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Hi, I'm Natalie and I'm not a mama yet! I've always known I want to have kids one day and this podcast is here to help me learn all the things I'm curious about before becoming a parent. I'm not trying to find the answer to when is the right time to have kids, because I think I'll just know, right? I'm just exploring how we can all work on ourselves, build our communities, and refine our lifestyles in ways that will benefit us once we have kids. Whether or not you want to have kids, or aren't sure yet, I think you'll find this podcast interesting and insightful. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/notamamayet/support

Not A Mama Yet Not A Mama Yet

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    • 4.1 • 14 Ratings

Hi, I'm Natalie and I'm not a mama yet! I've always known I want to have kids one day and this podcast is here to help me learn all the things I'm curious about before becoming a parent. I'm not trying to find the answer to when is the right time to have kids, because I think I'll just know, right? I'm just exploring how we can all work on ourselves, build our communities, and refine our lifestyles in ways that will benefit us once we have kids. Whether or not you want to have kids, or aren't sure yet, I think you'll find this podcast interesting and insightful. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/notamamayet/support

    EP 43 Astrid Schanz-Garbassi of Agni on nourishing our bodies for periods, pregnancy, and postpartum

    EP 43 Astrid Schanz-Garbassi of Agni on nourishing our bodies for periods, pregnancy, and postpartum

    In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Astrid Schanz-Garbassi, the CEO and Co-Founder of Agni. Having experienced the power of home remedies and food healing as a child, Astrid has dedicated her career to helping people access foods that can nourish them during important life moments. Working with health practitioners, medical experts, and nutritionists from around the world, Astrid has built three businesses to-date focused on the healing properties of food and good nutrition.

    Agni’s goal is collect all of the information and wisdom about healing through nutrition and to turn it into delectable healing foods.

    Replenishing the right nutrients at the right time can work wonders for human health. It can balance hormones, shorten the length of surgery recovery, and help new moms produce a higher quantity and quality of breast milk. It can improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety, and even reverse cognitive decline.

    To make this happen, Agni built a Medical Advisory Board and assembled a team of food geniuses to create foods and drinks that wow your body and your taste buds.

    On this episode, we discuss how Agni came to be, their approach to wellness and the development process of their products, balancing our hormones and supporting each moment of our lives through nourishment.

    I hope you enjoy this week’s episode with Astrid!

    Agni’s website: https://agniforall.com

    Pregnancy Box https://agniforall.com/pages/pregnancy-box

    Agni’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/agniforall/


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    • 47 min
    EP 42 Andrea Ippolito of SimpliFed on breastfeeding and lactation support

    EP 42 Andrea Ippolito of SimpliFed on breastfeeding and lactation support

    Today on the podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with Andrea Ippolito. Andrea is the CEO and Founder of SimpliFed, a virtual lactation and breastfeeding support service. Their mission to make this type of support more accessible in every way, from affordability to connecting with an expert quickly in the comfort of your own home. There are so many questions that can come up when breastfeeding and pumping, so SimpliFed is making it so much easier to get the answers you need when you need them.

    Andrea Ippolito currently serves as the CEO and Founder of SimpliFed. Prior to joining SimpliFed, Andrea served as the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Innovators Network within the VA Center for Innovation. In this capacity, she designed and oversaw the creation of a $10.5M program that provides the tools and resources to VA employees to develop innovations that improve the experience of Veterans and their families. Prior to that role, Andrea served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow based out of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and General Services Administration.

    In this episode we talk about why instant, private, expert lactation support is so important, the scope of practice of lactation consultants, and the ideal schedule to begin working with one. We also discuss how lactation consultants are now covered by insurance so more people will hopefully begin to take advantage of that benefit when they need it most.

    I hope you enjoy this conversation with Andrea!



