Founder of Pachamama, Arianna Radji Lee, interviews guests about modern motherhood: its challenges and its opportunities. Arianna speaks with everyone from prenatal experts to postnatal health specialists, nutritionists, mums and mothers to be to to ask them to share their insights, learnings and stories.
Single Parenting & Sperm Donation. In Conversation with Rose Claridge
In this episode, Arianna speaks to single, gay parent Rose Claridge who had her daughter through anonymous sperm donation. Rose is wonderfully open and honest about her journey to that decision, the step-by-step process and the importance of surrounding yourself with loved ones. We also touch on how, as a society, we can offer more support for the LGBTQ+ parenting community.
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Finding Your Soul, Mama. In Conversation with Nehanda Truscott Reid
In this episode, Arianna speaks to holistic wellness coach, founder of Soul Mama Journey and mama of 2, Nehanda Truscott Reid. We talk about spiritual wellness and setting intentions before, during and after pregnancy to tap into the energy that makes you thrive, mindful breastfeeding and the pressures Mamas face during the postnatal period and how to best manage them to better show up for yourself in the best way possible.
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A Healing Touch. In Conversation with Acupuncturist and Mama, Laura Lewis
This week I’m joined by Laura Lewis, a Mama and acupuncturist, who studied for 4 years at the renowned college of integrated Chinese medicine in Reading. She says she loves the way this medicine is holistic, in that it looks at the body as a whole that needs rebalancing.
Having decided to study acupuncture after reaping the benefits of it a decade ago, Laura is currently working and pracitinse from her home in West London.
We cover everything from what acupuncture is (more than just the needles), how it works, what it’s good for and how it can particularly benefit expecting and new Mamas. We also touch on fertility acupuncture for those looking beyond Western medicine to help them conceive, and what you need to look for in a skilled and safe practitioner.
To get in touch with Laura, email her: email@example.com
To find skilled and safe practitioners, check out: https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/
Mind, Body, Environment: Stepping inside the mind of a Naturopathic Doctor. In Conversation Dr. Shirley Mirpuri BSc., ND, CBT
In this episode, I speak to Dr. Shirley Mirpuri, a Naturopathic Doctor currently practicing at Edge Healthcare in Singapore, about naturopathic medicine as a whole, and its benefits on children’s health specifically.
We discuss the importance of gut health and how to build immunity for your little ones from a young age, the impact of gluten and other inflammatory foods, allergies and sensitivities in children, and the dangers of over-sanitisation and over-cleanliness for their future development - something we perhaps need to be mindful of in a the COVID-world we’re living in.
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My Painful Sex Journey. In Conversation with Clio Wood, Founder of &Breathe
In this week’s episode I speak to Clio Wood, Mama and Founder of &Breathe, a wellbeing company focused on pre/postnatal and menopausal retreats, about the realities of sex after childbirth.
Clio is wonderfully open and honest about her own sex journey that’s usually the stuff we don’t really talk about but really should. Clio offers recommendations and tips for women who might be feeling nervous about sex after a newborn, and we discuss different types of contraception that could be used, including breastfeeding aka LAM (the lactational amenorrhoea method).
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Balancing Sprout & Sprogs. In Conversation with Sophie Horne, Founder of Sprout
In this week’s episode, I speak to Sophie Horne, Mama of 2 and founder of Sprout which is the first ever discount platform for new and expecting parents.
Sophie’s second son was born during the peak of the global COVID-19 pandemic in London, and we talk about the concerns she faced and plans she had to put in place to prepare to bring new life into the new normal.
Sophie brilliantly and honestly shares how she’s adjusting to life at home (in lockdown) as a new family of four, and the realities of maternity leave when juggling a newborn, a new family unit and new business. Mum guilt is a powerful thing, she says.