30 episodes

Welcome to Ahma Need a Minute, the podcast dedicated to mothers everywhere.
As a new or seasoned mother, do you often feel like you're navigating uncharted territory? Are you left wondering if other mothers are experiencing similar challenges and highlights in this rollercoaster ride of motherhood? Look no further. In each of our episodes, we invite you to join our heartfelt conversations where we share real stories from real parents who have traversed the joys and struggles of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond. From discussions of postpartum depression, anxiety, breastfeeding, and sleep training, we cover it all with warmth, authenticity, and a touch of humor.

Brought to you by Ahma & Co, a leading maternal health company dedicated to demystifying, raising awareness, and providing support for the postpartum phase, the Ahma Need a Minute podcast offers mothers practical advice and empowering stories that resonate. Our goal is to bridge the gap in support for mothers by providing insights, guidance, and community at every stage of their journey, so that we can navigate the beautiful yet challenging journey of motherhood together, one story at a time.

So grab your favorite beverage, whether it's a glass of wine or a soothing cup of tea, throw in that fifth load of laundry for the week that will sit in the dryer, and join us as we celebrate, commiserate, and build a new kind of community.

Learn more about our work to support mothers through the postpartum phase at www.ahmaandco.com.

Ahma Need a Minute Esther Park and Gigi Vincent

    • Kids & Family
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Welcome to Ahma Need a Minute, the podcast dedicated to mothers everywhere.
As a new or seasoned mother, do you often feel like you're navigating uncharted territory? Are you left wondering if other mothers are experiencing similar challenges and highlights in this rollercoaster ride of motherhood? Look no further. In each of our episodes, we invite you to join our heartfelt conversations where we share real stories from real parents who have traversed the joys and struggles of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond. From discussions of postpartum depression, anxiety, breastfeeding, and sleep training, we cover it all with warmth, authenticity, and a touch of humor.

Brought to you by Ahma & Co, a leading maternal health company dedicated to demystifying, raising awareness, and providing support for the postpartum phase, the Ahma Need a Minute podcast offers mothers practical advice and empowering stories that resonate. Our goal is to bridge the gap in support for mothers by providing insights, guidance, and community at every stage of their journey, so that we can navigate the beautiful yet challenging journey of motherhood together, one story at a time.

So grab your favorite beverage, whether it's a glass of wine or a soothing cup of tea, throw in that fifth load of laundry for the week that will sit in the dryer, and join us as we celebrate, commiserate, and build a new kind of community.

Learn more about our work to support mothers through the postpartum phase at www.ahmaandco.com.

    029: Tiffany: How Education Can Shape Your Birth Experience

    029: Tiffany: How Education Can Shape Your Birth Experience

    Join us as we explore the essential aspects of birth education with Tiffany Turner, a birth doula, massage therapist, and mother of four. Tiffany shares her experience from traumatic hospital births to empowering home births, revealing how these personal milestones shaped her career. Tiffany's rich experiences and extensive knowledge shine through as she discusses the evolution of her understanding of childbirth and her mission to help families feel safe and confident throughout their birthing journey.
    In this episode, we also cover the significance of creating flexible birth plans and the critical role of doulas in advocating for birth preferences. Additionally, we touch on the importance of being present throughout all stages of parenthood, from labor to the teenage years, and the value of savoring each moment with your children. 
    Tune in to hear more about prenatal and postpartum massage, bodywork, and birth education classes, and how to connect with these resources.
    In this episode, you will hear:
    Transition from prenatal and postpartum massage therapist to dedicated birth doula. Crafting adaptable, concise birth plans and the importance of customizing them. The critical role of doulas in providing education, advocacy, and emotional support during labor. Insights on capturing early childhood milestones and appreciating every phase of child development. Resources from this Episode
    Ahma & Co: https://www.ahmaandco.com Tiffany Turner's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/birthattiffanys Follow and Review:
    We’d love for you to follow us if you haven’t yet. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Let us know your favorite part of the episode! It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast.
    Episode Credits
    If you are thinking of creating your own podcast, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions; find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.

    • 25 min
    028: A New Season: Welcome Back to Ahma Need a Minute!

    028: A New Season: Welcome Back to Ahma Need a Minute!

    Hi! My name is Gigi, and I'm the new host of Ahma Need a Minute. We're so excited to welcome you back to the podcast.
    In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Esther, the founder and CEO of Ahma & Co. We explore the multifaceted world of postpartum care, highlighting the impact that doulas, lactation educators, and newborn care specialists can have on the well-being of new families.
    In this episode, you will hear:
    The changing landscape of postpartum care and the need for accessible support systems for modern parents. The day-to-day life of a doula and how we can make a difference in the early weeks, including support for hygiene, nutrition, newborn care guidance, babywearing, and establishing routines for new families. Ahma & Co’s vision of transforming postpartum care into a universal right. The behind the scenes details of opening our first postpartum retreat at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach. Resources from this Episode
    Ahma & Co: https://www.ahmaandco.com  Follow & Review:
    We’d love for you to follow us if you haven’t yet - and we’d love it even more if you could drop a review! It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast so other moms can find us and join our small but growing community.