    SimpliFed https://simplifed.us

    SimpliFed Instagram https://www.instagram.com/simplifedbaby/

    First droplets https://firstdroplets.com


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    • 32 min
    EP 41 Dr. Jenna Hua of Million Marker on how to eliminate toxins from our lives

    EP 41 Dr. Jenna Hua of Million Marker on how to eliminate toxins from our lives

    First podcast of 2022 is with Million Marker’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Jenna Hua. Jenna, as she prefers to be called, is a registered dietitian and environmental health scientist by training.

    Jenna’s extensive experience as an academic and health advocate led to her founding Million Marker in 2019, shortly after completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Throughout her career in academia, Jenna has researched and published numerous studies that largely focused on citizens science, general health, and the impact of food consumption on a person’s well-being.

    Jenna has been a Project Manager for UNC’s Carolina Population Center, a Graduate Instructor and Research Assistant at UC Berkeley, and a Project Manager at UCLA’s Center for Population Research. She was also a US Fulbright Fellow at the Institute of International Education in Kunming, China. Jenna holds a BS in Nutrition and an MPH and PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley.

    So, we are in good hands when it comes to understanding how to minimize toxins in our homes and in our lives. In this episode, we discuss how Million Marker’s home test kits can help you eliminate toxins from your home, why this is so important when trying to conceive and while pregnant, and how to start taking small steps to lead to big change in your life. I encourage you to head over to the Million Marker’s website too, as it is full of incredible resources including approved product lists for every category and articles covering everything from toxic free guides to fertility tips and more.

    I hope you enjoy our conversation with Jenna!

    Million Marker https://www.millionmarker.com

    Use code NOTAMAMAYET15 for $15 off your home test kit!

    Million Marker’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/million_marker/

    EWG Skin Deep https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/


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    • 51 min
    EP 40 Jessica Diamond, RDN, MPH, Co-Founder of Meaningfull Living, on preconception nutrition, prenatals, postpartum hormones, and more!

    EP 40 Jessica Diamond, RDN, MPH, Co-Founder of Meaningfull Living, on preconception nutrition, prenatals, postpartum hormones, and more!

    This week on the Not a Mama Yet podcast, I’m so excited to share my conversation with Jessica Diamond. Jessica is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in moms, kids, and babies, and a mom to 1.

    When Jessica became a dietitian in 2009, she noticed a disconnect between the complex concepts she studied and the kind of nutritional and parenting information available. All the information existed, but it wasn’t easily accessible to the majority of families. She has done an incredible job breaking down these complicated principles into easy-to-understand practices.

    Her passion is teaching parents how to raise mindful children and how to feed their kids through a simpler approach that creates less picky, intuitive eaters.

    On this episode, we talk about reproductive health, foods and tips that support fertility on your pre-conception journey, her manageable tips and tricks truly make you feel like you’ve got this, which is her go-to affirmation for all people, clients, and especially fellow parents.

    We also discuss prenatal vitamins, detoxing, postpartum hormone balancing, and releasing control.

    This is a great episode I know I will continue to come back to and listen to over and over again.

    Check out the podcast notes on how to get in touch with Jessica on her website and podcast with Haley Hubbard, Meaningfull Living. That’s meaningful with two L’s.

    Without further ado, I hope you enjoy this episode of Not A Mama Yet with Jessica Diamond!



    LINKS:

    https://meaningfullliving.com

    https://meaningfullliving.com/podcast/

    Avocados: https://meaningfullliving.com/avocados-the-nutrient-all-star/

    Prenatals Explained: https://meaningfullliving.com/prenatal-vitamins-explained/

    Perelel: https://perelelhealth.com/collections/all

    Ritual: https://ritual.com/products/essential-prenatal-multivitamin

    Pink Stork: https://pinkstork.com/collections/fertility

    Thorne: https://www.thorne.com/products/dp/basic-prenatal

    Whitney E., RD: https://www.whitneyerd.com, https://plantbasedjuniors.com

    Ditching Diet Culture: https://meaningfullliving.com/ditching-diet-culture-how-we-can-do-better-for-our-kids-2/

    Feeding your Baby Solids Course: https://meaningfullliving.com/feeding-baby/


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    • 46 min
    EP 39 Melissa Salmeron on coming back to yourself after becoming a mom

    EP 39 Melissa Salmeron on coming back to yourself after becoming a mom

    This week on the Not A Mama Yet podcast, I am speaking with Melissa Salmeron. As a mother of 3, Melissa reached a point where she didn’t recognize herself anymore and she felt stuck in a pattern that wasn’t serving her, her partnership, or her family.

