenue streams, provides support and guidance to pharmacy technicians and pharmacists seeking personalized career growth, and is soon launching the Wellness Exchange. The Wellness Exchange will connect mothers with essential resources as well as advocate for families recovering from birth trauma and NICU stays.Nina Dartnell's story is a beacon of hope, illustrating the strength of resilience, determination, and the ability to transform life's challenges into opportunities. Join us as we delve deep into Nina's extraordinary journey and discover how she is leaving an indelible mark on the world of pharmacy, pharmacy practitioners, their patients and especially new mothers.Connect with her now at:

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Danielle Plummer, PharmD, dives into the world of herbalism with the esteemed Dr. Marina Buksov, a specialist in this ancient practice. Discover the rich historical tapestry of herbal medicine and its invaluable role in bolstering maternal health across the spectrum from preconception to post-pregnancy. Dr. Buksov guides us through the art of harnessing herbs to optimize fertility, maintain a healthy pregnancy and support postpartum recovery. From improving gut health to combating morning sickness, along with urinary and mental health and so much else, the episode explores how herbs can alleviate common pregnancy-related discomforts. Furthermore, Dr. Buksov shares practical advice for integrating herbal remedies into daily life and discusses how independent pharmacies can leverage herbalism as an additional income stream. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned enthusiast, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge for those interested in exploring herbal solutions for their health and maternal journey.Marina Buksov is a Functional Medicine Pharmacist (PharmD), Mental Fitness & Health Coach, Herbal Educator, and lifelong learner of the Healing Arts. She is the creator of Build Your Holistic Herbal Practice course mentoring other healthcare professionals in clinical herbal as well as business skills. She is also a Functional Medicine Pharmacist as part of PharmToTable telehealth platform, and the host of the Holistic Pharmacy Podcast.Marina guides practitioners to rediscover their passion for medicine by expanding their mind and clinical skills to include natural, holistic, alternative and herbal medicine from which conventional pharmacy practice originated! She believes in honoring plants as food and medicine for sustainable & sovereign health.             When she is not working or studying, Marina likes to dance, paint, and tinker with various concoctions (tea blends, meals, DIY projects). She lives with her husband, two adorable kiddos and two mischievous kitties in NYC.Connect with Marina at The Holistic Pharmacy Podcast - YouTube IG: @marinabuksovFB: LI: 

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Your Prescription for an Optimal Pregnancy
Obstet-Rx is a dedicated team of clinical pharmacists and certified doulas, providing comprehensive and personalized solutions which complement traditional obstetric care, ensuring that no aspect of the pregnancy journey is overlooked.



Get ready for insightful conversations, expert advice, and empowering stories that make MaternalRx your go-to source for navigating pregnancy with confidence. Let's unlock the power of pharmacy together because, at MaternalRx, we believe in delivering more than just prescriptions; we're providing accessibility, knowledge, and empowered care.

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