    • 36 min
    027: Michaela: Resurfacing and Healing from Postpartum Depression

    027: Michaela: Resurfacing and Healing from Postpartum Depression

    After a traumatic birth experience, Michaela experienced symptoms of depression three weeks into the newborn phase. Feelings of hopelessness would surface with each new day, which compounded with the peak of lockdown. Michaela advocated for her mental health and ultimately received the treatment she needed to break through. Look to our website for more articles on motherhood: https://www.ahmaandco.com/ Want to stay connected? Follow us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/ahmaandco/ Join our chatter room on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ahmaandco/

    • 33 min
    026: Expert Series: Navigating Fertility, Pregnancy, and "Having It All" as a Working Mom with Leslie Schrock

    026: Expert Series: Navigating Fertility, Pregnancy, and "Having It All" as a Working Mom with Leslie Schrock

    For our anniversary episode, we have a very special guest who is making waves in motherhood: Leslie Schrock is an accomplished author with two books that bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and practical advice for working families. Her breakout hit book, 'Bumpin': The Modern Guide to Pregnancy,' has become a go-to resource for parents navigating the simultaneously beautiful and challenging journey of pregnancy. Her second book, 'Fertility Rules: The Definitive Guide to Male and Female Reproductive Health,' draws on the latest clinical research to provide insights into topics that are rarely discussed in fertility books, from increasing sperm count and reducing exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals to navigating IVF.
    Leslie's impact goes beyond her writing; as an angel investor, she has played a vital role in supporting and guiding startups like Maven, Oath, Alife, and Origin, and is a mom to two incredibly fun boys. In this episode, we delve into Leslie's journey as a mother and how it has influenced her work, bust myths around pregnancy and fertility, and discuss whether it is truly possible to "have it all" as a working mom. Visit website for more articles on motherhood: https://www.ahmaandco.com Want to stay connected? Follow us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/ahmaandco Join our chatter room on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ahmaandco

    • 44 min
    025: Gal: Changing the Narrative on What Birth Could Be + Loving Her Three Empowering Natural Births (with Twins!)

    025: Gal: Changing the Narrative on What Birth Could Be + Loving Her Three Empowering Natural Births (with Twins!)

    Gal is a mother of 4 with one set of twins and 3 empowering natural birth stories. She was intentional with her birth plans and care provider selections. Ultimately, she pursued hypnobirthing as well as an at-home birth for her youngest child and loved each experience in its own way. There's a fear element in societal portrayals of birth that Gal is trying to dispel with childbirth education and outreach, such as this podcast. Fair warning: listening to this episode might make you look forward to giving birth! Gal champions maternal instinct and wants expecting moms to trust their bodies to know what to do and when to do it. Gal is a certified postpartum doula and founder of Embrace Birth and Beyond, (https://embracebirth.net/) which focuses on childbirth education and methods, including hypnobirthing. She is also the admin of the Facebook group Peanut Moms of Westchester: a group for Westchester, NY moms of kids under 5 to connect and build a supportive village. Look to our website for more articles on motherhood: https://www.ahmaandco.com/ Want to stay connected? Follow us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/ahmaandco/ Join our chatter room on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ahmaandco/

    • 46 min
    024: Stephanie: Her Stillbirth and Elodie's One Day

    024: Stephanie: Her Stillbirth and Elodie's One Day

    Stephanie's faith, love and pain emanate through her recollection of the stillbirth experience with Elodie, her first daughter. Despite her intuition and voicing concerns throughout her pregnancy, the gaps in Elodie's development in utero were missed. Hear Stephanie's perspective after her special day with Elodie and how she keeps Elodie intertwined in her family's life.
    Look to our website for more articles on motherhood: https://www.ahmaandco.com/
    Want to stay connected? Follow us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/ahmaandco/
    Join our chatter room on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ahmaandco/
    Episode Timestamps
    20:00 Stephanie’s world shatters after finding out Elodie has no heartbeat.
    28:00 Moving through Grief. Finding support groups, outreach from the community.
    31:00 Moving Forward. Stephanie and her community integrate Elodie’s legacy in their life.
    33:30 God answering their prayers in their next pregnancy
    40:50 Perspective on classifying people and couples who have lost as "parents"

    • 46 min

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