    So Melissa decided to take a step back, reassess what she needed vs what she was doing in her daily life that wasn’t working and she really figured out how to reset on a better path forward.

    With that experience and knowledge, she developed the CARE method to help other moms finding themselves in similar situations create conscious connection and communication, bring more awareness to their lives, re-energize, and feel more empowered from within. Being more present, finding a more manageable work/life balance, and stepping into the person, woman, and mom you want to be and know you are, has helped her clients completely change their reality for the better.

    In this episode we talk more about her life before versus her life now, how people without kids can benefit from this knowledge to help them potentially avoid this, and communication tools that have really helped her and her husband.

    This was an enlightening conversation that I thoroughly enjoyed having with Melissa and I hope you enjoy it too!



    Links: 

    Melissa's website: https://www.melissasalmeron.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissa_momcoach/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melissa.newellsalmeron 


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    • 30 min
    EP 38 Dr. Inderpal Randhawa on his approach to Food Anaphylaxis remission in Children

    EP 38 Dr. Inderpal Randhawa on his approach to Food Anaphylaxis remission in Children

    Today on the Not A Mama Yet podcast, I am speaking with Dr. Inderpal Randhawa. Dr. Randhawa is a leading specialist in internal medicine, pediatrics, immunology, allergy medicine, and pulmonology with fifteen years of experience. Dr. Randhawa is also the founder of the Southern California Food Allergy Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to providing innovative and safe treatment for the six million children in the U.S. who suffer from food allergies. His incredible algorithm and ever-growing database is putting people in remission from severe allergy, allowing them to eat all of the foods that use to be potentially fatal for them to even be around. 

    He is a special person helping so many people. I loved recording this episode. We get into so many subjects surrounding food allergy, from the physical to the emotional side effects, how foods are connected to each other in the development of certain allergies, to his incredible data-based approach, and how other illnesses such as IBS could be linked to food anaphylaxis. 

    And of course we spoke about pregnancy, breastfeeding and newborns when it relates to doing what we can to prevent these allergies from developing in the first place I learned SO much in this episode, and as someone who has only dealt with mild allergies, and we are talking sneezing from dust or pollen, it was amazing to learn more about what it can be like for people who suffer from severe food anaphylaxis. If I am ever around a friend, a peer, a parent who is worried about an allergy they have or their child has, I will do my absolute best to make myself aware and do whatever I can to keep them safe. This is not something to be dealt with alone. 

    I hope you enjoy this week’s episode with Dr. Randhawa. 

    Thank you for listening! 

    Links we mentioned: 

    Ultra-filtered milk: https://fairlife.com 

    https://www.socalfoodallergy.org 

    https://www.socalfoodallergy.org/about#8 

    https://www.instagram.com/socalfoodallergy/


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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

Courtschultz ,

New mama love!

Starting my mama journey and feeling the most confident thanks to Natalie’s thoughtful interviews with an amazing range of guests bringing all kinds of unexpectedly helpful info to the table. As a host, her excitement is palpable and makes me feel excited for my own journey. Grateful beyond words for her instinctual mama wisdom. Thank you Natalie!

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Such a helpful podcast!

I want to be a mom one day and Natalie’s podcast is the perfect listen for me with a wide variety of special guests!

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Awesome!

I am the father of a 13 year old boy, and I wish I would have had all this great info before I had a kid. It’s well researched, and always intriguing. Thanks for bringing some much needed light to this space!

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